Digital to Analogue Converter
User's Manual
DacMagic 100
Your music + our passion


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    Digital to Analogue Converter User’s Manual azur DacMagic 100 Your music + our passion...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Technical specifications ............ 17 respective owners. © Copyright Cambridge Audio Ltd 2012. Cambridge Audio and the Cambridge Audio logo are trademarks of Cambridge Audio. Other brands mentioned are trademarks of their respective owners and are used for reference purposes only.

  • Page 3: Introduction

    DacMagic 100 Introduction Thank you for purchasing this Cambridge Audio DacMagic Your DacMagic 100 can only be as good as the system 100 Digital to Analogue Converter. We are confident that it is connected to. Please do not compromise on your you will enjoy many years of listening pleasure from it.

  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    Important safety instructions For your own safety please read the following important safety instructions WARNING carefully before attempting to connect this unit to the mains power supply. – To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this unit to rain They will also enable you to get the best performance from and prolong the or moisture.

  • Page 5: Fcc Regulations

    - Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Directives when used and installed according to this instruction manual. For continued compliance only Cambridge Audio accessories should be used with This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the this product and servicing must be referred to qualified service personnel.

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    Important safety instructions cont. Ventilation Overloading IMPORTANT – The unit will become warm when in use. Do not stack multiple Do not overload wall outlets or extension cords as this can result in a risk of fire units on top of each other. Do not place in an enclosed area such as a or electric shock.

  • Page 7: Limited Warranty

    For any service, in or out of warranty, please contact your dealer. dealer from which you purchased this product. If your dealer is not equipped to perform the repair of your Cambridge Audio product, it can be returned by your dealer to Cambridge Audio or an authorised Cambridge Audio service agent.

  • Page 8: Rear Panel Connections

    Toslink Rear panel connections...

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    azur DacMagic 100 Audio outputs USB in Single-ended conventional stereo outputs for connection to A USB B type socket is fitted to the DacMagic 100 to enable the line-level Phono/RCA inputs of an amplifier. the playback of audio from a personal computer running either Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac OS X operating Digital inputs systems.

  • Page 10: Front Panel Controls

    Front panel controls Digital to Analogue Converter Standby / On Source Incoming Sample Rate S/P DIF 1 44.1 88.2 S/P DIF 2 Toslink Power on/stdby Incoming sample rate Switches the unit between on and low power standby where In the presence of an incoming digital stream, the relevant the DacMagic 100 is off and the PSU draws <1W.

  • Page 11: Audio Output Connections

    azur DacMagic 100 Audio output connections Note: Do not turn on the unit until all connections have been made. DacMagic 100 Amplifier Line Output Left Right Use the unbalanced (RCA/Phono)

  • Page 12: Digital Audio Input Connections

    Digital audio input connections Note: Do not turn on the unit until all connections have been made. DacMagic 100 CD/DVD player Digital Outputs Connect your digital source to SPDIF 1, SPDIF 2 or TOSLINK. Up to 3 can be connected.

  • Page 13: Pc-usb Connections

    azur DacMagic 100 PC-USB connections Note: Do not turn on the unit until all connections have been made. DacMagic 100 USB ‘B–A’ type lead Note: Always use a certified cable for USB Audio, preferably one that displays an official USB Audio 2.0 the cable should be the ‘Hi-Speed USB’...

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    With the DacMagic 100 switched to USB Audio 2.0 the See our online guide at DacMagic 100 needs the Cambridge Audio USB Audio DacMagic100Support on USB Audio for more details on 2.0 Driver to be loaded and can then accept up to this.

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    azur DacMagic 100 The driver is available from Bit perfect transfer – ASIO and WASAPI Exclusive DacMagic100Support. mode The DacMagic 100 USB interface hardware and software Use with Macs support bit perfect transfer. No extra drivers are required. With the DacMagic 100 Whether or not the audio sent to the DacMagic 100 is switched to USB Audio 1.0 the DacMagic 100 will work bitperfect (i.e.

  • Page 16: Troubleshooting

    Ensure the mains plug is fully inserted into the wall socket and is switched on. To use ASIO you will need the Cambridge Audio Sound Driver installed and the DacMagic 100 switched to USB There is no sound Audio 2.0.

  • Page 17: Technical Specifications

    azur DacMagic 100 Technical specifications D/A converters ................Wolfson WM8742 24-bit DAC Frequency response ..............20Hz to 20kHz (±0.1dB) THD @ 1kHz 0dBFs ................ <0.0025% 24-bit THD @ 1kHz -10dBFs ..............<0.0025% 24-bit THD @ 20kHz 0dBFs ..............<0.0025% S/N ratio ..................-113dBr Total correlated jitter ..............

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    Cambridge Audio is a brand of Audio Partnership Plc Registered Office: Gallery Court, Hankey Place, London SE1 4BB, United Kingdom Registered in England No. 2953313 © 2012 Cambridge Audio Ltd...

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