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Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus

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Introduction to the Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus

Cambridge Audio has been in the audio business for quite some time and one of their more popular products in recent history, the DacMagic has undergone an update. The new DacMagic Plus improves upon the DacMagic by adding support for 24/192 sampling rates, delivering better sound performance via new DAC chips and including a built-in headphone amp. It also upsamples all inputs to 24bit / 384kHz and reduces jitter via the Anagram Technologies Adapted Time Filtering 2 chip. The Plus even has support for wireless AptX (a high quality codec designed for wireless transmission) connectivity through the use of an optional Bluetooth device allowing for instant streaming of music from an iPhone, Android, or other BT enabled device.

CAMBRIDGE AUDIO DACMAGIC PLUS SPECIFICATIONS

  • DAC: Dual Wolfson WM8740 24bit DACs
  • Digital Filter: Analog Devices ADSP21261 DSP Up-sampling to 24-bit/384kHz
  • Analogue Filter: 2-Pole Dual Differential Bessel Double Virtual Earth Balanced
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz (±0.1dB)
  • THD @ 1Khz 0dBFs: <0.001% 24-bit
  • THD @ 1kHz -10dBFs: <0.001%
  • THD @ 20kHz 0dBFs: <0.002%
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: -112dBr
  • Total Correlated Jitter: <130pS
  • Crosstalk @ 1kHz: < -130dB; @ 20kHz: < -112dB
  • Output Impedance: <50 Ohms
  • Digital Input Sampling Frequencies Supported: 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz (Digital 1 & 2 Inputs only), 192kHz
  • Audio Output Up-sampling: Fixed 24-bit/384kHz
  • Dimensions: 2" H x 8.5" W x 7.6" D
  • Weight: 2.6 Pounds
  • Headphone Output
  • THD: 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%
  • S/N: -111dBrA
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - 100kHz
  • MSRP: $649
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