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    Monoprice Blackbird 4K Series 7.1 HDMI Audio Extractor
    Product # 13348
    $43.99
    In Stock This item should ship tomorrow (9/24/2018) if ordered within 2 hours 23 minutes

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    Model 13348
    Video Bandwidth 340Mbps/channel (10.2Gbps total)
    Inputs 1x HDMI®
    Outputs 1x HDMI
    1x Digital Optical S/PDIF (Toslink®)
    4x 3.5mm TRS Analog Line Level
    HDMI Audio Sampling Rate Up to 192kHz
    Digital Optical S/PDIF Sampling Rate Up to 192kHz
    HDMI Audio Formats

    LPCM (2, 5.1, and 7.1 channels)
    DTS® (2 and 5.1 channels)
    DTS-HD Master Audio™
    Dolby HD

    Digital Optical S/PDIF Audio Formats LPCM (2, 5.1, and 7.1 channels)
    DTS (2 and 5.1 channels)
    Analog Audio Formats 2, 5.1, or 7.1 channels
    Input Power 5 VDC, 2A
    Operating Temperature +32 ~ +104®F (0 ~ +40®C)
    Storage Temperature -4 ~ +140®F (-20 ~ +60®C)
    Dimensions 3.7" x 3.2" x 0.9" (95 x 82 x 24 mm)
     


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    TOSLINK® is a registered trademark of Toshiba Corporation.

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


     

     

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    Browse 17 questions Browse 17 questions and 14 answers
    No mention of Dolby HD sound, only DTS MA. Does it handle Dolby HD sound?
    A shopper on Jan 31, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, this product supports Dolby HD
    Thanks!
    Does this support HDMI 1.4 ARC? I would like to connect this device to the ARC port of my TV and split off the 5.1 audio channels.
    New User U on Jan 14, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, unfortunately this device does not support ARC. Thank you for your inquiry.
    Does the optical output support Dolby Digital? Looking at the specifications table in the manual, it says it supports only LPCM and DTS.
    A shopper on Jul 11, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hi Shopper,

    Yes, this product supports Dolby products such as Dolby HD.
    Can this extractor take encoded input (i.e. DTS/Dolby 7.1) and output stereo (2.0)?
    A shopper on Apr 1, 2018
    Does the HDMI out transmit audio or is it muted? I’m looking for a solution where an HDMI input transmits it’s full signal (audio & video) to the HDMI output and also transmit audio to the other audio outputs. Can this device do this? If not, is there another device you can recommend?
    A shopper on Dec 8, 2017
    Does this device handle 4k60 hdr signals?
    A shopper on Dec 8, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, thank you for your question. While this item currently supports 4k, it does not support 4k at 60hz with HDR signals. I hope this helps, thank you!
    Does this unit extract Dolby Digital Plus (+) from HDMI and convert to 5.1 for analog output? Thanks!
    A shopper on Nov 18, 2017
    Will this device take a Dolby Pro Logic II encoded signal (surround channels encoded onto the left & right channels) and output the analog center, LFE, left and right surround channels?
    Paul D on Sep 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: So you have a two channel AC3 signal. There is no specific information about decoding Dolby formats. You probably have to contact the manufacturer directly. Actually this has a Monoprice label so it is probably manufactured for Monoprice in China. Try email to tech at monoprice.com Icouldnt embed the properly formatted email. Monoprice does not allow.
    Does this work with a powered HDMI Matrix (4x2) either upstream or downstream?
    Mark F on Jun 30, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes you can, I am currently using this for my Apple TV 4 which then goes to my 4x4 Matrix: https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=101&cp_id=10113&cs_id=1011310&p_id=15378&seq=1&format=2
    Can this pass Dolby Atmos via ARC?
    A shopper on Jul 31, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Generally speaking, ARC will not pass Dolby Atmos.
    Can I use this to convert the LPCM 5.1 surround From my Nintendo Switch so it will work with my Sonos surround system (Dolby 5.1)?
    A shopper on Jul 11, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Not really. You can connect the optical out to your Sonos system to at least get stereo sound. The Sonos system will receive a stereo only signal and might upconvert the stereo signal to 5.1., depending on your settings on the Sonos. This is not ideal but might be good enough to give a decent surround sound experience but most likely would sound totally wrong. What you really need is something that can encode LPCM 5.1 to Dolby Digital, but I haven't had any luck finding something like that.
    Couple of things...Does it have ARC? How can it only be HDCP 1.2 if 4k has to be shot thru HDMI 2.0?
    A shopper on Jul 29, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It does not have ARC built into it as it only acts as an intermediary between devices. It will simply take what it is given and move it along accordingly. ARC is a functionality that will be present only on an output device (TV, projector, etc) in order to run audio back to a receiver or other device.

