Digital cables -- how long can they run?

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by Clueless, May 7, 2004.

  1. Clueless

    Clueless Guest

    First question: AES/EBU cable length...

    Looking on the web, it appears there are two types of AES/EBU cable vendors: those that sell a max length of 15' (5m), and those that offer cables claiming to work over 100m. I'm looking at a studio arrangement that will depend on a 6m cable running between some digital EFX (lexicon, eventide) and an Apogee 800. The Apogee will feed my analog mixer. If you had a choice between 6m of digital an 2m of analog, or 1m of digital and 8m of analog, which would you choose, and why?

    Second question: audiowire...

    I have a MOTU HD192. MOTU claim that they have increased the range of their audiowire interface from 15' (5m) to 60' (20m) when they upgraded from the PCI-324 to the PCI-424 cards. Can anybody verify that this claim is true? I'm looking for a 6m run (which should be a piece of cake). Any experience over 5m would be appreciated.

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