Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS | Portable USB DAC w/ headphone amp

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Details & Highlights

Product Highlights

    Give your laptop premium audio

    Now you don't have to sacrifice your HI–Fi sound when you're on a laptop. The Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS Portable USB DAC bypasses your computer's built–in Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC) and passes your digital music files through a high–quality 24–bit DAC. The built–in headphone amp puts out 150mW of power, 10x more power than most laptop soundcards, so you hear every single detail of your music while minimizing external noise by drowning it out with incredible bass and volume you could never get from your laptop alone. Simply plug DacMagic XS into your computer's USB port and connect your favorite headphones or external speakers to enjoy crystal clear sound exactly as the artist intended. Tap the volume up and down buttons on the brushed aluminum case and monitor the LED light for your current sample rate, so you always know if you're getting every detail. If you don't want to use headphones or external speakers, or if you simply prefer to listen from your laptop's built–in speakers, then you can couple the DACMagic XS with a Cambridge Audio dedicated Windows WSB Class 2 USB driver (not needed on Apple computers). This setup bypasses your operating systems poor audio path and delivers your music with professional quality.

Details from Cambridge Audio

    The Best USB DAC For The Biggest Laptop Sound

    The DacMagic XS USB DAC/headphone amp is an instant upgrade to any computer's sound output. It connects quickly and easily to any USB port and allows you to hear your favourite music and movies with every drop of detail, exactly as the artist intended.

    Small But Mighty

    The DacMagic XSs built–in headphone amp puts out 150mW of serious power, for the bass and volume you need even in the noisiest environments. Now you can enjoy perfect sound from your laptop wherever you are. Watch the video opposite for more information.

    More Power

    The built–in headphone amp increases the punch of your headphones, delivering 10 times more power than most laptop soundcards can manage. Even in the noisiest environments you will hear more of your music and won't have to worry about the buzz of background noise. The DacMagic XS features a volume control, easily adjusted at the tap of a finger. What's more, an LED shows current sample rate, so you always know if you're getting the right level of detail.

    Highly Portable

    The high quality brushed aluminium case weighs a mere 100g, so this tiny powerhouse can come anywhere with you.

    Pure Processing

    The DacMagic XS bypasses your computer's in–built digital to analogue converter (DAC), instead using its own high quality 24–bit DAC. When running in USB Class 2 mode, the DacMagic XS can also use our dedicated Windows USB Class 2 USB driver (driver not required for Apple computers). This allows you to bypass the computer operating system's poor audio path, preventing unwanted interference and re–sampling, and guaranteeing professional quality audio output.

    High Resolution Audio

    Most computers can't play high resolution audio through their headphone output. Featuring asynchronous USB audio clocking, and supporting both USB Class 1 and USB Class 2, the DacMagic XS can be used to play everything from MP3 to the highest quality 24–bit/192kHz studio master recordings from your computer, free from unwanted noise, jitter and distortion.

    Wherever, Whenever

    Your music will sound incredible however you choose to listen – the DacMagic XS will improve the sound of any app or streaming service like Spotify, Pandora or Skype, as well as the music stored on your laptop or in the cloud.

    Music, Games, Films and More

    The DacMagic XS is not only for music fans – if you like to watch films, play games or speak to your friends on Skype, then the DacMagic XS will transform the sound of all of these too.

    Headphones

    The DacMagic XS lets you use your headphones to their full potential. Even if you're only using the free headphones that were supplied with your iPod, you'll notice a big improvement in sound. But if you've spent your hard earned cash on better headphones, then don't waste them by connecting them to the low quality output on your computer – drive them properly with the DacMagic XS!

    Subscription services

    If you've paid for a better quality music subscription service, such as Spotify or Pandora, then use the DacMagic XS to hear what you're paying for – don't settle for the low quality output from your computer.

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Features & Specs

OID
    1770687
UPC
    5055300408037
MPN
    No
Best Seller
    N/A
Manufacturer's Warranty
    1 Year Limited Warranty
Detailed Specifications
    Product Specifications
  • Connections: Micro USB input, 3.5mm analogue output
  • Digital To Analogue Converter: ESS9023 24–bit DAC
  • Sample Rates Supported: USB 1.0 mode: 16/24–bit, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
  • USB 2.0 mode: 16/24–bit, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
  • Output Voltage: 2V RMS
  • Max. Power Consumption: 150mW
  • Min. Headphone Impedance: 12 Ohms
  • Frequency Response: +/–0.2dB 20Hz – 20kHz
  • THD (unweighted): <0.004%
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 103 dBr (unweighted)
  • Crosstalk: 66dB
  • Output Impedance: 0.5 Ohms
  • Volume Steps: 53 Steps (54 different volume levels)
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 1.2"
  • Height: 0.4"
  • Depth: 2.1"
  • Weight: 0.21 lbs
Product Bullets
    No

Warranty

Included Coverage from Cambridge Audio: 1 Year Limited Warranty

Category ID: 133 | $129.00