Parts Express Free Shipping at 98 Dollars

Clearance Item
Digital to Analog Audio Converter Optical / Coaxial

Digital to Analog Audio Converter Optical / Coaxial

The converter accepts Toslink optical or SPDIF coaxial digital audio source and converts to standard analog left/right stereo audio. Add digital sound quality to your legacy equipment with standard RCA inputs.
  • Bridge legacy sound system with digital sources
  • Supports up to 24 bit/192 KHz via Toslink optical and SPDIF coaxial interface
  • Listen to high-definition audio in the full resolution
  • Stereo line audio output via RCA jacks
Part # 
Weight: 0.44 lbs.  
List Price$47.99
Regular Price$36.25
You Save20%
Special Price
Part # 180-997
Qty:  EA
Available Payment Methods

Product Details

Digital to Analog Audio Converter Optical / Coaxial

The converter accepts Toslink optical or SPDIF coaxial digital audio source and converts to standard analog left/right stereo audio. Add digital sound quality to your legacy equipment with standard RCA inputs. This device is ideal for music lovers seeking to upgrade to advanced HD (high- definition) audio and save money on new equipment.

Specifications: • Input: S/PDIF optical/coaxial 16 or 24 bit/192 KHz • Sample rate: 32, 44.1, 48, 96, or 192 KHz • Output: Stereo line level via 2 RCA jacks • Output impedance: 10K ohm • Output voltage: 1.35 Vrms • Power: 6 VDC, 250 mA • Dimensions: 3.25" L x 2-3/4" W x 1" H. • Power supply included.

Note: The digital input signal format for this convertor is PCM. The ability to use this device with a television to convert the digital audio output to analog audio is specific to the television. Check your television user manual to see if the SPDIF output can be changed from Dolby Digital to PCM.

Digital to Analog Audio Converter Optical / Coaxial
  • BrandParts Express
  • Part Number180-997
  • UPC844632090905
  • Product CategoryDigital Audio/Video Converters
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (16 Reviews)
  • Weight0.44 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    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.

Similar Products

View similar products to the Digital to Analog Audio Converter Optical / Coaxial
in the Digital Audio/Video Converters product category.


Digital to Analog Audio Converter Optical / Coaxial
Digital to Analog Audio Converter Optical / Coaxial is rated 4.5625 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works greatI simply hooked this up between my Panasonic Viera TV and my analog audio system and it all works very well.
Date published: 2014-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy/Terrific ~ From Optical/Coax to Analogue AUDIO, DAC gizmoCame home from Best Buy with a killer new Sony BluRay player complete with full internet access. OOPS. Didn't notice it has NO analogue audio L/R outputs (!), AND of course, my 4-yr old TEAC A/V receiver has no Digital Audio INPUTS. Read reviews on several gizmos to truly CONVERT Coax or Optical to "RCA" - L/R analogue. This one cost a trifle more than some ($36 versus $25), but had great reviews. NOW I KNOW WHY. Works like a charm, switchable for either "optical" or digital Coax input, and (once my DVD player was set to "PGM" audio (rather than its default 5.1 Dolby) -- PERFECT. Oh. And the audio quality is PERFECT (I'm a musician, hello?). Thank you for solving yet another Idiot-Techy Roadblock! Quick shipping too.
Date published: 2013-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from RCA Out only; no Mini outJust a note, this unit has red and white RCA outputs, but no 3.5mm mini output. I was trying to plug my TV into a Bose Radio, which only has a 3.5mm input. So I should have ordered the 3.5mm Slim-Plug Male to 2 x RCA Male Adapter Cable. It's only $1.55, and ordering it together instead of after the fact would have saved $7.00 shipping cost. As it turns out, I found another way around the issue and returned the unit. Never tried it, but it looked like a well made item.
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth SoundI'm a audiophile who purchased this DAC on a whim when I was purchasing parts to build an amplifier. It was a complete gamble as there is little information about this DAC anywhere on the web. Many would dismiss even considering it due to the low cost. I hooked this up to my Sony DVP-S7000 transport via optical connection and was shocked by how smooth and clear the sound was. Instruments and vocals had great depth. This would be a great purchase to upgrade just about any inexpensive CD or DVD player that suffers from a bit of brightness or forward presentation.The receiver chip in this DAC is a Cirrus Logic brand. I'm unsure of the DAC IC in this DAC and the Parts Express staff has not answered the question I submitted as to which digital to analog IC this uses. I'm assuming it is one of Cirrus Logic's 24/192 IC's since the unit utilizes one of their receiver chips.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works PerfectNeed to use a 75 ohm coax cable though, I used the Dayton Audio CDC-6 Coaxial Digital and the CDC-12 foot cable. No problems whatsoever. Very clean sounding onboard dac.
Date published: 2012-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works with Apple TVThe only connections for audio on the March 2012 version of Apple TV are through the HDMI cable and also optical audio. Zone 2 (backyard) of my Yamaha receiver required the old Left/Right Analog Audio, unlike the audio routed through my receiver to my TV via HDMI.This converter handled it perfectly.
Date published: 2013-02-05

Product Q&A

Get your questions answered from other customers
who own this product or have experience with it.
If your question requires design or troubleshooting information,
please email  for a prompt reply.
Digital to Analog Audio Converter Optical / Coaxial

Does this converter support Dolby 5.1?

Asked by: eawz
No, from what I understand this device will convert PCM digital stereo (from coaxial or optical) to RCA analog stereo. It does not support decoding and downmixing of Dolby Digital 5.1. Your device (TV, DVD, Blu-Ray) may support some sort of downmix to PCM, then you could use this device to convert the PCM to stereo RCA.
Answered by: Honest Rob
Date published: 2013-01-31

are cables included

do the converter boxes hooked together if so how?
Asked by: nordog
This is a converter and power supply. You supply the cables to whatever your use is.
Answered by: RAK Audio
Date published: 2012-04-09

Does it come with a power supply?

Asked by: Raydonski
This unit does include the power supply.
Answered by: mikevv
Date published: 2011-02-28

Which side is the input? - the RCA or Optical?

The picture shows the Optical side labeled as the input, and the RCA as the output. Under product details it says it converts digital to RCA...Will this converter work both ways?
Asked by: Patrick from Nebraska
The optical side of this converter is the input. The RCA side is the output.
Answered by: mikevv
Date published: 2011-03-08

Is this product suitable for high end AV recievers (i.e. s/n, frquency response, etc)? Will I obtain sound from my analog receiver when tuning to HDTV

TV is Toshiba 55" 417 seriesReceiver is Sherwood,
Asked by: storkysr
My friend uses this very device to play audio from his Vizio flat screen on his Sherwood amplifier. It is also very easy to set up. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Richard Rubner
Date published: 2011-12-18

How long is the power supply cable?

Asked by: Benjamin
Went ahead and ordered this product. The power supply cable is 6ft long.
Answered by: Benjamin
Date published: 2012-01-18

Customer Projects

Customer projects that include: Digital to Analog Audio Converter Optical / Coaxial

If you built a project using this product, post it in the Parts Express Project Gallery.

Customer Discussions

If you would like to start a discussion about this product, post a thread in the TechTalk Customer Forum.

Recently Viewed Products

Get Deals
emailed to you every week.

Be the first to hear about new and exciting products,special pricing and incredible deals!

See This Week's "GET DEALS" Email
Parts Express
725 Pleasant Valley Dr.Springboro,OH45066USA

© 1996-2014 Parts Express, All Rights Reserved