If you are a musician in the digital domain, Dr. D is what you've been waiting
for. With all kinds of digital signal formats out there, it's easy to get lost
in a sea of technical details. Dr. D is a handy tool that solves all your digital
audio format needs. Need to convert something from S/PDIF optical to AES/EBU
format? No problem. Just hook up the cables and what comes in at one end is
converted at the other end. Choose from S/PDIF coaxial, optical, or AES/EBU
input sources, and convert it to any format you want.
Unlike other converters, Dr. D is a true bi-directional converter: it converts
both ways simultaneously. Just select any two signal formats at the front panel,
and whatever is connected at the Input is converted to the Output, and vice
Dr. D also functions as your digital audio hub (like a thru-box) when you are
not also functions as your digital audio hub (like a thru-box) when you are
not converting anything, so you can leave all the cables connected without having
to re-connect them. This feature is especially useful when you need long runs
of optical cable, including ADAT optical* cables.
With Dr. D, nothing is added or lost in the process. The original signal is
perfectly preserved in the digital domain - only the format is converted. There's
no need to hook up anything to the computer, no expansion card to plug in, and
no software to install. Just connect the power cable, and all digital formats
are at your fingertips.
- ADAT optical format cannot be converted to other formats, but can be used
in Thru mode