GeerFab Audio D.BOB HDMI Digital Breakout Box - Extracts DSD64 from SACDs and PCM up to 24-bit/192Hz from Blu-ray D.BOB
The GeerFab Audio D.BOB (Digital BreakOut Box) extracts DSD64 from SACDs via the DoP protocol and PCM up to 24-bit/192Hz from Blu ray audio discs, both through S/PDIF coax to your external DAC. You will need a universal player with an HDMI output.
The D.BOB is fully HDCP and copy-protection compliant and comes with a mini-USB port for firmware updates. Its HDMI pass-through allows for player menu settings and other video uses.
This innovative black box ends the limitations of outdated universal players and releases the magic that has been hiding in your discs waiting to be heard.
Disc-player compatibility note: the D.BOB only works with universal disc players with an HDMI output and only accepts HDMI signals.
DAC compatibility note: the D.BOB works with most DACs. For DSD, the DAC must accept DoP via S/PDIF Coax and/or Toslink
What makes the D.BOB even more versatile.1. Surround Sound: A surround system can be integrated into your existing hi-res D.BOB-based stereo setup. The FL-FR speakers would continue to receive DSD64 and PCM up to 24/192 from the D.BOB to an external DAC connected to preamp/amp and then.the HDMI Out on the D.BOB would route to an AVR for the other 2-5+ channels.
2. Apple TV: Connect the HDMI output of the Apple TV to the D.BOB. The D.BOB extracts the hi-res PCM and sends that to your DAC, then preamp/amp. The HDMI Out of the D.BOB connects to your TV.
3. Hi-res YouTube concert footage off a computer through your main audio/TV system: Route the HDMI out of a laptop to the D.BOB and as usual, the D.BOB extracts the hi-res PCM and sends that to your DAC, then preamp/amp. The HDMI Out of the D.BOB connects to your TV.
System RequirementsA. Universal player must output DSD64 and up to 24/192 PCM via HDMI. If there is only one HDMI output, use the HDMI OUT on the D.BOB to send video to a monitor or TV.
B. External DAC must accept DSD via the DoP protocol through S/PDIF Coax (preferable) or Toslink inputs. The D.BOB does not have a USB output.
Please Note: The D.BOB can be used to play Blu-ray Audio and movies with any Blu-ray player that has an HDMI out. The hi-res PCM is extracted by the D.BOB and sent to an external DAC.