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Stream Magic 6

Upsampling Network Music Player & Preamplifier

The Stream Magic 6 is Wi-Fi enabled which allows you to stream all of your digital music collection through it as well as connect it to an unlimited world of internet radio and online streaming services, and with ATF2 upsampling anything you choose to play will sound rich, detailed, and immersive.

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CONNECTING YOUR DIGITAL MUSIC AND HI-FI SYTEM

Wherever your digital audio comes from, whatever format you store it in, the Stream Magic 6 network music player makes it sound amazing!

From smartphones/tablets and laptops, to Blu-ray players, TVs and games consoles, and with support for audio streaming services including BBC iPlayer, Aupeo, and Pandora plus access to over 20,000+ Internet radio stations – the Stream Magic 6 doesn't just stream audio on to your hi-fi amp and speakers, but dramatically improves it as it does – bringing out the ultimate in detail, clarity and quality from your digital audio.

By using our unique digital signal processor (DSP) in combination with our adaptive time filtering (ATF2) upsampling process, all your audio is upsampled to a high quality 24-bit/384kHz output. Find out more about this impressive technology in the video opposite.

EVERY CONNECTION COVERED

USB: Instantly upgrade the audio of your PC or Mac, desktop or laptop. Even streaming music services such as Spotify, Rhapsody or Napster sent via your computer can be improved by Stream Magic 6's upsampling – delivering audiophile detail to your hi-fi. USB connection supports up to 24-bit/192kHz transfer with both "kernel streaming" and "ASIO" support to cut out Windows default sound processing methods, further improving quality.

Digital audio connections: Stream Magic 6 is compatible with both S/PDIF and optical digital connections – as seen in most Blu-ray players, media streamers and games consoles. Bypassing the built-in audio components of these devices and using the Stream Magic 6 brings spectacular levels of detail, breathing life into the audio from movies, games and more.

Optional BT100 for maximum digital Quality

You can add the optional BT100 to your Stream Magic 6 to wirelessly stream audio from smartphones, tablets, laptops and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. And if your device supports the high-end audio apt-X CODEC, you can stream audiophile-quality music from your device.

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UPSAMPLING AUDIO MAGIC

Everything that passes through the Stream Magic 6 is upsampled, using our unique ATF2 (Adaptive Time Filtering) process, developed in conjunction with Anagram Technologies of Switzerland, through a high-end Analog Devices DSP (Digital Signal Processor), to ultra-high detail 24-bit 384kHz output.

As well as dragging extra detail from every source (even CD, Blu-ray and "Lossless" digital files), ATF2 virtually eliminates "jitter" common in playing digital audio files – which can lead to a flatter, lifeless sound with tinnier bass response. Those problems vanish when digital audio's put through Stream Magic 6.

STREAMING SERVICES MAGIC

The Stream Magic 6 features built-in support for the latest in high-quality digital audio streaming services including BBC iPlayer Radio, Aupeo and Rhapsody. And, of course, even high-quality 320kbps streams still benefit from Stream Magic 6's ATF2 upsampling.

Stream Magic 6 also supports the best in podcast streams such as Podcast.com, Blog TalkRadio and BBC Podcasts.

REMOTE APP FOR IPHONE, IPAD AND ANDROID

Use our free Stream Magic Remote app to bring full control of Stream Magic 6 to your fingertips. Access music stored across your home network and gain full and instant control of all supported streaming services and internet radio platforms, with track information and album art displayed on your device automatically. Deep-level control means you can also edit favourite stations and streams and queue up playlists that will continue to play even if the device you queued it up on isn't present.

  • Free for Apple iPhone and iPad, and Android devices
  • Full control of Stream Magic network music player
  • Built-in support for streaming music services including BBC iPlayer radio, Aupeo and Pandora
  • Browse and play tracks from UPnP laptops/computers and NAS drives over your network
  • Search, browse and listen to 20,000+ Internet radio stations
  • Artist and song information, as well as album artwork, automatically displayed
  • Create playlists that work even if your device is off or out of network range
  • Add internet radio station presets for easy recall later
Our View
 
DOMINIC
Acoustics Director
"With the Stream Magic 6, we were able to take our learnings from the NP30 project and apply them to even greater effect."

