Whirlwind AESDA - Portable AES Digital to Analog Converter

Whirlwind AESDA - Portable AES Digital to Analog Converter

Whirlwind AESDA - Portable AES Digital to Analog Converter

Whirlwind AESDA - Portable AES Digital to Analog Converter

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Product Highlights

  • Converts AES-3 & S/PDIF into Analog
  • Provides Diagnostic Analysis of Signals
  • Runs on 4 AA Batteries or 6VDC External
  • Female XLR & BNC Inputs, XLR Outputs
  • Mini-Plug Headphone Output with Volume
  • 11-Segment LED Meters
  • Made in the USA
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Whirlwind AESDA overview

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The AESDA from Whirlwind is a portable device that decodes digital audio in AES/EBU and S/PDIF into analog audio signals. It has one female XLR input (for stereo AES) and one BNC connector. There are two balanced male XLR outputs and a mini-plug headphone output. The AESDA can be powered with 4 AA batteries, with the included power supply, or adapted to an external portable power source. It provides excellent quality audio conversion in a compact and ultra-portable package.

There are 10 LEDs on the face of the AESDA that provide diagnostic analysis of the incoming digital signals, as well as its current operational status. The warning lights will assist you in troubleshooting any faults and errors that may occur. With the flip of a switch, the same lights that alert you of errors are used to inform you of the current status, such as the sample rate, type of data, etc.

Two 11-segment LED meter arrays are used to inform you of the digital input and analog output signal levels. The AESDA is capable of decoding both professional and consumer versions of AES-3. You can adjust the two output levels independently with dedicated knobs, and use a third knob to adjust the volume level of the 3.5mm headphone output.

110 Ohm balanced and 75 Ohm unbalanced inputs
Dual function level meters display either digital input signal level or analog output level
Dual function LEDs display digital input information or signal condition/fault type
Separate balanced XLR and 3.5mm headphone outputs, each output has its own volume control
In the Box
Whirlwind AESDA - Portable AES Digital to Analog Converter
  • 6VDC 2.5A Power Supply
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    Whirlwind AESDA specs

    Inputs 1 x Female XLR (for 110 Ohm balanced AES/EBU audio)
    1 x BNC Input

    Both inputs are transformer and DC isolated (up to 50V), and accept AES/EBU and S/PDIF signal levels ranging between 5V p-p and 250mV p-p

    Outputs 2 x Balanced XLR Male Outputs
    1 x 3.5mm Stereo Mini-Plug
    Output Noise Less than -95 dB
    Meters 2 x 11-Segment LED Arrays
    Headphone Output Peak output level is +4dB
    Capable of driving headphones from 16 to 100 Ohms impedance
    Can also be used to feed an unbalanced line input
    THD (Main Outputs) Less than 0.004% at 0 dBV
    Less than 0.01% at +18 dBV
    Frequency Response Flat to within 0.2dB from 22 Hz to 20 kHz
    Power Runs on 4 AA Batteries
    5.5 x 2.1mm External Power Jack
    4.8VDC to 15VDC Input Voltage
    Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
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    Package Weight 2.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.7 x 4.4 x 3.4"

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