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Cablesson® SAP-3 Digital to Analogue Audio Converter - SPDIF - TOSlink / Coaxial to Stereo Left/Right RCA

by Cablesson
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
Price: £59.95
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  • Input Audio Connector: Toslink and 1 x RCA (Coaxial)
  • Output Audio Connector: 2 x RCA (R/L)
  • Sampling Rate: 32, 44.1, 48 and 96 KHz
  • External Power Supply: 5V DC@2A
  • Size (LxWxH): 51 x 41 x 26 mm

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Cablesson® SAP-3 Digital to Analogue Audio Converter - SPDIF - TOSlink / Coaxial to Stereo Left/Right RCA + Fisual 1m Install Series Digital Optical Cable
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  • Boxed-product Weight: 259 g
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  • ASIN: B002KHA1J6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 5 Aug 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
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Product Description

TheNew Cablesson Digital to Analog Audio Converter (Superior Audio Processing - SAP)is designed for eitherhomeorprofessionalaudio switching. Itconverts Coaxial or Toslink digital audio signals to analog L/R audioand available for connection to an external device such asan amplifier via standard RCA-style jacks. The Cablesson Digictal to Analog Converter issmall in sizeand quiteeasy to install. The continuous audio stream is digitally encoded in a similar way to a movie camera capturing motion by recording an image frame many times per second. The higher the sample rate (and bit depth), the more accurately the original sound can be represented. The curve can be thought of as being the original sound whereas the columns can be thought of as digital data trying to represent the original sound.



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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars J. Roberts 22 Nov 2009
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Just to echo D Preston's superb account of this device. I too bought a 42" lcd tv which I wanted to connect to my PS3 and through my stereo amplifier. After alot of head scratching I came across this little device and the above review which fitted my problem perfectly. Now wired up PS3 to tv via hdmi, from tv via optical cable to CYP DCT-3 and then phono to amp. Well worth the money.
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a gem! 3 Mar 2010
After bying a new Samsung slimline TV and prefering to route TV sound via my Denon amp and Mission speakers I was dismayed to find that my new TV had only optical/digital audio output with my amp having analogue audio input. Added to this was the fact that in order for the Samsung designers to fit speakers into such a slim chassis they had to compromise on audio quality with the inbuilt speakers sounding tinny and totally lacking in bass. Then I stumbled across this little gem of a product. No bigger than a matchbox this little DAC takes the output from the TV and converts it to analogue for input to an audio amp. Just the job and on top of that the sound quality is brilliant. Highly recommended.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SAP-3 Digital Audio to Analogue Converter 6 Jun 2010
Bought this to give me a clean signal from the optical output of my Macbook Pro as it's analogue output is pretty awful. Plugged it in and away we went. Lovely clean, rich sound (and I've been a professional sound designer for 22 years so I'm picky). Would recommend wholeheartedly.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT! 11 Aug 2010
Well,what to say about this small kit,it's just flawless,easy to set up,but be warned,the adapter to switch it to 5V is a direct adapter connector,so,I had to buy a so called travel-plug to get it work !
My only suggestion to Cablesson is,make this with two optical inputs and four analog outputs,then it would be even better!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little problem solver 3 Jun 2010
My new tv only outputs audio for whatever is on screen on it's optical output, and my amplifier only has analogue inputs. This little digital to analogue converter is the perfect solution. No set up required, just plug in the audio connections and power adaptor and you're away.

Sound quality is great and it's so small it just tucks away behind all the other gubbins.

One thing to beware of, there is a slight delay using digital to analogue converters so lip synch will be very fractionally out if you're watching telly (unless you find a way to tweak this on your set top box or telly) but it's very slight.

Great product, great price and speedy delivery.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing piece of kit 29 May 2012
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Recently bought an LG led cinema tv and was shocked there was no standard audio out to plug in normal phono leads, L and R cable. I did not wish to invest more money on a surround sound system when I have a perfect working order Technics hi- fi. I tried connecting SCART to phono leads, headphone output to phono leads with no output to the hi-fi at all. SCART from sky box to hi- fi worked but that meant I could only source sound from Sky.

Bought this converter with Toslink digital cable, connect this to converter, phono leads from converter to hi-fi and it works a dream with any device used on the tv. Problem solved and only took 5 minutes to set up. I do have to turn the amp to a much higher volume to obtain usual level of output but otherwise fine. If you face a similar issue buy this.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Converter 13 Feb 2012
By Dross
Good quality product which produces the goods. You do have to turn the volume up a little more on the hi fi than I would have expected though.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars little box of wonder 2 Feb 2012
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I bought this to hook my Apple TV (optical audio output) up to my old hifi (analogue rca input) for when I wanted to listen to music without having the TV on. This little box fits the bill perfectly, plug and play. The only real problem I had was the power LED was a tad bright for the bedroom, soon fixed with a little black insulation tape though and doesn't deserve a demerit.

Overall I'm delighted with the purchase.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Working nicely
It is converting sound nicely from my Samsung TV and letting me use headphones while at the same time others can listen to the sound coming from the tv speakers.
Published 5 months ago by matejbor
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value
This DAC performs exceptionally well ,compared to more expensive units, and it gives a pleasing improvement in sound quality. Excellent value.
Published 6 months ago by M. OVERY
4.0 out of 5 stars audio converter
I bought this item after buying wire free speakers which would not produce sound, after browsing through web I noticed this item it got the sound through perfectly apart from HD... Read more
Published 7 months ago by roofer
5.0 out of 5 stars It works... Amazingly!!!
There are many positive reviews of this product and here's one more...
I have a Samsung Syncmaster TV and a Teac amp, the only "out" on the TV was an optical out but... Read more
Published 7 months ago by PMunkus
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
A Nice compact unit, tucks away out of site. I am able to connect my headphones to our new TV with out cutting out the main speaker sound. Read more
Published 7 months ago by B. J. Wilkinson
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT
Bought this 11 months ago and fitted between my Samsung HD flat screen and my Denon analogue Hi Fi amp. Works perfectly with no problems. Read more
Published 11 months ago by kenneth shields
5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job well
This unit was useful because we purchased a TV with a digital output but wanted to connect it to our stereo system to improve the sound. It works well. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Easyrider
5.0 out of 5 stars works great.
I didnt want to buy another sound system when I got my new tv (with only a digital hook up). Rewiring those rear speakers would have been a pain in the butt. Read more
Published 17 months ago by K. S. Walker
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the box
This was one of those items we had to buy as reverse compatibility. It executes its task perfectly. Totally satisfied with our purchase.
Published 19 months ago by Hansolo28
1.0 out of 5 stars Hiss bang
Plugged it in, connected the tv to amp and speakers.

Loud hiss through speakers, and poor volume level.
Turned off and on... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Sunfold
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