True audiophile performance at an unexpectedly low price
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I have been an audiophile for more than 30 years and own and use lots of high end gear. I've had several Musical Fidelity components in the past and am familiar with their performance. So, when I decided to build my home production studio and needed a dedicated headphone listening room I chose the V-Can II to power my Grado RS1's. I also purchased the V-PSU II power supply (an ABSOLUTE necessity in my opinion) to ensure the best possible performance from my setup as it has a tightly regulated power supply unlike the cheap DC adapter you get in the box otherwise. It also powers 2 other V-series components too. What an amazing component for the price. Its much smoother and more detailed than my old Schiit Audio Valhalla tube amp and it actually rivals my $1400 Bryston BHA-1 since it has a surprisingly huge soundstage and great imaging, especially with vocals.
Pros: Amazing performance for the money. Rivals amps costing 10 times the price. Smooth transients and very detailed response. Enormous soundstage and pinpoint imaging
Cons: Junk included DC power supply. Get the V-PSU II to make sure you get the most performance this great little piece has to offer. Even with the extra spend your still at less than half the cost of its closest competitors, including their new M-HA1