Digital/Analog Converters

Why, when and where do you need them?

 • You just purchased a new LCD or Plasma TV (Digital Output) and you need to get the sound through your Stereo System (Analog Input)? You need a DAC! 

 • Your new digital speaker system (Digital Input) won’t work with your old stereo receiver (Analog Output) You need an ADC! 

 • You have run out of digital inputs on your new home theater system and you want to connect your MP3 player that only has a digital audio output. You need a (DAC)!

What are these things?!

Digital to Analog Audio Converters (DAC's) convert either LPCM or Bitstream digital audio on Coax or Optical Toslink to Stereo Left/Right Audio. 

Analog to Digital Audio Converters (ADC's) convert Stereo Left/Right analog audio into LPCM Digital Audio for either Coax or Optical Toslink Input.

Learn More

More about analog and digital audio
Learning Your ADCs and Your DACs (Digital Analog Audio Converters)
Audio - analog and digital (PDF coming soon) 
Bitstream vs PCM (LPCM) when using a DAC or in your Home Theater Setup 
Common Analog/Digital conversion problems and solutions

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  • Audioengine D3 DAC
    D3 $149.00 Add To Cart
    Read the new review in "The Absolute Sound" The Audioengine D3 DAC is the perfect interface between your computer and headphones or any music system. The D3 is a high performance Digital-to-Analog Converter, or DAC, that...
  • DAC-AMP-20
    DAC-AMP-20 $69.95 Add To Cart
    The Extremely versatile DAC-AMP-20 is a USB DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) a Toslink DAC, and an Amplifier with both Headphone and Speaker Outputs. Read the Review from HomeTheaterShack.Its perfect for connecting a pair...
  • Gefen GTV-DD-2-AA
    GTV-DD-2-AA $129.00 $108.90 Add To Cart
    Digital to Stereo analog audio converter, Gefen GTV-DD-2-AA Digital Audio Decoder Convert up to 5.1-channel audio encoded in Dolby Digital Surround to L/R analog audio -- without additional costly...
    GTV-HDMI-2-HDMIAUD $249.00 $210.19 Add To Cart
    HDMI to HDMI Plus Audio Converter, Splits HDMI Audio to Digital and 8 channels of analog audio for input to a receiver.  The GefenTV HDMI to HDMI Audio Converter is a product that takes a Hi-Def source using HDMI and...
    GTV-DIGAUD-2-AAUD $79.00 $66.69 Add To Cart
    Digital Audio to Analog Adapter, converts Coax or Optical Toslink to Stereo analog audio.  Digital Audio Transformed to Analog Audio -- Effortlessly and Simply The Digital To Analog Audio converter box takes your...
  • Audio Authority 979R
    979R $129.00 $116.10 Add To Cart
    Digital Audio PCM to Stereo Analog Audio Converter, Audio Authority 979R  Converts digital coaxial or digital optical PCM audio signals to analog L/R audio. The 979R is a high-quality DAC (Digital to Analog Converter),...
  • Audio Authority 979T
    979T $129.00 $116.10 Add To Cart
    Analog Audio to digital Audio Converter, Audio Authority 979T.  Converts analog audio signals to digital coaxial or digital optical audio. The 979T is a high quality ADC (Analog to Digital Converter), allowing for...
  • Audioengine D2 wireless DAC
    D2 $399.00 Add To Cart
    Audioengine D2 Premium 24-Bit Wireless DAC D2 Features: Wireless bit-perfect 24/96 digital-to-analog converter  USB-to-S/PDIF converter  Mac or PC plug-and-play, no drivers or network setup  Precision...
    GTV-AAUD-2-DIGAUD $79.00 $66.69 Add To Cart
    Stereo Left/Right Analog Audio to Digital Audio Converter. GefenTV GTV-AAUD-2-DIGAUD Takes analog audio and converts it to digital via TOSLINK / SPDIF The GefenTV Analog to Digital Audio Adapter converts analog...
  • Key Digital KD-AAXDA
    KD-AAXDA $80.00 Add To Cart
    Analog Left-Right Stereo to PCM Digital Audio Coaxial or Toslink Optical Converter.  Key Features:  Converts Analog L/R Audio to PCM Digital Audio and Toslink Digital Audio Simultaneous output of both Digital...
  • Key Digital KD-DAXAA
    KD-DAXAA $80.00 Add To Cart
    Digital Audio Coaxial or Toslink Optical to Analog Stereo Converter.  Key Features:   Converts 2-Channel PCM Digital Audio or Toslink Digital Audio to Analog L/R Audio Supports 32, 44.1, 48, and 96 KHz...