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Clearer Sound

This little DacMagic 100 gets my 5-star rating because it exceeds my expectations. It improves the CD sound played by my NAD T557 BluRay player, which already sounds pretty good. But the real thrill is the sound I'm now getting from my Apple TV and my old Marantz 5-disc CD changer. The improvement in sound is akin to cleaning very dirty eye glasses. Comes in a nifty little package, too.

- Required Field, DC
Great Buy in Combination

Lovely little box purchased to work with a Bryston BDP-PI music streamer. Great buy and a highly recommended entry level DAC. I can't beleive the sound for this little money. Do it justice with good quality cables though - I opted for Pangea Premier coax.

- Clinton G, AR
Increased Beyond My Expectations

I bought this only to improve the output quality from iTunes on my Mac. To my gratified surprise, it has increased the quality of all my audio beyond my expectations. Now from my CD player I can clearly hear individual instruments and singers that were in the background and just part of the general noise before. The most effective $199 that I could have spent to improve my system.

- Ian F, MI
Best Sound for the Price

It's a great DAC for sure. One of the great things is it has a few inputs as apposed to many DAC which have only one input, plus the sound quality is excellent for it's low price, it seems to have about the best sound quality i've heard at this price point.

- Stringer T, ND
Must Have

Fantastic device - allows all digital outputs to be routed through one input on the amp - Incredible increase in sound quality from PC files - compact & efficient! Must have component.

- Steinberg R, GA
Good Sound

Great sound from a small package. Highly recommended.

- Ken S, ME
Worth Every Penny

Great product. Good Price. Easy Great improvement in the sound of my CDs, my Sonos, and Pandora. Worth every penny.

- Thompson R, MN
Very Happy

Great little DAC for the price. Plays into audioengine speakers in my den. The sound is pretty amazing for the price. Very happy with this.

- Alfredo G, SC
Sound is Magic

I was looking for an entry level dac due to budget constraints and was immediately attracted to the look of the Cambridge audio Dacmagic 100. Upon setting it up there was an immediate sound improvement on my mp3s. I have it hooked up through optical toslink to my MacBook Pro and through coaxial from my nad CD player.

- Ricky D, HI
My Ears Love It

I am using the ASIO drivers available on the Cambridge Audio website, with Foobar2000 and the foo_out_asio component. The USB connection is asynchronous. I listen to music using both B&W towers and also Beyerdynamic Tesla T1 headphones depending on my mood. Everything I throw at this DAC sounds exact, which is precisely what I want from a DAC. It adds nothing and takes nothing away. My ears love it. Highly recommend this, it is worth every penny.

- Robin A, MT
The Small Giant.

Incredible sound in at really small pack, Big Surprice!

- Oswaldo D, NJ
Just the right DAC!

I purchased this DAC for use with my SqueezeBox Touch, S/PDIF upgraded game consoles of the 90s, and my TVs Optical Out. All sound sublime with this DAC, especially 24-bit 96kHz material! I havent tried the USB input yet, so I cant speak to its performance. ABing the SqueezeBox Touchs coaxial and toslink outputs appears to reveal that coaxial inputs on this unit sound better. Id describe the difference between copper and optical to be more detailed with better sound staging - however slight the difference. Im using BJC interconnects for all connections to and from the unit and am not using USB at this time. ___Compared to the MF VDAC-II, the sound is more laid back - as in not in your face/very forward! Not the etched harsh super detailed sound of the MF. The detail of the MF V-DACII reminds me of detail and edge enhancements found on HDTVs set to Vivid mode... :S On top of that, there seemed to be audible artifacts of the up sampling on the MF, not to mention the tonal shift of this device - seems to bump up the treble. ___The fit and finish, packaging/box of the DacMagic 100 is top notch for the price. Im extremely pleased with this DAC as it exceeded my expectations!

- R G, WA