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Cambridge Stream Magic 6 V2
UPSAMPLING NETWORK PLAYER
The Stream Magic 6 V2 improves on its predecessor, the award winning Stream Magic 6, by using a brand new and far more powerful streaming module giving you much faster access to the wide range of digital music in your home and allowing you to play it back in the highest quality possible plus it now supports up to 24-bit/192kHz studio master quality files and Spotify Connect.
IMPROVEMENTS ON THE ORIGINAL
Thanks to the new processor architecture, the Stream Magic 6 V2 is more than four times more powerful than the Stream Magic 6 original and over twice as fast, delivering smoother, lower jitter playback of your music. This extra processing power also means that the Stream Magic 6 V2 can play everything from compressed MP3 formats, up to 24-bit/192kHz studio master quality files wirelessly over your home network, or from connected USB hard drives.
CONNECTING YOUR DIGITAL MUSIC AND HI-FI SYTEM
Wherever your digital audio comes from, whatever format you store it in, the Stream Magic 6 V2 network music player makes it sound amazing!
From smartphones/tablets and laptops, to Blu-ray players, TVs and games consoles, and with support for audio streaming services including BBC iPlayer, Aupeo, and Pandora plus access to over 20,000+ Internet radio stations – the Stream Magic 6 V2 doesn’t just stream audio on to your hi-fi amp and speakers, but dramatically improves it as it does – bringing out the ultimate in detail, clarity and quality from your digital audio.
By using our unique digital signal processor (DSP) in combination with our adaptive time filtering (ATF2) upsampling process, all your audio is now upsampled to a high quality 24-bit/192kHz output. Find out more about this impressive technology in the video opposite.
UPSAMPLING AUDIO MAGIC
Everything that passes through the Stream Magic 6 V2 is upsampled, using our unique ATF2 (Adaptive Time Filtering) process, developed in conjunction with Anagram Technologies of Switzerland, through a high-end Analog Devices DSP (Digital Signal Processor), to ultra-high detail 24-bit 384kHz output.
As well as dragging extra detail from every source (even CD, Blu-ray and “Lossless” digital files), ATF2 virtually eliminates “jitter” common in playing digital audio files – which can lead to a flatter, lifeless sound with tinnier bass response. Those problems vanish when digital audio’s put through Stream Magic 6 V2.
REMOTE APP FOR IPHONE, IPAD AND ANDROID
Use our free Stream Magic Remote app to bring full control of Stream Magic 6 V2 to your fingertips. Access music stored across your home network and gain full and instant control of all supported streaming services and internet radio platforms, with track information and album art displayed on your device automatically. Deep-level control means you can also edit favorite stations and streams and queue up playlists that will continue to play even if the device you queued it up on isn’t present.
- Free for Apple iPhone and iPad, and Android devices
- Full control of Stream Magic network music player
- Built-in support for streaming music services including BBC iPlayer radio, Aupeo and Pandora
- Browse and play tracks from UPnP laptops/computers and NAS drives over your network
- Search, browse and listen to 20,000+ Internet radio stations
- Artist and song information, as well as album artwork, automatically displayed
- Create playlists that work even if your device is off or out of network range
- Add internet radio station presets for easy recall later
Cambridge Azur 651P
MOVING MAGNET AND MOVING COIL PHONO PREAMPLIFIER
Make the most of any turntable, including the most high-end audiophile models with this Moving Magnet & Moving Coil phono preamplifier.
DESIGNED FOR PURITY
There’s something uniquely pleasurable about listening to vinyl, something that digital media can’t reproduce in quite the same way. However most hi-fi amplifiers won’t let you plug in a turntable directly. You need to connect via a phono stage (also known as a phono preamp) to make the very small signal from the turntable powerful enough for your main amp to work with. But it’s very easy to add noise at this stage, which is why we have designed the 651P using premium components chosen for exceptional accuracy, amplifying the signal without distorting it or introducing noise.
The 651P works with all turntables, whichever type of cartridge they use. Like the 551P it works with popular Moving Magnet cartridges. But it also works with Moving Coil cartridges found in the highest-end audiophile turntables offering even more accuracy and detail than Moving Magnet. Additionally, even if your amplifier does have a built-in phono stage, it’s well worth bypassing using the 651P to deliver much greater depth and detail of audio.
