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Dacmagic 100
« on: May 28, 2015 at 10:18 PM »
Guys, anyone had the dacmagic 100?  Any reviews?  Its now available at 5th ave and features the new wolfson dac also used in arcam dac.  This unit does not upsample like its bigger brother facmagic plus.

Already got one last saturday but i want to know your experience with the unit.

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Re: Dacmagic 100
« Reply #1 on: Jun 15, 2015 at 01:47 PM »
How much does it cost boss paeng? Mukhang severely lacking ng features based on the specs. It does use a Wolfson DAC but Wolfson generally has a trait where you can switch filters. Next is it is limited to 24/96. Pero if the price is right, why not?
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Re: Dacmagic 100
« Reply #2 on: Jun 15, 2015 at 02:05 PM »
Brader Paeng.. Kelan ba natin sesetup Digital Music Network mo? he he he
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Re: Dacmagic 100
« Reply #3 on: Jun 17, 2015 at 01:54 PM »
How much does it cost boss paeng? Mukhang severely lacking ng features based on the specs. It does use a Wolfson DAC but Wolfson generally has a trait where you can switch filters. Next is it is limited to 24/96. Pero if the price is right, why not?

24/192 ata sya, Master Gerard. With the default Windows drivers limited sya sa 24/96 over USB, but it will scale to 24/192 if you install the CA USB drivers.

The SPDIF inputs are 24/192 capable din, and yun ata ginagamit ni Master Paeng.



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Re: Dacmagic 100
« Reply #4 on: Jun 17, 2015 at 03:14 PM »
Master Gerald, alam mo naman, mumu ako, puro mumurahin.  its only 10K cash.  Im intrigued with DacMagic 100 as some sites even prefer it compared sa DacMagic Plus.  Its does 192h/24 bits on all inputs BUT it uses (a) newer Wolfson DAC similar to Rega; (b) does not upsample, (c) no filtering and (d) has no preamp section as compared to the DacMagic Plus.

Master Jason, next project natin yan boss.  I have no gripe with the mede8er source naman except that it downsamples my HD Tracks to 48khz.  hehe.  I feel a computer will do better however, tapusin ko lang basic acoustic treatment baka makuha.  Super live kasi living room ko.  hahaha!   peaks at 60-70hz at umaabot ng 1 sec reverb.  bwahaha!

Master Ivan, you are correct.  I posted a querry as im initially dissatisfied.  When I got the unit, pangit tumunog.  I even prefer using the media player without the DAC.  It is as if you are listening to MP3s.  RXV lend me his musical fidelity vcan and I liked it more.  Hands down, Pangit tumunog.  I planned to sneak it our and sell after 2 days.  hahaha!

Last ditch, I played it for 2 days, non-stop using pink noise.  Walang tigilan.  Never care to listen to it after 5 days at baka masira araw ko.  hahaha.  Finally, my wife requested me to play some music and it was totally different.  The soundstage rendition as regarded in the DacMagic is there.  Midrange is no longer sterile and kumapal na.  The highs are no longer ear piercing and offers a beautiful bloom.  The lows are more snappy na.  So far, im happy with the unit.  No gripes at all.
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Re: Dacmagic 100
« Reply #5 on: Jun 17, 2015 at 03:22 PM »
Congratulations! Sent you a PM, regards!
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Re: Dacmagic 100
« Reply #6 on: Jun 17, 2015 at 11:46 PM »
That is nice to know Master Paeng. Interested in a DAC comparison? Sama natin high-end TEAC DSD ni Boss Jason. Sir Jojo/CoolToyz also offered to lend his Arcam irDAC. I probably can also borrow the demo unit of the NAD D1050 from Watts Hifi and bring along my Rega DAC.

Regarding upscaling, there are softwares that can do that as long as it is not limited by the input from the DAC.
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Re: Dacmagic 100
« Reply #7 on: Jun 18, 2015 at 01:30 PM »
That is nice to know Master Paeng. Interested in a DAC comparison? Sama natin high-end TEAC DSD ni Boss Jason. Sir Jojo/CoolToyz also offered to lend his Arcam irDAC. I probably can also borrow the demo unit of the NAD D1050 from Watts Hifi and bring along my Rega DAC.

Regarding upscaling, there are softwares that can do that as long as it is not limited by the input from the DAC.

