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usb cable
« on: November 13, 2017, 02:12:29 PM »
Looking for a high quality usb cable [for audio of course]
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Re: usb cable
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 05:47:27 PM »
e-Piphany have a range of Audioquest cables. 

If you don't want to spend that much, look at loot.co.za.  They have the range of Lindy USB cables.  I have a few of these.  Very well constructed and high quality plugs.  About 40% less than the cheapest Audioquest
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Re: usb cable
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 08:31:55 PM »
Thanks for the heads up. I will check it out.
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Re: usb cable
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 11:46:33 AM »
Hi

What length are you looking for ?

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Re: usb cable
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 11:58:28 AM »
between .5 and 1 meter
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Re: usb cable
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 08:00:51 PM »
I'm also looking for a good quality USB A to USB B cable. I saw the Lindy ones on Loot, but what I don't understand is it says 480kbps transfer rates? What about listening to FLAC or WAV from the laptop to the DAC which is about 700-900kbps for FLAC and 1411kbps for WAV?



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Re: usb cable
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 08:28:03 PM »
^^^ USB 2.0 is rated for 480 Mbps (theoretical). 480 megabits equal about 60 megabytes.
More than enough for any audio format currently in existence, afaik.

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Re: usb cable
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 09:14:10 AM »
You can look at the Belkin Gold Series High-Speed and there PRO series. I'm using a PRO series of them and so far  :thumbs:

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Re: usb cable
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 09:21:35 AM »
You can look at the Belkin Gold Series High-Speed and there PRO series. I'm using a PRO series of them and so far  :thumbs:



Where did you buy it and price please?
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Re: usb cable
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 09:37:49 AM »
I see Loot.co.za and takealot stock them, and they super cheap by them. Wantitall.co.za got them for R480. I paid if I remember correctly, about R400 a few years ago.
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Re: usb cable
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 09:50:35 AM »
Thanks will check it out
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Re: usb cable
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 10:04:02 AM »
The actual cable is neither here nor there.  It is digital, so the electrical requirements are minimal.  What does matter is the quality of construction.  Substituting a well-made USB cable instead of a sub R10 printer cable makes all the difference in the world
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Re: usb cable
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2017, 05:21:29 PM »
This is what I use and it's a terrific cable for the money:



I have AB tested it against some far more expensive cables and this is the one I ended up keeping.

I paid R460 for it - incredible value.

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Re: usb cable
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2017, 05:33:02 PM »
This is what I use and it's a terrific cable for the money:



I have AB tested it against some far more expensive cables and this is the one I ended up keeping.

I paid R460 for it - incredible value.

Where did you buy it? Is it Audioquest?
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Re: usb cable
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2017, 06:28:16 PM »
Yes it's Audioquest - sorry for not mentioning that!

I got mine at The Listening Room, all AQ dealers stock them.

I think R460 is retail on these. Bargain of note.
Exceptionally well built cable, feels and looks very high quality.

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