I am considering getting the DACmini - serioulsy. In the April issue of Stereophile there is a review of the Musical Fidelity V-Link USB-S/PDIF converter. The main reason for using this device appears to be to reduce jitter from the USB port. (there is a comment somewhere in the review about its benefits with "legacy DACs.) I'm wondering if the DACmini would benefit from this device? One of the big selling points for the DACmini is that it reduces to jitter to the point that it is not an issue. Would the V-Link be like splitting hairs that have already been split? Would one "really" hear any difference?
I'm also trying to create a system with the fewest links in the chain - computer/DAC/amp/speakers. This would add another.
Any thoughts on whether this is a good addition or rather something to muck up the chain?