In more detail
Upsampling audio magic
Everything that passes through the Stream Magic 6 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.
Network audio magic for wireless music
Streaming network audio to your hi-fi's easy with Stream Magic 6. Music on wi-fi connected* desktops, laptops and NAS drives is automatically detected to create a wireless music system. And, of course, all those digital audio files, upsampled through the Stream Magic 6's unique ATF2 process, will sound far better through your main hi-fi, than desktop speakers.
*UPnP-supported devices only. Most modern laptops, computers and network (NAS) drives are UPnP-supported as are many games consoles, streaming boxes and smartphones.
Internet radio magic
Browse, search and listen to over 20,000 internet radio stations with ease on Stream Magic 6. And use our Stream Magic Home internet portal to set up favourite stations, preferences and check out the newest internet music stations we've added to the service.
All your favourite stations and preferences can be managed using our Stream Magic Home portal and from here, you can also suggest new stations which we'll validate and then add for other Stream Magic 6 customers to enjoy.
Streaming services magic
The Stream Magic 6 features built-in support for the latest in high-quality digital audio streaming services including BBC iPlayer Radio, Aupeo and Rhapsody. And, of course, even high-quality 320kbps streams still benefit from Stream Magic 6's ATF2 upsampling. Streaming music never sounded so good, yet was so easy to get to your hi-fi. Stream Magic 6 also supports the best in podcast streams such as Podcast.com, Blog TalkRadio and BBC Podcasts.
Cable connections covered
No matter what you want to plug in to, Stream Magic 6 digital music player can handle it…
Instantly upgrade the audio of your PC or Mac, desktop or laptop. Even streaming music services such as Spotify, Rhapsody or Napster sent via your computer can be improved by Stream Magic 6's upsampling – delivering audiophile detail to your hi-fi. USB connection supports up to 24-bit 192kHz transfer with both "kernel streaming" and "ASIO" support to cut out Windows default sound processing methods, further improving quality.
- Digital audio connections:
Stream Magic 6 is compatible with both S/P DIF and optical digital connections – as seen in most Blu-ray players, media streamers and games consoles. Bypassing the inbuilt audio components of these devices and using the Stream Magic 6 brings spectacular levels of detail, breathing life into the audio from movies, games and more.
Phones, tablets and wireless Bluetooth Audio
Add the optional BT100 and wirelessly stream audio from smartphones, tablets, laptops and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. And if your device supports the high-end aptX Bluetooth audio codec, even better because the BT100 does too – delivering maximum digital quality for stunning, audiophile reproduction on your hi-fi.
Stream Magic Remote App for iPhone, iPad and Android
Use our free Stream Magic Remote app to bring full control of Stream Magic 6 to your fingertips. Access music stored across your home network, gain full and instant control of all supported streaming services and internet radio, with track information and album art displayed on your device automatically. Deep-level control means you can also edit favourite 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
- Inbuilt 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
Remote volume control
Stream Magic Remote can not only control volume on the Stream Magic 6, but also other compatible Cambridge Audio devices, including Azur hi-fi amps and home cinema receivers.
Even more versatility! You can use your Stream Magic 6 as a digital pre-amp to connect to active speakers such as our SLA25 or a power amplifier.
|Network music player|
|20,000 internet radio stations|
|Music streaming from computer/NAS/USB|
|Gapless playback supported for seamless playback of albums|
|Digital audio pre-amp featuring optional digital volume and channel balance control|
|Upsampling Digital to Analogue Converter featuring S/PDIF and Toslink digital inputs and USB audio input (all 24 bit compatible)|
|Twin Wolfson WM8740 DACs|
|ATF2 audio up-sampling to 24-bit/384kHz|
|USB audio input allowing streaming of up to 24-bit/192kHz audio from computer|
|Selectable digital filters – linear phase, minimum phase, steep|
|Free iPad/iPhone app giving full control of unit|
|Support for optional BT100 Bluetooth receiver, allowing audio to be streamed and upsampled from any paired aptX or A2DP Bluetooth device|
|Balanced and unbalanced analogue audio outputs for superior connectivity|
|Full metal casework design with thick brushed aluminium front panel and dual layer damped feet, giving enhanced resonance control|
|Eco-friendly <0.5W Standby power consumption|
|Azur Navigator remote control with Cambridge Audio amplifier control|
|Available in black and silver finishes|
|Digital to Analogue Converter||Dual Wolfson WM8740 24-bit DACs|
|Digital filter:||2nd Generation ATF2 up-sampling to 24-bit/384kHz.|
Linear Phase, Minimum phase or Steep modes.
|Analogue filter:||2-Pole Dual Differential Bessel Double Virtual Earth Balanced|
|Digital Inputs:||S/PDIF 75 ohms or Toslink optical|
|USB||USB Audio Input|
USB Type B conforming to Audio profile 1.0 or USB Audio profile
2.0 (user 1.0 or USB Audio profile 2.0 (user selectable)
Local USB media
2 x USB 1.1 current limited to 1A each
|File systems||FAT32, NTFS|
|Digital Outputs:||S/PDIF Co-axial and Toslink Optical|
16-24 Bits, 32-96kHz
|Analogue audio outputs||Balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA analogue audio outputs|
|THD @ 1Khz 0dBFs:||<0.001% 24bit (at volume set to full)|
|THD @ 1kHz -10dBFs:||<0.001% (at volume set to full)|
|THD @ 20kHz 0dBFs:||<0.002% (at volume set to full)|
|Frequency Response:||20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1dB *|
|Signal to Noise Ratio:||-112dBr (at volume set to full)|
|Total correlated jitter:||< 130pS|
|Crosstalk @ 1kHz:||< -100dB|
|Crosstalk @ 20kHz:||< -90dB|
|Audio Formats||WAV containing uncompressed|
PCM 16-24 bit 32-96kHz
FLAC containing losslessly compressed
PCM 16-24 bit 32-96kHz
Apple Lossless (ALAC) 16-24 bit @ 12/16/22.05/24/32/44.1/48/88.2/96kHz
AIFF containing uncompressed
PCM 16-24 bit 32-96kHz
Microsoft® Windows MediaTM Audio
(WMA 9 Standard) 32-320kbps
MP3 (CBR or VBR) 16-320kbps
AAC, HE AAC and AAC+
(CBR or VBR) 16-320kbps
OGG Vorbis 32-320kbps
|Streaming Protocols||RTSP (Real Time Streaming Protocol)|
MMS (Microsoft Media Server Protocol)
HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol)
|Wi-Fi||IEEE 802.11 b/g or n|
(2.4GHz connection used only)
|Wi-Fi Encryption||WEP, WPA, WPA2|
|Ethernet||IEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T or 100 Base-T|
|Mains inlet voltage||100-240 VAC (switch mode)|
|Max. Power Consumption||30W|
|Standby power consumption||<0.5W|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||430 x 85 x 305mm (16.9 x 3.4 x 12.2”)|
|* Steep filter disabled|