if, by chance, I need power at the receive end… then I might poke and prod about getting the DC output module from LIO…
I believe there are USB cables with active circuitry (so you can go, say, 50 feet) and the power feed do them is the
USB buss's +5V supply and GND). So it is using the same buss power than a standard length USB cable would use.
Once it gets to the LIO, the USB power is only used to power a relay, and the relay switches on the internal LIO power for
the LIO DSD/PCM dac. So the computer USB buss power is not used, and we also galvanically isolate the data lines, as well
as buffer and re-clock the digital data (greatly minimizing jitter) that we feed out via I2S to the two dual-mono AKM dac chips.
So you should be able to find a long enough USB 2.0 spec'd cable with such active circuit, powered from the USB buss of your
computer, and it should work well. Thanks for keeping us posted!