The DacMagic 200M is the new top-of-the-range DAC (digital-to-analogue converter) and headphone amplifier from British audio brand Cambridge Audio.

Dual DACs

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. The dual-mono configuration means each DAC processes the left and right channels separately.

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.

Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M DAC

Native MQA Support

The DacMagic 200M is Cambridge Audio’s first product to natively support MQA files. 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.

Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M DAC with native MQA support

Headphone Amp

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 6.3mm headphone socket has been reduced.

Cambridge Audio DacMagic 200M DAC includes a headphone amp

Compact And Connected

Cambridge Audio has fitted these features and technologies into a 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 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 DAC rear panel connections

Specifications

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 5.0, 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

Price And Availability

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

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