Variety of Sources
Variety of Sources
Network Player: The Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6 V2
network music player lets you access Internet Radio, select online music
services, and your computer's stored music files on your home entertainment
system. The Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6 V2 offers wired (Ethernet) and
wireless (WiFi) connectivity to your home network, and provides both analog and
digital connections to your integrated amplifier or A/V receiver. The Stream
Magic 6 network music player even offers a USB (type-B) input for direct
connection to your computer. The Stream Magic 6 includes an IR remote control
and supports the Stream Magic Remote App for Apple iOS and Android devices.
Wired or Wireless Network Connectivity: The Cambridge Audio
Stream Magic 6 V2 offers a wired or wireless connection to your home network for
access to Internet Radio, select online music services, and music libraries
stored on your computer.
- Ethernet (LAN): The Stream Magic 6 V2 network music player
is fitted with an Ethernet (R-J45) port to connect directly to your home's
network hub. Only connect the LAN port of the player to an Ethernet port
that supports 10BASE-T or 100BASE-TX.
- WiFi: The Stream Magic 6 V2 features built-in WiFi (with
a WLAN aerial antenna) to wirelessly connect to your home network. The
Stream Magic 6 V2 supports 802.11 b/g/n (in 2.4GHz only) with WEP, WPA, WPA2
encryption. The unit has a wireless range of 30-98'.
Note: It is not recommended to use a WiFi connection
for content above 16 bits, 44.1/48kHz (if lossless/uncompressed).
Supported Audio Formats: Cambridge Audio's Stream Magic 6 V2
network music player supports all the most popular formats via Network, UPnP,
and USB connection.
- WAV containing uncompressed PCM 16-24-bit/32-192Hz. *An Ethernet
connection (not WiFi) is required for 24-bit files.
- Flac containing losslessly compressed PCM 16-24-bit/32-192kHz. *An
Ethernet connection (not WiFi) is required for 24-bit files.
- ALAC containing lossless compressed PCM 16-24-bit/32-192kHz. *An
Ethernet connection (not WiFi) is required for 24-bit files.
- AIFF containing uncompressed PCM 16-24bit/32-192kHz
- Microsoft Windows Media Audio (WMA 9 standard) with bit-rate of 32-320
- MP3 (CBR or VBR) with bit-rate of 16-320 kbps
- AAC, HE AAC, and AAC+ (CBR or VBR) with bit-rate of 16-320 kbps
- Ogg Vorbis with bit-rate of 32-320 kbps
Note: The Stream Magic 6 V2 does not support WMA pro, WMA lossless, RAW, AU, or other music file types not mentioned.
Stream Magic Music Services: With Stream Magic, powered by
the Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6 V2, you can enjoy your favorite music streaming
services through your home stereo system. Stream Magic allows you to access many
of the world's favorite music streaming services for direct access through the
Stream Magic 6 V2 network music player. The Stream Magic 6 V2 supports up to 20
presets of your favorite Internet Radio stations or streams from most online
music streaming services. Here's a quick overview of each of the supported
|These are radio stations from around
the world broadcast over the internet. Currently, the Stream Magic 6 V2
can access about 20,000 internet radio stations all sorted by
Location, Language, and Genre. The list of available stations is
constantly maintained and automatically updated to the unit via the
internet. If you register on the Stream Magic website (www.stream-magic.com)
you will also be able to browse the stations and set presets on your
units from your PC. You can also add stations to your units that are
currently not in the Stream Magic's Radio database, suggest new
stations to us, and more.
||Pandora radio is the
personalized internet radio service that helps you find new music
based on your old and current favorite music selections. You can
explore Pandora's vast music collection for Free. Simply drop the
name of one of your favorite songs or artists into Pandora and it
will create a custom internet radio station for you. It will quickly
scan its entire collection of analyzed music (almost a century of
popular recordings) to find songs with interesting musical
similarities to your choice. You can create up to 100 personalized
||With the Spotify app on your
Apple iOS or
Android device and
Account, you've got instant access to millions of songs. And now
you can stream those same songs from your smartphone to the Stream
Magic 6 V2 receiver by using
Spotify Connect; simply hit play on the app to start streaming
music. What's more, when you've been listening to Spotify on your
smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately begins to
stream to the Stream Magic 6 V2 for uninterrupted music enjoyment.
