GeerFab Audio D.BOB Digital BreakOut Box
Set yourself free of the cheap DAC on your universal disc player! Access digital streams of your SACD/Blu-ray Audio disc collection, and send them to your favorite DAC
You have an SACD or Blu-ray Audio disc collection, and your beloved OPPO just died. Now you find that there are very few hi-fi grade SACD and high-res disc players. Sure, you can buy a basic universal disc player, but the DACs on those are so cheap! Plus, licensing allows DSD or high-res digital to be outputted only via HDMI. (SACD players are not allowed to output DSD via coax or optical, and Blu-ray players are limited to CD quality only via coax or optical.)
How do you connect a universal disc player as a transport to your DAC using the S/PDIF coax input? Why, D.BOB!
Connect the HDMI out of your disc player to the HDMI input on D.BOB. Connect the S/PDIF coax output of D.BOB to your DAC, and you're ready to go with DSD64 over DoP, and up to 192 kHz/24 bit PCM.
Note: Your disc player MUST have an HDMI output to use D.BOB. Your DAC MUST be able to accept DSD over PCM (DoP) to play SACDs.
- Extracts DSD64 and PCM up to 24/192 from the HDMI data stream from a player/transport with HDMI out
- Outputs DSD64 via the DoP (DSD over PCM) protocol and hi-res PCM up to 24/192 through the S/PDIF coax and Toslink optical outputs to an external DAC
- Fully HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) and copy protection compliant
- HDMI pass-through for player menu settings and other video uses
Input: 1 x HDMI Type A input (19-pin female)
Outputs: 1 x HDMI Type A output (19-pin female), 1 x S/PDIF Coaxial, 1 x Toslink S/PDIF optical
Other: Mini-USB input (for firmware updates only), DC 12 V input for external PSU or battery, IEC C14
Dimensions (WHD): 8.5" x 1.75" x 4.75"
Weight: 2.2 lb