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Max length of Firewire cables.

Discussion in 'Converters & Interfaces' started by rockinrocker, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. rockinrocker

    rockinrocker Guest

    I'm thinking about moving my CPU into the other room....
    how long can a firewire cable be with out causing problems?

  2. AwedOne

    AwedOne Guest


    I can't get past 12'. I tried 25', but got no connection. 15' only holds the connection for about 30 seconds. Now I'll have to drill thru a block wall to get my controller into the drum room.

    I'm going from a Tascam FW-1082.

    Hope this helps.
  3. KingSix

    KingSix Active Member

    Dec 19, 2005
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  4. dementedchord

    dementedchord Well-Known Member

    May 11, 2006
    you might consider getting that looked at... the original spec called for 15 meters... so depending on if you round up or down thats about 15-18 feet...

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