Picture this... you have just bought a brand new TV, the picture is fantastic and the screen is enormous. Overall, you are truly impressed with your purchase…that is until you turn the volume up. The sound you hear can be described as thin and harsh with really poor bass. Due to the sleek design of most TVs on the market these days, their slim chassis only allows for small speakers which tends to produce poor sound and equally poor dynamics. A digital audio converter could be the answer.
If you're looking to escape the ear-piercing midrange speakers, you might want to look to your "Old Faithful" stereo unit. It doesn't matter if it is an old amplifier/receiver with 5.1 surround speakers, or a trusted stereo unit with only two speakers. You like it, it has served you well and it sounds great. Perhaps now it’s time to hook "Old Faithful" to the new TV and recreate an impressive soundscape to match the equally impressive picture that now adorns your living room wall.
85% of TVs released in the last 5 years or so, only provide an audio output via a digital medium, either via Digital Optical or Digital Coax. A problem you may find is that your amplifier or stereo may have been purchased before the digital age, and only allow you the older style white and red analogue RCA inputs for left and right stereo audio.
Both digital and analogue are great, but they simply do not talk to each other. This is where a converter box is needed to translate the digital 1s and 0s into an analogue sine wave that your amplifier/receiver will accept, and in turn play through your speakers.
The converter box described below is the "Digital Audio to Stereo".
Digital Audio to Stereo Converter
This Digital Audio to Stereo converter A1259 will easily take either the Digital RCA coax connection or the red light from your Optical Toslink cable, and convert them into a great analogue signal. This device will also double as a Digital conversion device so it will also take the Optical feed and convert it to a Digital RCA coax, which proves very handy if your TV has optical output, but your amplifier has a Digital RCA Coax connection only.
Either way, it's got you covered.
- Digital optical toslink
- Digital coaxial (orange RCA)
- Analog stereo (red and white RCAs)
- Loopout: digital coaxial (orange RCA)
If you would like further advice with your own set up, please feel free to speak with our Selby Techs on 1800 69 2225 (option2)