Audiopraise VanityPRO - audiophile multi-channel HDMI digital audio extractor

What is it?

The VanityPRO is a multi-channel HDMI digital audio extractor with advanced signal processing built in. It enables the user to turn virtually any compatible HDMI source into a high-quality, up to eight-channel digital audio transport which supports PCM and DSD audio formats.

This heavily engineered audiophile HDMI audio extractor features custom DSD to PCM conversion algorithms and a state-of-the-art jitter reduction system. The result is a reference quality digital audio signal suitable for the most demanding applications of stereo and multichannel digital playback.

How is the VanityPRO different from all the other HDMI audio extractors? It basically addresses all the imperfections associated with the HDMI audio, one by one, with a ton of extra features the others don’t have.

Some Features

  • HDMI 2.0a input and output.
  • Up to 8-channel 192kHz/24bit PCM and 6-channel DSD64 audio extraction
  • Custom high quality DSD to PCM conversion
  • Advanced jitter attenuation
  • DSD to DoP encoding
  • HDMI Audio status monitoring
  • Multiple options of multi-channel or stereo digital audio outputs. All major formats
  • Synchronization clock outputs

Digital Audio Outputs Channels - 8 or 2 channel (stereo) output module options
Option 1 - 4xBNC for 8-channel output
Option 2 - 4xRCA for 8-channel output
Option 3 - 4x/XLR for 8-channel output
Option 4 - 1xXLR + 1xBNC + 1xRCA + 1x TOSLINK for 2-channel output
Option 5 - multichannel I2S output module with CMOS 3.3V levels

More information to follow…

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This is how I’m using the VanityPRO

I primarilly have a stereo based music system. However, from time to time I have wanted to add a center channel for movies and for the big game when firends and family come over. I fell like I can’t here the people clearly and find myself raising the lower the volume of the entire system to compensate. Also, I just dont like the idea of the TV down mixing the multichannel tracks down to two channels and then having to run that audio into the stereo.

vanityPRO flow diagram

What I have decided to do is run L/R right channels into my main DAC, amplifier, and speakers. Then I run the center channel into a dedictaed DAC , amplifier, and speaker. Both of these signal paths have volume control built into the amp so I can easilly adjust things to my liking and needs.

Let me know how you might use the VanityPRO?

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Let me know if there is any interest in an output configuration that provides multichannel LVDS i2s output via HDMI connectors. This configuration would support multiple stereo DACs to make a very nice surround sound system for music and movies.