To ensure that the DacMagic 100 is receiving Hi-Res audio, you may need to adjust some of the sound settings on your PC or Mac.
To adjust the settings on PC:
- With the DacMagic 100 connected, use your PC’s search function to locate ‘Sound Settings’. This will open a user interface such as below:
- Select ‘CA USB Audio’ as your output device.
- Open the Sound Control Panel.
- Highlight the device named ‘CA USB Audio’, then click ‘Properties’.
- In the advanced tab you will be given the option to change the Windows output sample rate. If you are using your DacMagic 100 in USB Audio Class 1.0 mode, set this to ‘24-bit, 96000Hz’.
- If you have the Cambridge Audio USB 2.0 Driver downloaded, and are using the DacMagic in USB Audio Class 2.0 mode, set the output sample rate to ’24-bit, 192000Hz’.
- Apply these settings, and click OK.
To adjust settings on Mac:
- With the DacMagic 100 connected to your Mac, open the ‘System Preferences’, and navigate to ‘Sound’.
- In the ‘Sound’ interface, select the DacMagic 100 as the selected sound output device.
- Next, open ‘Finder’ and navigate to ‘Applications. Then open the folder named ‘Utilities’.
- Within the utilities folder, open ‘Audio MIDI setup’. In here select the DacMagic 100, and you will be given the option to modify the output sample rate.
- If your DacMagic is operating in USB Audio Class 1.0 mode, set the output sample rate to 96,000Hz.
- If your DacMagic 100 is operating in USB Audio Class 2.0 mode, set the output sample rate to 192,000Hz.