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Cambridge Audio Unveils DacMagic XS USB DAC

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Cambridge Audio, a world-class acoustic design team with decades of Hi-Fi audio innovations, gives traditional computer audio a major boost with the introduction of the DacMagic XS, a pint-sized Digital to Analog Converter that will unlock the full potential of your music and movies. Listening to music on your computer is very convenient - instant, easy access to all your digital files and a world of streaming services, internet radio and video sites. But the cheap headphone output of a typical laptop or computer is simply not good enough to get the best from your headphones.

Developed by Cambridge Audio's experts in the heart of London, the Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB DAC 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 or movies with every drop of detail, exactly as the artist intended. It delivers the bass, clarity and power you've been missing from your digital audio, anywhere and everywhere.

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This is like the Audioquest Dragonfly or the Meridian Explorer, but for a lot less. I wonder how it compares to these two.

I'm gonna get one if these, though I think I'll wait for the "Super Duper Geek", that also has DSD decoding and up to 1000 mW of power, instead of only 150 mW like the others here.
 

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