iGROUND is the result of many years of experience and application research in the field of grounding system. It is highest quality and the best performing grounding cable we have ever offered. Every component specified in its design has been selected from years of research and testing in professional and consumer high definition Audio & Video systems in both analog and digital formats. Each component used with the iGROUND was chosen for its superior quality and performance and cost was no object. For example, the material used in the iGROUND conductor core is made of a state-of-the-art Silver Ion Plated SIP 6N OCC, Silver Plated 6N OFHC or 6N OFHC. The core material is the most efficient there is, nevertheless the iGROUND has twice the mass of similarly rated competitive products. Silicon Dielectric and Vibration Device are used throughout the iGROUND to further reduce electrostatic inductive distortion.
INCRECABLE has developed an upgraded ground cable, G4, the 3rd generation of iGROUND cable. The difference between the standard wire and iGround Cable is that the iGROUND cable has ANR Technology (Aggressive Noise Reduction) applied to it as well as hand built cable geometries with SIP Silver Ion Plated technology that was originally developed for the flagship iPOWER, iLISTEN and iSOUND Cables as well. It is a more substantial and complex cable than other standard ground wire in the market.
The solution of "Dirty" Chassis Condition
1. Noise is present with signal ground and chassis ground not connected When the signal ground (pin 1 in a balanced audio system or the sleeve in an unbalanced audio or video connection) is not connected to the chassis ground, it is probably because the manufacturer has determined that the chassis power supply has made the chassis too dirty to reference to the signal ground. Often, manufacturers or technicians lift pin 1 from the chassis in this manner to avoid noise which is often the case when unbalanced power is used. It is easy to check for this condition with an ohm meter -- simply test for continuity from the signal ground to chassis. For balanced power applications there should be continuity. If there is no continuity, try jumping from the signal ground to INCRECABLE GBC or The i-EARTH grounding terminal with iGROUND. The device should get quieter. If it does not, another type of dirty chassis condition may be present that requires a different solution.
2. Noise is present when chassis ground is not referenced to AC ground When an equipment chassis is not referenced to the AC ground, it is often because the unit has an ungrounded 2-prong AC cord. In order to avoid grounding noise, some manufacturers avoid referencing the chassis to the AC ground altogether. The solution is to connect the equipment chassis to the AC ground with iGROUND. Often the simplest way to ground a chassis is to strip the paint off of the inside of the rack ears and off one side of the rack rails with a grinding stone and a drill. Then, sandwich a ring terminal between the stripped rack ear and rack rail and run a iGROUND from the ring terminal to the AC ground such as INCRECABLE GBC or The i-EARTH grounding terminal.
Occasionally, some equipment does not have continuity between the chassis and the AC ground even if it has a grounded 3-prong AC cord. It is easy to check this with an ohm meter. Simply test for continuity between the chassis and the ground prong on the AC plug. For balanced power applications there should be continuity. If there is no continuity, run a iGROUND from the chassis to the AC ground such as INCRECABLE GBC or i-EARTH grounding terminal and the device should become quieter. If it does not become quieter, this is an indication that a different approach to the noise problem is needed.
All iGROUND grounding cables have been tested and pre burned-in at the factory. However, as with any high end audio components, it may take up to 50 hours of listening to music to reach the optimal sonic results.