HDMI to 5.1 analog audio extractor found

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zeerround

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audio "embedder" vs. "de-embedder".

I see 2ch, and toslink, and then video/audio production formats, with high prices.

There might be some DSP and/or Raspberry Pi stuff you could stack together...
 

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Ah, OK. I was going to say if they can sell them that cheap then maybe a licensing deal could be found w/o breaking the bank.
Don't think I've ever seen an analog > HDMI converter before.
We include a HDMI to rca converter in our Y4 product, dunno if it should be included in the SM?
 

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Chucky, absolutely you should!! In the US these days, very few AVRs are being produced that have RCA multichannel inputs. The ones that do start at $2000-$3000 -and up.
Remember that is inputs, the extractors do not output HDMI.....they output RCA
 

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My point exactly. I can't use a Surround Master without RCA inputs on my AVR, so there is no point in buying one. (hint, hint) :)
 

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My point exactly. I can't use a Surround Master without RCA inputs on my AVR, so there is no point in buying one. (hint, hint) :)
Thats where we end up paying a $20K per annum license fee- cannot justify that at the moment
 

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Thats where we end up paying a $20K per annum license fee- cannot justify that at the moment
Its one of the reasons we have created our mini 6 channel class D amp to match the SM. I never use discrete or ATMOs at home myself, I hear no gain
 

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Thanks for clarifying! So, anyone selling a product with an HDMI jack on it, even an inexpensive converter, has to pay the license fee?
 

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What would be very useful to those of us who use old school seperates and have no desire for an AVR is a 5.1 switch box with 2 or 3 inputs.
(There's a hint there Chucky;))
I've used switch boxes from SPL and from Coleman. A Coleman 7.1SW is the core of my system now. What features, other than just input switching, do you need?
 

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A level control would be a necessity. I've seen the Coleman. Too rich for a retired geezer.
I use either a Microsoft Surface Dial or this:
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I've used switch boxes from SPL and from Coleman. A Coleman 7.1SW is the core of my system now. What features, other than just input switching, do you need?
Thanks to Kal I use this switch box in my family room system to switch between my 5.1 music (Exasound s88 DAC) and AV SSP and I agree it’s sonically transparent!
 

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search on amazon for "usb audio controller knob"

There are multiple choices in the $30 range.

I have one of these -Griffin Technology PowerMate 1040-PMT USB Multimedia Controller and Input Device (Aluminum, PC/Mac) - that I had used in the past, but I guess that one is no longer available.

There are also computer keyboards with a volume knob.

Search for "multimedia keyboard with volume knob"
 
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