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NEXTLEVEL5
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USB cable from PC to DAC
04/22/19 at 23:00:47
 
Hello Everyone,

I currently have a Pangea SE USB cable and I am looking to upgrade to something better. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions? I am looking for a 4ft length cable.

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Re: USB cable from PC to DAC
Reply #1 - 04/23/19 at 00:46:20
 
Transparent Audio Performance USB: $100/1m

The Performance USB uses heavy-gauge conductors, robust connectors, and high-quality dielectrics and shielding, and can be used in runs of up to 30'. In addition to being significantly more durable than Art's reference Belkin cable, the Performance USB was quieter and produced blacker silences. Price increases by $30 for each additional meter. (Vol.33 No.1)

Read more at https://www.stereophile.com/content/recommended-components-2019-edition-cables#D...
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Re: USB cable from PC to DAC
Reply #2 - 04/23/19 at 16:07:48
 

Interesting - USB spec (which is what our DACs run on and expect) say that USB can only be run 15'. Anything over that and you're running out of spec and probably causing artifacts.

A good USB is one that meets USB spec (a lot of high end cables don't!), and doesn't cause any reflections, echos, or transfer power noise from one device to another.
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