I need to run a 15’ USB A to USB B cable from a desktop in my office/shared listening space to a GCD to run REW. Since I have to buy a cable anyway I thought it might be a good time to leave the cable plugged in and begin dabbling in DSD/computer audio. Other than a Bluesound Vault 2i I have no digital experience.
My basic question is do I need to worry about the cable that I buy? The Monoprice option is less than $3.00.
Maybe a more fundamental question is am I wasting my time trying to do DSD over USB from a desktop.
I use Focus Fidelity to the matrix via a long generic usb extension cable and then a nice short audiophile for the last length. Not sure it does anything but figured any bit helps. Works fine. I use another long vengeful usb c to miniDSP microphone.
The results are great. Took out the large humps at 150 and 250 I think it was. I had a big valley or suck out which it helped a bit but really DSP cannot fox those much. I did not do anything beyond 2khz I believe .
Thanks much for the recommendation. I’m just now starting to play with REW and have the first of the treatments installed. Even with bass traps in place there are a couple of nasty resonances that need taming but frequencies are yet unknown.
Absolutely agreed. I consider myself fortunate in that I don’t have the system or ears that are sensitive to cables and interconnects. Pretty much everything I use except speaker cables are from BJC. The reason for not using their speaker cables was mainly a cosmetic choice. The cables I landed on are not expensive by most audiophile standards (6’ pair < $500) but is the only purchase in this new system that has led to any buyers remorse. But they do look cool!
I ended up having someone come out and do the tuning but as with many here way to many changes happen to use the same tuning for more than a few months. So I did whatni could with room treatments and speaker placement etc. but your room is your room. Had those big bumps and that’s all I heard. I looked at REW with Roon and thought it a bit complicated. Found focus fidelity and I can redo my tune in an hour or so. Most of it is tuning wires and getting the MKI to connect to laptop. Once done it’s minutes till I have the wav files done and ready to put in roon.