With the advent of computer-based music systems, Cambridge Audio’s DacMagic upsampling digital to analogue converter is the most affordable and effective way to upgrade any PC, network music device, games console or standard CD/DVD player to truly high end sound quality.
This incredible device dramatically improves sound quality to enable the digital music generation and gaming fanatics to appreciate their collection immediately in a totally new light. Cambridge Audio has a passion for faithfully reproducing music as those in the recording studio intended and with the DacMagic, the company has once again set a new benchmark for audiophile excellence at a more than affordable price. With most competitors’ DACs costing around £1,000, at just £199.95, the DacMagic is expected to take the market by storm.
The DacMagic has a variety of simple connections including S/PDIF, Toslink and USB inputs which mean it can be used to improve a wide range of devices with digital outputs such as soundcards, portable media player docks or networked music devices including sound bridges. Twin Wolfson DACs provide outstanding stereo imaging while a choice of digital filters is available for individual preference and flexibility. Key to its abilities is Adapted Time Filtering (ATF™) upsampling technology developed in conjunction with Anagram Technologies of Switzerland which converts 16-24 bit audio data to 24 bit/192kHz dramatically improving musical reproduction. A 32 bit Digital Signal Processor (DSP) eradicates jitter which is especially effective with hard disk playback from PCs.
Two inputs with both S/PDIF & Toslink sockets allow a wide range of digital sources to be connected such as network music devices, games consoles, CD/DVD players and other digital music devices
USB input connects direct to PC without drivers to act as a very high quality DAC/soundcard providing genuine hi-fi quality playback from desktop or Windows Media Center PCs
Adapted Time Filtering (ATF™) asynchronous upsampling technology converts 16-24 bit audio (at any standard sampling frequency between 32-96kHz) to 24 bit/192kHz
32 bit Texas Instruments Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
Dual Differential Virtual Earth balanced filter topology – low order two pole linear-phased Bessel filter takes advantage of high sampling rate achieved
Twin Wolfson WM8740 high quality DACs in dual differential mode for excellent stereo imaging
Incoming sampling rate indicator 32 / 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96kHz
Choice of filters – linear phase, minimum phase and steep filter can all be selected to suit an individual’s listening preferences
Phase select to invert or reinvert input, correcting possible recording problems
Singled ended phono and XLR balanced audio outputs
Digital output (S/PDIF and Toslink concurrently) passes through selected source for recording purposes
Substantial aluminium front panel plus an entirely new ultra rigid, acoustically dampened chassis
Can be used vertically (custom designed stand supplied) or horizontally
Available in silver or black
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