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Where can I get ferrite beads that would be appropriate for USB cables? In this case, a USB 3.0 cable from A to micro B which is connected to my hard drive.
Mouser sells them...along with a lot of electronics places. Anyone that specializes in selling ham radio stuff will have them too.
Do you really need them or do you just want to add them?
I want to experiment with the effect on the sound, that's all.
Radio Shack has a sale on ferrite chokes. Pick the model that fits the diameter of your cable the best.
Not appropriate for a good usb cabe unless designed in as the iFi offering.
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I would not use ferrite beads on any cable
...that pollute adjacent audio cables which tend to perform better without a ferrite bead, since more harm than good tends to be the result. I've never decided to use a ferrite bead for any audio cable in the long run, since among other things macro and micro dynamics tend to suffer as a result.
Oh they work quite well. This guy who makes wonderful custom cables gave me as a bonus a cheap USB cable he had modified by adding a single ferrite. He tuned the location of the ferrite. It really improves the cheap/stock cable.
This was a USB 2.0 cable. I simply want to do something similar with a USB 3.0 cable. I should probably ask him where he got the ferrites, but I also wanted to ask this forum as part of a general search for ideas.
Oh I forgot -- between posting my original post and now, I realized that I could unclamp the ferrite from the USB cable he gave me and snap it onto my USB 3.0 stock cable (A to micro B for a hard drive). It improved the sound while in the middle, and did not improve (or maybe degraded) the sound at the computer (A) end. I haven't tried the micro B end yet.
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