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#1 paradoxdream


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:37 AM

My question is can I add an 10ft extension cable with out loosing audio quality and If I were to do this this  what way would be best?

Option 1. Use my  Rosewill RHB-320R 7 Ports USB 2.0 Hub with Power Adapter but this also will be powering my Razer Naga 2012 and my Belkin/Razer N52TE Nostromo 



Option 2. Use a plain USB 2.0 extender


Option 3. Use an USB 2.0 Repeater


And if some one could tell me what the difference between an repeater and a powered hub is would be much appreciated.

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#2 Fogel


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:35 AM

USB Repeaters act like a transparent hub by buffering up the signal Up and Down, but as good as it sounds they aren't neccessarily recommended.  I believe a USB signal is good up to 5m.   It is better to have 1 port hub than it is to have a repeater.  There is a better more involved solution but I wouldn't worry about that unless you are trying to cover far more distance ...like 20m or so.


Distance always degrades a signal.  That is why USB is rated only up to 5m (16ft).   Since you are dealing with 10ft I would imagine it would be fine and just go with a USB Extender.  If you are really worried about audio quality, a 1 port hub would be better than a 7 port hub.  Though if you already have a 7 port hub, I would try that first before buying anything else.  Sounds like you do not though.


I personally would just go with an extender - simplier, cheaper and should work just as good.  Add in the hub later if you really need it.  Just try to make sure your total cable length doesn't go beyond 5m/16ft.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:48 AM

USB2 can have max length of 5m without distorting the quality of signal. Note that this applies to total length between two end points including hub.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:15 PM

Actually the more that I think of it, I think the signal will straight up cut out if you go past 5m ...might be worth double checking if you have a need to go past 5m.   If not than ya make sure whatever solution you go with that you are below the 5m (16ft) requirement.

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