Musical Fidelity V-DAC D/A processor Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Dimensions: 6.7" (170mm) long by 3.75" (95mm) wide by 1.7" (40mm) high, including all feet and terminals.
Price: $299.
Manufacturer: Musical Fidelity, Units 24-26, Fulton Road, Wembley HA9 0TF, England, UK. Tel: (44) (0)20-8900-2866. Fax: (44) (0)20-8900-2983. Web: US distributor: KEF America at time of review; Tempo Sales & Marketing, P.O. Box 541443, Waltham, MA 02454. Tel: (617) 314-9296. Fax: (617) 336-3486.

Musical Fidelity
US distributor: Tempo Sales & Marketing
P.O. Box 541443
Waltham, MA 02454
(617) 314-9296

lreinstein's picture

I am trying to decide whether to purchase a V-DAC or DACMAGIC and would appreciate any comparisons.  


I am not extremely technically savvy.   And, I do not much care about the small difference in price or in physical appearance or features.  What I am interested in is the sound quality for the music I listen to which is mainly classical and jazz.    My source is typically apple lossless formats via either Squeezebox or Airport Express.  THank you for your help.



billmilosz's picture

I own both the original VDAC and the original DACMAGIC. To my ears, they both sound quite good. I feel the VDAC offers a little bit of tube-like sweetness, whereas the DACMAGIC is more neutral. The DACMAGIC has the advantage of balanced outputs as well, which can be useful if you have balanced inputs on your gear.

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