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5.1 Channel Digital Computer USB to Analog and Optical SPDIF Audio Converter

This lightweight and portable 5.1 channel USB audio converter offers a simple plug-and-play solution for connecting your Microsoft® or Apple® computer to a home theater receiver for the best possible audio experience.
  • Portable PC to home theater receiver connectivity
  • Analog and optical digital audio output
  • Works as a headphone amplifier
  • Includes interVideo® WinDVD® 4 software
  • Compatible with Dolby® Digital and DTS®
  • Works on both Microsoft® and Apple® computers
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5.1 Channel Digital Computer USB to Analog and Optical SPDIF Audio Converter

Dolby® Digital and DTS® surround sound data is sent to a home theater for decoding, over the built-in optical output using S/PDIF for both DVD playback and high-end gaming. This plug-and-play device is compatible with both Windows® and Apple® based computers. The 3.5 mm stereo analog audio output jack may be used for line-level connection to a receiver or amplifier when using a laptop or PC as a signal source when playing MP3s. This jack also doubles as a headphone amplifier for laptops and PCs without audio output capabilities.

Included with the 5.1 channel USB audio converter is the World's most popular DVD playback software, interVideo® WinDVD® 4. Also included is a 2 ft. optical digital audio cable and a 2 ft. USB B-type to USB A-type cable. Software is only supported on Windows®.

Specifications: • 3.5 mm stereo analog output: 2.7Vp-p @ 0 dB, 0.9Vp-p @ -10 dB • Optical digital output: S/PDIF format, 48 kHz sample rate, 16-bit resolution  • Dimensions: 0.94" H x 1.84" W x 2.82" D.

System requirements: • Operating system: Microsoft® Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP or Apple® Mac® OSX • CPU: Intel® Pentium III 450 MHz (or equivalent AMD® CPU) or higher • System RAM: 128 MB • Hard disk space: 120 MB • One available USB port • DVD-ROM drive

5.1 Channel Digital Computer USB to Analog and Optical SPDIF Audio Converter
  • BrandParts Express
  • Part Number180-962
  • UPC844632069420
  • Product CategoryDigital Audio/Video Converters
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (3 Reviews)
  • Weight0.57 lbs.
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    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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5.1 Channel Digital Computer USB to Analog and Optical SPDIF Audio Converter
5.1 Channel Digital Computer USB to Analog and Optical SPDIF Audio Converter is rated 3.3333 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works without FussI replaced a Sonica USB with this, as drivers for the Sonica stopped many OS's ago. This worked out of the box without drivers or fuss with my Mac. But, it is only 16 bit, 48 Khz max, which works, but I prefer 24bit/96Khz. On another note, it does drive both the optical and analog out simultaneously, which was required for my Marantz AVR. This information was not available anywhere.
Date published: 2015-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super easy to use and excellent quality!Device came with a USB cable, a toslink optical cable, and a disc containing DVD software for windows.I first plugged it into my Apple MacBook Pro running OSX and my computer instantly recognized it as a sound card. I set the audio output for the S/PDIF device and boom, I was done. I then used the optical cable to plug it into my Pioneer VSX-518-K reciever. I started up a DVD using the default DVD player, and just like that - DD 5.1 surround sound.I went through the exact same motions with a custom built Windows based desktop, and had the same results. Additionally, the analog output works as a great headphone amplifier.No messy software installation, no driver set up, and no excessive tinkering. It just works. I love it.
Date published: 2013-07-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Can't get 5.1 soundCan't get this to output anything other than 2 channel sound to my receiver. Laptop with Win 7 ultimate, also tried with Win XP Pro. Tried DTS movies with VLC and PowerDVD, as well as Windows Media Center. Tried 2 different receivers and none get DTS or Dolby Digital. When I go and test the different sound modes in Windows Control Panel, says device doesn't support DD or DTS.Package comes with no disc or drivers. Only can use drivers that Windows fetches, maybe they're not the right ones? Either way, right now this is doing nothing more than adding another headphone jack to my laptop.
Date published: 2012-05-15
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5.1 Channel Digital Computer USB to Analog and Optical SPDIF Audio Converter

Will this work for converting an optical signal to a USB signal?

I am trying to hook my Bose companion 5 speakers up to my playstation, without having to use a 3mm jack so I can retain it's 5.1 digital sound. Will this adapter do that? Oh and does it come with eveything pictured?
Asked by: hardysj
This converter only works in one direction which is USB in and optical or 3.5mm out. Unfortunately this will not work for your application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-16
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