Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100

Instantly transform your favourite gadgets into a true hi-fi source!

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    Digital to Analogue converter

    The multi award-winning DacMagic is the world’s most affordable and effective way to upgrade any PC, Mac, network music player, digital iPod dock, games console or any device with a Digital Audio out to truly high end sound quality.
    Storing music digitally has enormous advantages in terms of capacity and instant access, but also requires the signal to be converted into the analogue domain before it can be amplified and delivered to your speakers. DacMagic adds value by directly drawing a digital audio signal from any supported device and employing a vastly superior analogue conversion process. DacMagic instantly adds clarity, vibrancy and dynamism to all digital music and with its ATF upsampling process, noticeably improves heavily compressed music.
    With a variety of simple connections including S/PDIF, Toslink and USB inputs, DacMagic can be set-up in seconds. Hearing is believing!

    ATF upsampling explained...

    Adapted Time Filtering (ATF) asynchronous upsampling technology might sound complicated but the benefits are instantly audible. Essentially it converts 16-24 bit audio to 24 bit/192kHz so you hear way more from compressed music. Meanwhile a 32-bit Digital Signal Processor (DSP) eradicates jitter – an insidious side effect of playing back music from hard-disk devices like PCs and laptops.
    So, however your digital music collection is stored, the difference in audible quality is incredible!

    • D/A Converters: Dual Wolfson WM8740 24bit DACs
    • Digital filter: Texas Instruments TMS 320VC5501 DSP upsampling to 24bit 192kHz
    • Analogue filter: 2-Pole Dual Differential Bessel Double Virtual Earth Balanced
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz (±0.1dB) - steep filter disabled
    • THD @ 1Khz 0dBFs: <0,001% (24 bit)
    • THD @ 1kHz -10dBFs: <0.001%
    • THD @ 20kHz 0dBFs: <0.002%
    • Signal to Noise Ratio: -112dBr
    • Total correlated jitter: <130pS
    • Crosstalk @ 1kHz: < -100dB
    • Crosstalk @ 20kHz: < -90dB
    • Output Impedance: <50ohms
    • Output level (unbalanced): 2.1V rms
    • Output level (balanced): 4.2V rms (2.1V per phase)
    • Digital input word widths supported: 16-24bit (16 bit for USB)
    • Digital input sampling frequencies supported: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz (44.1kHz, 48kHz for USB)
    • Audio output up-sampling: Fixed 24bit 192kHz
    • Dimensions (H x W x D): 52 x 215 x 191mm, (2.0 x 8.6 x 7.6”)
    • Weight: 1.2kg/2.6lbs

    Works with:
    • Any Mac or PC
    • Soundbridge Sonos Squeezebox Apple TV Airport Express
    • Games console
    • LCD or Plasma TV (Optical out)
    • Blu-ray/CD/DVD-A Player
    • Digital iPod dock