Sa inyo ba natin ito gaganapin?
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Re: Dacmagic 100
« Reply #8 on: Jun 18, 2015 at 01:43 PM »
That is nice to know Master Paeng. Interested in a DAC comparison? Sama natin high-end TEAC DSD ni Boss Jason. Sir Jojo/CoolToyz also offered to lend his Arcam irDAC. I probably can also borrow the demo unit of the NAD D1050 from Watts Hifi and bring along my Rega DAC.

Regarding upscaling, there are softwares that can do that as long as it is not limited by the input from the DAC.

Pwede!  Pero let us find a system na kung saan ung DAC ang weakest link para madaling ma-identify changes.  I could bring my el-cheapo DAC pero baka useless na.  We all know it will lose.

Set na ng get-together.  Secondary na ung DAC comparo, primary natin enjoying the music at inuman.  hehehe
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Re: Dacmagic 100
« Reply #9 on: Jun 18, 2015 at 02:15 PM »
Pwede!  Pero let us find a system na kung saan ung DAC ang weakest link para madaling ma-identify changes.  I could bring my el-cheapo DAC pero baka useless na.  We all know it will lose.

Set na ng get-together.  Secondary na ung DAC comparo, primary natin enjoying the music at inuman.  hehehe

Ito dapat Chicks->Inuman->Music

Pag lasing na saka tayo mag critical listening ha ha ha
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Re: Dacmagic 100
« Reply #10 on: Jun 18, 2015 at 02:33 PM »
Pwede ba sumama dito
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Re: Dacmagic 100
« Reply #11 on: Jun 18, 2015 at 02:47 PM »
Ito dapat Chicks->Inuman->Music

Pag lasing na saka tayo mag critical listening ha ha ha

Cge!  Genie's tayo or masahe sa Sultan!  nyahaha!

Pwede ba sumama dito

Oo naman bossing.  Pero before this session, i'll make it a point to visit you.  Medyo busy lang for the last 2 weeks.
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Re: Dacmagic 100
« Reply #12 on: Jun 18, 2015 at 02:49 PM »

Oo naman bossing.  Pero before this session, i'll make it a point to visit you.  Medyo busy lang for the last 2 weeks.

Ayos! Looking forward to this shootout.
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Re: Dacmagic 100
« Reply #13 on: Jun 19, 2015 at 12:09 AM »
Ito dapat Chicks->Inuman->Music

Pag lasing na saka tayo mag critical listening ha ha ha
Baka mapa-critical listening tayo sa mga misis natin nito after! hahaha!

I think system matching din yung importante dun sa DAC comparison. Yung set ko kasi dyan sa antipolo, PSB/NAD - hindi ko gusto yung matching ng Rega DAC with it. Plus they are low end gears.  So I volunteer Boss Jason's place. ;) I think among our speakers, yung Ref3A nya yung hindi masyadong picky sa equipment partering. ;) Added bonus pa na he has highend gears to play around with.

Sagot ko na inumin natin, si Boss Paeng na magdadala ng chicks :D

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Re: Dacmagic 100
« Reply #14 on: Jun 19, 2015 at 08:45 AM »
Baka mapa-critical listening tayo sa mga misis natin nito after! hahaha!

I think system matching din yung importante dun sa DAC comparison. Yung set ko kasi dyan sa antipolo, PSB/NAD - hindi ko gusto yung matching ng Rega DAC with it. Plus they are low end gears.  So I volunteer Boss Jason's place. ;) I think among our speakers, yung Ref3A nya yung hindi masyadong picky sa equipment partering. ;) Added bonus pa na he has highend gears to play around with.

Sagot ko na inumin natin, si Boss Paeng na magdadala ng chicks :D

Game!  Awitan natin si boss Jason.  Si doki na ung drinks, ako mag pompom shorts with matching T-BAK para madaling masalat!  Bwahaha!
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Re: Dacmagic 100
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2016 at 03:06 PM »
Hi Guys curious and interested about the results of this shoot out, if natuloy.

Im also lookingg for a desktop external DAC. Im down to CA DacMagic 100 and the Musical Fidelity V90

hoping to get insights.


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Re: Dacmagic 100
« Reply #16 on: Aug 28, 2016 at 06:30 PM »
well, i got the dacmagic da100 as an impulse buy and like in a previous post it sounded terrible for the first 2 days. didn't unplug it and now it sounds like real music. i have it working as a pre amp with my media player doing volume control.