Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB DAC Review

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    Cambridge Audio DACMagic XS Review​
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    In the world of high fidelity audio, Cambridge Audio is a venerable name with many awards and accolades spanning a company history of over 40 years. In the last few years. CA has begun to produce entry level offerings targeted at the PC audio market where quality DAC’s are hard to find. Enter the DacMagic XS – a matchbook sized DAC that offers USB 1.0 and 2.0 functionality and supports bit depths and sample rates as high as 24 bit / 192 kHz.
    This market segment seems to have become the overnight darling of the audio world, with companies like Audioquest, HRT and iFi among others all coming to market with tiny DACs that feature built in headphone amplification and quality components. The DacMagic XS is no different, featuring an ESS SABRE ES9023 chip and a specification THD at
     

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