Musical Fidelity V90 DAC - Black - B Grade
Direct from Musical Fidelity, we have a few of these B Grade items with damaged packaging.
The V90-DAC follows on from the amazing V-DAC II which was a massive worldwide success. Offering true 24/192 upsampling and reclocking. There is a fundamental difference with all the other legacy V-Series and the V90 DAC, with the connections moved to the front and back of the DAC for easier use and placement in a hifi so that cables are not coming out the side! The V90-DAC also adds a further optical input over previous V-DACs.
Please read the Hi-Fi Choice 5 star review
The V90-DAC offers stunning technical performance with below 0.00025% distortion at 1 kHz. This remains virtually unchanged at 20 kHz, which is quite an engineering feat, though we expect no less from Musical Fidelity. And the 'A weighted' noise is better than 120 db down. Linearity is maintained down to at least 115 db.
At the heart of the V90-DAC are state-of-the-art DACs and filters of the same types used in expensive products. These components define the performance potential. The purpose of every other part of the DAC is to extract the maximum performance (and from our point of view, cost as little as possible) from these state-of-the-art components.
The V90-DAC is small and compact saving valuable space
"The amount of componentry on the V90-DAC’s PCB is no different to the heart of any state-of-the-art DAC," says Musical Fidelity founder Antony Michaelson. "It is small because we do not spread the components out to fill up an unnecessarily large PCB area."
USB, Toslink, and Coaxial Connections
The V90-DAC uses a state-of-the-art 32-bit DAC chip. Before that is a 192 kHz asynchronous, re-clocking sample rate converter. This reduces jitter to vanishing levels. Despite its compact size, the V90-DAC offers wide-ranging connectivity. It has two optical inputs, one coaxial S/PDIF input, and one 24-bit, 96 kHz asynchronous USB input. The USB input lets you connect a PC or portable digital device and experience your musical files in a whole new light.
The V90-DAC matches its excellent sound quality with an exceptional new look for a V-Series component. The high performance electronics of the V90-DAC is housed inside an elegant new case. The front panel and cover are custom-made fine line extrusions. The finish is crystal bead shot blast, fine texture moonstone. The overall fit-and-finish gives the impression of an expensive high-end product.
Ruler-flat Frequency Response
The V90-DAC is the newest generation of the standard-setting value and performance of Musical Fidelity’s acclaimed V Series. The ruler-flat frequency response and excellent stereo separation restore the authenticity that's missing from some digital recordings. Musical Fidelity uses state-of-the-art digital components and implements them with state-of-the-art circuitry and layout.
Compact state-of-the-art DAC
32-bit DAC chip
24 bit/192 kHz asynchronous, re-clocking sample rate converter
Inputs: 1 x RCA Coaxial, 2 x Toslink, 1 x Asynchronous USB