I have been using the Ebtech HUM X for 5 months now, it is a ground loop eliminator and it is one of the most affordable worth buying ones that are on the market. With certain setups I was getting a horrible sounding hum from an amp earlier this year. I had no idea what to do to stop it and it was really messing up a lot of things for my set up. Someone recommended to me that I try the Ebtech HUM X.
So I purchased it for around 70 bucks plugged it in and bam! No more humming coming from my amp. It was that simple and that easy. I will never experience any humming again and if I do from another set up down the road I will know how to take care of it right away. The Ebtech HUM X did something amazing; it got rid of the humming without affecting any of the output sound quality coming from the amp.
It is very easy to use; you can just plug it right into your power source. It will keep a safe ground for your gear and nothing will make any noises or short out on you. The Ebtech HUM X is a must have, and when I say must have I mean you must keep it with your set up at all times because you never know when you could experience a humming coming from your amp. It is better to be prepared than to have a humming especially at a live show.
Many similar units will get rid of your ground all together, that is not safe at all and could result in serious electrical problems with your gear. Do not get a cheap ground eliminator that could end up costing your thousands in gear repair. Get the Ebtech HUM X and keep your gear safe and get rid of that ground noise!
The Ebtech Hum X is a simple device that gets rid of unwanted noise, hum, or buzz. We've got a few of these at the studio where I work and use them for a variety of purposes, including for guitar amps with too much buzz, microphone power supply, and wherever else we might be getting noise. This isn't a ground lift as it works differently and in my opinion, does a better job. All you have to do is plug this on the end of whatever you're plugging into the wall, and you're good to go. You won't have to worry about a loss in volume or anything like that, which can sometimes be a problem when it comes to using ground lifts. Beyond this, there really isn't all that much to know about the Ebtech Hum X, other than it will do a great job for you. The down side to getting Hum X is that it's not as cheap as you might think! After using it a lot at the studio where I'm working I decided that I might want one for myself so a did a bit of extra research on it, only to find it to be pretty expensive for something like this! In professional studio settings or for other professionals who might need it, it's probably going to be worth having anyway, but definitely be warned that it doesn't just cost a couple of bucks like a regular ground lift will. It's definitely a lot better than a regular ground lift, especially in a recording studio setting where every minute detail really counts. I don't know if there are any similar products out there that cost less, but Hum X is great to have, even if it costs a bit more than you might think it would...