Gefen GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder

Gefen GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder

Gefen GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder

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Product Highlights

  • S/PDIF or TOSLINK Input
  • L/R Analog Output
  • Plug & Play
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The GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder from Gefen accepts audio encoded in Dolby Digital (at up to 5.1 channels) from your multi-channel S/PDIF or TOSLINK digital audio source and converts it to L/R analog audio. It allows you to listen to digital audio sources, such as DVD & CD players or digital computer audio, on your legacy analog sound system. Plug-and-play installation means no special configuration or software are required.

This device converts S/PDIF or TOSLINK digital audio to L/R analog audio
It features a digital interpolation filter and digital to analog converter (DAC)
The device supports up to 6 channels (up to 5.1 Surround) of audio encoded in Dolby Digital
Auto samples occur at frequencies of 32, 44.1, and 48KHz
It features 24-bit incoming bitstream on left and right channels
This unit allows you to listen to digital audio sources on legacy analog sound systems
Save money otherwise spent on stereo equipment upgrades
It is compact and easy to install
UPC: 845344007168
In the Box
Gefen GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder
  • GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder
  • 5VDC Power Supply
  • User's Manual
  • Two-Year Warranty Against Defects in Material & Workmanship
  • Table of Contents
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    Gefen GTV-DD-2-AA specs

    Inputs Coaxial and optical digital audio ports
    Outputs Right and left RCA-type stereo analog output ports
    Power 5VDC, 5W maximum
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 0.9 x 1.7 x 1.6" (2.29 x 4.32 x 4.06cm)
    Weight 1 lbs (0.45kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 5.6 x 2.8"

    Gefen GTV-DD-2-AA reviews

    GTV-DD-2-AA GefenTV Digital Audio Decoder is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 64.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Worked, had to return I used this to connect Dolby optical audio out from a Panasonic TV to RCA compatible signal in to my legacy stereo. Converted the audio fine. Big audio 'pops' whenever a signal is lost then re-acquired (i.e. during channel changes and when losing broadcast signal). One very big pop blew the foam surrounds on my old speakers - I was able to repair them, but returned the unit, as the popping is an annoyance. I have been in contact with Gefen and they say they are redesigning to resolve the problem. If the pop is resolved, I will try again. Although it is pricey, the audio conversion was good. No Toslink optical cable is included, so you'll have to buy one.
    Date published: 2011-01-13
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Damaged my speakers I used this product very briefly, connecting a Panasonic Viera D2 to my old stereo - the TV is broadcast, i.e. an over the air signal. The decoder generates an audible 'pop' at every channel change. Later, while watching a music performance (at moderate volume) the signal was momentarily lost - when it was reestablished, an incredibly loud 'pop' was generated that damaged the woofers in both speakers, which now need repair. This product should include filtering to remove audio noise of this magnitude - and consumers should know it is not appropriate for broadcast TV use. It worked OK when used with a DVD player only, and may work fine in a cable setup, although another reviewer noted the audible pop during power cycling.
    Date published: 2011-01-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Better option available This little unit works quite well, with very decent D/A conversion. The only downside is it is VERY sensitive to signal changes that occur over cable and emits a loud pop each time that happens and when the channel changes. Not the fault of the unit, but it is annoying. Gefen is aware of the issue and reccomend the GTV-VOLCONT Volume Stabilizer to avoid this problem. That unit is about $45 more. If you can live with the occasional pop which occur on average 2-3 times an hour for me (no cable box, using the TV's tuner), then you can get away with the less expensive unit.
    Date published: 2011-01-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as expected I purchased the GTV-DD-2-AA to be able to plug my new LED TV to my old surround sound receiver with no ptical input. The product works as advertised except for when watching streaming video over the internet (sound pops and cuts out for a few seconds). Contacted Geffen and they said it was the tv loosing audio signal for a moment. I can live with it for the short amount of time compared to the price of the component they said would fix it for an added $75.
    Date published: 2011-02-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gefen TV DAC Using this with a Fiber Optic Toslink cable to send audio signal from our Panasonic Viera 50 to an FM headset. It seems to work fine although there is a small lag time. This lag time is not noticeable when listening thru the headset and viewing the sound on the TV (you cannot see the lag when watching a speakers lips). However, if the sound coming from the TV speakers is loud enough for the headset wearer to hear, (s)he can hear the sound lag although it is not so bad as to be unacceptable. I think its best use is with home theater systems or analog stereo systems. It is probably excellent if you are not trying to listen to both the TV output and the output from the DAC.
    Date published: 2013-01-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality sound for Vintage Equipment I purchased the Gefen decoder to connect my new TV to my vintage Carver pre-amp. The digital audio from the TV connects to the Gefen decoder and the RCA out connects to the pre-amp. The installation is very quick and the sound is excellent. This device provides a relatively inexpensive solution to connect new digital audio signals to vintage equipment. I originally intended to connect my Blu-Ray player to the decoder but figured out connecting the TV to the decoder I only need one connection to capture any audio signal to the TV.
    Date published: 2013-01-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as advertised I purchased the converter to connect my stand-alone speakers through my legacy analog receiver to my digital equipment (Panasonic SmartTV and Samsung Blue-Ray player. This DAC down-converts the audio signals nicely and clearly from my blue-ray player and for streaming video from Netflix and Amazon. There is a sound delay when switching HDTV OTA channels, but that's to be expected.I like the ease of set-up and use. However, I do agree with other reviews I've seen elsewhere regarding the product being a bit overpriced.
    Date published: 2014-07-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product! This converter is the one you wished you had in your AV kit!If you have a newer TV that only has Optical audio outputsorHave an older AV ReceiverorAre trying to connect Wireless HeadphoneorAre trying to connect a new DVD or BlurRay that only has HDMIThen this is what you are needingIt will convert Digital Coax and Optical to L/R Analog.And will convert 5.1 Encoded Audio to L/R Analog AudioI initially laughed when I saw these items...Until I ran into (2) situations that I needed oneWorks perfectly!
    Date published: 2012-07-15
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