for a few months, I'm using a M-Audio Firewire 410 device for home orchestrations. Now the problem arose that the (seemingly) maximum length of 5 meters for firewire cables is too short for my studio (I'm putting my noiseproducer in the corner on the other side of the room).
If I use two cables with a firewire hub inbetween, would there be a noticeable increase of latency? There are also devices named 'repeaters' on the market, maybe these would be the better choice..

any suggestions or experiences?
Thanks in advance,
Dominik Käser, Switzerland