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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
Table of Contents
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
2 x Balanced XLR Male Outputs
1 x 3.5mm Stereo Mini-Plug
Less than -95 dB
2 x 11-Segment LED Arrays
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
Flat to within 0.2dB from 22 Hz to 20 kHz
Runs on 4 AA Batteries
5.5 x 2.1mm External Power Jack
4.8VDC to 15VDC Input Voltage