    On another note, HDCP and HDMI may correlate but are not synonymous. You do not need HDCP 2.2 to achieve HDMI 2.0 capabilities. So long as your source device does not require HDCP 2.2 then you will be able to achieve your 4k signal.
    I have a PS4 slim and it doesn't have optical. i wanna be able to use my headset that uses optical. Will this concert that to hdmi so I can use it and will it still be able to be at 7.1 surround?
    New User U on Jun 18, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: This device will work as an optical connection point for your PS4 slim. As far as the audio quality goes I think my old PS3 was much much better. If I had a chance to buy a PS4 again it would not be the "slim"
    What cable or adapter is needed to send 7.1 analog to the AVR?
    Brett F on Dec 21, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Hello, We recommend using a 3.5mm to RCA cable for each of the dual channel outputs on the extractor. We would recommend cables like PID 5598 or PID 9768. Thank you for your question.
    I have a processor that does not decode dolby digital, dts, etc. it needs to receive 7.2 lpcm signal. Would this device decode dolby digital, atmos, etc and output lpcm multi-channel? Thanks
    A shopper on Jul 23, 2018
    Can I use this to extract/conver LPCM 5.1 from my Nintendo Switch so that I can have a full 5.1 surround experience with my Sonos setup (Dolby 5.1)?
    New User U on Jul 11, 2018
    Will this extractor support an HDMI switch? I intend to use for a TV with no audio output and connect my Apple TV and PS systems.
    New User U on Aug 13, 2017
    3.6 / 5.0
    23 Reviews
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    Works flawlessly with WiiU LPCM-6 to Analog 5.1
    This is only product of 3 I've tested from various vendors that successfully converts the WiiU's uncompressed 6-channel HDMI audio to 5.1 analog for my Logitech Z906 computer speakers. It properly represents itself to the WiiU as an independent device - all other products I tested passed the display's EDID down to the WiiU and resulted in no surround sound.

    PROS: - High-quality, solid build
    - Fast - no lag and turns on/off/resets the HDMI signal quickly
    - Properly reports independent, fully-qualified EDID to source device

    CONS: - The Center/Sub 3.5mm channel doesn't quite work: I have to keep the wire from plugging in completely in order to get both independent channels. I've tried this with multiple wires and all have the same result. It could be a pole-config issue with my unit... not sure.
    - Blindingly bright blue LEDs. Tape to the rescue!
    May 10, 2016
    Great Home A/V Solution
    Have a long family room with large TV over fireplace that is open to large kitchen with in-ceiling speakers. Was looking for a solution to have HDMI audio and video to TV in family room *and* extend audio to kitchen speakers. Item 13348 (in conjunction with Item 665) fit the bill. HDMI source goes into Blackbird 4K 7.1 Audio Extractor HDMI out (audio and video) goes to family room TV, RF/LF stereo goes to AV receiver where I use Zone 2 to drive kitchen speakers. I was afraid that the audio extractor would remove audio from the HDMI out to the family room TV, but it doesn't. (EDID needs to be set to PLCM 7.1 for this configuration to workdoesn't work with other EDID settings.)

