Musical Fidelity V-Can, V-DAC, V-Link Set Up Question
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Hey all,
 
I'm rather new to the audio game and I was hoping if some of you could help me with this:
 
I'm currently considering combining the V-DAC or HRT Music Streamer II  with the V-CAN as my desktop set up. Originally I thought a set up like this would suffice, but then I came across the V-Link.
 
So, I was wondering how do know if I need the V-Link to run an amp+dac set up? What exactly is the V-Link used for?
 
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The v link won't do you any good; you need something that can convert digital to analog for your headphone amp.  Either the HRT music streamer or the v dac will do the job and do it well.
 
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The v link won't do you any good; you need something that can convert digital to analog for your headphone amp.  Either the HRT music streamer or the v dac will do the job and do it well.
 
So what is the point of the V-Link? I've read you use the vlink in combination with vdac and vcan.
 
 
 
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It is a usb to spdif converter and is designed to reduce jitter and it is asynchronous.  Some people think those are really cool features and it enhances the SQ.  I believe in as few boxes as possible.  In any case, musical fidelity is coming out with a v dac II that does pretty much does what the v link + old v dac combo does for around $350 I believe.  You can pick up the v dac now for $250 which is a good deal; I'd get one and not lose any sleep over the v link. 
 
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Without the V-Link you will get 16 bit from the V-Dac. With the V-Link added you`ll get 24 bit audio.
But as mentioned the V-Dac 2 is due out soon. And this will work out cheaper than buying both. If 24 bit audio is what you want?
 
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Ah. I see... Yeah. I think I'll wait for the Vdac II then.
 
 
Thanks all for the responses!
 
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