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Overview

  • Converts optical or coaxial audio audio to twin RCA (phono) or 3.5mm stereo headphone output
  • Listen to high definition downloads on your standard hi-fi or speakers
  • Works with all PC audio formats

Product overview

• Converts optical or coaxial audio audio to twin RCA (phono) or 3.5mm stereo headphone output
• Listen to high definition downloads on your standard hi-fi or speakers
• Works with all PC audio formats
• USB powered (power supply not included; requires a 1A USB power supply)
• Plug 'n' Play - no drivers required for Win 7, Vista nor XP
• Connect most audio devices with a digital output (only 2-channel digital audio is supported)
• Adjustable headphone output
• 24-bit, 192 kHz audio quality
• Dimensions: 111 x 105 x 30 mm
• Weight: 174 g

Ideal for music lovers seeking an excellent value upgrade to advanced HD audio and saving money on new stereo equipment.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from I wanted to connect an LED TV to my Hi-Fi but it does not have analogue out, just an optical out. This ingenious device converted optical to analogue without any fuss, I just plugged in an optical lead from the telly to the device then connected audio leads from the device to my hi-if, both leads have to be purchased separately. Also connected the USB lead supplied in the box to a power supply, I used a spare iPhone charger plug and it worked a dream.Saved me spending a lot more than I did as I was going to buy an optical speaker system.Top marks from me.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I purchased one of these last week as I had just recently bought a new LG LCD TV and it didn't have an anologue 'audio out'. It only had an 'Optical Audio Out'. I wanted to hook-up my new TV to my existing analogue surround-sound system. This item worked perfectly. The only other item I needed to buy was an optical lead to go from the TV to this item. One thing that isn't really mentioned in the instructions though is that this item needs power from a USB lead from the TV. This lead is supplied with this item
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from To coin the phrase, does what it says on the tin. This handy box-of-tricks bridges the gap between the all-digital outputs of AV equipment and the phono inputs of not-very-old amplifiers. With obsolescence seemingly built-in to modern day electrical stuff, it's good to know that gizmos like this are available. Much cheaper than buying a new amp! I'd just echo the point made by another reviewer that the box does need a 5V DC power input (via USB) to work; fortunately this was helpfully pointed out to me by the sales assistant at the time of purchase.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This product does work BUT?? It is powered via USB and so anyone using it with a computer will be ok. Those like me, who want to convert optical to analog without involving USB, are left wondering why it doesn't work. No power adapter is included, although there is a space in the packaging (where it once was?) It is not at all clear in the instructions that a power adapter is required, in fact it states that it is not required when using the optical or coaxial inputs. It was only because I couldn't figure how that would work that I tried my iPhone charger. I used the included USB cable with my iPhone charger to power it and all was fine. If you buy this AND a 5v 0.5-1A power adapter AND an optical cable (not included either) you are good to go. It probably should say that somewhere eh?
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this item after trying a similar product that didnt work. The assistant in store pointed this one out to me explaining about the usb power supply. Got it home and set it up in minutes, what an excellent piece of kit, i really wasnt expecting such good sound quality. I have used it from the optical out of a lg tv to a marantz amp. I would highly recommend this item.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I do a lot of my listening with high quality headphones and was expecting this unbranded economy DAC to be a bit of a disappointment when it came to sound reproduction. I connected it to the"optical out" from my TV and use it with headphones only. What a surprise it was to hear such an excellent sound. I have to say that I agree with the majority of your reviewers and am more than satisfied. Definitely value for money.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Got one of these just to try it out as an alternative to my pc speakers. (Have a good pair of headphones plugged into it - Audio Technica ath ad 700 ) That was a year ago and I do most of my listening using these. Youtube and mp3s sound great . Highly recommended. Also connected my hifi into it as well so I can share the sound. Probably the best bit of pc kit I have bought yet. Do your ears a favour and get one
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was thinking about spending silly money on a soundbar when I found this. Using the optical output (from the TV) is worlds apart from the 3.5mm socket when connected to a Hi Fi. Worth every penny!
Date published: 2014-11-18
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What type of female USB connector is on this product please?

Asked by: JohnF
This is power via the USB B connector on the top image. A cable such as this ... would be required https://www.maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-usb-20-type-a-to-b-cable-05m-black-a00xa
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2018-01-18

I previously used my Onkyo receiver to enjoy better external audio on my old TV via the RCA cables. I have know purchased a Samsung UE50MU6120 TV and discovered there is only a digital audio output. Is there any converter/adapter I can use to resolve this

Asked by: chris88
Yes ... this is it.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2018-01-03

Does this device obtain the computer's audio from a standard USB socket continuously immediately after computer start up, or does it required some "Application" to be started manually? Thanks!

Asked by: IanD
You can listen to sound via the USB connection, ignore the above comment by 'Billy', that's completely wrong. I've used it on both PC and MAC, once you've connected it once the drivers are installed and all you need to do is plug it in. You might need to change sound output on some PCs, I didn't on mine, but that's it.
Answered by: Jeff
Date published: 2017-12-18

Hi, new Samsung 6400 TV with optical output..sound transferred to old technics sounds system which has the old red/white jack system. Will this work and still have good sound or can you recommend another product? Thnks

Asked by: Rory 68
It will work but the crystal quality digital optical muti channel sound will be converted by the device into good old fashioned analogue stereo left and right audio. Ideally to get the best sound quality from your new TV it would be advantageous to purchase a new multi channel digital sound system.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-11-30

I have a Samsung MU6120 Smart tv with no means to use headphones, is there anything I could use to enable this problem

Asked by: Nealo54
Checking the user guide for your TV http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/UM/201711/20171113111640660/ENG_KTMDVBEUL-3.0.4_171031.2.pdf It looks like Samsung have removed all possibility of attaching headphones apart from taking the digital optical audio out and converting it to analogue audio by using this audio converter. Once converted you can attach standard headphones to it, or run the sound to an amp or Hi-Fi Alternative you could use the built in Bluetooth capability of the TV and pair with Bluetooth Headphones.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-11-29

I am trying to connect my 10 year-old Sony Bravia TV to a soundbar, the latter of which only has an optical input.  The TV does not have an optical output, but has phono, HDMI and Scart.  Will this converter do the job ?

Asked by: pmfturner
This device is a digital to analogue converter which converts for example a new TV which has a digital output to an old analogue sound system such as a hi fi. It will NOT do the job in reverse that is, convert the analogue signal from an old TV to a digital sound bar.
Answered by: Stewbie
Date published: 2017-11-22

Can this device convert analogue audio to digital to be downloaded to CD or PC?

Asked by: Lee Richie
No. It's a Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC) whereas you need an Analogue to Digital (ADC) to get a digital signal from an analogue source. You also need the ADC to produce the type of digital audio signal that your PC etc can accept - USB ; SPDIF etc...
Answered by: SussexTech
Date published: 2017-11-21

Can you connect an optical audio device (i.e. cd player) to this and record on a pc via USB?.

Asked by: Gouldmine
No the item has no support for this.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-10
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