HDMI to usb? Can I do that with my Oppo?

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  1. crouse

    crouse Poorly known member Subscriber

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    I've been thinking about upgrading my disc player, but I may only need to upgrade my dac. But I would need a way to get the SACD signal to a dac that can handle that. The Oppo will only output the SACD signal via hdmi and the dacs that do DSD all seem to use usb inputs. Is there an adapter that with a usb connector on one end and an hdmi on the other that will work?
     
  2. Poinzy

    Poinzy Super Member

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    Have you tried doing a casual Google search? I saw adapters being sold on Amazon. I don't know how well they work, though.
     
  3. WobblySam

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    I don't think you'll find an HDMI to USB adapter. You may find some sort of "device" - meaning a video processor/switcher/converter that can extract the audio from an HDMI signal. The ones I've seen usually offer a 2 channel stereo mix-down to analog and/or 48kHz digital. There are a couple or three DACs that offer HDMI inputs, but they are a bit pricey - the NAD M51 comes to mind.
    Good luck with your search.
     
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    I didn't ever seen HDMI to USB audio converter. What you can get though is HDMI to SPDIF converter. They are called HDMI AUDIO DE-EMBEDDER. But of cause you won't see DSD stream sent through it. But if your SACD transport can convert DSD into high-res PCM (usually 24/88.1), you can use your DAC with it. I use that setup with my Oppo 980 transport and TEAC 501 DAC. When buying de-embedder, make sure it supports high-res PCM, some are limited to 16/48.
     
  5. botrytis

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    That should work if the player will convert DSD to PCM. There was no mention of directly accepting DSD from what I saw.
     
  7. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

    I know - I was looking myself.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions
     

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