You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while
listening to music.
||Rhapsody is an online
music subscription service which lets you listen to anything and
everything in their catalog (over 10 million songs). With
subscriptions starting as low as $9.99 per month, you don't have to
worry about paying for individual songs, ripping CDs, or managing
files any longer.
||You can listen to thousands of
internet radio stations featuring online music in every genre,
including hip hop, jazz, new age, rock, classical, oldies, and more.
You can choose between a Free commercial-interrupted subscription or
a $7.95 per-month commercial-free subscription.
BBC iPlayer Radio
||BBC iPlayer Radio lets
you Listen to live BBC Radio or catch up on the last 7 days of BBC
programming from across the UK and World Service.
||Podcasts are archived audio
recordings downloadable over the internet. The Podcast services in
your area will be available for access through the Stream Magic 6 V2.
Note: Internet Radio, Podcasts, Spotify, and BBC iPlayer
Radio are available worldwide. Pandora and Rhapsody are only
available in the USA and Canada.
UPnP Compatible: The Stream Magic 6 V2 network music player is
a UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) AV Client. Being a UPnP Client means the it can
connect to UPnP AV servers on a network and browse and playback their music
content. A connection to the internet is not strictly needed for this. The
Stream Magic 6 V2 just needs to be able to connect to the server to access its
content. Most operating systems and/or music playback software now feature UPnP
server facilities built-in. This allow you to share the music on the computer's
hard-drive with Clients, such as the Stream Magic 6 V2. Your music library can
include digital music located anywhere on your home network such as shared
folders on your own computer (Windows or Mac), shared folders on another
computer on your network, or music stored on a Network-Attached Storage (NAS)
device on your network. Using UPnP, the Stream Magic 6 V2 can connect to these
devices and play back, or 'stream' non-DRM music files via the network to your
home entertainment system. UPnP connection supports up to 24-bit/192kHz and
Note: Not all servers support serving of all audio
formats. Always make sure the server you choose also supports your formats
of choice. For example, Windows Media Server does not currently serve FLAC
USB Ports: The Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6 V2 network audio
player is fitted with Dual USB type-A ports (1 front/1 rear) to connect a USB
flash memory device or portable USB hard drive, and a rear-panel USB type-B
port to connect your Windows or Mac computer.
- Dual USB (Type-A) Ports: The Cambridge Audio Stream
Magic 6 V2 features two USB type-A (1.1) inputs for music playback from a USB
flash memory device or portable hard drive (up to 24-bit/192kHz). One USB
port is on the front-panel, while the other is on the rear-panel. Your USB
device must be formatted in FAT32 format with non-DRM music files. The
Stream Magic 6 V2 cannot supply greater than 500mA from the USB socket, itself.
Good practice is to create folders for Artists within which you should have
sub folders for each Album which then contain the tracks for that Album.
Libraries with thousands of tracks in one folder will progressively slow
down the Stream Magic product's media browsing.
- USB (Type-B) Input: A rear-panel 24-bit/192kHz USB
(type-B) port enables the Stream Magic 6 V2 to be connected to your Windows PC
or Mac computer. The Stream Magic 6 V2 will act as a very high-quality
DAC/sound-card with very low jitter for your computer, offering genuine Hi-Fi-quality
playback from your stored music and Internet radio. The Stream Magic 6 V2 is
both USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) and USB 1.1 (Full-speed) USB port compatible. It
will also work with the new USB 3.0 ports where the PC will simply treat the
Stream Magic 6 V2 as if it were a USB 2.0 or 1.1 device.
