When the original V-DAC was launched three years ago, it was almost universally lauded. The only complaints were about the lack of asynchronous USB input and a somewhat pedestrian styling - both of which have now been rectified with the new V-DAC II.
The new V-DAC II has an asynchronous USB input - exactly the same technology and programming as used in Musical Fidelity's highly successful, enthusiastically reviewed V-Link. The V-DAC II offers 24-bit, 192k upsampling and improves upon the original V-DAC's benchmark performance, with half the distortion (0.002%) and improved stereo separation.
Musical Fidelity also listened closely to what was said about the aesthetics of the V-DAC and made a substantial investment in the extrusion fabrication techniques for the new V-DAC II. The result is that it 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 and the front and back end pieces are now made from machined aluminum that's twice as thick as before.