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 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5
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
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
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