Enjoy digital music like never before...
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 so much more from compressed material. Meanwhile a 32 bit Digital Signal Processor (DSP) eradicates jitter which is especially effective with hard disk playback from PCs or Macintosh computers. Whether your digital music collection is stored on a PC or you use a network music client - Squeezebox™, SoundBridge™, Sonos™ etc - the difference in audible quality is incredible!
Games just explode into life
Gaming isn't just about the moving image. By connecting your games console - PlayStations(PS2 and PS3™), Xbox™ and Xbox 360s™ to your hi-fi via DacMagic, dramatically improved soundtracks and special effects are immediately apparent.
Breathe new life into your DVD player
DVD players can sound great with movies, but normally lack polish when playing back CDs. DacMagic is the simplest way to significantly eradicate jitter and markedly improve your DVD player's sonic performance.
Resurrect your CD player
Maybe your CD player is ageing gracefully and is in need of a boost. DacMagic adds a new lease of life into any CD player fitted with an S/PDIF or Toslink (optical) output.
DacMagic is an audiophile tour de force!
DacMagic sports a range of components you'd never dream could be crammed into such a compact case. These include a 32-bit Texas Instruments Digital Signal Processor (DSP), dual Differential Virtual Earth balanced filter topology and twin Wolfson WM8740 high quality DACs in dual differential mode for excellent stereo imaging. Other features include a choice of digital filters - linear phase/minimum phase/steep filter - and an incoming sampling rate indicator which shows the original source quality. You can experiment with different filters for each source connected but DacMagic always remembers the last one assigned to that source.
It's flexible and easy to set-up
Up to two digital sources - network music devices, games consoles, CD/DVD players etc. can be connected concurrently using S/PDIF or Toslink inputs. Additionally, you can connect DacMagic directly to your PC using a USB connection (no drivers needed) and dramatically improve the quality of your digital music. Once upsampled, DacMagic offers both balanced XLR outputs and unbalanced RCA outputs for superior quality analogue transfer.
DacMagic's got serious pedigree!
Cambridge Audio introduced the original DacMagic in 1994 with the specific intention of upgrading CD players. It was received to great acclaim and spawned several incarnations. The digital music revolution means the CD is just one format as people listen to their collection in a totally different way. Therefore, the time is right for a renaissance. The spiritual successor to the original DacMagic allows a range of applications such as PCs, Media Center PCs, network music devices and sound bridges to benefit from a DAC's ability to bring downloaded and compressed content to life. Once upsampled, the DacMagic offers both unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR outputs for the best quality analogue transfer. But don't just take our word for it, since launch DacMagic has won an unprecedented array of awards from the world's leading tech and hi-fi press including a prized position in T3's 2009 Hot 100!