- PC Compatible: With the Stream Magic 6 V2 switched to
USB Audio 1.0 (this is the default setting), the Stream Magic 6 V2 will
work with the native Windows XP, Vista or 7 Audio 1.0 driver (no need to
load any new driver) and accept audio up to 24-bit/96kHz. With the
Stream Magic 6 V2 switched to USB Audio 2.0, the Stream Magic 6 V2 needs the
Cambridge Audio USB Audio 2.0 Driver to be loaded and can then accept up
to 24-bit/192kHz (and support ASIO and WASAPI Exclusive if required).
- Mac Compatible: No extra drivers are required to
connect your Mac computer. With the Stream Magic 6 V2 switched to USB Audio
1.1, the Stream Magic 6 V2 will work with the native Mac OS-X 10.5
(Leopard) or above Audio 1.0 driver and accept audio up to 24/96kHz.
With the Stream Magic 6 V2 switched to USB Audio 2.0 the Stream Magic 6 V2
works with the native Mac OS-X 10.5 (Leopard) or above Audio 2.0 driver
and can accept audio up to 24/192kHz.
here to download the Cambridge Audio USE Audio 2.0 Driver.
Digital Inputs: The Stream Magic 6 V2's optical (toslink)
and coaxial (RCA)digital inputs allow it to act as a high quality upsampling
Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) to improve the sound from other devices, such
as set top boxes, games consoles ,or disc players. The optical and coaxial digital connections
support up to 24-bit/192kHz.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming (optional): The Stream Magic 6 V2
will support Bluetooth audio streaming. All you need is Cambridge Audio's plug &
play BT100 wireless audio receiver (779BT100,
sold separately) to stream music from your Apple iPod touch, iPhone, iPad; or
other Bluetooth enabled smartphone tablet, laptop or MacBook to the Stream Magic
6. Simply plug in the Cambridge Audio BT100 Bluetooth Audio Receiver into the
Stream Magic 6 V2's rear-panel USB (type-A) port for wireless music streaming. The
Cambridge Audio BT100 supports Bluetooth A2DP wireless audio streaming.
Note: The Cambridge Audio BT100 does not support
Bluetooth AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) or HFP (Hands Free
Audiophile Performance for Outstanding Reproduction: The
Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6 V2 network music player provides audiophile
performance for outstanding reproduction of your streaming music files. The
Stream Magic 6 V2 incorporates dual Wolfson digital-to-analog converters with
bit-perfect signal path and jitter suppression, as well as Cambridge's advanced
ATF2 upsampling technology and Dual Differential Earth Balanced Filter Topology
for all sources.
- Dual Wolfson Digital-to-Analog Converters: : The
Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6 V2 employs two very high-quality Wolfson WM8740
24-bit DAC ICs in dual-differential mode for excellent stereo imaging. Since
each channel has its own DAC to process information, completely separate and
symmetrical analog filter circuitry can be implemented. This implementation
allows both the left- and right-channel circuitry to operate identically,
ensuring the Stream Magic 6 V2 delivers fantastic sound-staging and
- ATF2 Upsampling Technology: The Stream Magic 6 V2 utilizes
an asynchronous up-sampling process called "Adaptive Time Filtering 2nd
Generation" that intelligently interpolates (converts) incoming audio data
from 16-24 bits (at any standard sampling frequency between 32-96kHz) to
24-bit/384kHz for dramatically improved musical reproduction. ATF2 will
enhance the audio clarity, richness, and dynamic range of your compressed
- Dual Differential Virtual Earth Balanced Filter Topology:
The Stream Magic 6 V2 uses Cambridge Audio's proprietary Dual
Differential Virtual Earth Balanced filter topology, configured as a
low-order two-pole liner-phase Bessel filter, in order to take advantage of
the achieved high-sampling rate. As a result your music will have extreme
linearity with greater dynamic range.
- Bit-Perfect Signal Path w/ Jitter Suppression: Music
stored on computers and other hard drives inherently suffers from jitter, so
the Stream Magic 6 V2 implements a host of enhancements such as bit-perfect
signal path and jitter suppression to vastly improve the quality of digital
music playback. Total correlated jitter is less than 200ps.
