Can Thunderbolt cables be extended?

I got a fully loaded Apple Pro to work with my N12, I ordered the longest Thunderbolt cable Vintage Kings has, 3-meter. I think it will be enough to reach my new converter but in case can Thunderbolt cables be extended? Thanks - …s

The odds that a 3m TB cable will work are not so great to start with.
What version of TB are you using ? (2,3,4?)
What model/generation exactly of Mac?
What device model is at the other end?
The manual of your Mac and/or your “new converter” might give you valuable guidelines.

I just ordered the biggest Mac they could give me (below)

Worst case is I will move the computer next to the a/d d/a and run long monitor cables.

How will I know if I have a Thunderbolt problem?

Apple Mac Studio M1 Max chip with 10core CPU and 24core GPU, 512GB SSD
Apple M1 Max with 10-core CPU, 24-core GPU, 16-core Neural Engine
32GB unified memory
512GB SSD storage
Front: Two USB-C ports, one SDXC card slot
Back: Four Thunderbolt 4 ports, two USB-A ports, one HDMI port, one 10Gb Ethernet
port, one 3.5 mm audio jackSPECIAL ORDER

1 Apple Mac Studio Upgrade 64GB Unified Memory for MJMV3LL/
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1 Apple Mac Studio Upgrade 1TB SSD Storage for MJMV3LL
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The a/d d/a

Lynx Studio Technology Aurora (n) 16
Sixteen channel, 24-bit / 192 kHz Analog I/O
Dante - Pro Tools HD - Thunderbolt - USB

You have two choices:

  1. Owens Corning Thunderbolt 3 optical cable. 16 to 164 feet. Prices starting around $360. (!)

  2. Use a Thunderbolt hub to connect your two cables. Should work. (?)

^^^ Main reason I’m still holding onto my legacy Firewire interfaces. Crankin’ the Atmos with 16’ of Firewire 400 cable, baby! :laughing:

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is 3 meters of copper too long - now i’m worried - thinking of moving the mac closer to the converter…

I was concerned about using a 3-meter Apple Thunderbolt cable until I saw this utube (link below) - It is not passive wire but very active with a complete chip set in the connector. Explains why it was so expensive…s