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Blackdawn's picture
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Anyone heard or bought the MF V90 DAC? Hows does it compare to other DAC's around £200?


HiFi- Cambridge Audio 340C- Pioneer A30- Dali Lektor 2 speakers. Denon FM/AM. Pure DAB. 

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Joined: 6 Oct 2013
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Musical Fidelity V90 DAC

Had scoured the forums for advice on this topic myself and decided to take the plunge (good review in HiFi Choice; previous experience of MF products) and was not disappointed.

For £200 it represents fantastic value IMO provided you're using it to upgrade a system (otherwise an alternative solution may be more cost effective). It offers fantastic detail without adding any colouration and also has plenty of inputs.

I would say I prefer it over my Arcam rPac (perhaps due to versatility of inputs [and bias for the extra £50?]). I've also got the Audiolab MDAC which I would say trumps it mainly due to the preamp/head amp this has. In terms of sound quality there's not much in it, slight nod to MDAC but it is 3x the price Smile

Hope that helps - it's my first post after some time browsing


Source: ALAC on MacBook Pro 2011

Main: AEX -> QED Perfomance Optical -> Audiolab MDAC -> Black Rhodium Opera ic -> NAD 319 -> Mission 751sSecond: AEX -> Audioquest Forest -> Musical Fidelity V90-DAC -> Van Den Hul MkIII Hybrid ic -> Musical Fidelity X-Can V3 -> Sennheiser HD650Study: USB -> Arcam rPac -> AKG K550

Surplus to requirements: X-Can V2, X-PSU, Technics 1310 Direct Drive Turntable

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Just got one myself. Love it. Don't know how it compares to others yet.

At first I though it sounds too flat, a few days later everything sounds way better. Maybe it's just placebo, but the speakers and amp are also new so I guess I need to wear them down a little.