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Musical Fidelity says that using the V-Link means that “jitter is immeasurable and data transfer is perfect”.
Tony Jones, product manager at Armour Home, which is the UK distributor of Musical Fidelity, said: “More people are storing their cherished music collections on computers. However, until now, there have been serious limitations with regard to the sound quality obtainable from a computer’s standard USB outputs. The V-Link offers both optical and coaxial S/PDIF outputs. Choosing the optical option completely overcomes the problems of galvanic isolation, which, in the case of computers connected to audio equipment, refers to the ‘digital noise’ that leaks into the audio circuitry via interconnected earths.”