HDMI® Audio Converter
    Product # 10251
    HDMI® Audio Converter
    Product # 10251
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    HDMI® Audio Converter

    Get the most out of your home theater system with this HDMI® Audio Converter from Monoprice!

    The Monoprice HD Audio Converter taps into the incoming HDMI signal to produce Digital Optical, Digital Coaxial, and Analog 3.5mm TRS stereo audio outputs. The original, unaltered HDMI audio/video signal is sent to your display as normal, while the audio outputs can be connected to your home theater audio system for a superior audio experience.

    The converter supports all HDMI 3D video modes and high-definition, multichannel audio, including Dolby TrueHD™ and DTS-HD Master Audio™. A switch on the back of the converter allows you to switch between two different audio modes. Mode A allows the capabilities of the display to be sent to the source device. In most cases, this limits the audio output to 2-channel PCM. Mode B allows the source device to output any available audio mode. This allows you to select advanced multichannel audio streams for playback on your home theater audio system.

    Note: Monoprice strongly recommends using 22AWG, 24AWG, or active HDMI cables with Redmere technology to achieve the best results and to ensure minimum signal loss over longer distances.

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    HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.

    DTS is a registered trademark and the DTS logos, Symbol, DTS-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio are trademarks of DTS, Inc.

    Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

    4.5 / 5.0
    47 Reviews
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    1 Star
    Listen to Google Play Music with Chromecast without having TV on
    I can now listen to Google Play Music with Chromecast without having TV on. This is great because running the TV while using Chromecast to listen to music through Google Play just wastes energy. I connected the 3.5 mm audio coming out of the adapter to an aux input on my audio amp. Works great!

    PROS: Small footprint. Lots of audio output options. Allows you to use an old audio amplifier that has no HDMI inputs.

    CONS: None, other than it's a bit expensive, but not too bad.
    August 12, 2014
    No problems
    I am using this product because neither my Xfinity X1 satellite nor my TV have any audio outputs. The HDMI audio converter acts as a linkage between the satellite and the TV. It provides 3 options for audio out: optical, coaxial, and analog. I am using the optical out. There has been no change in picture quality or reception on the TV and the sound is as expected for digital out. I am very pleased so far with this product.

    PROS: Easy to use, multiple options for audio out, no loss in signal or picture quality.

    CONS: None
    June 8, 2016
    Works perfectly with older Roku
    I got this to connect an old Roku 3 to an hdtv and a 25 yr-old stereo amp which I still prefer over a newer receiver I bought last year. The hdmi out connects to my TV and the analog audio out connects to my amp. It's a perfect solution to a Roku with only an hdmi out. Beware, however, that the NEW Roku 2 and 3 which recently came out are apparently not compatible with these devices. So say review comments at Amazon.

    PROS: Works just the way it's supposed to with my old Roku 3.

    CONS: None
    May 15, 2015
    Split HDMI into 2 Outputs
    Awesome device to convert HDMI into multiple outputs. I'm using it on a 2 zone receiver where the 2nd zone can play non digital inputs only. I connected my apple TV to it and split the output with both HDMI and RCA plugs to play the same source in both zones. Works awesome and happy I can control the music from my bedroom while listening

    CONS: Wish the RCAs had pigtails on them vs the headphone to RCA converter.
    February 26, 2014
    I bought this to be able to get 5.1 sound to my receiver even though one of my TVs only supports 2.0 pcm. The a-b switch on the back works great but if I want to watch the TV that doesn't have the receiver and only supports 2.0 it only can receive sound information on channels with 2.0 soundtracks or if I switch it back to A and force a 2.0 output. I ended up buying an optical to analog decoder on amazon as there was no equivalent part available from monoprice. This part could be perfect if there were a second version that included the DD and DTS decoder built-in.

    PROS: Does everything it says it does.

    CONS: It would be useful if there were a version that converted dolby digital and dts to 2 channel analog.
    September 24, 2013
    Perfect on my Roku 3
    I wanted to pull stereo audio onto RCA jacks off my Roku 3 and it worked perfectly. As others have noted, if you want to stereo signals out of the unit, it must be stereo coming in there is no digital conversion. But this works fine for my needs.

    PROS: * Easy setup, just worked

    CONS: * Only pulls off stereo audio onto stereo output
    September 14, 2014
    Works for Chromecast
    I use it to connect Chromecast to my pure analog amplifier to listen to my music, works as expected.

    PROS: Works with Chromecast


    CONS: No power switch
    May 23, 2014
    Glad I bought it.

    PROS: Item performed as promised. It's the LED showing it's on is nice to have.

    CONS: A slight nit, but if you do not have the downstream (output) device turned on, then the device itself will be reported to the upstream (input) device. This behavior probably as expected but it would be nice if the instructions included this information. It took some head scratching to realize that the device listed in the Windows sound control panel as "EP-HDMI-RX-1" and in my NVidia control panel as "Date Export E_-HDMI-RX" was this device when the downsteam (receiver) was not turned on.
    April 16, 2014
    Worked great with TiVo Mini + Samsung TV + Sonos Playbar + Surround Sound via Sonos Connect:Amp
    Samsung TVs generally don't output Dolby Digital from their optical audio output (Toslink) *if* the source is connected via HDMI (lame, I know), so I needed this Monoprice (reviewed) part to go between the TiVo Mini and the Samsung TV in order to get a Toslink connection to the Sonos Playbar that did contain Dolby Digital (not simply 2ch).

    The one change I made to the arrangement was instead of using the power supply (supplied) for the Monorprice part, I connected a USB-to-power adapter from the Samsung TV. When we used the power supply that came with the Monoprice part, after turning off the TV, the sound from the TiVo Mini would continue to play out of the Sonos Playbar, because the Playbar continued to receive audio information. By connecting the USB-to-power cable from the Samsung TV to the Monoprice, the power would be cut whenever the TV turned off, and this perfectly sorted out the issue. FYI, this Samsung TV had (2) USB inputs, both of which supplied power whenever the TV was turned on – one with 0.5 amps, another with 1.0 amps, and we used the higher amperage output.
    January 5, 2015


    March 22, 2014
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