[LAU] OT interference / grounding problems

carmen _ at whats-your.name
Tue Feb 17 21:02:02 EST 2009

> It may just be that it took the introduction of better quality gear for me to hear the effects above the usual
> din but then these static like snapping noises are very distinct. 

the suggested ground topology is a star or radial shape,

path to ground from each device is never thru another device, and potentials are as similar as possible

do you have a metal radiator pipe? or barring that a 3 prong wiring?

are you using 2-pronged gear or 3? it may be that your house ground is not properly grounded (bad)

or strong induced currents from close 60hz mains cabling (perhaps even 120v is enough at a close distance)

i use alligator-clipp terminated cables, to grip onto the metal box around a USB port,

then hook that to the negative battery terminal of my amp. then tap this wire and connect to the radiator pipe

 (shuts shit up pretty good).........

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