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you need a digital signal for a dac. the ipod can't output digital.    you can use a pre-amp, or posibly an ipod Line out Device > rca. Ideally you would not use an ipod at all. 
anyone tried out that new Leatherman Crunch? vice grips? looks awsome
When you say "bested" by V-link you mean as the Value proposition right? not overall performance?   Yeah, maybe so, 99 vs 170$.   every comparison i read of v-link vs DI, di won.   that won't last forever though, when those units sell out, it will be back to 189$ (V-link II)
It's pretty similar to the 797 actually, just mo better. It also sounded quite nice with the RCA Clear top, but I don't have he Fullmusic tube to compare. I always thought the 797 was a little on the "lean side" I prefer the bass of 49990. This is very subjective so it's pretty hard to compare op-amps and tubes. I think 49990 is worth a shot for you, but I wouldn't bother with the other op-amps I've listed. Ad743jn has the most bass if you like that, but it's not as...
So what did you think of the V-Link in your setup? Noticeable improvements?    I'd generally agree with you 65535 about things being done right the first time, but these USB SPDIF converters have been moving so fast, changing
Cheap and Decent :    Musical fidelity V-Link.. 99$ right now, great value.  Teradak Teralink (70$)  Hiface (150$)   Better:  Audio GD DI (175$ /w shipping) Halide bridge (390$) bel-canto 24/96 (250$)   Best:  Audiophileo (580$) Stello U3     (450$)  Anedio U2 (best value, 390$)  Off Ramp 4 (best, period) (800$) Jkeny Modified Hiface MK3 (520$) ART Legato 16/44.1 only so scratch this one. (500$) Wavlength Wavelink (900$)   Best of...
so it looks like the Anedio U2 is very similiar to the Stello U3.. at 390$. They do brag about their pulse transformer as if it's something special too..
That bel canto 24/96 looks ancient.. not to impressed by today's standards.. just looks like a off the shelf usb spdif, the best thing is its' galvanically isolated, but so is this : http://www.ebay.com/itm/FANMUSIC-FM-6011-COAX-USB-SPDIF-COAX-Converter-NEW-/110606570036?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c0aa5234   edit: nevermind that thing is using Centrance async code.. hmm maybe it's better then I gave it credit for. but it's still really old!   That Anedio U2...
There's one in the FS forum right now for 250$, im not sure the Halide is better then the DI, from those that have compared the two, the DI seems to fair better, but i have not read alot of comparisons.    
uhh. im doing "research" here, bud. As well as other forums, reviews, product sites etc. And many of the products you listed have been measured and the data is availible.   Im pretty positive the Audio GD DI is the best thing in that price range. I just wanted a little confirmation. All my research leads me to it.    lol gtfo   I don't know wtf you are doing in my thread, as it does not look like you've heard ANY of the products im asking about. At least by...
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