V-LINKII – USB/SPDIF Conv.
The V-LINKII is a 24bit 96kHz capable USB to SPDIF converter.
With a world of music streaming and high-resolution music downloads at their disposal, computers are becoming a key component in today’s hi-fi systems. But they simply aren’t optimised for audio performance – which is where our V-LINK II comes in.
A standard USB connection from your computer performs inconsistently; you can’t guarantee what data rate you’re going to receive – a poor start for your digital music experience.
The V-LINK II – a 24bit 96kHz asynchronous USB to S/PDIF converter – offers perfect performance from USB, ensuring a consistently high-quality data feed is provided for your hi-fi system. It has both coaxial and optical outputs, allowing its digital precision to easily partner with DACs and CD players with these standard inputs. That means you’re not just getting better performance, you’re protecting your investment in your existing system.
The V-LINK products – along with their V-Series siblings – provide exceptional performance and build quality at an affordable price.
Design and Build
The V-LINK II and its V-LINK 192 sibling are exclusive Musical Fidelity developments, dedicated to perfect data transfer for improved digital music performance.
There are other conversion products available with similar functionality, but decent examples cost serious money, and none can match our unique engineering.
We designed the V-LINK family of USB to S/PDIF converters from the ground up, optimising them for rock-solid consistency regardless of the computer or operating system involved.
A low-jitter power supply feeds an ultra-high-precision clock, which is sited close to the V-LINK II’s key components, ensuring the shortest, most accurate signal path possible.
The V-LINK II uses a select I2 Bus to S/PDIF converter for further jitter-eliminating precision, while our unique asynchronous digital control-system software perfects things further still.
When the musical data leaves the V-LINK II via its optical or coaxial output, any digital noise that could have originated from your computer has been entirely eliminated.
That just leaves you to enjoy the music – including the new breed of high-resolution, better-than-CD quality files – in true audiophile fashion.
If you are building a library of even higher-resolution music files, you should opt for the V-LINK 192, which – as its name suggests – supports frequencies up to 192kHz.
Both V-LINK products – like all their V-Series siblings – share superb build quality, including a lovely solidity of feel and smoothness of finish. For performance and polish, V really does stand for value.
- Input data: 24 Bit 96kHz USB stream (maximum)
- Output Impedance: 50 Ohm SPDIF
- 1x USB Type B
- 1x Coaxial SPDIF
- 1x Optical SPDIF (Toslink)
- Dimensions – WxHxD (mm): 95 x 45 x 170
- Weight (unpacked / packed): 350g / 400 g