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Cambridge Audio DACMAGIC XS V2 - £39 delivered @ Richer Sounds
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Found 26th Dec 2017Found 26th Dec 2017
Perfect for mobile users.
Opethian26th Dec

Just checked on Cambridge Audio's page: …Just checked on Cambridge Audio's page: https://www.cambridgeaudio.com/gbr/en/products/hifi-and-home-cinema/dacmagic-xs It's still £100.I wonder if using the following cable I can use this with my Samsung Galaxy S7 edge: https://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-com-8in-USB-OTG-Cable/dp/B018M8YEX0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1514305639&sr=8-1&keywords=micro+to+microAnyone here have any experience using this with an Android smartphone?


I can confirm that the StarTech MicroUSB-Male to MicroUSB-Male link above works with my S7 edge.
Managed to get this working with my S7 edge after much effort by using an OTG cable and declaring the device an audio source in the developer settings
decanay11 h, 23 m ago

Thanks. Using Android 6 on the G3. I will try another cable. The one …Thanks. Using Android 6 on the G3. I will try another cable. The one I've got works with the Dragonfly, and any USB storage I try, so it's not faulty. I can get the DACmagic to power on using a Y cable, but that's not very portable. Will try that app as well. Have you used USB Audio Player Pro? How does it compare?


Your cable seems fine if it works with other devices. Try the app , it should detect it if not in the app there are settings for detecting usb dac. I think I've used usb audio player pro but did not like it. Other option may be that "disable usb audio routing " in the developer settings is switched on rather than off.
decanay3 m ago

Was that up-sampled or high res? Assuming the later if it sounded better. …Was that up-sampled or high res? Assuming the later if it sounded better. Find non hi-res does sound better with up-sampling disabled.


It was high res, the file itself was 24bit 192khz and wouldnt even play on my phone until i connected the dacmagic, annoyed that dacmagic xs didnt support poweramp, only managed to get the led green or red with audio pro player, btw not sure if you've seen this deal yer but currys are giving x2 r7 samsung speakers for £199, such a steal
Salstech51 m ago

I got it working 24bit 192khz using audio player pro, led went red, …I got it working 24bit 192khz using audio player pro, led went red, sounded really good, not bad for listening to classical music, better than my phones built in dac, getting my sabaj da2 tomorrow hoping it will be better, even if its just playing standard 16bit


Was that up-sampled or high res? Assuming the later if it sounded better. Find non hi-res does sound better with up-sampling disabled.
VTech Toot Toot Drivers Advent Calendar £7.31 - John Lewis Cambridge (possibly national, last years stock)
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Found 10th Oct 2017Found 10th Oct 2017
Just been in to John Lewis Cambridge and found the VTech Toot Toot Drivers Advent Calander for only £7.31 (said £7.45 but reduced at till). The lady putting them out said they are … Read more
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londonsaver1 h, 54 m ago

What department were these put out in? Wonder if it's worth calling up my …What department were these put out in? Wonder if it's worth calling up my local john lewis?


The toy department, ring up your store they should tell you
Edited by: "charliejade" 10th Oct 2017
What department were these put out in? Wonder if it's worth calling up my local john lewis?
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J113539 m ago

Trying to find out what's in these anyone got a link/pic?



I'm guessing this is smimilar
argos.co.uk/pro…432 ?
Edited by: "zxr" 10th Oct 2017
Trying to find out what's in these anyone got a link/pic?
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Russell Hobbs 18780 Futura 2 Slice Toaster and Russell Hobbs 20070 Cambridge Kettle - Stainless Steel Silver ONLY £33.48 @ Amazon Prime with Free UK Delivery
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Found 24th Sep 2017Found 24th Sep 2017
Russell Hobbs 18780 Futura 2 Slice Toaster and Russell Hobbs 20070 Cambridge Kettle - Stainless Steel Silver ONLY £33.48
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VanDutch29 m ago

Breville combi at Argos for a few quid less looks better value



Link?
Breville combi at Argos for a few quid less looks better value
It was £31.29 just recently for a few weeks but it still seems a good price. Reviews are mixed though and there's a 2-4 week wait now.
Edited by: "tsimehC" 25th Sep 2017
Vtech Toot-Toot Animals - Black Cat - £1.50 instore Wilko Cambridge - Seems National.
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Just been into Wilko's Cambridge and they have the Toot-Toot Animals black cat at £1.50. I had heard from friends in other cities that they found various animals and cars in their… Read more
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Thanks for sharing!!!
Finally, i got it in my local wilko
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Goal13 m ago

Actually a lot of toys were marked down at my local wilko this weekend.... …Actually a lot of toys were marked down at my local wilko this weekend.... People were grabbing them even before the attendant was putting it on the shelf..


