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

Parts ExpressSKU: K404 | UPC: 848864000640
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How do I connect my new HDTV Toslink audio to my older stereo receiver or amp that only has RCA input? We get this question a lot. The answer is: with this digital to analog converter (DAC). This handy item takes the coaxial digital or Toslink optical S/PDIF from your TV and gives you standard L/R RCA for your stereo, amp, or receiver. Problem solved.

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!


  • 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

Brand: Parts Express

Part Number: 180-999

UPC: 848864000640

Product Category: Digital Audio/Video Converters

Unit of Measure: EA

Weight: 0.4 lbs.

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.

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