The GroundARAY is a next-generation high-frequency-noise-reduction device that connects to unused sockets on hi-fi and/or audiovisual equipment providing a low-impedance route for HF noise to pass through, directly improving the noise floor of the ‘host’ product.
The GroundARAY is a cylindrical design made from precision CNC-machined thick-walled aluminium; the thick walls themselves stop the device from contributing HF noise. Available in multiple termination options, including USB A, RCA, DIN, XLR, BNC, RJ45, HDMI, for a wide range of digital and analogue devices, the GroundARAY benefits from five separate noise-reduction systems, all working across different HF noise ranges and operating in parallel to convert undesirable HF electrical noise into heat.
The advanced technologies provide a very low-impedance, high-bandwidth route for HF noise to pass into, effectively ‘pulling’ noise from the signal ground of the host equipment.
Chord recommend beginning at your source and working through your system, on streaming based systems this could be your router and/or switch – adding the RJ45 GroundARAY to the English Electric 8 or 16 Switch for example has a huge impact on performance. Then move on to add GroundARAYs to the rest of your system – streamer, DAC, pre-amp and so on.