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Cambridge Audio DACMAGIC 200M
DacMagic 200M is Cambridge Audio’s first product to support MQA.
MQA is an award-winning British technology that delivers studio-quality sound in a file small enough to stream. TIDAL, for instance, uses MQA technology to deliver master-quality sound in their Hi-Fi membership. Cambridge Audio’s DacMagic 200M can fully decode and playback MQA files, so they sound exactly like the original studio recording.
HOW DO I KNOW I’M GETTING MQA? The MQA indicator LED on the front panel of the DacMagic 200M will indicate when an MQA file is being processed. GREEN Signifies the output as an MQA File. BLUE Signifies MQA Studio. Approved in the studio by the artist/producer or verified by the copyright holder as accurate to the original recording. MAGENTA The MQA stream is pre-decoded and the unit is operating as a renderer. Turn on MQA passthrough in your TIDAL settings to allow the DacMagic 200M to complete the unfolding process rather than the source device.
It’s possible to get digital audio files into DacMagic 200M in any number of ways. Digital optical, digital coaxial and USB inputs mean CD players, games consoles, laptops or any other digital equipment can be easily hooked up - and Bluetooth aptX reception means it’s just as straightforward to wirelessly deliver files from your smartphone or tablet too.
DacMagic 200M has both balanced and unbalanced analogue outputs, so can be easily connected to audio systems of all types, and switchable filters to give you different sonic options. And as well as its ability to deliver stunning sound to your speakers, it has a high-quality headphone amplifier with 6.3mm output on board too. So you can enjoy DacMagic 200M’s thrilling sound quality in private – at whatever volume you like.
Despite the incredible number of features, the extensive functionality and the extraordinary technology onboard the DacMagic 200M, Cambridge Audio has managed to fit it all into a beautifully built, flawlessly finished steel and aluminium box measuring just 52 x 215 x 191mm.
This means it will fit neatly and discreetly into any existing audio set-up without taking up loads of room or drawing too much attention to itself. All that’s required is a balanced or unbalanced connection to your system (and some mains power, of course) for DacMagic 200M to deliver you a sonic upgrade that’s way bigger than the box it comes from.
"uncannily three-dimensional and exceptionally involving, adding a further layer of interest to the music"
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"Cambridge Audio has been making DACs since 1994, and it all shows in the latest addition to its DacMagic line, the 200M. It lives up to the precedent of its illustrious forebears with an attractive combination of solid build, ease of use and performance, plus wide-ranging file-format compatibility, all the way up to 768kHz/24-bit and DSD512 (at least via its USB input). Easy to use, it's not only an excellent 'desktop audio' device that'll drive headphones to good effect, but it will also serve up a storm in a main audio system with its crisp, rewarding and expressively-detailed sound." EISA AWARD
Popular Science Names DacMagic 200M Best Overall DAC
Our DacMagic 200M Digital to Analog Converter has been named the Best Overall DAC for 2022 by Popular Science!
"Richly detailed sound and a plethora of inputs/outputs combine in the perfect preamp for a high-resolution listening station."
Check out the full list here: Popular Science
•MQA and DSD Support
•6.3mm Headphone Output
•3 x Pre-set Filters
•Integrated Bluetooth Input: aptX& AAC
•2 x Digital Inputs
•USB Type-B Input
•Balanced and Unbalanced Analogue Outputs