Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus Upsampling DAC, Preamplifier, and Headphone Amplifier (Silver)

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Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus Upsampling DAC, Preamplifier, and Headphone Amplifier (Silver)
Key Features
  • 1 x USB Digital Input
  • 2 x Optical/Coaxial Digital Inputs
  • Dual Wolfson 24-Bit DACs
  • ATF2 Upsampling Technology
The silver Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus combines a digital-to-analog converter, preamplifier, and headphone amplifier to offer high-fidelity playback for digital audio signals from your computer, TV, and other devices. It employs twin Wolfson WM8740 24-bit chips used in a dual-differential configuration, as well as proprietary ATF2 24-bit / 384 kHz upsampling technology to deliver a natural sound with low jitter and enhanced stereo imaging, to help you enjoy the most out of your sound system and headphones.
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Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus Upsampling DAC, Preamplifier, and Headphone Amplifier (Silver)

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Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus Overview

The silver Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus combines a digital-to-analog converter, preamplifier, and headphone amplifier to offer high-fidelity playback for digital audio signals from your computer, TV, and other devices. It employs twin Wolfson WM8740 24-bit chips used in a dual-differential configuration, as well as proprietary ATF2 24-bit / 384 kHz upsampling technology to deliver a natural sound with low jitter and enhanced stereo imaging, to help you enjoy the most out of your sound system and headphones.

The DacMagic Plus is equipped with two digital inputs both with a choice of S/PDIF co-axial and TOSLINK optical connectors, and a USB audio input to stream music from a Windows or Mac computer. Analog outputs to your power amp or powered speakers include two balanced XLR connectors and a pair of gold-plated RCA phono connectors. For recording applications, the two SPDIF co-axial and TOSLINK optical digital outputs pass through the selected digital source with no upsampling performed.

The unit features an external USB input for a BT100 Bluetooth receiver (available separately), which allows audio to be streamed and upsampled from any paired Bluetooth device. The DacMagic Plus ships with a USB cable, power adapter, US/UK/EU power plugs, four rubber feet, and a vertical rubber stand.

Key Features

  • Accepts digital audio signals from your computer, TV, and other devices
  • Supports digital music in all formats
  • Twin Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DACs used in a dual-differential configuration to enhance stereo imaging
  • Proprietary ATF2 24-bit / 384 kHz upsampling technology reduces digital jitter
  • Two 24-bit digital inputs—choice of SPDIF co-axial or TOSLINK optical for each
  • USB audio input—compatible with Mac and Windows computers
  • Balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA audio outputs
  • Digital output passes through the selected digital source for recording purposes—no upsampling performed
  • Selectable digital filters—linear phase, minimum phase, and steep
  • Digital Preamp mode—output level at the unbalanced and balanced audio outputs is controlled by the front-panel volume knob
  • Disable Digital Preamp mode for fixed line-level output at the unbalanced and balanced audio outputs
  • 24-bit / 96 kHz driverless USB Audio 1.0
  • 24-bit / 192 kHz USB Audio 2.0 with ASIO or kernel streaming modes
  • External USB input for BT100 Bluetooth receiver (available separately)—allows audio to be streamed and upsampled from any paired Bluetooth device
  • Supports high quality aptX Bluetooth codec as well as standard SBC Bluetooth codec 
UPC: 813371024199

Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus Specs

D/A ConverterDual Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DACs
Inputs2 x digital inputs (choice of SPDIF co-axial or TOSLINK optical for each)
1 x USB audio input
1 x external USB input for BT100 Bluetooth receiver (available separately)
Audio Outputs1 x pair of gold-plated RCA phono outputs
1 x pair of XLR balanced outputs
1 x SPDIF co-axial digital output (pass-through)
1 x TOSLINK optical digital output (pass-through)
1 x 1/4" / 6.35 mm headphone output
Digital FilterAnalog Devices ADSP21261 DSP
Upsampling to 24-bit / 384 kHz
Types: Linear phase, minimum phase, steep (selectable)
Analog FilterTwo-Pole Dual Differential Bessel Double Virtual Earth Balanced
Word WidthDigital Inputs: 16- / 24-bit
Digital Input Sampling32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4*, 192 kHz

*Digital inputs 1 & 2 only
Audio Output Upsampling24-bit / 384 kHz, fixed
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB (steep filter disabled)
THD<0.001%, 24-bit (at 1 kHz, 0 dBFS)
<0.001% (at 1 kHz, -10 dBFS)
<0.002% (at 20 kHz, 0 dBFS)
Signal to Noise Ratio112 dBr
JitterTotal Correlated Jitter: <130 pS
Crosstalk< -130 dB (at 1 kHz)
< -112 dB (at 20 kHz)
Output Impedance<50 Ohms
Output LevelUnbalanced: 2.1 Vrms (maximum)
Balanced: 4.2 Vrms (2.1 V per phase)
Headphone OutputTHD: 0.001% (at 1 kHz, 0 dBFS, 24-bit signal, with 22 kHz low-pass filter)
0.003% (at 20 kHz, 0 dBFS, 24-bit signal, with 80 kHz low-pass filter)

S/N: -111 dBrA

Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 100 kHz

Headphone Impedance: 32 to 600 Ohms (recommended)
Power12 VDC, 1.5 A
Power Consumption12 W (maximum)
ColorSilver
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.0 x 8.6 x 7.6" / 52 x 215 x 191 mm
Weight2.6 lb / 1.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13 x 10 x 5"
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