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USB Cable Differences

Posted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:13 pm
by christophersmall
Hello,

I'm new to audio interfaces and sound equipment in general.

My Audiobox USB works on my mini Mac with the USB cable they sent me, but it's only 4 feet long or so and I want to have the Audiobox 10 feet away. So I tried an AmazonBasics cable, but now the Audiobox doesn't show up as an available audio interface.

I thought it might be a power issue but the 48V and LED lights are on. Any help on why it wouldn't be able to find the Audiobox using a longer, 3rd party cable?

Thanks!
Chris

Re: USB Cable Differences

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:14 am
by henrinagelhout
Are you using a cable with these two connectors?
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If so, then any decent cable should work.
The length shouldn't matter over those short distances, +30 feet could become a problem but 10 feet should be easy peasy.

Re: USB Cable Differences

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:59 am
by matthewgorman
but now the Audiobox doesn't show up as an available audio interface.


The AudioBox is port specific on install. Do you have it plugged into a different jack now?

Re: USB Cable Differences

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:38 pm
by randymahoney1
I am having the same issues. The Mac Mini will power thmy audiobox but the system will not recognise it as an audio source with any cable longer than 6'. I have tried 4 different cables from 4 different sources. Presouns tech support says that it "should" work. It doesn't.

Re: USB Cable Differences

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:39 pm
by Skip Jones
You must plug your AB into the same USB port originally set up. Try moving to other ports until successful.

Re: USB Cable Differences

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:27 pm
by SwitchBack
Often those longer usb cables only provide a power connection but not a data connection. Make sure it’s not one of those. And try to find a cable with noise suppression ferrites (the ‘blobs’ on the cable near the connectors).