Maplin Digital Optical to Digital Phono Adapter

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About this product


  • Ideal for use with digital audio equipment
  • Converts a Digital Optical into a Digital Phono/Coax signal
  • 9V power supply included

Product overview

• Ideal for use with digital audio equipment
• Converts a Digital Optical into a Digital Phono/Coax signal
• 9V power supply included
• Gold-plated connectors
• 5 Year Warranty

This digital adapter will convert an optical signal from a Digital Optical cable to an electrical signal suitable for a Digital Phono cable.

This is ideal for connectivity between digital-grade audio equipment in home and DJ audio systems, PC audio, and in speaker systems for TVs and games consoles.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Converter I have just changed to a new TV that only has Optical Audio outputnfortunately my Home Theatre Sound Systems on has HDMI or coax inputs this Converter worked absolutely perfectly as the HDMI did not like my sound system. Also purchased an optical led from Maplins as well. Very pleased with the sound quality and saves me a fortune not having to purchase another Sound System.
Date published: 2017-01-02
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I have a sharp LC-40CFG6021K TV and when I connect the transmitter on my wireless headphones it disables the speakers, which is a pain. Will this item allow me to connect my digital audio output on my TV to the 3.5 cable for my headphone transmitter.

Asked by: barryradish
NO This device simply converts digital optical out (TOSlink) into digital coaxial out (SPDIF) To connect analogue headphones you would need to covert the digital signal to analogue with a device such as.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-10-16

Hi, I want to connect my ps3 audio optical out to my old Cambridge soundworks dtt2500 5.1 which has an spdif in. Will I be able to use this converter

Asked by: Ever
If the digital input on the Cambridge device is a Digital Coaxial input, then this should be the correct adapter for your requirements.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-05-22

Will there be any sort of delay?

Asked by: Craig
There should be minimal delay with this item
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-02-27

Does this work in reverse too? As in convert coax to optical?

Asked by: soundshaper3
No this would not work in reverse
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-02-08

I have a Goodmans soundbar with Phono or RCA connections will this unit work using it through a TIVO box optical lead to connect soundbar via 1.5 phono or rca plugs?

Asked by: thebill57
It would depend on whether the phono connection in for digital audio, or are analogue inputs. If marked as digital or S/PDIF then this would work fine, if your connections are analogue inputs then you would need something like the following to convert the digital signal to analogue L & R phono.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2016-08-08

I was wondering what are the specifications of this item as I couldn't find them anywhere. Like what are the sample rates?

Asked by: Kumaros
We have received a datasheet, however it does not have the information you requested, if you still wish to view it, you can download it from the following link;
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-05-20

Hello. I use a Samsung sound base with optical audio connection to TV. I wish to use wireless headphones with this. I have found an optical splitter (1 in 2 out). Can I use this item to power the wireless sender unit for the headphones?

Asked by: Bobby
This unit quite simply converts digital optical audio into digital coaxial audio, you would still need to plug in a digital audio device, this unit does not provide any "power"
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-12-15

Can this be powered from a USB connection

Asked by: PETER
No it cannot be powered via usb.
Answered by: Brad
Date published: 2015-12-02
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