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Parts Express DAC Digital to Analog Converter (5.1-Compatible)

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If you have a newer television, but an older receiver, you know that getting the two to work together is a challenge. This plug and play digital signal converter takes digital PCM and multi-channel signals from your TV and converts them into analog signals that will work with your home theater receiver.
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Highlights
  • Converts digital audio from your TV to analog signals for use with older receivers
  • Compatible with PCM stereo and all popular 5.1 and 7.1 formats
  • DAC Accepts digital coaxial or toslink optical SPDIF input
  • Provides stereo left and right RCA line-level audio output
  • Includes power supply

Product Details

Parts Express DAC Digital to Analog Converter (5.1-Compatible)

It's the ultimate insult: You go to connect your new HDTV to your stereo, only to find out that the TV manufacturer has omitted RCA stereo outputs. Fortunately, you don't have to set aside that favorite analog receiver or amp, nor do you have to live with wimpy on-board TV sound.

This digital-to-analog converter is a simple solution for taking the digital optical SPDIF or coaxial signal from your TV and turning it into an analog RCA left/right signal. It has the ability to decode the most popular digital formats, including PCM stereo, and all popular 5.1 and 7.1 multi-channel home theater formats.

An advanced chipset ensures compatibility with virtually any HDTV!

Specifications: • Supported sampling rates: up to 20-bit / 96 KHz • Signal to noise ratio: ≥90 dB • Stereo separation: 80 dB (1 KHz) • Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ±0.5 dB • Analog audio output level: 1Vp-p (1 kHz @ 0 dB Fs) • THD: ≤0.03%.

Note: Some units may have the switch reversed for coaxial and SPDIF optical inputs. Please try both positions if you are experiencing difficulties with this converter.



Parts Express DAC Digital to Analog Converter (5.1-Compatible)
  • BrandParts Express
  • Part Number180-999
  • UPC848864000640
  • Product CategoryDigital Audio/Video Converters
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (18 Reviews)
  • Weight0.4 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.

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Reviews

Parts Express DAC Digital to Analog Converter (5.1-Compatible)
Parts Express DAC Digital to Analog Converter (5.1-Compatible) is rated 4.2222 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertisedI recived an old technics from my dad and with my new TV I needed a converter to use the receiver. I wanted something as a temporary fix until I can shell out $200-400 for a new receiver. After doing a bunch of research I found this product but didn't want to pay the price. I found one for about 6 bucks from another website and when I received it and hooked it up it didn't work. So after some more research I found that most newer TV's put out 5.1 sound. The unit I bought didnt support it. So I returned it and bought this unit they same day. Was at my house in a couple of days, hooked it up and works like a charm. The reason this is so long is that I don't want someone else makingthe same mistake I did. Just spend the extra money and get something that will work.
Date published: 2015-12-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Check your connectionsI almost bought one of these until I realized that my TV has a headphone jack. A 3.5mm to RCA cable is all I needed
Date published: 2015-11-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works with diddicultyThe DAC function works fine. The switch selecting wire or optical is reversed. This is annoying. Also the switch contacts didn't close until I slid the switch back and forth a dozen times. Other than this mechanical glitch it worked fine. If the switch wasn't reversed, I would recommend it.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does it's job well!Bought a new HD TV unaware that a lot of new TV's no longer include analog audio out (my bad). Needed converter to connect to older Bose surround sound system. This does the job including rear and center channel separation. I have noticed a very slight sound delay on some TV stations. Wish it had USB power cable. All in all, money well spent.
Date published: 2015-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised.This is really plug and play. You do need an amplifier as it will not drive a pair of earbuds without one.
Date published: 2015-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works goodI hooked this unit up and it works well. Used in Dolby mode and it periodically cuts out and comes back on during a loud sound. I switched the output of my Blu-ray player to PCM and it works perfectly. Nice clear highs, deep bass as expected. I bought it primarily to use with my projector and gear for showing outdoor movies in the back yard in the summer months, so the Dolby thing isn't really a big deal to me since I only have it hooked to my small 5 channel mixer and a 300 watt stereo amp and speakers (no surround sound).
Date published: 2015-02-05
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Parts Express DAC Digital to Analog Converter (5.1-Compatible)

Would you be kind enough to send the the Parts-Express part number for the digital-audio cable I need to use between this DAC and the TV. Thanks.

Asked by: VintageDave
There are two different types that will work, one of each is linked below.http://www.parts-express.com/belkin-digital-toslink-optical-audio-cable-3-ft--249-160http://www.parts-express.com/wired-home-sc3-single-rca-audio-video-cable-3-ft--181-401
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-01-24

I have an older Pioneer amp and a new Samsung 7000 series TV. Will this DAC enable my surround sound system?

Asked by: GGrush
Yes, as long as your TV has digital coaxial or toslink optical outputs, this will convert them into standard RCA analog connections for your stereo system. You would want to be sure that the devices have all the appropriate connections to be certain.
Answered by: GregT
Date published: 2016-01-11

We have a new LG smart TV with an optical/digital audio out and we want to run the sound through our old analog amp. Will this item work? What cable do we need to go out of the TV into this item?

Asked by: Sillycar
Yes this will work for that application. This DAC accepts both digital coax (RCA) or toslink optical inputs, so you will want to use a digital optical cable for the connection to the TV.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-01-24

Is this meant to be used with a digital optical out put from the TV to a suround reciever RCA stereo input?

Asked by: Richdig
Yes, it will work for a digital optical output from the TV to a analog RCA input on a surround receiver.
Answered by: GregT
Date published: 2015-09-17

Will this allow the amplifier in the TV to control the analog volume output?

Asked by: Rickoregon
This requires a bit more information in order to proceed. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-09-01

Samsung TV with optical "out". To connect to Sony h/phones, will these items do that? Toslink Digital Optical Audio Splitter-Parts Express DAC Digital to Analog Converter (5.1-Compatible)-Wired Home ODC-3 Toslink Optical Digital Audio Cable 3 ft.

Asked by: MikeGS44
This requires a bit more information in order to proceed. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-09-01
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