All-Metal Chassis: The Stream Magic 6 V2 has an all-metal construction
to ensure all components are completely isolated for the very best possible
performance. What's more, the elegant brushed metal finishes mean it'll look
great in any environment too.
Balanced & Unbalanced Outputs: The Cambridge Audio Stream
Magic 6 V2 features both balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) audio outputs to
connect to a wide variety of home stereo receivers and amplifiers.
- Unbalanced: The Stream Magic 6 V2 features an unbalanced
stereo analog RCA audio output for connecting your stereo receiver or
- Balanced: The Stream Magic 6 V2 features true balanced XLR
analog audio outputs to connect high-end home receivers and amplifiers. XLR
is a higher-quality output that can reject noise and interference with
equipment with balanced inputs.
Note: The Digital Preamp Mode is used to connect the
Stream Magic 6 V2 directly to a separate power amplifier or active speakers.
The Stream Magic 6 V2 is supplied as default with Digital Preamp mode enabled.
In this mode, the output from the Unbalanced and Balanced audio outputs is
controlled by the front-panel Volume control. If you wish to disable this
mode (and have fixed line-level level output from the Unbalanced and
Balanced Audio outputs) switch the Stream Magic 6 V2 off, then push and hold
the Volume control in while switching the Stream Magic 6 V2 on.
Digital Outputs: A rear-panel digital output
(optical/coaxial) allows pass-through of the selected digital source for
recording purposes (no up-sampling performed). These outputs loop or
pass-through unprocessed digital audio from the selected digital input. Both the optical and coaxial digital outputs are always active and can
be used to connect and run equipment at the same time. A 5.1 Dolby Digital or
DTS signal can be passed through the unit's digital outputs. The 5.1ch signal is
not decoded or processed (only pass-through).
Ground/Lift Switch: When Grounded, the Stream Magic 6 V2 is
connected to the earth connection of the PC directly. When Lifted the ground
connection is made via a network designed to break any hum loops that may be
caused by the source equipment. The Grounded setting is recommended, unless
audible hum is experienced.
Slim-Line Remote: The Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6 V2
includes a slim-line IR remote control for wireless operation of the unit. The
IR remote also operates other Cambridge Audio devices, like Azur series
integrated amps and AV receivers.
Stream Magic Remote App: The Stream Magic 6 V2 can also be
controlled using the free Stream Magic Remote App (from the
Apple App Store or
GooglePlay App Store) on your Apple iOS (4.0+) or Android (2.3+) device. The
new Stream Magic Remote App gives you full control of the Cambridge Audio Stream
Magic 6 V2 from your Apple iOS or Android device. From the palm of your hand you
can access music stored across your home network, control streaming music
services, browse Internet radio stations and USB media using your Apple iOS or
Android device. For added convenience, track information and album art is
retrieved and displayed automatically on your mobile device's touchscreen. You
can also edit preset stations and streaming services, while setting up a queue
of your favorite tracks which will continue to play even if your Apple iOS or
Android device is switched off or loses its network connection. In addition, the
Stream Magic Remote App supports volume control, digital input selection, and
powering off/idle; all from your compatible mobile device.
Note: Your Apple iOS or Android device must be connected
to the same network as the Stream Magic 6 V2.
IR Emitter In (3.5mm): 3.5mm minijack input that enables
modulated IR commands from multiroom or IR repeater systems to be received by
the Stream Magic 6 V2.
Control Bus In/Out (RCA): The Control Bus RCA input enables
un-modulated commands from multiroom systems or other components to be received
by the Stream Magic 6 V2. The Control Bus RCA output provides control bus output
commands for further downstream units. This can be useful if using the iPhone
app to control the volume on a Cambridge Audio amplifier.
Firmware/Software Updates: The Cambridge Audio Stream Magic
6 V2 will offer firmware/software updates through its wired (Ethernet) or wireless
(WiFi) connection. Check
cambridgeaudio.com for the latest firmware/software updates.