NuForce have announced a new digital signal converter – “The NuForce U192S is a digital signal converter designed for transforming digital audio signals presented to the USB port of a computer into a coaxial or optical S/PDIF”: That’ll be a USB to S/PDIF converter then.
The U192S accepts data word lengths of 16 and 24-bits at a maximum sample-rate of 192kHz, permitting playback of high-resolution digital audio recordings via the more common USB ports found on computers.
The Nuforce digital signal converter is USB-powered, no external power supply required and 44.1, 48, 96, 176.4, and 192kHz sampling rates supported.
•USB (USB 2.0 compatible)
•Supported Operating Systems:Windows XP, Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac OSX
•USB DAC: USB 2.0 compatible. USB native bit rate: 44.1, 48, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz, 24-bit
•Maximum sampling rate: 192kHz
•Resolution: 16 or 24-bits
•Digital Output: coaxial RCA 75-ohm and optical TOSLINK
•Digital Output Signal Level: 1.0Vpp
•Bit Resolution:16 or 24 bit
•Supported Sample Rates:44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz
Price is a not unreasonable 149$