More DAC magic from Cambridge


The new Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M offers native MQA support, integrated Bluetooth, a “powerful” headphone output and superior DAC technology. Dual ESS Sabre DACs offer a “step up from the previous generation DacMagic Plus”, these can handle PCM and DSD signal inputs at up to 32-bit/768kHz (PCM) and DSD512 natively. The dual mono configuration means each DAC processes the left and right channels separately, resulting in a performance that is astonishingly free of distortion, incredibly precise and has superb dynamic range. 

Switchable digital filters on the DacMagic 200M offer greater flexibility and control over your listening experience. Three pre-set filters help reduce noise generated by the digital-to-analogue conversion process, with each filter offering a different sonic option depending on the source material. The DacMagic 200M is Cambridge Audio’s first product to natively support MQA files. 
The DacMagic 200M has a high-quality headphone amplifier with a 6.3mm output, as well as using traditional class A/B amplification, the output impedance of the DacMagic 200M’s headphone outpuy has been reduced. This delivers more power, less distortion, less noise and more control when listening via headphones. 

With its extensive connectivity options, DacMagic 200M can be integrated into any home audio set-up. Multiple digital inputs (two coaxial, two optical, one USB type-B) allows you to plug in any number of digital sources – including laptops, CD players, games consoles and Blu-ray players. 

Integrated Bluetooth aptX support means you can wirelessly deliver digital files from your smartphone or tablet, too. The DacMagic 200M has both balanced and unbalanced analogue connections, making it easy to connect to all types of existing audio systems. 

Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M is priced £449 / $499 / €499 and will be available from February 2021 at, Richer Sounds and Amazon.

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