Radial has launched the IceCube IC-1 at NAMM 2015, an ultra-compact balanced line isolator designed to fit inside a technician’s tool kit to eliminate hum and buzz caused by ground loops in audio systems.
Measuring less than 4″ x 1 ½” x 1 ½” (10.16 x 3.81 x 3.81 cm), the compact design features an XLR-F input at one end and an XLR-M output at the other with solid 16 gauge steel construction and durable powder coat finish. The steel outer shell provides excellent shielding against electromagnetic fields generated by power cables, dimmers, motors and power supplies while being significantly more rugged – a very important benefit for concert touring and AV rental houses where the fast paced environment can often be very hard on gear. Connection to and from the IceCube is done using standard 3-pin XLR cables. It is also equipped with a ground lift switch to further assist in reducing noise.
Plug and play easy to use, one merely connects the IceCube in series with the offending piece of equipment to solve the ground loop. The IceCube will quietly go to work as it eliminates hum and buzz without compromising the signal quality.