Our aim with the V90-DAC was, on balance, to make the best DAC in the world without breaking the bank.
Examine any high-end DAC, and the first thing you see is massive casework. As far as we are aware, this contributes nothing to its technical or sonic performance. Take the top off, and in most cases you will find a complex layout that suggests performance. However, further analysis will show that the real work of signal handling and data conversion is done by a dozen or so components. The rest is decoration, designed to suggest competence. These observations formed the basis for the V90-DAC concept.
We wanted to build the best DAC in the world, but to sell it at a fair price. Using state-of-the-art design techniques and components, we set out to design a DAC to produce top-notch technical performance – housed in a modest, reasonably priced package.
The V90-DAC has a balance of measurements: distortion, noise, linearity, bandwidth, and phase, which in their totality are not significantly bettered by any product at any price.
If you hunt around, you may find the occasional DAC that claims to have slightly better performance than the V90-DAC in one area or another, but in totality will not exceed it. There are plenty of competitors shouting about their new, wonderful version of the emperor’s new clothes, but they offer little or nothing in real performance to back up their claims. Just lots of talk about subjective this or that, but all of it is just a matter of opinion.
The V90-DAC is a matter of fact. Its technical and sonic performance is superlative. There are better DACs but they may cost twenty or thirty times more.
Buying the V90-DAC is your personal statement of independence from overhyped claims.
This exceptional product is wholeheartedly recommendedHi-Fi Critic
The V90-DAC was designed to bring musical joy to the widest selection of enthusiasts possible. Musical Fidelity’s engineering team looked carefully at the requirements of modern music sources to ensure the V90 delivered the perfect balance of technical performance, sleek and attractive looks and outright musical enjoyment.
The heart of the V90-DAC is its 32 bit DAC circuit. Delivering a remarkable low jitter of just 12 picoseconds and a signal to noise ratio better than -117dB the V90-DAC offers a technical performance only usually found in much more expensive products.
While world-class technical measurements were a key goal of the V90-DAC design process, it was also conceived to offer compatibility with a wide range of commonly used music sources. Its Asynchronous USB connection offers a highly musical way to playback computer based audio while its simple installation procedure with both Windows and MAC computers means new owners will quickly be enjoying their favorite music without unnecessary distraction.
The V90-DAC is a beautifully engineered yet affordable way to bring listeners as close to the original musical performance as possible.