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Re: USB extensions for remote gear in sound booth

Postby Wonks » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:34 pm

There are lots of cable makes, but finding one that makes consistently good quality cables is the problem. If that brand has always been 100% reliable for you (allowing for the fact that even the best cables will get damaged if misused or run over by the wheels on a chair etc.) then fine. But don't go by price alone.
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Re: USB extensions for remote gear in sound booth

Postby James Perrett » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:58 pm

Startech stuff has usually been fine in my experience although I've not used their active USB cables. I guess finding Lindy cables may be a bit difficult where you are as they are a UK based company and I'm not sure who the US equivalent is.
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Re: USB extensions for remote gear in sound booth

Postby ef37a » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:10 pm

I don't think you will have much trouble with a 10mtr run of USB except for the AI and for that you might find this is the answer? ... 9714695233

Yes, AIs can be fussy about hubs but my NI KA6 isn't. I can also run the KA6 from a 5mtr USB cable and also a Focusrite 8i6. If your AI has local power from a wall rat, voltage drop over the extension will not matter (in fact the drop will be very, very small anyway)

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