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The unit is very affordable and I just had to try it to find out for myself if the rave about it are all true. I was skeptical at first since using the Peacthree Dacit already sounds wonderful thru USB and coax. The MUSICAL FIDELITY V LINK II arrived and I eagerly inserted it in the chain in between my laptop and the DACIT with a TOSLINK connecting the MF V Link II to the DACIT. The first 5 minutes of playing did not grab my attention much like when I fired up the DACIT for the first time. After 30 minutes with Rumer and Jeff Beck warming up the system, I played a CD by Flanger and I noticed a significant improvement in the resolution and definition of each track. The individual instruments were more distinctly seperated, refined, well-resolved, more body; the bass and mid-bass was more pronounced with better slam and well-defined. The soundstaging also improved with better left to right and front to back presentation. I tried using a digital cable (lluminati D-60) in place of the Toslink and the Toslink sounded smoother while the digital coax cable had more edginess to it. The Peachtree DACIT is a great DA converter I purchased from Crutchfield and the Musical Fidelity V-Link II takes it up to the max and makes the playback of lossless ripped recording stored in my laptop sound better than CDs. I now play music streaming and lossless recording with my laptop 90 percent of the time and 10 percent with a CD player just to break the monotony.
Pros: Great performance, affordable price, super easy to set up and use. Significantly enhances streaming and lossless computer playback.