Cambridge Audio is giving traditional computer audio a major boost with the introduction of the DacMagic XS, a pint-sized Digital to Analog Converter designed to unlock the full potential of music and movies.
Developed by Cambridge Audio’s experts in the heart of London, the Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB DAC is an instant upgrade to any computer’s sound output, the company says. It connects quickly and easily to any USB port and allows you to hear your favorite music or movies with enhanced detail.
The DacMagic XS is smaller than a matchbox, yet it uses technology from Cambridge Audio’s high-end DACs. But it is not just for audiophiles - anything from MP3s to high resolution lossless files, streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora, Skype, games and films will all dramatically benefit, according to the company. If you’ve paid for a higher quality subscription service, the DacMagic XS allows you to hear what you’re paying for.
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 also features a volume control, easily adjusted at the tap of a finger. What’s more, a convenient LED shows current sample rate, so you always know if you're getting the right level of detail.
At home, the DacMagic XS can also bring the same attention to detail to your existing hi-fi set-up. Use it as the link between your laptop and home hi-fi amp for serious digital audio quality, without the space implications of a larger DAC.
And finally, the sleek, sturdy black aluminium case minimizes interference and ensures the DacMagic XS is built to last.