DacMagic XS

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DacMagic XS

Post by Mr Onion » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:17 pm

Has anyone any experience with this (or something similar)

Very occasionally I need to connect the Laptop to the HiFi. Right now its Laptop > HDMI > TV > TV DAC > Phono Output which sounds better than it has any right to IMHO. (Its not for any serious listening before you ask. Something for SWMBO)

I haven't tried the Laptops DAC as I am assuming its pants. The DacMagic has good reviews, and is reasonably priced @£70

Thoughts welcome.
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Re: DacMagic XS

Post by kota » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:56 pm

Hi James

I've got one of those and I've tried it from my laptop to the tuner input of my 72 with a 3.5mm/Din cable I made. Don't bother it's all I can say :smt018 My cd3.5 walked all over it by quite a margin.

It's fine for cheap earphones together with your laptop as it's much better than the latter internal dac but that's it :smt023

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Pedro
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Re: DacMagic XS

Post by Mr Onion » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:25 pm

Cheers mate. Thats some cash saved :smt023
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