There was alot here too, along with outdoor things such as two man tents £3.75. There was noone grabbing though lol. I managed to get quite a few good bits.
Actually a lot of toys were marked down at my local wilko this weekend.... People were grabbing them even before the attendant was putting it on the shelf..
Cambridge Audio Dacmagic Plus only £249 instore at Richer Sounds (was £349)
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Found 1st Sep 2017Found 1st Sep 2017
The CA Dacmagic Plus is currently £249 instore at Richer Sounds, meaning a saving of £100 against the RRP of £349. Richer Sounds say: ''The purpose behind the DacMagic Plus is si… Read more
jasejames4 m ago

​A DAC that is directly connected to an I2S source (as is the case with a R …​A DAC that is directly connected to an I2S source (as is the case with a Raspberry Pi) should sound better than USB as the latter is a contended stream and this subject to jitter. And the raw DACs you get for Volumio etc are extremely cheap as they lack all the front end stuff that's unnecessary anyway. As long as the power supply is of high quality you're good to go - and PiDACs with decent chips start at a fiver.

​I should add as well that this is a very cheap way to get into tweaking, as you can buy boards with every chipsets under the sun from China for next to nothing, and swapping them doesn't even need driver configs.

Only problem comes when you want to add other digital sources. Then you need a proper DAC - but just buy a decent S/H one for that.
fishmaster2nd Sep

The thing people should understand with DACs if that they're essentially a …The thing people should understand with DACs if that they're essentially a chip, and the technology has got that good, that even a £12 DAC can sound amazing now. I own a high end DAC a Chord Qute EX and a £12 PhatDac from PiMoroni easily competes with it. I personally would NOT buy this DAC, you can do just as well and dare I say it better than this DAC for peanuts. All you need is a Rasp Pi, a casing and a PhatDAC, it's all on here, for less than £50 you can thrash the pants off this deal >https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/phat-dac?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=googlepla&variant=10458523655&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2o7Y2_qF1gIVyrftCh2utQMsEAQYASABEgLVg_D_BwEOne caveat! It obviously doesn't have all the connections of the DAC in this deal.

​A DAC that is directly connected to an I2S source (as is the case with a Raspberry Pi) should sound better than USB as the latter is a contended stream and this subject to jitter. And the raw DACs you get for Volumio etc are extremely cheap as they lack all the front end stuff that's unnecessary anyway.

As long as the power supply is of high quality you're good to go - and PiDACs with decent chips start at a fiver.
rev61st Sep

A good DAC shouldn't colour at all.

​In practice they all do though.

There really shouldn't be a need for expensive DAC units any more however. The chipsets cost only a few pounds, and unlike the earlier DAC chips do not need expensive buffering amplification or high end power supplies to run at their best.

That said this unit will almost certainly sound better than the DAC in a typical AV amplifier or Blu-ray/DVD unit, and massively better than the nasty DACs in a lot of phones. I still wouldn't pay more than 50 quid for a Chinese-built DAC with a good chip though.
Tda1541A S1 for me though the digital filter SA7220 is not good with poor stopband attenuation. This is a 16bit setup. Unfortunately there aren't really many digital filters that will work with that chip.I ditched the separate DAC as although you have separate power supplies the system clock is recovered from the source. It really needs to be generated at the DAC and sent back to the source.

I would have to listen to this Cambridge Audio DAC. Modern DAC's have come a long way though and are cheap or you can go the other way to something like Chord with their FPGA where they build custom DAC's.
Edited by: "ashman33" 3rd Sep 2017
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justonemorepie5 h, 3 m ago

This won't make a silk purse from a sows ear. You need to have decent …This won't make a silk purse from a sows ear. You need to have decent equipment for it to work is best.


Presumably the same applies to every component in a given system. Fwiw, I've got a pretty system that boogies big time and since I've added the Dacmagic Plus, the boogie just got boogier
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Lucca garden table - £10 instore @ Homebase Cambridge
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Just popped in to Homebase and saw a rectangular glass table for a tenner! Don't have a garden though, just thought I would share! Not sure if it's in other stores! First post, B… Read more
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Phil7815 h, 2 m ago

Great price if you can get on for that!


Don't get on it - it's glass!
If anyone is on the fence about getting this, don't be. This is a bargain at £10!
Looks nice.
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_RobP5 m ago

Waiting for gf approval and will head in later. Thanks OP


Hey no problem! Glad I could help
Waiting for gf approval and will head in later. Thanks OP
Fortress Contract/Trade Matt White Emulsion 15 litres only £6 B&Q in store clearance (Cambridge)
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funny story, having posted a masonry paint deal earlier, I realised when I got home that I actually needed some of that myself! Dur! Went back for some and noticed this deal too. C… Read more
got2haveit15th Aug

Better off putting a small bottle of tipex in 15lts of …Better off putting a small bottle of tipex in 15lts of water💧💧💧


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got2haveit15th Aug

Better off putting a small bottle of tipex in 15lts of …Better off putting a small bottle of tipex in 15lts of water💧💧💧


The reviews don't seem as bad as you're making out
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ourdevonfamily6 h, 41 m ago

