Jump to content
IGNORED

Very short audiophile USB cable?


Recommended Posts

Unfortunately the orientation of the USB male-A to male-B adapter requires the ADUM4160 is flipped upside down:

 

http://www.circuitsathome.com/mcu/usb/usb-cable-of-my-dreams

 

This doesn't work with the Proton's layout:

 

http://usbdacs.com/Products/files/page3_4.jpg

 

The other day I spent all morning searching for an adapter that wouldn't require the flip, but they don't seem to exist.

 

Link to comment

Might be worth a call to the guys at usbfirewire.com. They can probably make a customized connector for you. Very good to work with on special needs.

 

Eric


Ubuntu Linux box (i7-12700K, 12 cores, 32GB RAM, Intel X520-DA1 NIC, HQP Desktop) > fiber > MikroTik CRS305-1G-4S+ > fiber > fitlet2 (HQP Embedded OS - NAA) > T+A DAC8 DSD > Rogue Audio DragoN > Klipsch La Scala — digital volume control with HQP, DSP with HQP convolution 

Link to comment

This should be fine honestly. It's USB 2 standard, well made, sheilded and I very much doubt no matter how much you spend you will hear any difference.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160323975423&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

 

Dedicated Mains Cond dis block. Custom Linux Voyage MPD server. HRT Music Streamer Pro, Linear mains powered ADUM Belkin Gold USB cable. TP Buffalo 11, Custom XLR interconnects/Belkin Silver Series RCA. Exposure 21RC Pre, Super 18 Power (recap & modified). Modded World Audio HD83 HP amp.Van de Hull hybrid air lock speaker cables. Custom 3 way Monitors,Volt 250 bass&ABR, Scanspeak 13M8621Mid & D2905/9300Hi. HD595 cans.[br]2)Quantum Elec based active system self built.

Link to comment

It may be snake oil to some but there is a difference.

Tried a kimber usb/belkin gold and some generic stock usb that came with a city pulse.

 

Significant difference btwn the 3.

The draw backs is that it also present more noise from the USB - much like drawing power from noisy mains.

 

However if you used a noise harvester say a digital transport there is an improvement.

 

Of course, is it worth the extra, thats up to you to decide.

 

 

http://audiohub.com.sg - blog/shop/randomness

Link to comment

I picked up real short USB to connect the four 1TB drives to the Mini. They were purchased from the Audiophile approved vendor Cyberguys. www.cyberguys.com part 131 0939 is what I liked.

They stock two very short ones, a 6 1/2" overall male A to male A. And a 7 1/2" male A to male B. They are sourced from Ziotek, appear well made and have gold plated connectors.

Right now they have a 15.00 off offer for orders over 150.00. At 2.99 each, you can pick up quite a few.

 

 

George

 

 

2012 Mac Mini, i5 - 2.5 GHz, 16 GB RAM. SSD,  PM/PV software, Focusrite Clarett 4Pre 4 channel interface. Daysequerra M4.0X Broadcast monitor., My_Ref Evolution rev a , Klipsch La Scala II, Blue Sky Sub 12

Clarett used as ADC for vinyl rips.

Corning Optical Thunderbolt cable used to connect computer to 4Pre. Dac fed by iFi iPower and Noise Trapper isolation transformer. 

Link to comment

I am not an expert

and

USB may be different than other interconnects

 

but I have discussed this issue with a high end cable manufacturer recently who feels < 1 meter (at least for interconnects - we did not discuss USB) is a big mistake sound wise. It has to with reflections, etc in the cable. 1 meter was the least he would recommend

 

Again

I am not an expert

I don't know the physics

Our discussion was not about USB

I am not an owner of the cables discussed

 

my 2c

 

Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×
×
  • Create New...