The iFi Audio Groundhog system solves a problem rarely raised by audiophiles and yet very common. For economic reasons numbers of builders do not connect the earth or ground on the IEC sockets of their products.
In many cases, one of the devices in your HiFi system finds itself without reference ground and sends the noise, the whistles, the blast on your reproduction system. Often it is enough to touch the surface of the electronic device in question to amplify the noise in the speakers.
Many switched-mode power supplies are concerned with this problem of mass leakage.
- Most of the Blu Ray players or DVDs.
- Mediaplayers, SBC Raspberry Pi, classical computers, NAS, audio streamers, internet boxes.
- Class D amplifiers FDA (Full Digital Amplifier).
- Some DACs shipped with base sector adapters.
The iFi Audio Groundhog is used to restore the ground field between devices. Simply plug one of the Groundhog modules into a grounded device to solve the problem (amplifiers, preamplifiers, AC outlets with grounded outlets). Offering a frank and mechanically stable contact quality, the result onour High Fidelity Channel is immediately legible:
- A better looseness of the harmonics.
- A decrease of the whistles and harmonic noises in the high.
- Basses drier, more cut-out, firmer.
- Possibility of receding the jitter on some DAC.
Thanks to its large number of connectors it will answer all the scenarios:
The RCA BASE cable to IEC will bring the earth to any device with a free RCA jack.
USB CONVERTERwill bring the ground reference to any computers, audio streamers, mediaplayers by connecting the USB to a classic cinema or HiFi amplifier.
The SPADE CONVERTERis suitable for land terminals, DC jacks from a free RCA jack of an amplifier, a preamplifier.
L Y-CONVERTERallows mobile devices or jacks with a free 3.5 jack to have ground through an RCA jack.
To understand the interest and functioning of Groundhog iFi Audio here are two explanatory tutorialsdepending on the case:
Warning !! This product is by no means an EMI / RFI filter or mass loop suppressor generated by the devices. There are other accessories in the iFi Audio range to curb this problem, which can be combined with the iFi Audio Groundhog:
- Earthing ground cable kit for Hifi devices.
- Gold plated connectors
- Weight: 220gr