Author Topic: HDMI to SPDIF/optical conversion  (Read 176 times)

Offline johan.pretorius

HDMI to SPDIF/optical conversion
« on: April 07, 2021, 04:15:25 PM »
My Marantz UD5007 is used for CD and SACD playback, but the sound is not that great.  There is no optical output on the player, only analog RCA and HDMI.

I'm thinking of trying out HDMI to optical conversion (to feed the audio into a DAC) before investing in a better CD player (perhaps as a transport unit only).

Any thoughts or suggestions on HDMI to SPDIF/optical converters?

https://www.big.guide/audio-extractor

Amazon has this, for example:

https://www.amazon.com/NEWCARE-Extractor-Converter-Optical-Adapter/dp/B083DDGGZ4
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Offline kamikazi

Re: HDMI to SPDIF/optical conversion
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2021, 05:48:14 PM »
This one has coax, might be a possible option?

https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/hdmi-extractors/audio-hdmi-extractor-to-spdif-optique-and-coaxial-p-10891.html

This one is more expensive, but seems to support both video and stripping out and passing through audio on a different HDMI output, possibly allowing dual function?
https://www.audiophonics.fr/en/diy-interfaces/digital-interface-hdmi-mhl-to-i2s-coaxial-optical-p-13419.html
« Last Edit: April 07, 2021, 05:51:40 PM by kamikazi »

Offline johan.pretorius

Re: HDMI to SPDIF/optical conversion
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2021, 06:11:23 AM »
Thank you for the suggestions, will take a look.
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