Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS v2 USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier

Model: CAMBDACMAXSV2-BK UPC: 5055300410498 Item: 1535

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The DacMagic XS USB Digital to analogue converter (DAC)/ headphone amp is an instant upgrade to any computer’s sound output. It connects quickly and easily to any USB port and allows you to hear your favorite music and movies with every drop of detail, exactly as the artist intended.

DacMagic XS DAC Features:


Whilst your computer might be great for spreadsheets and emails, it’s not at all that good at processing sound. That’s why Cambridge Audio engineers designed their award winning DacMagic XS to instantly upgrade the sound output from your laptop. Just plug it into the USB connection of your computer or Mac for incredible, detailed high resolution audio.


DacMagic XS delivers up to 10 times more power than most laptop soundcards. The headphone output from most laptops only outputs about 15-20mW, meaning weak bass and a lack of depth. The DacMagic XS however can output a massive 105mW for proper depth and volume that will drive the very best headphone set ups hard, with detailed sound and amazing bass. The volume available is easily adjusted on the simple ngertip controls and an LED shows the sample rate, so you always know you’re getting the right level of clarity and detail from your tracks


We know you won’t want to be without it, so we machined the DacMagic XS’s lightweight but hardwearing chassis from aluminum, for a total weight of just 3.5oz.


When running in USB Class 2 mode, the DacMagic XS can also use Cambridge Audio's dedicated Windows USB Class 2 USB driver (driver not required for Apple computers). This allows you to bypass the computer operating system’s poor audio path, preventing unwanted interference and re-sampling and guaranteeing professional quality audio output. You don’t need to put up with bad sound from a laptop, ever again.


DacMagic XS USB DAC Specifications:

  • THD (unweighted):
    • <0.004%
  • Frequency response:
    • +/-0.2dB 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Min. headphone impedance: 
    • 12 Ohms
  • Connections:
    • Micro USB input
    • 3.5mm analogue output
  • Digital to analog converter:
    • ESS9023 24-bit DAC
  • Sample rates supported:
    • USB 1.0 mode: 16/24-bit, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz USB
    • 2.0 mode: 16/24-bit, 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
  • Output voltage: 
    • 2V RMS
  • Max. power consumption:
    • 150mW
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 
    • 103 dBr (unweighted)
  • Crosstalk @ 1kHz: 
    • 66dB
  • Output impedance:
    • 0.5 Ohms
  • Volume steps: 
    • 53 steps (54 different volume levels)
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 
    • 30 x 10 x 53.5mm (1.2 x 0.4 x 2.1’’)
  • Weight: 
    • 100g (3.5oz)






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