Last updated on February 14th, 2021 at 12:43 am
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What if your stereo equipment (amplifier etc) doesn’t support these two connections? Do you limit yourself to listening to audio over the TV speakers? Do you change your amplifier set to one with AV connections compatible with your new TV?
No, you don’t. You fix the issue quickly and cheaply with a digital to analog audio converter (DAC).
With such a stereo analog audio connection, your cable can be extended up to about 150 feet (45 meters).
With a Toslink cable, you can go up to 15 meters. Premium cables (to be used with newer computers and satellite receivers) can run up to 30 meters,
What Does a Digital to Analog Audio Converter Do?
A DAC takes a digital audio signal and converts it into an analog audio signal. This analog signal is then sent to an amplifier. So, the sounds that you hear from digital recordings, are actually analog audio signals converted by a digital to analog audio converter.
What are the Benefits of a Digital to Analog Audio Converter?
The quality of DACs have improved over the years,
External digital audio to analog converters also work well with computer audio. This is because the built-in DACs in computers are just of standard quality.
In this post, however, we shall focus on DACs that convert coaxial or Toslink digital PCM audio signals whether to analog RCA Left/Right (L/R) or 3.5mm jack audio.
Let’s check out the best digital audio to analog converters to give you some useful buying ideas.
This PROZOR DAC converts 192kHz coaxial or toslink PCM audio signals to analog RCA and 3.5mm jack audio.
You can’t, however, convert analog audio to digital with this digital audio to analog converter.
You get audio transmission free of electromagnetic noise.
However, you can output only PCM or LPCM audio and not 5.1 channel audio.
This DAC works with Blu-ray player, PS3, AV amplifiers and home cinema systems.
Check out this bestselling PROZOR SPDIF -Toslink Optical to L/R RCA /3.5mm Converter Jack Adapter.
Techole Volume Adjustable Digital to Analog Audio Converter
The main feature of this Techole DAC is its volume adjustment button.
This is one of the best digital audio to analog converters that can control the output volume while you’re watching a TV show or playing a game.
To make this feature work, your TV audio output must be set to PCM.
Like the Prozor digital audio to analog converter above, you can use it with any device which doesn’t support RCA L/R or 3.5mm audio outputs.
Check out this popular Techole Volume Adjustable Digital to Analog Audio Converter.
192KHz Digital to Analog Audio Converter with Bass and Volume Adjustment
In addition to a volume control button, this DAC comes with a bass adjustment function as well.
This allows you to enjoy crisp stereo sound.
It supports audio with a 192kHz 24-bit sampling rate.
This is one of the best digital audio to analog converters that comes with an alloy aluminium shell and gold-plated connection ports (for superior sound transmission).
More Digital to Analog Audio Converter Ideas
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