Digital to Analogue Converter & Preamplifier
The DacMagic Plus has fantastic new features including wireless device connectivity and stunning audio performance from music of all formats. Thanks to twin DACs it instantly improves audio fidelity from all your favourite digital products allowing you to make your computer, TV, Blu-ray player and other devices a true part of your hi-fi system.
The DacMagic Plus works by taking a direct digital audio signal from your computer, TV or other device - bypassing their built-in digital to analogue converters. This signal is then carefully analysed and upgraded using our ATF2 upsampling system. Once this process is complete, the DacMagic Plus outputs your music as a much purer analogue signal straight to your amplifier.
Custom developed by our dedicated team in the heart of London, DacMagic Plus is totally flexible and supports digital music of all formats. It even allows you to upgrade 24-bit music files stored on your PC for better-than-CD performance from your digital music collection. Watch the video above to find out why our proprietary ATF2 upsampling technology makes such a difference to the sound produced by our DACs.
By linking our plug-and-play BT100 wireless audio receiver to the DacMagic Plus, you can also stream music wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or any gadget that supports Bluetooth*. Additionally, if your device supports the superior aptX CODEC Bluetooth encoding, you can stream lossless CD quality music from your device to the DacMagic Plus.
*Optional BT100 audio receiver required
As well as controlling and playing music that’s stored on your computer or smartphone, streaming services like Spotify and Last FM can be shared with your hi-fi in stunning quality.
Dual Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DACs
Analog Devices ADSP21261 DSP; upsampling to 24-bit/384kHz
2-Pole Dual Differential Bessel Double Virtual Earth Balanced
20Hz to 20kHz (±0.1dB)*
4.2V rms (2.1V per phase)
32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz**, 192kHz
Black or silver
52 x 215 x 191mm; (2.0 x 8.6 x 7.6”)
at 1kHz 0dBFS 24-bit signal with 22kHz low pass filter = 0.001% at 20khz 0dBFS 24-bit signal with 80kHz low pass filter = 0.003%
10Hz - 100kHz
32 Ohm to 600 Ohm
Steep filter disabled
Digital 1 & 2 Inputs only
"If you are contemplating putting together a high-quality desktop audio system, or adding computer audio to an existing system, you will be hard pressed to find any DAC/Preamp that includes a more useful feature set or better sound for the DacMagic's £350 pricetag. Yes, it's a great value. Yes, it delivers excellent sonics. And yes, the Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus has earned my recommendation as the new benchmark for DAC performance with a price under £600."
"It has an open and revealing character that is strong on timing... comes highly recommended."
Secrets of Home Theatre and High Fidelity
"It would be a crime for me as a reviewer to not recommend the Cambridge DacMagic Plus as it is one of those products that performs above and beyond its expectations at its price level."
"...part of the future of digital audio in the home."
"...the DacMagic turns the often iffy sound of MP3s into high-end audio."
"DacMagic Plus is a fantastic audio component and an even more phenomenal value for the money... It may get you thinking up new ways to configure your audio system and listen to music -- always a good thing."
"With Cambridge’s DACMagic Plus plugged in and fed by my MacBook Pro, the system really came alive... the detail levels were noticeably better with the DacMagic Plus in place."
"technically slick and full featured budget DAC"
"Benchmark, price/performance leader, giant-killer… call the Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus anything you’d like, but the bottom line is that it can deliver a surprisingly high level of performance and ergonomic elegance at a price that will leave plenty of money left over for the other components in your system."
"Yes, it’s great value. Yes, it delivers excellent sonics. And yes, the Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus has certainly earned my recommendation as the new benchmark for DAC performance."
"this excellent performance, as well as the great flexibility, superb build quality, extensive connections, impressive features and value for money, the Dacmagic Plus is a worthy successor to its much loved predecessor."
"astounding performance... It has the best performance I've ever measured over USB of any DAC at any price. It's completely immune to even the slightest jitter that other excellent DACs can't remove from USB"
"Really great, really magical!"
"Versatile and feature-packed DAC/headphone amp majors on detail"
"Points for - dynamic expression. Points against - none"