GeerFab Audio D.BOB Digital BreakOut Box

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GeerFab Audio D.BOB Digital BreakOut Box

 

Why didn't someone do this before? [Many readers] will pounce, knowing that the D.BOB can assure continued access, into the indefinite future, to the SACDs in their collection via the DAC of their choice.
— KALMAN RUBINSON, STEREOPHILE, APRIL 2020

 

If you have a large collection of high-resolution discs, you want to have a future-proof way to continue to enjoy those discs into the foreseeable future. The D.BOB frees you from being tethered to one manufacturer’s, perhaps discontinued, disc player.
— STEVEN STONE, THE ABSOLUTE SOUND, OCTOBER 2020

 

With the D.BOB, the Qutest renders SACDs with a purity that makes one immediately aware of what even good CDs can lack. I listened to many SACDs with the D.BOB, almost always hearing deeper into even familiar recordings, and with basically zero digital agro.
— BRUCE KINCH, POSITIVE FEEDBACK, MAY 2020

 

 

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. 

Features

  • 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

Specifications

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