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Musical Fidelity V-DAC Mk. II & V-Link Mk. II

post #1 of 91
Thread Starter 

Oh dear, just stumbled into this;

 

http://www.audioaffair.co.uk/Musical-Fidelity-VDAC-II-DAC/product_5381

 

Used to be a pretty die-hard Musical Fidelity fan until I found that their constant product updates had become quite a joke.

 

Had been thinking of getting a V-DAC and V-Link for another setup though, and then found that. Sheesh.

 

I assume this is something very recent? And anyone have a clue if the V-Link is also due for an Mk. II refresh?

 

Update: Yup, V-Link Mk. II refresh found here! http://www.musicdirect.com/p-53341-musical-fidelity-v-link-mk-ii-usb-to-coax-converter.aspx

 

(New case work does look nice though, but cannot help notice that the price is fifty quids more than the previous V-DAC.)

 


Edited by entrope - 10/1/11 at 6:44am
post #2 of 91

Is MF a Twaiwan company? Had the original vdac and like it. Mk2 with asychronous USB input is insteresting.


Edited by fdhfdy - 7/27/11 at 7:16am
post #3 of 91

I guess it is a V-DAC and V-Link combined in one.

post #4 of 91
Nice find. Looks like the v-link is no longer need with this version.
post #5 of 91
The original VDAC is almost a 3 year old product, a rather average lifespan I would say, nothing scandalous about launching an Mk2 version.
Edited by khaos974 - 7/27/11 at 10:36pm
post #6 of 91

Just got word from my Hi-Fi guy that it is not approved for the U.S. yet.  May be awhile before it will come here.  I'm trying to get one from UK.

post #7 of 91
Thread Starter 

I think the V-Link will still have its uses if you're really adamant on having your audio system as disconnected from your PC as possible.

 

I've always liked the idea of having a piece of optic fiber between my PC and audio system as it helps with isolation (:

 

post #8 of 91
I don't know if I get the UK unit if it will work here in the States. Anyone know if the power supply is universal?
post #9 of 91
Thread Starter 

The new V-DAC also seems to rely on a wall wart power supply so power shouldn't be much of a concern really.


Most of them are compatible with voltages between 100 and 240... and even if they aren't finding a replacement unit is usually not too complex.

 

post #10 of 91

Just ordered one of these. Should be here in a week or so. Getting great press in the UK and I was a fan of the original, so looking forward to hearing the updated model.

 

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post #11 of 91
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Originally Posted by orkney View Post

Just ordered one of these. Should be here in a week or so. Getting great press in the UK and I was a fan of the original, so looking forward to hearing the updated model.

 

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Please, post your thoughts when you get the DAC. I was also a big fan of the original vdac. This could be the must buy product :). And again you know why you get up to work every morning, just because you can buy things to your cabinets :D

 

post #12 of 91
Thread Starter 

 

Would definitely be interested in feedback on this unit too (:

I'm currently looking for a mini setup I can use at work... though it'll be headphone based so I'll likely wait for a V-CAN II as I'm quite a nut when it comes to matching my gear :P

 

Am using a DAC3.5vb+VBS on my main setup but I do like to play around with DAC's a fair bit. Looking to get a Metrum Octave real soon, its design looks very interesting for sure.

 
post #13 of 91

i had the v-dac for some time and the sound was ok for the price. Hated the fact it didn't have an on/off switch (the new one doesn't have one either).

 

The power supply must have been underrated powerwise since it overheated. I used a bigger one (more Amperes - same Voltage) and the problem was gone.

 

Overall there were some other problems with the build quality as well.

post #14 of 91

I have an iBasso D4 with dual WM8740. Anybody know how the DAC seciton of my D4 compares to the V-DAC and this new V-DAC II?

post #15 of 91
Thread Starter 

Hah! V-Link Mk. II spotted... http://www.musicdirect.com/p-53341-musical-fidelity-v-link-mk-ii-usb-to-coax-converter.aspx

 

Updated thread title to cover both the V-DAC and V-Link updates.

 

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