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Cambridge Audio has introduced the DacMagic XS, a pint-sized Digital to Analog Converter, which is designed to provide and instant upgrade to any computer’s sound output.
It connects to any USB port and "delivers the bass, clarity and power you've been missing from your digital audio, anywhere and everywhere," according to the folks at Cambridge Audio. What's more, the built-in headphone amp increases the punch of your headphones, purportedly delivering 10 times more power than most laptop soundcards can manage.
The DacMagic XS also features a volume control that can be adjusted at the tap of a finger. A LED shows current sample rate, so you always know if you're getting the right level of detail.
The DacMagic XS is available for US$189. For more info go to http://www.cambridgeaudio.com/dealers .