Breaking News - HUKD user takes marker to B&Q store display to get a HOT …Breaking News - HUKD user takes marker to B&Q store display to get a HOT deal


Hahaha good one
Those damn B&Q hooligans have been back at it again i see...
Oral B Pro 2000 Electric Toothbrush £15 reduced in Asda
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I'm not sure if this deal is nationwide but I thought I'd post it and select local just incase anybody in the Cambridge area is interested. Selling for around £30 on other sites a… Read more
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£29.99 in my local Asda. £24.99 Amazon.
£29.99 on line.
One night for two in the Hotel Felix (Cambridge) + Glass of Prosecco, Full English Breakfast, poss room upgrade + more - £49.50pp @ TravelZoo
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Good reviews and it looks really, really nice. The upgrade to a Felix Premier Room is subject to availability on arrival, but looking at the reviews, either room will be decent an… Read more
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Oh I don't know about that...you do have the Beefeater across the road … Oh I don't know about that...you do have the Beefeater across the road too!



I suppose. I used to live in Girton and never bothered to venture into that particular pub, for obvious reasons.
Halloway

Handy for Girton College and almost nothing else.



Oh I don't know about that...you do have the Beefeater across the road too!
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Halloway

Handy for Girton College and almost nothing else.



Fairly handy for having a sleep and a nice meal in too
Handy for Girton College and almost nothing else.
I've stayed here, it was quite nice.
Durex clearance in Boots Cambridge (Newmarket Rd) £1.50 - £3
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Second time I am posting this as the first hasn't worked clearly. Clearance on Durex in Cambridge, Newmarket road Boots (in store only) price range from £1.50 - £3 Lots of 12 pac… Read more
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Damn you all love to poke holes in everything, just don't poke the rubber Johnnys for god sake!!!

NEVER use them myself...can't stand the smell of burning rubber...



Be Careful......You could break a u-joint and damage the transfer case, your differentials may be weakened
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ewan231210

Sainsburys are clearing them out to at 50p a box.

I know, but a lot of stores have no stock left. Especially in north Norfolk & the Cambs branch I went to. This is just an alternative.
NEVER use them myself...can't stand the smell of burning rubber...
Hope the Oxford branch follow suit. We may then have a much-reduced Conservative party in 30 years or so.
5 for £20 on Blu-ray @ GameTronics Instore (Lincoln & Cambridge)
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At newly opened GameTronics stores in Lincoln and Cambridge. There is a 5 for £20 sale on preowned Blu Rays. I personally picked up: This is The End Side Effects Mystic River Pans… Read more
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Looking at the picture its the store next to CEX. As Lincoln has two Game stores quite close to each other I think there looking to offer a similar solution to CEX. - Makes you chuckle that they rebranded this store recently to a Game as it previously was a Gamestation.

From Cnet -

Game has just opened its first store specialising in second-hand games as … Game has just opened its first store specialising in second-hand games as well pre-owned gadgets like MP3 players, tablets, TVs, satnavs, and smart phones. Though the focus will be on second-hand goods, the stores will sell a number of new items too

is game tronicz owned by game? what's the difference?
Nice find,have some heat!
HEINZ BEANS 7 PACK 2905gram £3 @ Tesco
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Saw this in the Newmarket Road Tesco aswell and grabbed a pack (Ps: I have no idea why the image is upside down.)
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Damn I put the 4 can ones for £2 in my basket and I walk to the end of the aisle and they had the 6 pack for £2, banging deal!!!
Tesco are pretty much always expensive on deals... go to asda and its always cheaper.
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[quote=umar1980]6 can packs are £2.00 @ Asda :-)[/quoteNo it's £3.73, the … [quote=umar1980]6 can packs are £2.00 @ Asda :-)[/quoteNo it's £3.73, the 4 pack is £2



asda has 6 for £2.00 on the packs marked 2 free
"asda has 6 cans for 2.50 actually its 4 cans and two extra".
6 cans are £2, just got some. 4+2 free
asda has 6 cans for 2.50 actually its 4 cans and two extra
ISIS 22" 1080p HD LED TV WITH FREEVIEW £50 OFF! £79 @ Tesco
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Saw this while on the weekly shop and thought i'd share, in Tesco Cambridge Newmarket Road.
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Spoted one in Transit way, Plymouth. Priced £129, scanned £129. Cold!
4 in Tesco Garforth.
4 available in Tesco extra galleons reach.
6 Avaliable at Hednesford
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Razor PRO X Sport Scooter £29.00 @ Tesco Barhill Cambridge
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Just bought this Razor PRO x Sport Scooter from Tesco Barhill Cambridge - in store £29.00 and online still showing as £79.00 Tesco link - http://www.tesco.com/direct/razor-pro-x-… Read more
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How is this pro , looks like every other crappy scooter out there
Bizarre I posted the very same deal for Tesco west Durrington a few days ago and it was instantly cold.

I guess it depends who is online.

Still a few on the shelf at West Durrington when I was there yesterday.
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