CDA 5220

Dual AES to Analog Audio Converter


Analog Audio, Digital Audio



  • 2 separate channels of AES D/A Conversion
  • Transformer coupled inputs
  • Auto-detect AES sample rates 32KHz, 44.1KHz, 48KHz and 96KHz
  • High quality 24 bit conversion
  • Analog outputs with adjustable gain +/- 3dB from 0dB full scale setting
  • Full scale range presets of 12dBu, 15dBu, 18dBu and 24dBu
  • Balanced analog audio outputs
  • Input presence detection
  • Remote control and status monitoring possible when using APPolo control system
  • Hot swappable


Featuring dual channel capability with 24-bit conversion and up to 96KHz sample rates, the CDA 5220 represents an extremely simple and cost effective way to convert 2 AES streams (2 stereo pairs) into high quality analog audio signals suitable for professional and broadcast applications.

Automatic sample rate detection and adjustable analog output gain provides maximum flexibility for interfacing between digital and analog audio equipment. Two back panel configurations provides two choices for system connectivity.

Microprocessor control and on board flash ram enable configurations and settings to be stored within the module (through power cycles and module removal). Local control capability is provided via the integrated dip switch and multifunction switch. Remote control, status monitoring and error reporting is possible when using the APPolo control system.


Ordering Information

UPC / EANModelDescription
4250479321595CDA 5220 DDual AES to Analog Audio Converter (Balanced AES)
4250479321588CDA 5220 BSDual AES to Analog Audio Converter (Unbalanced AES)
4250479324411RFR 5018 US2RU 19" Rack Frame + PSU for up to 10 Modules
4250479321410RFR 5014 US1RU 19" Rack Frame + PSU for up to 4 Modules
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