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3 Sep 2019
GeerFab Audio announces the D.BOB (Digital BreakOut Box)
Extract DSD 64 and up to 24-bit/192 kHz from SACDs & Blu-ray Audio discs and output with full copy protection to an external D to A converter for the first time ever!
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – Fresh from a successful introduction at AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) 2019 and a showing at Munich HIGH END 2019, the GeerFab Audio D.BOB Digital BreakOut Box will be making its pre-release debut at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest September 6-8 at the Mytek Digital booth (HeadSpace 24).
Finally, and for the first time legally, hi-res physical discs can be heard in their full high resolution glory with the use of an external digital-to-analog converter. The D.BOB extracts DSD 64 from SACDs and PCM up to 24/192 from Blu-ray Audio discs, via the HDMI data stream from a player/transport with HDMI out and outputs DSD 64 via the DoP (DSD over PCM) protocol and hi-res PCM through the S/PDIF Coax and Toslink Optical outputs.
The entire process is fully HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) and copy protection compliant. Additional features: an HDMI pass-through for player menu settings and other video uses, Mini-USB for firmware updates and a DC 12V input for battery power (AC to DC adapter included).
Units will be available for retail sale late October. Dealer inquiries welcome.
About GeerFab Audio
A division of GeerFab LLC, founded in 2006 in Milwaukee, WI as GeerFab Acoustics, a leading developer and manufacturer of acoustic products for recording, broadcast, live performance, restaurants, hospitals, museums and education. GeerFab Audio was founded in 2017, with the D.BOB being the first of a good handful of products designed to release hi-res discs of all kinds from the tyranny of internal DACs-in-the-box.