    PROS: Great pricemuch better than additional/dedicated AV receiver or more expensive solutions. Small footprint. Device can extract any/all of the following audio pairs (needs Item 665 for each pair): Left/Right Front, Left/Right Surround, Center/Sub. Current Blu-ray supported (HDCP 1.2?).

    CONS: Have to purchase Item 665(s) separatelybut glad they are not built into audio extractor (for flexibility). Takes another AC/DC wall adapter/outlet. Item 665 is not tight in 3.5mm female port. Stereo extraction to kitchen louder than HDMI audio to family room TV, but I can control with AV Zone 2 volume and kitchen speaker wall volume.
    March 26, 2016
    Kinda works, Centre & LFE channels are reversed
    This box kinda works if you persist with it. We purchased a number of them and found the centre/Lfe channels are reversed. This can be solved with 2 cables to swap the channels, but you shouldn't need to do that, it should just work correctly out of the box.

    If using with a PC, your PC will sometimes detect the EDID from this device, sometimes not, sometimes detect multiples.

    Every PC reboot requires a full setup again.

    If you have some knowledge in this area and are willing to persist with it, it will work in the end, but not easily and straight forward out of the box.
    June 8, 2016
    Works perfect with AppleTV 4
    Needed to extract the audio out of the Apple TV 4 (Which has only HDMI out) and run to amplifier. Plug and play, worked perfectly.
    February 27, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Just what I needed
    Great product! I needed to split the sound off my Roku HDMI connection to route it through my stereo, and the Blackbird solved that problem perfectly. Thanks Monoprice!
    March 21, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Works Well with a Chromecast
    Extracting audio from a Chromecast works without issue.
    June 21, 2016
    Died immediately
    Powered on then died as soon as an output HDMI cable was plugged in.
    May 1, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Response from Monoprice
    Truly sorry for any inconvenience while using the Product. From your feedback, it sounds like you may have a defective item. If you can please reach out to us direct at reviews@monoprice.com with your order information, we can look into see what options are available for replacement.
    May 19, 2017
    New User U Staff
    Works as advertised, except not really 4k
    I just needed something to get surround sound (LPCM) from my Nintendo Switch into the 7.1 input on my older receiver. Even though this means using more cables, contributing to the wire mess behind my TV, everything is working as I expect.

    Cons: Even when there is no signal to this device, the TV thinks there is and the TV will not automatically power off. For me, this isn't a problem, but if anyone else in my house forgets to turn off the TV, the tv is on all night.
    Other Thoughts: It is common practice for manufacturers to say something is 4k, when in reality this won't play 4K at 60fps or have the most modern copyright protection (HDCP 2.0). This product is no exception and will only do 4K at 30fps. Because this product has only HDCP 1.4 and not 2.0, a vast majority of people with a 4k tv will have their signal from a 4k BluRay player, etc, downconverted to High Definition because it lacks HDCP 2.0. If you have a high def tv like me, this is not an issue.

    I originally was looking for an HDMI audio extractor that would work with HDMI ARC and could be powered by USB or an audio extractor that had multiple HDMI ports that would automatically be changed based on the input. I could not find anything that did that, so this was my next best option.
    June 29, 2018
    Purchased
    3 months ago
    Just the Ticket
    I had some difficulty until I realized that the HDMI output of my receiver had the audio disabled. After fixing that this device performed wonderfully. The sound through my wireless headphones is beyond my expectations and the ability to have simulated surround sound is a bonus.
    June 15, 2017
    Purchased
    1 year ago
    Awesome device, one small quibble
    Used this device to plug my Nyko Nintendo Switch dock into my Logitech Z906 speaker system.

    I don't know if it's the system or the adapter but Center/Sub were swapped, so I'd get the bass in my center channel and the center channel audio in my subwoofer.

    I had a pair of 3.5mm-to-RCA adapters lying around, so I used them to swap the channels. Worked like a charm. Just something to keep in mind.
    February 16, 2018
    Purchased
    8 months ago

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