The Plus even has support for wireless AptX a high quality codec designed for wireless transmission connectivity through the use of an optional Bluetooth device allowing for instant streaming of music from an iPhone, Android, or other BT enabled device. Papillon — Blu-ray Movie Review. It sounds better and does more, and if you value the extra features then the DacMagic Plus could be ideal. The source and digital filter is selected with a push of a button, but in order to change the phase, the filter button must be held down for a couple seconds. Everything Old is New Again.
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Every time I looked at the Cambridge logo on the top of the unit, it I wanted to spin it like a dial!
My initial assumption was that out of the box this unit would start playing kHz files, but no matter what I played, the incoming sample rate was always set at 96 kHz. After reading the manual I know right? Instruments were planted in their own space, giving a more realistic presence. The Oppo provided a warmer sound with more bass and midrange fullness along with a wider soundstage. Watch our video review. There’s a choice of Linear Phase, Minimum Phase and Steep filter modes, which you should experiment with, too we liked Minimum the best.
There’s no remote, though; most folk will probably use this as a DAC, in which case the amp or computer will do that job.
I really appreciated having the indicators for incoming sample rate. Cambridge Audio ‘s original DacMagic was something of a whirlwind success. I preferred the linear phase filter setting with the PSB as it enhanced the midrange dynamics a tiny bit. Again, the Oppo had a wider, more enveloping soundstage with a bit warmer midrange and increased low end presence, but the DacMagic Plus delivered a more concise soundstage where the strings and brass sounded especially clear and neutral.
Is it a jump in performance on the original?
The DACs inside provide a beautiful cambridte sound along with a clear and concise soundstage that most would find hard to criticize. Pairing them up with the DacMagic Plus gave them the punch they were missing and allowed me to enjoy listening to them again. Real Sounds And Frequency Composition: How to purchase an open reel ;lus deck and what to do with it once you have one.
The sound is detailed and clear but there is an edge to the treble, despite plenty of running-in. Natural sound, but needs more power.
Once that indicator lit up I knew I had things configured correctly. It sounds better and does more, and if you value the extra features then the DacMagic Plus could be ideal.
Is There A Difference? Part I — British Hi-fi. British Home Theater and Hi-fi: I found the DacMagic Plus to deliver great detail and cambrodge to the mallet instruments.
The source and digital filter is selected with a push of a button, but in order to change the phase, the filter button must be held down for a couple seconds.
One should make sure to enable this dacmqgic if you will be using it with another volume control. Whole-house or Multi-zone Audio. Listening to Conan only furthered these findings.
Cambridge Audio DacMagic Plus review | What Hi-Fi?
Cambridge Audio has been in the audio business for quite some time and one of their more popular products in recent history, the DacMagic has undergone an update. Placebo or not, it sounded wonderful!
Unfortunately the headphone amp was not quite powerful enough to drive headphones like the HifiMAN HE-6 and Audeze LCD-3, but this was not surprising as those have some pretty stiff requirements. It was perfectly placed as the digital-to-analogue converter — that’s a DAC to the uninitiated — re-emerged as a popular way to give your digital system a sonic boost.
Our Verdict Better sound and better features than the original but you can get better sound. If you want to go wireless, there is an inevitable drop in quality — but the aptX dongle connected to our smartphones and laptop easily enough, and sounded better than standard Bluetooth connections.
I switched the DacMagic Plus to fixed line-level output mode to do some listening in my home theater. It is a nice looking unit, but there was one thing that bothered me just a bit….