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Testseek.co.uk have collected 18 expert reviews of the Cambridge Audio DacMagic and the average rating is 88%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Cambridge Audio DacMagic.


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The editors liked

  • Sleek
  • Solid design
  • Powerful yet subtle sound
  • Well made

The editors didn't like

  • Not cheap

 

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  Published: 2008-11-23, review by: pcadvisor.co.uk

  • Cambridge Audio has introduced an affordable high-end-quality DAC for use with computers and home entertainment devices alike. The DacMagic seems to revel in bringing out the best in digital stereo sound, whether MP3 or lossless music on a computer, o...

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  Published: 2008-09-26, review by: whathifi.com

  • Sleek, solid design, powerful yet subtle sound, well made
  • Not cheap

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  Published: 2011-08-02, review by: headfonia.com

  • Abstract:  The Cambridge DacMagic has been out for a while now, and last year I did have a chance to listen to them, but I was unimpressed. Well, at that time I was in the midst of auditioning high end CD Players for my main source, and in that environment, yes t...

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  Published: 2011-06-01, review by: tnt-audio.com

  • The bottom line is that this is a very well specified bit of equipment, in a fairly sturdy and compact case. It's a very good converter for the money which will get high fidelity sound out of a computer with a minimum of fuss and with a lot of flexibi...

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  Published: 2010-01-12, review by: macworld.com

  • Crystal-clear sound; improves any digital audio from your Mac or from an AirPort Express or Apple TV; easy to use; connects via USB or Toslink; compact.
  • Pricey; needs high-quality amplified speakers if used for computer listening.
  • At $429, the DacMagic is not an impulse purchase and not a device for everyone. And if you don’t have good speakers connected to your Mac, it’d certainly be overkill. But if you do have good audio equipment, the DacMagic will definitely make y...

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  Published: 2010-01-01, review by: about.com

  • Abstract:  In the world of digital audio, the end game is the digital to analog converter, or DAC. These small, non-descript microchips are built into a disc player or computer and are the keys to accurately converting the billions of 0s and 1s on a CD or DVD int...

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  Published: 2009-06-11, review by: hometheaterhifi.com

  • Abstract:  Cambridge Audio has long been known to produce very affordable products that include CD players, DVD players, Receivers, Amplifiers, and Speakers. Recently, they added something very special. A DAC that has high specified performance, including being ...

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  Published: 2009-06-06, review by: hometheaterreview.com

  • The DacMagic's sound quality is a significant step up from most big box store CD/DVD players and computer sound cards, This unit can handle a variety of sources with its multiple inputs with USB, Toslink and SPDIF capabilities, The DacMagic's topology provides a true balanced audio signal,
  • The USB connection has inherent limitations, in that its word length and sampling rate are limited by the USB 1.0 stock chipsets. It is also prone to excessive jitter, It would be nice to have a remote to change between inputs and filters. I understand the limitations at the price, but perhaps an optional backlit remote would make sense for the future.
  • Cambridge Audio's DacMagic may be tiny, but it packs a wallop. This unit provides a great deal of functionality with its multiple inputs and input formats. Sound quality is solid. Being an audiophile, I will discuss the unit's sonic performance a bit m...

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  Published: 2009-03-01, review by: stereophile.com

  • Abstract:  In 1989, Cambridge Audio, then run by Stan Curtis—who is still active in hi-fi— introduced their DAC 1. At about the same time, within a few weeks of each other, Arcam introduced their Delta Black Box and Musical Fidelity their Digilog....

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  Published: 2008-11-23, Author: Andrew Harrison , review by: techworld.com

  • Cambridge Audio has introduced an affordable high-end-quality DAC for use with computers and home entertainment devices alike. The DacMagic seems to revel in bringing out the best in digital stereo sound, whether MP3 or lossless music on a computer, o...

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