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Hi Guys,

 

searching the forum I found a similar topic on USB cables but nothing on Firewire.

I want to relocate my amp and dac to a place further away from my desk so I will need a longer firewire cable. The cable will have to be 6-7m long. Any suggestions anyone?

Would a cable of that length limit the sound quality?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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Hi christopher85 - I know a couple people using FireWire extenders with good luck. Here are a couple options that aren't too expensive.

 

 

http://www.networktechinc.com/cable-1394.html

 

http://www.firewire-1394.com/firewire-repeater-active-extension.htm

 

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  • 1 year later...

The "official" answer is that Firewire cables must not exceed 4.5m for any type of high bandwidth application (i.e. high resolution audio). The "unofficial" answer is that certain Firewire cables can be used without issue. I just ordered a 10m Unibrain cable from Amazon/Buy.com for $30:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Unibrain-1394-Firewire-Cable-compatible/dp/B000067U6P

 

Details from the manufacturer are available here:

http://www.unibrain.com/Products/p1394/cables_a.htm

 

Sanjay Patel | Ciamara Corporation | New York, NY | www.ciamara.com

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