TELL YOUR SACDs THAT THE WAIT IS OVER
EXTRACT DSD and Hi-Res PCM from discs to an external DAC for the first time ever…legally
Discover the Unheard Dimensions of SACD & Full Potential of DSD
Rediscover your SACDs and hear what you’ve been missing…staggering clarity and presence, dramatically improved dynamics, and a wide open, accurate sound stage. D.BOB enables you to experience the full potential of DSD and hi-res PCM of the SACD format…it’s so good you’ll start collecting again.
Not Just for SACDs
If you’ve been relying on the internal DAC on your universal player* or AVR for playback of Blu-Ray Audio, DVD Audio, or standard CDs. D.BOB will allow you to take advantage of your high-end DAC** to enjoy those formats to their ultimate ability. D.BOB can also improve the audio quality of Apple TV and other media streamers.
Originally developed by SONY and Phillips, Direct Stream Digital (DSD) is arguably the best recording and playback format ever developed for digital audio with its 2.8224 mHz sampling rate (64 times the sampling rate of CDs). The introduction of Super Audio CDs (SACD) as the delivery method for DSD held great promise for audiophiles everywhere.
DSD sounded good, so good in fact that copyright holders were concerned about releasing music at such a high resolution because of the rampant piracy of traditional CDs. Copy protection restrictions were placed on SACD players that blocked the playback of the HD layer of SACDs through digital outputs and it could only be played back through analog outputs. That meant the audio quality was limited to the quality of the player’s onboard DAC, which was often compromised.
Introducing the D.BOB Digital BreakOut Box. GeerFab Audio has developed an innovative solution that allows you to legally harness the digital audio transfer of DSD audio from SACDs through the HDMI output of universal music players and feed it though D.BOB’s S/PDIF coax or optical output for conversion through your favorite high end DAC. See System Requirements for tested and confirmed universal players and DACs.
I really think you are onto a winner with the D.BOB and wish you every success with it. At first people might think it costs a lot, but there is really nothing else that actually works to do the same job. I will tell people about it for sure! In fact I was in a record store today telling the owner about the D.BOB and I am not sure he really believed it was true! They will learn!
Keep on keeping on and thanks again!
I recently purchased a D.BOB thinking what the heck. Splurge and see.
It seems that I've experienced 20 years of disappointment with SACD as a format. Unless I was willing to spend 10k plus, I had not heard any players that really rewarded the acquisition of a whole library of DSD discs. I wrote off the good but not great sound as endemic to the format. My 100s of SACDs mostly lay unplayed as high resolution streaming became a fulfilling medium.
Installing the D.BOB has changed my audio life. And it's not just the amazing sound of SACD through my Mytek Brooklyn+ fed by the D.BOB, but all media from my oppo 105D through a current generation HDMI seems to be producing extraordinarily fine sound with spacious images that render newly discovered information. I want to listen all day. I dream about the sound.
To say that I'm grateful would be understated. But, Thank you for this brilliant device. Wow!
This should be a mandatory piece for any serious audiophile. Reg CD and SACD thru my DAC sound unreal. To say you're hearing your music as you never have is an understatement. Thank you for making something that brings a whole new level of enjoyment. Best money ever spent.
I Pounced (submitted to Kal Rubinson on Stereophile website)
Submitted by chrisoz on April 28, 2020
“Hi Kal, I decided it was time to upgrade my Ayre C-5xe and purchased the D.BOB from Eric Geer in January. There was no way to buy it in Australia, I had tried online. Eric was extremely helpful even though he was attending NAMM at the time. I use it with a Chord Hugo TT2 and Cambridge Audio CX-UHD transport. The Chord TT2 accepts DSD via DoP on S/PDIF. I have also used it with a Chord Qutest. It has worked flawlessly and I’m completely happy with the D.BOB”
“I received the D.BOB yesterday, it was very simple to hook up and worked perfectly!
I can now get far superior sound quality using my DirectStream DAC rather than the inbuilt Sony unit. This is a far better option than investing in a very expensive SACD player that doesn’t have all the functions of the Sony when used as a DVD player”
“Please put me down for your next HiFi invention; whatever it is, I want one!”
US Patent No. 11,137,970.
EXTRACT DSD64 and up to 24-bit/192kHz PCM from DISCS to an EXTERNAL DAC
Unlock the DSD64 and hi-res PCM from your SACDs and Blu-ray Audio discs, then output the data stream to an external DAC for D/A conversion with full HD copy protection
- Extracts DSD64 and PCM up to 24/192 from the HDMI data stream from a player/transport with HDMI out
- Outputs DSD64 via the DoP (DSD over PCM) protocol and hi-res PCM up to 24/192 through the S/PDIF Coax and Toslink Optical outputs to an external DAC
- Fully HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) and copy protection compliant
- HDMI pass-through for player menu settings and other video uses
- Mini-USB for firmware updates
- DC 12V input for battery power
- Grounded 3-prong power cord