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Ground Loop Isolator

Model:

270-054

 | Catalog #: 270-054
Price:
$19.99
$19.99
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Product Summary

Be the only one humming to the music.

Eliminate the electrical noise and hum caused by ground loops with this ground loop isolator.

  • Eliminate electrical noise from audio lines
  • Installs in-line between head unit and equalizer or amplifier input
  • 1/8"-jack adapter for use with portable CD player
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Disclaimer: Please don't connect a ground loop isolator to speaker cable. This ground loop isolator is designed for audio signals only, not for video cable.

What's in the box

  • Ground loop isolator
  • 1/8 inch-jack adapter
 

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Manufacturer Warranty

  • Parts: 90 days
  • Labor: 90 days
Tech Specs

Customer Reviews

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RadioShackGround Loop Isolator
 
4.4

(based on 134 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (98)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (95)
  • Easy to use (46)
  • Durable (32)
  • Simple controls (19)
  • Good value (14)

Cons

  • Poor performance (6)

Best Uses

  • In-dash (6)
  • Larger cars (4)
  • Smaller cars (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (34), Gearhead (21), Tuner (10), Commuter (6), Auto professional (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43)

Reviewed by 134 customers

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5.0

Worked great in my car!

By Raj

from Miami, FL

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about RadioShack Ground Loop Isolator:

      Purchased a DVD player for my car and the AUX had the loud annoying noise when engine was on. This item stopped the noise and it also has acceptable sound quality.

       
      5.0

      Works Like a Champ!

      By Max Shylahr

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me DJ

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to Install
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Pa Systems

        Comments about RadioShack Ground Loop Isolator:

        When connecting my laptop to a Fender Passport amp, I'd get high-pitch noise from the laptop's DC power supply. Plugged the GL isolator in the laptop's headphone jack and voila! No more noise.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Inexpensive yet effective

        By Michael D'Atri.

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Practical

        Pros

        • Easy to Install
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Entertainment System

          Comments about RadioShack Ground Loop Isolator:

          I had Comcast install cable in my house. The tech left and then I started noticing a buzz/hum with every channel. I searched the internet for the source and this seemed like the solution (and it was). I plugged it in and all extraneous noise disappeared.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Perfect for DJ's

          By JDtheDJ

          from North Carolina

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Install
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about RadioShack Ground Loop Isolator:

              I had a pop, pop, pop, humming coming from my dual deck each time i turned it on. There was not a ground lift or ground post available. This stopped it cold. Great item!!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great!! It cured my turntable woes!

              By ssberg

              from Minneapolis, Mn

              About Me Gearhead

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Stereo Turntable

                  Comments about RadioShack Ground Loop Isolator:

                  First product I've ever reviewed, ANYWHERE
                  But if anyone wants to hook up their turntable that doesn't have a ground wire, to their PC, this little gadget will do the trick,annoying vibrating hum all gone!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Fixed my static noise problem 100%

                  By Richard Barber

                  from Honolulu, HI, USA

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Install
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about RadioShack Ground Loop Isolator:

                      I had constant static noise with my KRK Rokit 5 studio monitor speakers. I installed this ground loop isolator and it fixed the problem 100% - as simple as that. I couldn't be happier with this product.

                      (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Works, but needs female 1/8" adapter

                      By Cory

                      from Des Moines, Iowa

                      About Me Tech Expert

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Functions well

                      Cons

                      • No Female Headphone Adapt

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about RadioShack Ground Loop Isolator:

                        I bought this at my local Radio Shack to use in my car with my smartphone as my music player. The isolator performs the function it's supposed to in eliminating noise. But I needed 1/8" headphone style connections instead of RCA. This does come with the RCA to MALE 1/8" headphone plug adapter, but it does NOT come with the FEMALE 1/8" adapter. NOR does Radio Shack even appear to even sell such an adapter standalone!!! I had to go to order the female 1/8" to RCA adapter from another online vendor (couldn't find one anywhere else locally either). It floors me that Radio Shack doesn't even sell the needed female 1/8" adapter standalone, much less package it in with this item. I'd give it 4 stars if I could at least purchase the female adapter standalone from Radio Shack (just the convenience of purchasing the isolator and the needed adapter cable at the same time). I'd give it 5 stars if they packaged the female adapter in with the isolator.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Works very well

                        By Ed

                        from Garrett Park MD

                        About Me Practical

                        Pros

                        • Easy And Works Well

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about RadioShack Ground Loop Isolator:

                            I bought a wireless earphone with base to use with my television. It had a terrible buzz that I could not get rid of when I plugged the base into the tv. I installed this ground loop isolator and the buzz went away like magic. My earphones now work well.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Works like a charm

                            By KC

                            from Memphis tn

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Install
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about RadioShack Ground Loop Isolator:

                                Works great was about to spend way to much at the music store trying to resolve this with my krk monitors. Any one with a home studio should keep one these on deck at all times. Also could see a use if having this issue with car audio in late models.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Cable guys couldn't fix hum, this did!

                                By DVR watcher

                                from Los Angeles

                                About Me Practical

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Install
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about RadioShack Ground Loop Isolator:

                                    Had been getting annoying hum from Time-Warner DVR hooked to 37" flat screen TV, worse at some times than others but especially bad when viewing recordings and would get even louder when fast-forwarding or rewinding. Knew it was DVR problem rather than incoming cable line because there was no hum when viewing directly from cable (without going thru the DVR box). Replacing the DVR didn't help -- did that several times, but they all had the same problem & cable guys couldn't figure out a solution. But the hum stopped immediately upon installing this device! Only confusion was which way to connect it. Tried first connecting short cables to the DVR and longer ones to TV, that cut the hum by 90% -- but connecting the reverse way cut it out completely. Well worth the price...

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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