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.

    41 Reviews

    85.85% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Hdmi audio converter

    • Anonymous,
    •  Chandler, AZ 
    • 2/1/2016 11:41:40 AM

    Took about 10 minutes to hook up from my new DVD player to my old Bose system.For such a small unit it works great.perfect for what I needed it for. Great product.

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    Good Product

    • junior166745151,
    •  ,  
    • 1/24/2016 6:01:54 PM

    Pros: Easy to hide on back of TV with velcro

    Cons: None that I can tell.

    Needed to run my Roku 2 to my analog surround system and this little gadget did the job. It has three different audio out.

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    Almost perfect.

    • Spazmier,
    •  Burnaby, BC 
    • 11/12/2015 6:39:51 PM

    Pros: Works as advertised, HDMI in, HDMI out, Audio gets "spliced" out to be sent to a receiver/stereo. I have a projector at the back of the room, and stereo at the front. I needed to split the audio out to the stereo, before sending the HDMI video along a long cable to the projector.

    Cons: Looks like the HDMI output driver is not as strong as some. This unit has difficulty driving the long cable. It works initially, and then after ~5-10 minutes, the screen goes blank. If I reset this Audio Converter, the picture comes back...for 5-10 minutes. (Luckily, I have a 1-to-5 HDMI switch I am using, and if I use this Audi Converter to drive the switch, and then the output of the switch drives the long HDMI cable, all works OK).

    As mentioned in the Cons section, if you have a long HDMI cable, this may have difficulty driving it. Although this depends on what is at the receiving end as well. Your results may vary. With a more typical length cable, this unit does exactly as advertised.

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    Great if you only need 2.0

    • Bruce Spencer,
    •  Bakersfield, CA 
    • 10/19/2015 9:00:15 AM

    Pros: Great for pulling basic 2.0 audio from HDMI when there is no Analog,or Digital audio out. (New Apple TV, Chromcast, Amazon Fire Stick, etc)

    Cons: Does not seem to pull multi-channel audio from HDMI. Only 2.0

    Bought this for our Demo room to showcase a Sonos 5.1 Playbar surround sound system. But after installing and testing with ATV, Blu-ray and also an XBox one it only seems to output the 2.0. (You can check the output in your controller and go under about my system). Maybe I'm missing something but we try several setup and all it would output was the 2.0 stereo. That being said we will still use these going forward for devices like the New Apple TV which only has HDMI out. It's great for house audio system to get 2.0 analog audio from HDMI only sources. If the Multi-channel worked I would gladly give it a 10.

    by Monoprice Administrator
    Hello Bruce,

    Thank you for your review and my apologies for the issues you have experienced with PID 10251. Unfortunately, it sounds like you may have received a defective product. If I may ask what output you are using on the converter? Also, if you set the mode switch on the back to mode B does it then give you the different audio modes?
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    As stated by others...

    • Anonymous,
    •  Danville, CA 
    • 9/19/2015 3:27:32 PM

    Pros: Excellent product for the right people and need.

    Cons: Doesn't work in feeding Toslink to older non-HDMI home theater receiver, with the HDMI going to a Samsung plasma.

    The reality is that it is a Netflix problem. If you connect the optical digital feed to the receiver and video via HDMI to the display, you will only get a 2.0 stereo feed. That's because of newer Roku's using Dolby Digital +, which Toslink can't support. If I stream Amazon Prime or HBO GO, they will send a Dolby Digital signal to my receiver, which will give me a digital 5.1 solution. Looks like I need to return this splitter and find a cheap networked-HTR with minimum four HDMI inputs. Sorry, Monoprice...I thought this would really work!

    by Monoprice Administrator

    Thank you for your review and I am truly sorry for the inconvenience you've encountered with this item, if you need help setting up a return. Please let me know so I can assist you accordingly. Thank you!

    John Lingo
    Tech Support
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