Audio circuitry has been refined with multiple transistors wired in parallel ensuring the lowest possible distortion and noise. A copper shield provides further protection to this extremely sensitive part of the circuitry, limiting the noise that can be injected into the signal. This is especially important with a Moving Coil cartridge because its signal is even quieter and more delicate than Moving Magnet, so it needs even more amplification.
High-spec multi-parallel capacitors achieve exceptional RIAA accuracy – the industry standard for reproducing vinyl recordings. While a highly accurate, subsonic filter removes the common problem of unwanted low-frequencies that are inaudible but can damage subwoofers.
TOTAL POWER OFF
In line with Cambridge Audio’s commitment to the environment, a power switch cuts energy consumption to zero when not in use.
AudioQuest Dragonfly DAC
USB DAC + Preamp + Headphone Amp
Version 1.2 Now Available
Even smoother and more open sound!
Among the improvements, the circuitry between the DAC chip and the analog output stage has been refined to create a more direct signal path, leading to even greater transparency and immediacy. Also, the DAC’s power supply has been fortified, which gives the sound more “grip,” and even greater dynamic contrast.
Beautiful Sound From Any Computer, Anywhere
- USB Stick-Size Digital-Audio Converter
- Plays All Music Files: MP3 to High-Res
- Drives Headphones Directly
- Variable Output Drives Powered Speakers or Power Amp
- Fixed Output Feeds Preamp or Receiver
- Asynchronous Transfer Ensures Digital Timing Integrity
- Dual Fixed-Frequency Master Clocks Enable Optimal ‘Clocking’ (Digital Timing) For All Sample Rates
DragonFly is an affordable and easy-to-use device that delivers far superior sound by bypassing the poor quality sound card that is built into your computer. DragonFly is a sleek, flash drive sized Digital-Audio Converter that connects to a USB jack on a Mac® or Windows® PC, turning any computer into a true high- fidelity music source.
Whether you’re on the go or at home, listening on ear buds or connecting your computer to a stereo system, DragonFly reveals all the emotional expression and nuance that makes your favorite music, or movies, so enjoyable. However you connect it, DragonFly simply and easily makes any computer sound better.
How DragonFly Does It
The heart of DragonFly is the 24-bit ESS Sabre™ conversion chip, a high-performance solution that’s typically found in better CD and Blu-ray Disc™ players. DragonFly can accept audio and music files ranging from MP3s and CD-standard 16-bit/44kHz to native 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution, regardless of music file format. If your computer’s software can recognize and play a format, DragonFly will make it sound its best.
However, high-quality digital-audio conversion alone isn’t why DragonFly sounds great. How the audio data is transferred from the computer to DragonFly required particular attention from DragonFly’s design team. Remember that digital audio is stored on computers and delivered to DragonFly as streams of 1’s and 0’s. Making beautiful music out of 1’s and 0’s isn’t a case of simply getting all the music data from point A to Point B. Maintaining subtle digital timing relationships is crucial in order to be able to reconstruct the analog waveform that we hear as dialog or music.
Timing errors have long been the plague of digital audio playback, never more so than in recent years as computers have been pressed into service as audio source components. DragonFly uses a very sophisticated “asynchronous*” USB audio data transfer protocol. Rather than sharing crucial audio “data clocking” functions with the computer, DragonFly alone commands the timing of the audio data transfer, dramatically reducing digital timing errors. In addition, not all audio content is encoded at the same native resolution or “sample rate. ” DragonFly uses two discrete onboard “clocks” so that the math algorithms used to convert the digital audio data to analog are always optimized for the native sample rate of the audio file or stream being played. This ensures the least amount of mathematical manipulation to the native audio data, which results in fewer errors and better sound. A smart LED indicator on DragonFly shows the resolution of the incoming signal.
While the digital domain is where your computer- based music experience starts, the analog domain requires attention too. Digital volume controls too often reduce signal resolution and decrease sound quality. Even when the iTunes volume slider is used, DragonFly’s high-resolution analog volume control carries out the instructions in the analog domain for the best sound quality. And DragonFly’s analog circuits are direct-coupled from the ESS converter chip’s output, avoiding the need for any extraneous, sonically degrading components in the signal path.
All of these refinements allow DragonFly to make music with a natural solidity and clarity that is dramatically superior to the sound you would hear from your computer on its own.