No-Frills Design Keeps Costs Down with Strict Focus on High-End Sound, Maximum Performance: A Perfect Match for Computers, Music Streamers, Set-Top Boxes, CD Players, and More
A supremely affordable way to upgrade the performance of a wide array of music sources, Musical Fidelity's V90-DAC delivers high-end performance and the best bang for the buck in its class. Intentionally designed as a stripped-down component with no excess packaging, unnecessary frills, or glamorous functions, this wonder is strictly focused on providing consistent, pure, unadulterated audiophile sound. Coax, Toslink, and asynchronous USB inputs make the V90-DAC a perfect complement for PC and Mac computers, music streamers, set-top boxes, CD players, digital radio, and more. Every part of the V90-DAC is tailored to extract the maximum performance from your components. There's no longer any reason to listen to music at subpar levels.
"...The V90-DAC operates at an extremely high performance level relative to its cost."
– Doug Schroeder, Dagogo
Incredible Technical Specifications and 32-Bit DAC Chip
The V90-DAC's heart beats via its 32-bit DAC circuit. Claiming a remarkably low jitter of a nearly-vanishing 12 picoseconds, below .00025% distortion at 1kHz, a signal-to-noise ratio better than -117dB, and rule-flat frequency response, the V90-DAC boasts reference-grade technical specs only usually found in much more expensive products. While world-class measurements were key goals, the V90-DAC is conceived to offer compatibility with a wide range of commonly used music sources. Its asynchronous USB connection offers a highly musical way to play back computer-based audio while its simple installation procedure means users will quickly enjoy their favorite music without distraction.
Design Inspired By Excess and Expense of Other Components
Musical Fidelity's engineering team closely examined the requirements of modern music sources to ensure the V90 yields the ideal balance of technical performance, sleek looks, and musical enjoyment. The company actually analyzed numerous high-end products to see what proportion of their cost was in electronics, front panels, and general packaging. To its amazement, Musical Fidelity discovered a majority of its competitors' components – and DACs, in particular – invested, at most, five percent of their cost in the electronic components. Inspired to give listeners much more for their money and eliminate frivolous expenses, Musical Fidelity created the V90-DAC.
Multiple Inputs and Compact Size Emphasize Performance
The V90-DAC's asynchronous USB input handles content at up to 24-bit/96kHz. One electrical and two optical digital inputs accommodate up to 24-bit/192kHz. In addition, the device upsamples lesser signals to 24/192kHz to push any digital noise way out of the audible band. Housed in custom extruded casework and beautifully finished in what's deemed as "fine texture moonstone," the V90-DAC looks fantastic. Its compact size also plays into Musical Fidelity's costs-down, performance-first philosophy. The V90-DAC uses less metal, saving on shipping and packaging. Its small, printed circuit board further contributes to keeping costs down, as the internal components aren't spread out to fill up an unnecessarily large area.
This Giant Killer is Backed By Our Famous Guarantee
Smart design, clear performance focus, amazing sound, incredible price: You owe it to yourself to hear this giant killer. Order from our Web site or call a Music Direct audio consultant today to start hearing tremendous improvements from your music. Completely backed by our 100% Money-Back Guarantee!
Jitter: <12 picoseconds peak to peak
THD (+ noise): <0.004% 20Hz to 20 kHz
Frequency Response: +0, -0.1dB, 20Hz to 20 kHz
Crosstalk: -104dB, 20Hz to 20 kHz
Signal / Noise ratio: -117dB, 20Hz to 20 kHz
1x RCA coaxial connector S/PDIF 32bit/192k (16-24 bit stereo PCM)
2x TOSLINK optical connector 32bit/96k (16-24 bit stereo PCM)
1x USB type 'B' connector - Asynchronous USB Input (up to 24-bit/96kHz)
Outputs: 1x line level RCA (phono)
Dimensions (WHD): 6.7" x 1.9" x 4"
Weight: 2.4 lbs.
Supplied Accessories: 12v 500mA DC power supply
User Manual (PDF, 147 KB)