Really useful if you have a modern device with a TOSLINK output and your surround doesn't have an input. the additional TOSLINK input and the coaxial and AUX are really helpful and you can select any of them with one switch and you can chose between 5.1 and 2.1 audio output. The decoder doesn't have a power switch so it's always on and it can get a ... Read more
the device is very compact, and easy to use. Comes with power adapter and optical wire. It has a button to chose 5.1 or 2.1 output and another button to chose the between the inputs. it doesn´t has a switch or power button, so is always on. The quality of sound is kinda weird. I thought I will work better. I also bought me another optical wire ... Read more
Perfect item to get use your old surround system with the new technologies. Perfectly working even when providing input sound from stereo (aux) in. Sound is good. There is option to switch between 5.1 an d 2.1 outputs. Very useful when you have not connected all your surround speakers and don't want to get bad sound. Very useful that you can get input ... Read more
It's a small, handy thing. I use it to convert the optical signal from my PS3, to analog surround. At first I was a bit sceptical as it was really cheap, and decoding dolby & dts requires licenses. However, it proved to do it's job. However, when first installed, there were signal drop outs and sometimes completely messed up signal. (unusable). ... Read more
Converts Optic to 5.1 channel analog audio.
Converts Audio coming in stereo to 5.1 channel using some algorithm which makes it hear in center speaker and some sounds in other speakers.
Easy to install. Its good if it has a remote control to switch the inputs and control the volume. HDMI from any source will not have volume controlled by device. Home ... Read more
this unit is perfect for what i was looking for. it is everything it says, converts digital (optical or coaxial) to analog 5.1 sound. now it does not matter what speaker set i use, i can now decode dolby digital, dts and the like and i did not need to spend a lot of money. you have to unplug the device if you want to shut it down as there is no separate ... Read more
Best and cheap solution for 5.1 computer speakers or similiar, if you have a inexpensive 5.1 computear speaker and need a REAL 5.1 DTS Dolby decoder via optical or coaxial output, this is a great solution without buy a home theater amplifier of 1000 dollars. Actually i am using this in my logitech racing cockpit 5.1 surround sound system. Solid metal ... Read more
Works quite well in decoding the 5.1 channel sound. Easy to use, solid metal case, perfect decoding, gives not much heat, just getting warm. Two optical inputs. One optical cable included. No volume control; No remote; Ports are on both sides of device; Bad LEDs-too bright. This decoder is a must have for those who own 5.1 audio systems for 5-10 years ... Read more
Good sound quality
Acceptable low distorsion level
Very ease of use
Three digital inputs (2 optical + one coaxial)
Selected input is "memorized" between power on/off cicles Front blue led indicators are too bright. Both front and rear panels have connectors not allowing a clear front view of the device free of cables.
No automatic input selection,... Read more
easy to use, small, do it's job superb. you only need a media player or something like that which has an optic output that gives dts, dolby or ac3 signal raw fotmat. just connect your analog 5+1 system and ready to go. I think there is cirrus logic audio decoder chip inside of the device. cirrus logic is known brand in this sector. so I'm very glad ... Read more
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