Re: Digi002, MOTU828 Firewire cable length

Subject: Re: Digi002, MOTU828 Firewire cable length
From: Antti Sakari Saario (
Date: Thu Oct 27 2005 - 08:35:26 EDT

Digi002 is notorious for not working well with long (=+2m FW lengths),
infact one of the DAE error numbers (can't remember from top of my head
which one )refer to too long FW cable/run. The crazy thing is that we
have had that error with the cables that are sold with the unit?!
Having said all this I know of people whom have managed to run 002s
with the original cables or even longer ones.

I have run MOTU828 on a 7m FW chain consisting of 3 different cable and
seemed to be fine, but I was only running it at 44.1/16bits at the time
with about 12-16 tracks max.

Hope this helps.


On 27 Oct 2005, at 12:57, David Berezan wrote:

> Hello,
> Has anyone had experience using long firewire cable
> lengths (and firewire repeaters) to locate Digi002
> and/or MOTU828mkII audio interfaces at distances (ie.
> 10m) from the computer?
> I can't get any sense from the companies if the
> devices will work with firewire repeaters.
> Thanks,
> David
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