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Metra ethereal CS-HDMABOD

HDMI audio de-embedder with downmixing

Item # 120HDMABOD

Extracts audio from HDMI, allowing you to integrate new equipment without running into mismatched connections.

Extracts audio from HDMI, allowing you to integrate new equipment without running into mismatched connections.

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Item # 120HDMABOD

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$199.99

About the Metra ethereal CS-HDMABOD

Keep using your favorite gear

If you've picked up a newer TV recently, it may not have all the connections you need — such as an analog audio output. This can make hooking it up to your older gear a little difficult. If you've got equipment that still works and sounds great, why replace it? Metra's CS-HDMABOD helps you to integrate new equipment with an existing audio system that doesn't have HDMI connections.

Keep using your favorite gear

If you've picked up a newer TV recently, it may not have all the connections you need — such as an analog audio output. This can make hooking it up to your older gear a little difficult. If you've got equipment that still works and sounds great, why replace it? Metra's CS-HDMABOD helps you to integrate new equipment with an existing audio system that doesn't have HDMI connections.

Send audio where you need it

Once you've connected your source to this adapter's HDMI input, you can pass audio signals via an analog RCA or optical digital cable (not included). At the same time, the video signal can be sent through the HDMI output to a separate device without any loss in video quality or functionality. The CS-HDMABOD supports 4K video up to 60 Hz, as well as HDMI CEC control signals for seamless remote operation.

Passes 5.1-channel surround sound or stereo

This latest version of Metra's de-embedder can pass 5.1-channel Dolby Digital and DTS signals through its optical digital output. Or you can set it to output two-channel stereo, if that's what your audio system needs. The adapter will downmix 5.1 signals as necessary, depending on the incoming signal.

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Product highlights:

  • extracts audio from an HDMI input and sends digital or analog signal to a separate device
    • optical digital and stereo RCA audio outputs
    • selectable 5.1 audio or stereo output modes
  • downmixes signals as necessary
  • HDMI output supports video passthrough of 1080p, 3D, and 4K @ 60 Hz
  • supports HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2, and CEC passthrough
  • 2-15/16"W x 13/16"H x 2-7/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # CS-HDMABOD

What's in the box:

  • HDMI audio de-embedder with down-mixing
  • AC power adapter (attached 5' DC cord)
  • User Manual

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HDMI Audio De-Embedder with Down Mixing: The Metra Ethereal CS-HDMABOD allows you to take an HDMI source and de-embed the audio for use on either an optical audio connection or stereo RCA analog connection, all while still passing audio through on the HDMI output, preserving the quality of sound. This de-embedder can also down mix multi-channel bitstream audio to stereo output to allow you to maintain 5.1 surround audio on the HDMI output.

Connectivity: The Metra Ethereal CS-HDMABOD is equipped with a HDMI input and output, toslink optical digital output and a stereo analog RCA output.

  • HDMI: Both the HDMI input and output meet HDMI 2.0b specifications and are HDCP 2.2 compliant. The HDMI input and output support speeds up to 18Gbps, offer video up to 4K/60Hz with 4:4:4 color sub-sampling (including 10-bit HDR), and deliver a variety of audio formats (up to 196kHz) - including LPCM 2ch, Dolby Digital TrueHD, Dolby Digital, Plus, Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD, and DTS:X. The HDMI input and output also support 1080p/3D video and provide CEC pass-through.
  • Toslink: The toslink optical digital output supports LPCM 2ch, Dolby Digital (2 or 5.1ch), and DTS (2 or 5.1ch) - all up to 96kHz.
  • Stereo RCA: The stereo analog RCA input supports 2ch audio only.

Settings: The Settings switch on the CS-HDMABOD allows you to select the audio format that is sent to your TV, AV receiver, and stereo integrated amplifier.

  • TV: The TV setting will copy the information of the playback device that is connected to the Output of the CS-HDMABOD and use it to tell the source what kind of audio to send. If the playback device supports PCM or Stereo, then the CS-HDMABOD will tell the source to send PCM/Stereo audio. If the playback device supports Dolby Digital or DTS surround sound. then it will tell the source to send Dolby Digital or DTS surround audio.
    • The HDMI output will output the unaltered audio from the source device.
    • The Stereo analog output will output stereo audio when this mode is selected. It will also downmix the audio if necessary.
    • The Toslink digital output will mimic the audio on the HDMI output.
  • Bitstream: The Bitstream setting will tell the source device to send full bandwidth audio to the playback device.
    • The HDMI output will output the unaltered audio from the source device.
    • The Stereo analog output will output stereo audio when this mode is selected and will downmix the audio if necessary.
    • The Toslink optical digital output will mimic the audio on the HDMI output.
  • 2CH: The 2CH setting will tell the source device that it is connected to a 2 channel, PCM, Left/Right, or Stereo playback device.
    • The HDMI output will output stereo audio. If the source device does not have a stereo signal then the audio may not play; this is normally a non-issue as most sources will have a stereo/PCM audio output.
    • The Stereo analog output will output stereo audio.
    • The Toslink optical digital output will mimic the audio on the HDMI output.

AC Power Adapter: The Metra Ethereal CS-HDMABOD includes an AC power adapter with attached 5' DC cord.

 

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