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Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6 and NP30 get gapless playback

Cambridge Audio has released a firmware upgrade (v266-b-354) bringing gapless playback to its Stream Magic 6 and NP30 streaming products.

In addition, the upgrade also adds a digital volume control feature to the NP30, allowing users to control the volume of the NP30 (below) using the app or front panel selector.

The full list of additional features is:

• Added gapless playback via UPnP and local USB

• Added digital pre-amp mode (digital volume control) to NP30

• Ensure mute status persists over power-cycle and idle mode

• Changes to improve interworking with iOS/Android app

• Some minor fixes to improve UPnP browsing

• Fix issue where start of playback is lost on analogue output on Stream Magic 6

• Improve buffer control on internet radio

• Allow volume control and balance control from iPhone/Android apps

• Other miscellaneous bug fixes

New versions of the iOS and Android remote apps are also available on the Apple and Android app stores.

If you are already a Stream Magic 6 owner, all you need to do is switch on your device and it will automatically see that an update is available and prompt you to update. Alternatively, you can update your device manually by going to 'Settings', then 'upgrade firmware'.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.