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new 40 Active ADAT/Toslink-Splitter & Repeater

The ADS-8 ADAT/Toslink Splitter allows you to connect any signal source to two sinks. The active design overcomes the limitations of traditional passive splitters: They essentially half the amount of light on each output, causing problems because the attenuated signal is too weak for proper transmission of high-speed data. In contrast, the ADS-8 receives the optical signal, converts it to an electrical signal which can be split without loss to the out put transmitters which operate on each port with full power. As a side effect, it acts as signal repeater which doubles the reach of each connection.




  • Reliable, lossless, true bit-transparent splitting of any signal
  • Doubles maximum transmission distance of an optical connection from normally 5-10m to 10-20m, depending on the equipment used
  • Near-zero latency (< 1µs)
  • All channels present on the input are available on both outputs
  • Compatible with all audio formats which can be sent over TOSLINK
  • Quality product "Made in Switzerland"


  • Splitter (1 input -> 2 outputs)
  • AC adapter in "green" switching technology
  • Printed manual


Does the ADS-8 split all eight channels of an ADAT signal?

Yes. The ADS-8 is completely transparent, i.e. it does not know and care about the data sent through it. It acts exactly a cable would do.

I need more than two outputs. Can I cascade splitters?

This is possible, but not recommended because the signal undergoes additional optical/electrical and electrical/optical conversions which slightly degrade its quality. Better is a true 1:n splitter which we can custom-made for a reasonable price. Please contact us with your requirements and we will send you a quote without any obligation.


Parameter Value
Input/Output Optical connector, F05 Type TOSLINK®compatible
Transmitted audio formats ADAT, SPDIF, Dolby Digital ® 5.1 and other TOSLINK compatible formats (up to 96 kHz sample rate/15 Mbit data rate)
Power supply 9..12VDC 50mA
Plug:ID=2.5mm OD=5mm Length=9mm Polarity: Center Positive


Title Language Format
 User's manual en/de PDF