REVIEWS

Stuff

"Packed with features and great sound, we're smitten with this Cambridge Audio streamer... a modern take on the classic hi-fi system... there’s really very little to fault the Cambridge streamer on – hence why it’s our preference over stiff competition."

Read more - United Kingdom October 2013
What Hi-Fi?

"...we can’t really think of anything we don’t like about it: Cambridge Audio is still pushing boundaries when it comes to innovative music machines."

Read more - United Kingdom September 2013
What Hi-Fi?

"It looks good, is easy to use, sounds great and has a list of uses longer than your arm: the Stream Magic 6 is an unequivocal success"

Read more - United Kingdom September 2013
Hi-Fi News

"Stream Magic 6 offers tremendous value... It paints large sonic pictures that are colourful and richly textured."

United Kingdom June 2012
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Features

    • Network music player
    • 20,000 Internet radio stations
    • Music streaming from computer/NAS/USB
    • Gapless playback supported for seamless playback of albums
    • Digital audio preamp featuring optional digital volume and channel balance control
    • Upsampling digital to analogue converter featuring S/PDIF and TosLink digital inputs and USB audio input (all 24-bit compatible)
    • Twin Wolfson WM8740 DACs
    • ATF2 audio upsampling to 24-bit/384kHz
    • USB audio input allowing streaming of up to 24-bit/192kHz audio from computer
    • Selectable digital filters – linear phase, minimum phase, steep
    • Free app giving full control of unit
    • Support for optional BT100 Bluetooth receiver, allowing audio to be streamed and upsampled from any paired aptX or A2DP Bluetooth device
    • Balanced and unbalanced analogue audio outputs for superior connectivity
    • Full metal casework design with thick brushed aluminium front panel and dual layer damped feet, giving enhanced resonance control
    • Eco-friendly <0.5W Standby power consumption
    • Azur Navigator remote control with Cambridge Audio amplifier control

Specifications

Digital to analogue converterDual Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DACs
Digital filter2nd Generation ATF2 upsampling to 24-bit/384kHz. Linear Phase, Minimum phase or Steep modes
Analogue filter2-Pole Dual Differential Bessel Double Virtual Earth Balanced
Digital inputsS/PDIF 75 Ohms or TosLink optical
USBUSB Audio Input USB Type B conforming to Audio profile 1.0 or USB Audio profile 2.0 (user 1.0 or USB Audio profile 2.0 (user selectable). Local USB media 2 x USB 1.1 current limited to 1A each
File systemsFAT32, NTFS
Digital outputsS/PDIF Coaxial and TosLink Optical 16-24bits, 32-96kHz
Analogue audio outputsBalanced XLR and unbalanced RCA analogue audio outputs
THD @ 1Khz 0dBFs<0.001% 24-bit (at volume set to full)
THD @ 1kHz -10dBFs<0.001% (at volume set to full)
THD @ 20kHz 0dBFs<0.002% (at volume set to full)
Frequency response20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1dB (Steep filter disabled)
Signal to noise ratio-112dBr (at volume set to full)
Total correlated jitter< 130pS
Audio formatsWAV - PCM 16-24 bit 32-96kHz
FLAC - PCM 16-24 bit 32-96kHz
Apple Lossless (ALAC) 16-24 bit
AIFF - PCM 16-24 bit 32-96kHz
Microsoft® Windows MediaTM Audio
MP316-320kbps AAC, HE AAC and AAC+ OGG Vorbis 32-320kbps
Streaming protocolsRTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol)
MMS (Microsoft Media Server Protocol)
HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol)
Wi-FiIEEE 802.11 b/g (2.4GHz connection used only)
Wi-Fi EncryptionWEP, WPA, WPA2
EthernetIEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T or 100 Base-T
Mains inlet voltage100-240 VAC (switch mode)
Max. power consumption30W
Standby power consumption<0.5W
ColourBlack or silver
Dimensions (WxHxD)430 x 85 x 305mm (16.9 x 3.4 x 12.2”)
Weight4.0Kg (8.8lbs)

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