Gefen GTV-DIGAUD-2-AAUD Digital to Analog Audio Adapter - GTV-DIGAUD-2-AAUD

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There aren't too many options out there if you want to convert your digital signal (either fiber optic/toslink or Digital Coax) to analog audio. Fortunately, Geffen's Digital to Analog Audio adapter does it's job well. The piece feels well built, and comes with a 3' fiber optic cable. The AC adapter comes with snap-on plug connectors for use with foriegn outlets. It takes five minutes to hook this up. The sound quality is very good, with no whine or hiss. I was able to link my LG 42LH50 (Digital Audio Out, Fiber Optic) to my sony DCX265 Home Theatre System (Analog Audio In, RCA). Please note that when I plugged in my cable straight to the TV for HD channels (versus using the comcast non-HD box), sound was not output to my receiver. This was likely due to the fact the LG TV's digital tuner outputs in Dolby 5.1. There is a Geffen that is compatible with that, the GTV-DD-2-AA, but, of course, it's bit more expensive. Luckily I rarely watch TV shows with the Home Theatre, and I don't watch too many local HD programs. However, this outputs the Sony PS3 (you choose PCM 2 Channel option, which is default anyways), Nintendo Wii and Cable Box perfectly. These units are all hooked up to the TV, then output to the Home Theatre. Now here's a nice thing I didn't even realize while buying: Gefen offers a 2 year limited warranty on this. That's pretty darn nice if you ask me!

-Jon Maier quote

1) Let's get straight to the review with the unboxing. The box includes the DAC, a toslink cable (~6') and a wall wart power supply with four power plug adapters. 2) Inputs and outputs. It has both optical and coaxial inputs with a selector switch, a power jack and dual RCA outputs. Fit and finish is near perfect................. 3)Opinion: Feed this tiny box a 16/44.1 and it's just another DAC but when it gets a 24/96 input, Luther's silky tenor is in the room with you, Pearlman's violin displays no digital hardness and Vanessa Williams' mezzo is full with really good sound staging. I don't know what's inside (yet) but it resolves very much like a burr-brown dac but with a bit less warmth and slightly more analytical (not in a bad way). Now I'm not going to tell you that it's in the same league as my (or any top shelf) reference DAC but at this price, you'd be crazy not to own one. It's the perfect companion to a small T-amp.

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One of a kind, and great at what it does!

by Jon Maier on 11/3/2009

There aren't too many options out there if you want to convert your digital signal (either fiber optic/toslink or Digital Coax) to analog audio. Fortunately, Geffen's Digital to Analog Audio adapter does it's job well. The piece feels well built, and comes with a 3' fiber optic cable. The AC adapter comes with snap-on plug connectors for use with foriegn outlets. It takes five minutes to hook this up. The sound quality is very good, with no whine or hiss. I was able to link my LG 42LH50 (Digital Audio Out, Fiber Optic) to my sony DCX265 Home Theatre System (Analog Audio In, RCA). Please note that when I plugged in my cable straight to the TV for HD channels (versus using the comcast non-HD box), sound was not output to my receiver. This was likely due to the fact the LG TV's digital tuner outputs in Dolby 5.1. There is a Geffen that is compatible with that, the GTV-DD-2-AA, but, of course, it's bit more expensive. Luckily I rarely watch TV shows with the Home Theatre, and I don't watch too many local HD programs. However, this outputs the Sony PS3 (you choose PCM 2 Channel option, which is default anyways), Nintendo Wii and Cable Box perfectly. These units are all hooked up to the TV, then output to the Home Theatre. Now here's a nice thing I didn't even realize while buying: Gefen offers a 2 year limited warranty on this. That's pretty darn nice if you ask me!

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A True Audio Gem

by Corey on 1/30/2010

1) Let's get straight to the review with the unboxing. The box includes the DAC, a toslink cable (~6') and a wall wart power supply with four power plug adapters. 2) Inputs and outputs. It has both optical and coaxial inputs with a selector switch, a power jack and dual RCA outputs. Fit and finish is near perfect................. 3)Opinion: Feed this tiny box a 16/44.1 and it's just another DAC but when it gets a 24/96 input, Luther's silky tenor is in the room with you, Pearlman's violin displays no digital hardness and Vanessa Williams' mezzo is full with really good sound staging. I don't know what's inside (yet) but it resolves very much like a burr-brown dac but with a bit less warmth and slightly more analytical (not in a bad way). Now I'm not going to tell you that it's in the same league as my (or any top shelf) reference DAC but at this price, you'd be crazy not to own one. It's the perfect companion to a small T-amp.

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Product Overview

The Digital To Analog Audio converter box takes your coaxial/optical (S/PDIF or TOSLink) digital audio source and converts it to standard analog left/right audio, available for connection to an external device such as an amplifier or recording deck via standard RCA-style jacks. Now you can bridge your legacy sound system with digital sources such as DVD and CD players that don't have RCA-style analog outputs.

Specifications

Manufacturer Gefen
Mfg Part# GTV-DIGAUD-2-AAUD
SKU 209762796
UPC 845344080567
UPC 14 00845344080567
Features
Product Type Audio Adapter
Manufacturer Part Number GTV-DIGAUD-2AAUD
Manufacturer Gefen, Inc
Product Model GTV-DIGAUD-2-AAUD
Product Name GTV-DIGAUD-2-AAUD Digital to Analog Audio Adapter
Brand Name Gefen
Weight (Approximate) 0.88 oz
Height 0.9"
Width 1.7"
Depth 1.6"
Connector on First End 1 x Toslink Female Digital Audio / 1 x Female S/PDIF
Connector on Second End 2 x RCA Female Audio
Tech Specs
Product Type Audio Adapter
Manufacturer Part Number GTV-DIGAUD-2AAUD
Manufacturer Website Address www.gefen.com
Manufacturer Gefen, Inc
Product Model GTV-DIGAUD-2-AAUD
Product Name GTV-DIGAUD-2-AAUD Digital to Analog Audio Adapter
Brand Name Gefen
Dimensions 0.87" Height x 1.65" Width x 1.59" Depth
Weight (Approximate) 0.88 oz
Connector on First End 1 x Toslink Female Digital Audio / 1 x Female S/PDIF
Connector on Second End 2 x RCA Female Audio

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