Revolutionise music from computers and all your digital audio devices.
DacMagic 100 is a mini marvel of digital engineering. Designed to significantly improve the sound quality of your existing digital music devices, DacMagic 100 is capable of extracting real hi-fi sound from all manner of gadgets.
By simply connecting any device with a digital audio output – like Blu-ray players, Apple Macs, PCs, TVs and set-top boxes – DacMagic 100 digitally processes the audio signal, dramatically improving sound quality and reducing distortion in an instant. The result is greater detail sparkling clarity and a real sense of scale and drama.
There’s an incredible amount of hi-tech engineering inside. We selected the very latest digital to analogue converter from market-leader Wolfson, enabling up to studio-master-quality audio (24-bit/192kHz) to be enjoyed for a truly breathtaking hi-fi
experience. Our innovative USB technology also means high-resolution digital audio files stored on your computer can be shared with your hi-fi allowing you to benefit from a level of sound quality far in excess of CD.
With three different digital connectivity options and the ability to connect four devices concurrently, DacMagic 100 is a true digital music enhancement hub. Set-up is a breeze and you can begin to enjoy better audio quality in minutes.
It also makes the perfect partner for your iPad, iPhone or iPod when used in conjunction with Cambridge Audio’s iD100 dock.
So no matter where your digital audio stream comes from, DacMagic 100 will transport you closer to your music, TV and movies than ever before.
- DacMagic 100 Digital to Analogue converter Features
- Digital to Analogue Converter featuring S/PDIF and Toslink digital inputs and USB audio input (all 24 bit compatible)
- Wolfson WM8742 24bit DAC
- 24-bit/96kHz driverless USB Audio 1.0 input
- 24-bit/192kHz USB Audio 2.0 input with ASIO or kernel streaming modes
- Asynchronous USB transfer for very low jitter USB Audio input allowing streaming of up to 24-bit/192kHz audio from computer
- USB audio input allows the DacMagic 100 to act as a high quality DAC/soundcard for your computer
- RCA audio output
- Full metal casework design with thick brushed aluminium front panel
- Digital to analogue converterWolfson WM8742 24-bit DAC
- Frequency response20Hz to 20kHz (±0.1dB)
- THD @ 1Khz 0dBFs<0.0025% 24-bit
- THD @ 1kHz -10dBFs<0.0025% 24-bit
- THD @ 20kHz 0dBFs<0.0025%
- Signal to Noise Ratio-113dBr
- Total correlated jitter<130pS
- Crosstalk @ 1kHz< -130dB
- Crosstalk @ 20kHz< -112dB
- Output impedance<50ohms
- Max. output level (unbalanced)2.3V rms
- Digital input word widths supported16-24bit
- Digital input sampling frequencies supported32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz
- Max. power consumption5W
- ColourBlack or silver
- Dimensions (WxHxD)106 x 46 x 130mm (4.1 x 1.8 x 5.1")
- Weight0.5Kg (1.1 lbs)
What can I plug into my DAC?
DAC's will usually have a number of inputs. Coaxial and Toslink Optical are the most common, while USB is still also very common.
The Optical and Coaxial connections can have a CD player, network streamer, television, dvd/blu-ray disc player, game console, and some computers.
The USB input can handle pretty much any kind of computer, or a phone with the appropriate adapter (OTG for android, Camera Connect Kit for iOS devices).
What is a DAC?
Every digital device with an analog output has a Digital to Analog Converter of some kind. In the case of phones, televisions, and computers, they are usually stuck on as an afterthought, or just to do the job of creating analog sound to be amplified and played through speakers.
Having a standalone DAC is a worthwhile investment in any modern Hi-Fi system, essentially all the circuitry involved in creating that signal you can hear from the 1's and 0's is housed in its own box, with usually a much better design than what you would find in your television or computer.
A DAC can be useful to connect digital devices to an analog amplifier if the amplifier doesn't have digital inputs. Or if you are after a cleaner, more refined sound.
Things to listen for in higher quality DAC's are separation of sounds (how well you can hear a single voice or instrument in the mix of all the others), "textures" of sounds (raspyness of a bow being drawn across the strings of a double bass), or the clarity of echo's and quiet noises among loud instruments.