Cambridge Audio DACMagic 200M

Regular price $799.99

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Cambridge Audio DACMAGIC 200M 

Digital audio is great, but it needs to be analogue audio before you can hear it. And the way it ends up sounding depends entirely on how you convert it.  

DACMAGIC 200M performs the digital-to-analogue conversion perfectly every time, letting all kinds of audio systems sound better than ever before.
Design of the Dacmagic 200 
We’re located in London SE1, right on the doorstep of some of the most creative, exciting developments in the music industry and our products are designed and engineered in-house. Outside work we’re musicians, sound engineers and above all music lovers.

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FRANCESCO BETTUCCI SENIOR ELECTRONICS ENGINEER
“The goal for the DacMagic 200M was to improve upon the DacMagic Plus - a widely appreciated product, but one that has been on the market for a while now. Technology moves fast, new hi-res audio formats are available and the customer expects Bluetooth as standard. With a standalone DAC, you can dedicate more components (and space) just for digital to analogue conversion, while in integrated products there’s always compromises. We’re really pleased with the performance of the ESS digital to analogue converters we chose for this project. Two ES9028Q2M chips working in a dual-mono configuration allow us to achieve first-class performance and great soundstage recreation. Plus, they keep the DacMagic 200M as an affordable hi-fi upgrade just like its predecessor. For the output stage, we used a number of German-made Wima capacitors - chosen based on listening tests and often used as a gear upgrade by hardcore enthusiasts. The CPU in the DacMagic 200M is also a significant upgrade over the Plus. Rated for 1000MIPS (millions of instructions per second) where conventional USB products use CPUs that are rated for 500MIPS. This allows for much faster USB operation and significantly reduced jitter.”
DACMAGIC 200M is just brilliant.

Studio quality audio

DacMagic 200M is Cambridge Audio’s first product to support MQA.

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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.

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Powerful processing
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Well connected 
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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.

Easy integration

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.

Reviews

"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

 

Specifications

•Dual ESS Sabre DACs
•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

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