Audibox is a range of ultra compact stand-alone signal processors and ARX have just released more of the range of transformer Isolated problem solvers. Now as many of you know ARX is an Australian Manufacturer of quality audio products and has been around for many years. In fact in many rigs you are likely to find a bit of ARX equipment.
ARX always seem to come up with solutions that audio engineers often encounter during the job. This trio of devices will fit nicely into the audio guy’s kit and solve several problems.
The first cab of the rank is the ISO LATER
This is a transformer isolated Line level de-coupler, for removing ground loops and for use in applications where complete galvanic isolation is required, eg Isolating Broadcast feeds, remote recording and linking audio systems with different Mains grounding. There is also a dual channel model called the ISO LATER DUO. Both of these units are passive. These devices have a Kensington®-type computer lock slot and optional bracket kit for under-table mounting.
The next one is the ISO SPLITTER
This is a transformer isolated 1 input to 2 outputs Mic / Line splitter for splitting 1 input 2 ways in applications where complete Galvanic isolation is required, eg Broadcast feeds, remote recording and linking audio systems with different Mains grounding. Again a very useful device that I am sure many audio people will want in their box of tricks. It certainly beats a y-lead which can cause more problems than it solves. There is also a dual unit available, the ISO SPLITTER DUO.
ISO COMBINER is final offering in this trio of cool kit.
The ISO-Combiner is their new transformer isolated Mic / Line combiner for the Audibox range. It is ideal for use in applications where two sources have to be combined into one silently and easily. Again another useful device for the audio professional, how many times have you used a dodgy y-lead to joing to signals. Well this is the correct way around that.
A pair of transformer balanced female XLR inputs with separate primary windings combine to deliver a single transformer isolated male XLR output in this essential audio package. And as with the other units there is also a dual unit called the ISO COMBINER DUO
As you can see another good range of gear and more information can be got from the blokes at ARX