Featherweight Heavyweight USB DAC
It's the smallest DacMagic product yet from Cambridge Audio, but the DacMagic XS wields plenty of power for turning digital music files from ho-hum to humdingers. And it's so tiny – a mere 1.2" wide, 0.4" high, and 2.1" deep – that it easily fits in the palm of your hand.
The USB audio input allows the DacMagic XS to act as a high quality DAC/soundcard for your computer or laptop, improving all audio for music, films, streaming services, and games. And because it's an asynchronous USB input, the data stream isn't subject to problems with jitter that can afflict standard USB connections.
24-bit SABRE Premier Audio DAC
This very lightweight DAC is a true heavyweight, thanks to its built-in ESS9023 24-bit SABRE Premier Audio DAC. Offering huge amounts of dynamic range, this powerful DAC supports streaming of up to 24-bit/192 kHz audio you’re your computer. It's just the ticket for getting maximum performance from high-resolution, uncompressed digital audio files and will also bring out the best in lower resolution compressed files.
One of the keys to the great sound and versatility of the DacMagic XS is its high quality 12 ohm minimum impedance headphone output, which allows it to drive almost any headphone. The output is ideally matched to the latest generation of earbuds with 10-38 ohm impedance. An onboard analog volume control with volume buttons bypasses the poor quality soundcard in your computer.
Mac and PC Friendly
There's no complicated set-up needed with the DacMagic XS, which is both Mac and PC friendly. It support USB Audio Class 1 and Class 2 modes. To help you keep track of the magic that the DacMagic XS is working, an LED indicates the incoming sample rate. The full brushed aluminum casework looks good, feels good in your hand, and testifies to the incredible engineering inside and out. Connections consist of a Micro-USB input and a 3.5mm mini-jack analog output.
DacMagic XS includes a handy carrying bag, a USB-to-Micro-USB jumper cable, and a one-sheet user's guide.
DacMagic XS - USB DAC / Headphone Amp