If you’re using YoloBox for your audio-visual needs and encounter a persistent buzzing sound in your audio, it’s likely you’re dealing with a ground loop issue. This problem often arises when your YoloBox is charging while your audio equipment is plugged into a different power source. Fortunately, there are effective ways to resolve this issue.
Understanding Ground Loops
A ground loop occurs when there are multiple paths to ground at different potentials. This can create a loop of interference, manifesting as an annoying buzz in your audio. It’s a common issue in audio systems, especially when different devices are connected to separate power sources.
Potential interference may occur if any two of the following are connected simultaneously:
- USB-C to a charging power socket.
- Line In to an externally charging audio mixer
- HDMI Out to an externally charging display screen.
- HDMI In to an externally charging camera.
- USB In to an externally charging camera.
1. Use Battery-Powered Audio Equipment
One straightforward solution is to use audio equipment with its own battery power. This eliminates the dependency on external power sources, thereby reducing the chances of a ground loop.
2. Unify Power Sources
Try to use the same power socket for connections can help minimize interference. This can often equalize the ground potential and minimize the loop.
3. Invest in a Ground Loop Noise Isolator
A ground loop noise isolator is an affordable and efficient way to tackle this issue. Its function is to break the loop and eliminate the noise caused by ground loops. These devices are easily available and can be a simple plug-and-play solution.
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Ground loop issues can be frustrating, but with these solutions, you can ensure clear, buzz-free audio in your YoloBox setup. Whether it’s opting for battery-powered devices, unifying your power sources, or using a noise isolator, each method offers a practical way to enhance your audio quality.
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Meredith, the Marketing Manager at YoloLiv. After getting her bachelor’s degree, she explores her whole passion for YoloBox and Pro. Also, she contributed blog posts on how to enhance live streaming experiences, how to get started with live streaming, and many more.