My original post about the Cambridge Audio DACMagic 100 comes close to the top if you search for “DACMagic 100” review (thanks, Google!), so I guess I should add to those first impressions. Frankly though I haven’t been doing a lot of critical listening, nor yet copied over my newly recorded 96KHz files for testing, since I’ve been distracted by a new sports car and other more mundane matters.
I can reiterate, though, that to me the DACMagic 100 output seems to include more deep bass — great for organ fans — than I’m used to. It’s not a drastic difference but it’s enough to make me occasionally adjust subwoofer settings when I change sources. Maybe it’s a deliberate design choice, or maybe it’s just all in my head?
We’ll know when some magazine prints numbers. Apparently there haven’t been any reviews yet, though you’ll find a few comments on Head-fi.org.