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post #1 of 15 Old 08-03-15, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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UMIK-1 with long USB cable

Hello Everybody,

I plan to buy a MiniDSP UMIK-1 microphone for equalizing my music room using REW and a DEQ2496.
The PC and the equalizer will be rather far (> 5 m) from the listening place. I thus need a long USB extension cable.
I wonder whether an active extension cable such as the ones sold by Amazon (Plugable 10 Meter [16 or 32 Foot] USB 2.0 Active Extension Cable Type A Male to A Female) could be used for connecting the microphone to the PC.
If anyone has tried out such a cable together with a USB microphone I would be really interested in knowing which results could be achieved.
Thanks in advance for any advice on this subject.
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post #2 of 15 Old 08-03-15, 04:27 PM
 
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Re: UMIK-1 with long USB cable

I purchased a USB extension cable from Monoprice (as I recall), and it works fine.

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post #3 of 15 Old 08-04-15, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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I purchased a USB extension cable from Monoprice (as I recall), and it works fine.
Which length has your cable ? Is it an active extension or a passive one ?
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Re: UMIK-1 with long USB cable

I went passive with about a 10' cable. I also have a 30', but I haven't tried it with that one as it is routed through my soffits.

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I use a 15 ft active along with the supplied passive cable (10 ft?), works fine.
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post #6 of 15 Old 08-04-15, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Re: UMIK-1 with long USB cable

Hello Ron,
I thank you for your replies. 10' is not long enough in my case. My PC is 6 meters (20') away from the microphone. I'll buy an active extension and have a trial. If it does not work I will ask the vendor for a money back.
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Hello Ron,
I thank you for your replies. 10' is not long enough in my case. My PC is 6 meters (20') away from the microphone. I'll buy an active extension and have a trial. If it does not work I will ask the vendor for a money back.
Do you have a Amazon Prime account...if so they are very good about returns plus fast shippin.

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I use a 15 ft active along with the supplied passive cable (10 ft?), works fine.
I have seen your post immediately after having replied to Ron. So this is good news. I'll buy the 16 feet active extension from Amazon. Along the supplied cable (their spec. says that it is 6 feet long), it should do the trick.
Thank you for the info !
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Do you have a Amazon Prime account...if so they are very good about returns plus fast shippin.
I have a standard account only. Still I never had any problem with them for returning an item. That said I try not to overuse their money back policy...
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I have a standard account only. Still I never had any problem with them for returning an item. That said I try not to overuse their money back policy...
I think you can sign up for a free trial and get free shipping.

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