“Why would I need a USB to SPDIF converter?” you might ask. Well, maybe you don’t. Maybe you’re already using our Gen 5 USB input. But if you aren’t, this is a great way to convert virtually any computer, tablet, streamer, or phone into a dedicated, high-performance audio source.
Works with Virtually Any Audio USB Source and DAC
Just connect your USB source to Eitr’s USB input, and connect Eitr’s coaxial SPDIF output to any DAC that accepts coaxial input. Now, you have complete isolation from source to DAC, together with a superb, low-jitter coaxial SPDIF interface for bit depths and sample rates up to 24/192.
USB, Solved: Gen 5 Technology
The Eitr features the same unique Gen 5 USB input technology as in our upgradable DACs. It’s simply the highest-performance USB input available today, with complete electrostatic and electromagnetic isolation (via transformers), self-power of all critical low-noise and rechecking sections, and separate, precision clock sources for both 44.1 and 48kHz multiples. (And if you don’t understand the technobabble, here’s the point: it works great and sounds great, too.)
Linear, Low-Noise Power Supply—Built In
You won't need any "linear supplies" or other "add-ons" to improve Eitr—like all of our stackable products, we've built in a linear supply with multiple stages of ultra-low-noise voltage regulators. From the included 1.5A, 6VAC wall-wart to the output, there are no switching supplies in Eitr.
Made in USA
By “Made in USA,” we mean Made in USA. Not “we just put in the last screw and said, ‘Assembled in USA.’” The vast majority of the total production cost of Eitr—chassis, boards, assembly, etc—goes to USA companies manufacturing in the USA.
Eitr is covered by a limited warranty that covers parts and labor for 2 years.
USB Input: 1 in (Type B)
USB Mode: USB 2.0 (480Mbps), compatible with USB 3/3.1 ports
USB Receiver: C-Media CM6631A
USB Isolation: Electromagnetic and electrostatic isolation via high-speed transformers
USB Power: 0mA required from source
Clocks: separate crystal clocks for both 44.1kHz and 48kHz multiples
SPDIF Output: 1 coaxial (RCA) output
Power Supply Type: linear, with precision low-noise voltage regulators
AC Power: 9VA 6VAC wall-wart
Power Consumption: 2.5W typical
Size: 5 x 3.5 x 1.25”
Weight: 1 lb