Musical Fidelity V-Link USB-S/PDIF converter Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Bus-powered USB-S/PDIF converter for use with PCs and Macs (no third-party driver software required). Input: USB 1.1–compliant. Operates in asynchronous isochronous mode. Output: S/PDIF electrical on RCA jack, TosLink optical. Sample rates supported: 32, 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz. Input/output bit depth: 16 or 24.
Dimensions: 6.7" (170mm) L by 3.75" (95mm) W by 1.7" (40mm) D. Weight: 12 oz (350gm).
Finish: Black-painted aluminum.
Serial Number Of Unit Reviewed: ZZ228.
Price: $169. Approximate number of dealers: 30.
Manufacturer: Musical Fidelity Ltd., 24/26 Fulton Road, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0TF, England, UK. Tel: (44) (0)20-8900-2866. Fax: (44) (0)20-8900-2983. Web: US distributor: Tempo Distribution LLC., PO Box 541443, Waltham, MA 02454-1443. Tel: (617) 314-9227. Fax: (617) 336-3486. Web:

Musical Fidelity Ltd.
US distributor: Tempo Distribution LLC.
PO Box 541443
Waltham, MA 02454-1443
(617) 314-9227

dtc's picture

The M2Tech Hiface at $150 seems like an obvious comparison. It is also asynch, but goes up to 192 KHz.  Any comparison of it with the V-Link?

MikeMaine's picture

What %age of products reviewed are from non-advertisers?

What %age of other than breathlessly positive reviews come from advertisers?

John Atkinson's picture

"What %age of products reviewed are from non-advertisers?"

The last time I did an analysis, in 2007, 53% of products reviewed in Stereophile were made by companies that didn't advertise (see the second footnote at the linked article). The proportion is not different today, as far as I can tell.