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-Musical Fidelity V-DAC II

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The new Musical Fidelity V-DAC II, now in stock, free UK shipping

For a limited time we are giving away an Atlas Element Digital Cable (Coaxial) with this product free of charge!

It is 1m long and was originally £30.00!

The new Musical Fidelity V-Dac II takes the performance of the original up a notch or two with the addition of asynchronous USB (the original V-Dac's USB input wasn't asynchronous.

Design background

When the original V-DAC was launched three years ago, it got excellent
reviews. The technical reviews, in particular, were outstanding, and the V-DAC proved to be popular with music loving audiophiles. Most competent reviewers realized that the V-DAC was the technical equal of other DACs up to ten times the price. The only real criticism was about its appearance.

In the last three years, computer audio has become more popular. To get the best out of computer audio, you need an asynchronous USB input. The original V-DAC did not have this.

The design brief for the V-DAC II

  1. Improved appearance and finish
  2. Add asynchronous USB input
  3. If possible, improve the technical performance

1. Improved appearance and finish

Contrary to what many may think, Musical Fidelity listened closely to what was said about the aesthetics of the V-DAC and we took the criticism to heart. We have made a substantial investment in the extrusion fabrication techniques for the V-DAC II. The result is that it looks much better and the finish is also vastly improved. The V-DAC II looks classy and technical at the same time, which is a perfect combination for a DAC.

The fine line extrusion with premium finish brushing exudes quality. The front and back end pieces are now made from machined aluminium, twice as thick as before, giving the V-DAC II more perceived quality.

2. Asynchronous USB input

The new V-DAC II has an asynchronous USB input. This is exactly the same technology and programming as used in our highly successful, enthusiastically reviewed V-Link.

What an amazing combination: superlative 24bit 192k upsampling reclocking V-DAC technology and a super-performance, asynchronous USB in one box. This is amazing stuff!

3. If possible, improve the technical performance

The original V-DAC had superlative technical performance. With very low
distortion (0.005%), low noise, excellent linearity and low jitter, it was equal to, or in many cases better than, DACs that were vastly more expensive.

The V-DAC II improves upon the original V-DAC's benchmark performance. We have halved the distortion (0.002%) and improved the stereo separation to an incredible 105dB.

By any standards, the V-DACII is a new benchmark for superlative technical performance.