"Readers contemplating the purchase of a USB to S/PDIF converter should start with the V-Link 192… Getting nearly 90% of the performance at a fraction of the price is a no-brainer for most computer audiophiles. I highly recommend walking before running and I highly recommend starting with the V-Link 192 before spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on another USB to S/PDIF converter."
- ComputerAudiophile.com, July 25, 2012
"The Musical Fidelity V-Link 192 is a transparent, plug-and-play USB to S/PDIF and AES/EBU converter that did exactly what it was supposed to do. That is, it allows you to use your favorite DAC, which may not have a high fidelity USB input, with your personal computer. All you need, in addition, is a USB cable, playback software, and music files."
"As a value proposition, the V-Link 192 is a home run. It is nicely made and, at $399, passes 24 bit / 192 Khz music files flawlessly. There are a few converters on the market for less, but not with AES/EBU outputs and 192 Khz. If you are getting into computer audio and have no desire, or budget, to purchase a new DAC, the V-Link 192 is an amazingly easy and cost effective way to do it. Well done, Musical Fidelity."
- Andre Marc, AudioVideoRevolution, June 13, 2012
Praise for the Original Model V-Link
"Editor's Choice" - Hi-fi News Magazine
"It’s simplicity itself to install and delivers great performance."
"There’s no driver to be installed: the V-Link is quickly recognized by the computer’s operating system once connected and offers compatibility with 16- or 24-bit files of up to 96 kHz."
"Moreover, it offers completely jitter-free conversion from one interface to the other."
- Keith Howard, Hi-fi News magazine, February 2011
"Overall, and especially considering its price, the Musical Fidelity V-Link seems a well-engineered solution to get USB audio from a PC with minimal jitter."
"With the V-Link's price of just $169, it becomes difficult to justify recommending other USB-S/PDIF converters… Musical Fidelity's V-Link should justifiably sell like hotcakes to those with legacy DACs who want to use a PC as a server."
- John Atkinson, Stereophile, April 2011
"When I finally discovered low little they cost… I was more than pleasantly surprised. Practically anyone who can afford a Mac Mini can probably also spring for an M1 DAC and V-Link, creating a playback system that will enthrall all who give it a listen."
"The Musical Fidelity V-Link and M1 DAC certainly changed my opinion of what level of performance can be expected from a budget DAC and converter box…"
"While on the subject of USB and the V-Link, I can almost without reservations recommend it to anyone with a high-end DAC that lacks USB capabilities. It renders USB almost as well as the [$699-$999] Empirical Audio Labs Off-Ramp 3 converter box."
"Even if you can afford to pay more, maybe even a lot more, I strongly advise you to listen to and live with the Musical Fidelity M1 DAC and V-Link converter for a week in your system. Consider the bar raised."
- Steven Stone, The Absolute Sound, May/June 2011
"It was pretty easy to hear how much improved the sound was when the V-Link was in place. The whole image tightened up immediately with the V-Link."
"The V-Link requires absolutely no manual software or device driver installation. This is a big deal. No matter how often manufacturers suggest that software installation isn't an issue, they never seem to provide evidence supporting that claim."
"It has been nearly six years since I enjoyed a Musical Fidelity system as much as the M1DAC, M1HPA, and V-Link… In an industry with six and seven figure audio systems it's hard to believe three zeros can be removed from the end of the price tag and still allow someone to put together a really good system. I applaud Musical Fidelity for producing such good sound at such good prices."
- ComputerAudiophile.com, January 22, 2011