London, UK, 25th January 2021 – The DacMagic 200M is the new top-of-the-range DAC (digital-to-analogue converter) and headphone amplifier from British audio specialists Cambridge Audio.
Now with native MQA support, integrated Bluetooth, a more powerful headphone output and superior DAC technology, the DacMagic 200M delivers a thrilling performance that’s bigger than the box it comes in.
Whether you’re listening to your favourite music streaming service, your extensive CD collection or want to boost the sound of your existing home audio system, the DacMagic 200M instantly improves the sonic performance from your favourite digital devices.
High-quality dual DACs offer ultimate audio clarity
The DacMagic 200M has been designed for digital audio from the ground up, ensuring your digital music performs perfectly regardless of its source.
Dual ESS Sabre DACs are at the heart of the DacMagic 200M. A step up from the previous generation DacMagic Plus, the new high-quality DACs can handle PCM and DSD signal inputs at a higher resolution than before – up to 32-bit/768kHz (PCM) and DSD512 natively.
All digital files – whether it’s on a CD, streamed from your smartphone, or stored on your laptop – are converted to analogue audio with all of its detail and dynamics intact through the DacMagic 200M.
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. These 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.
Studio quality audio with native MQA support
The DacMagic 200M is Cambridge Audio’s first product to natively support MQA files.
MQA is an award-winning British technology that not only captures every fine detail of a recording but also makes it easy to stream online. TIDAL music streaming service, for instance, uses MQA technology to deliver master quality sound.
Cambridge Audio’s DacMagic 200M can fully decode and convert these incredibly accurate files, so they sound exactly like the original studio recording.
The DacMagic 200M makes it easy to know when you’re listening to MQA files: the LEDs on the front panel will light up when listening to studio-quality audio.
Get more from your headphones
The DacMagic 200M has a high-quality headphone amplifier with a 6.3mm output, enhancing your listening experience through headphones.
As well as using traditional class A/B amplification, the output impedance of the DacMagic 200M’s 6.3mm headphone socket has been reduced. This delivers more power, less distortion, less noise and tighter audio control when listening via headphones.
Beautiful, compact and well-connected design for all spaces
Cambridge Audio has fitted these extraordinary technologies and extensive features into a beautifully built, steel and aluminium box.
Measuring just 52 x 215 x 191mm and available in a sleek, minimal Lunar Grey finish, the DacMagic 200M will fit neatly and discreetly into any space. Its compact footprint means it can be placed within an existing audio set-up, on your desk in your home office, or on your TV rack.
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 CambridgeAudio.com, Richer Sounds and Amazon.
DacMagic 200M tech specs:
- Dual ESS Sabre DACs
- Native MQA and DSD Support
- 6.3mm Headphone Output
- 3 x Pre-set Digital Filters: Fast, Slow, Short Delay (Selectable)
- Integrated Bluetooth Input: Bluetooth v4.2, aptX, AAC, SBC
- Digital Inputs (optical, coaxial, USB Type-B)
- Balanced and Unbalanced Analogue Outputs
- Max file resolutions supported: 12-bit/96kHz (optical); 24-bit/192kHz (coaxial); 32-bit/768kHz, DSD512 (USB)
- Finish: Lunar Grey
- Dimensions (hwd): 52 x 215 x 191mm
- Weight: 1.2kg
MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an award-winning British technology that delivers the sound of the original master recording. The master MQA file is fully authenticated and is small enough to stream or download.
For more information visit mqa.co.uk.
Click on images below for hi-res files: