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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

I use an el cheapo 25' HDMI cable and don't have any issues.

I am not following your last question... it seems to be referencing two different things. You will use the provided USB to Mini-USB cable from your mic to your computer... there is no preamp involved. Then from your laptop to your 5508 you will use the HDMI cable, which has nothing to do with a mic jack.


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If the HDMI cable length was an issue I was considering an alternative connection ie rca cable from headphone jack on laptop to 5508. If 25 ft HDMI works well for you then no issue thats what I will use. Thnx Sonnie

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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

Just ordered the UMIK 1. Will shop around for a cheap 25 ft HDMI cable. Looking forward to REW measurements with a calibrated mic.

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For anyone that cares, I actually tried different lengths of usb extension cables with the umik-1 to see how far away from the computer I could get. I found that a 10' (and anything shorter) usb exension cable (plus the length of the umik-1 cable) works fine with windows and a standard usb 2.0 port. However, my 20' usb extension cable did NOT work. The mic would get power, but windows would not recognize the mic as being plugged in. This matters for those of us wanting to use a HTPC that is outside of the room to take measurements.
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Hmmm... I use a 20' USB extension with mine and it works fine. Not sure what brand it is but I know it was cheap.


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For anyone that cares, I actually tried different lengths of usb extension cables with the umik-1 to see how far away from the computer I could get. I found that a 10' (and anything shorter) usb exension cable (plus the length of the umik-1 cable) works fine with windows and a standard usb 2.0 port. However, my 20' usb extension cable did NOT work. The mic would get power, but windows would not recognize the mic as being plugged in. This matters for those of us wanting to use a HTPC that is outside of the room to take measurements.
Thnx thats good to know. I have decided to use the standard 2 m usb length with the Umic/laptop and get a cheap 25 ft HDMI cable.

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Thnx thats good to know. I have decided to use the standard 2 m usb length with the Umic/laptop and get a cheap 25 ft HDMI cable.
Patzig did you happen to also try the same configuration with a 3.0 USB setup? Just curious to see if the results are similar as my laptop has both 2.0 and 3.0 usb's.

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For anyone that cares, I actually tried different lengths of usb extension cables with the umik-1 to see how far away from the computer I could get. I found that a 10' (and anything shorter) usb exension cable (plus the length of the umik-1 cable) works fine with windows and a standard usb 2.0 port. However, my 20' usb extension cable did NOT work. The mic would get power, but windows would not recognize the mic as being plugged in. This matters for those of us wanting to use a HTPC that is outside of the room to take measurements.
Sometimes longer USB runs need a repeater cable. I have a 15 footer that works well with an audio interface at 20 ft total run with the repeater, should work with a USB mic, (does not work for external hard drives, though).
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Re: MiniDSP UMIK-1 Microphone

Ah-ha... that is why mine works without issue... it has a repeater on it.


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FYI USB 2.0 spec calls for a max 5 meter cable length due to round trip signal timing limitations, a longer cable may time out on you, why they make cables that do not conform to the spec is any body's guess.
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