Up for sale is a gently used Cambridge Audio DAC Magic with an outboard Pangea power supply. The DAC Magic needs no introduction: it is a very “high value” DAC based on the Wolfson 8740 DAC chip with multiple digital inputs. The DAC Magic is capable of up to 24/96 through SPDIF and Toslink; up to 16/48 from USB. The unit has both XLR and SE analog outputs.
I am the second owner having purchased the DAC Magic from an AudioGon’er in February ’11. The original owner bought it a couple months before just to compare this “giant killer” in his reference office rig. Curiosity satisfied and ears suitably impressed, he sold the DAC Magic as his reference DAC was superior – as was the price! The unit is likely no more than 15 months old and in excellent condition.
The Pangea power supply is two months old, purchased from Audio Advisor and in excellent condition. The out board PS does move the needle on the DAC Magic and is a very worthwhile, cost-effective addition. Notice that I added four Baby Booties from Herbie’s Audio Lab to the bottom of the Pangea PS. I am a huge fan of Steve Herbelin, his products and advice.
All original packaging and materials are included for both units.
The DAC Magic + Pangea PS runs $499 at Audio Advisor. I am asking $399 shipped to any CONUS address – there are no PayPal fees.
If you are in the market for a reasonably priced DAC that delivers great value, the DAC Magic is definitely worth it.
UPDATE: Positive Feedback just reviewed the Pangea PS with the DAC Magic