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Large USB cable on Lynx Hilo
Old 27th October 2019
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Large USB cable on Lynx Hilo

Hello,

anyone with experience in long USB cables for the Hilo? I need almost 5 meters. Is it reliable to use long cables?

Thanks!
Old 27th October 2019
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From the Hilo manual: 'If using a third party cable, make sure that it is USB 2.0 compliant. 5 meters (16 feet) maximum.'

'Almost 5 meters' therefore, should be alright, innit, Mate?
Old 29th October 2019
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Make sure it's extremely expensive though - you want to avoid digital transfers of a .5 instead of a 1 or 0.
Old 29th October 2019
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At first I thought it was a thread about sound difference between USB cables
Old 29th October 2019
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I'm running my Hilo succefully on a 10 meter USB expander (don't know what brand, it was about 40 euro) for a couple of years already. No difference between a standard cable and the long 10 meter expander.
I did try a pretty expensive active cable (over 200 euro) with some optical connection which should be the best option for this task, but it didn't even recognize the Hilo.

Back then I tested it first for a couple of weeks before I made the discission to move my DAW to a different room, which was the reason to go for these cables (along with another extender for mouse/keyboard and video cables.)
Old 29th October 2019
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I've used USB Extenders (via Ethernet or Optical) for years. I have one extended 100' without a problem....
Old 30th October 2019
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Thanks to everyone for your replies
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