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Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator   

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The Hum X Exterminator removes unwanted voltage and current in the ground line that cause ground loop hum. This noise reduction adapter simultaneousl...Read More

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The Hum X Exterminator removes unwanted voltage and current in the ground line that cause ground loop hum. This noise reduction adapter simultaneously maintains a solid, safe ground. You no longer have to run your audio signal through filtering that results in loss of volume, tone, or both. Some devices simply remove or float the ground, which is never safe! Hum X removes the ground loop while leaving the ground and your signal intact. Easy to use and completely effective!

Rids your system of unwanted hum safely .


It's the safest way to get rid of ground loop hum. Order Hum X today!

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EbtechHum X Hum Exterminator
 
4.1

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

55%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (5)
  • Excellent sound quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (5)
  • Performances (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ebtech Hum x and other Hum Eliminator Equipment Tips

The Ebtech Hum X does just what its supposed to do - cancels out the (almost always) Laptop AC Ground Loop Hum! Anytime you have a Laptop Computer within your loop/chain/board...Read complete review

The Ebtech Hum X does just what its supposed to do - cancels out the (almost always) Laptop AC Ground Loop Hum! Anytime you have a Laptop Computer within your loop/chain/board configuration, you can (almost) always count on having an "AC Hum" which is (almost) ALWAYS caused by the Laptop's external AC direct-connect Power Source/Transformer. Its easy to find out if thats your problem. Simply remove the Laptops external power cable, run the Laptop on its battery power source and "listen" for the hum to go away!!! If it does, then you know you definitely have an AC Ground Loop problem with the external power source.! Simply plug the Ebtec Hum X into your UPS/Regulated Power supply Output jack and then plug the Laptop's external AC cable into the Ebtec Hum X done deal! When ordering up the Ebtec Hum X, dont forget that there could be "other additional power-hum problems that need addressed. If thats the case and you still have other hums, checkout the other tips I have listed elsewhere in this review. Remember, very rarely does one piece of equipment handle everything. Note: DJ's have had this same (Laptop in configuration) problem for years and are amazed how such a simple plug-in device like the Ebtech Hum X eliminates the situation Since Ground Loop Hums seem to always be a problem, one piece of equipment normally does not handle them all. You need to isolate, in your configuration, just what piece of gear/cable is creating the "hum." The first place I would start (and install/place hum unit) would be at the Amplifier using a Dual-Channel type Hum unit (Nady HE1 or Ebtec). Connect the individual Output cables from your Pedal Board/Mixer and Guitar to the Input side of the (Nady HE1 or Ebtech Hum Eliminator) unit; Connect the Output of the (Nady HE1 or Ebtec ) to the Amps Input channels. Note: Make sure you use superior quality grade TS patch/jumper cables for connecting here (Hosa or DiMarzio are great.) Also, don't forget to check your Mixer XLR/Jack connectors for any added "hums" that maybe present. If this is the case, another solution is using the Ebtech HE-2R. This unit will handle 2 channels each of both your TS & XLR cable runs. Dont forget to inquire with your sales rep about purchasing/including within your configuration a good Regulated Power source commensurate with the equipment/pedals you are using in your overall configuration. They are a definite safety net and, will add years to your equipment by providing good, constant, clean power to your systems configuration. All of these mentioned units are of great value to your configuration considering they all do just what they are suppose to do. Yes, they are going to cost you a little extra cash however; sometimes these extra expenses are necessary in order to fix the problems. Pricey? Not really considering what you'll receive in the end - "Better Quality Sound" and isn't that what its all about??? As we all know: "if ya' wanna' dance, ya' gotta' pay the band." Good Luck!
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Check your rig first!

I tried plugging in the Hum X Hum Exterminator
every way I could think of but it made no difference at all. I have a pretty standard pedalboard (wah, distortion, delay/chorus,...Read complete review

I tried plugging in the Hum X Hum Exterminator
every way I could think of but it made no difference at all. I have a pretty standard pedalboard (wah, distortion, delay/chorus, tuner) and it didn't take out the hum that I get from flourescent and neon lights. Even pulled everything off my board and started from scratch with this thing plugged in to each pedal...didn't help. (also tried different guitars)...I know the problem is on my end...just wanted folks to know that this thing won't perfom miracles for you...(oh and yes tried plugging everything into a power strip with the Hum X Hum Exterminator...no good)

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5.0

Does the trick.

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from Queens, NY

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

    I now have one for every amplifier I own. The electric is dirty in my building & these niffty things do the trick to quite the buzz!

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    a must have

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    from Vashon WA

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

    I don't always eliminate hum... but when I do, I use HUM-X. LOL Seriously, this jewel has saved me several times dealing with the typically horrible power provided in small live music venues. It won't solve everything but it seems to fix typical grounding issues with amps, mixers, and effect chains. I keep one on my stage gear and an extra one with me on gigs. You never know when you will suddenly need another or someone else will need one.

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    3.0

    worked then shorted out or broke

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    from Melbourne FL

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

      used for less then a year and shorted out on me. would have been nice to put a fuse in it to protect and prolong life. did help reduce buzz/fuzz/hum/white noise. still had some hum but not as bad as after it broke. now i can hear my pc do anything through my PA. drives, cpu, mouse. i cant even master my sound for the band.

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      1.0

      Didn't solve my problems

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      from Altamonte Springs, FL

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Didn't Solve Buzz Problem
        • I
        • Not Responsive

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

        The sales staff at Musician's Friend is knowledgeable and helpful. They recommended that I try the HUM X to solve a buzz in my amplifier that is caused by overhead lighting. Unfortunately it didn't work and Musician's Friend was easy to work with when I returned it.

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        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        apparently not for generators

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        from Oxford, MS

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        Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

        I got the hum X hoping to reduce or eliminate hum associated with having my amp (a Lunchbox zt 200 watt solid state) plugged into a a Goal Zero Yeti 150 combination battery/generator to play live where there is no power source. I'm an experienced player, but I have very limited knowledge of electronics. This product did nothing to reduce hum. I removed all effects, plugged the amp directly into the hum X and the hum X directly into the yeti 150 and then compared that with plugging the amp directly into the yeti 150. No noticeable difference. It's not the amp. I don't get the hum when the amp is plugged into a wall socket in my house, which is properly grounded. Apparently, the hum X was not designed to deal issues associated with battery powered generators.

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        3.0

        Hmmmmm

        By 

        from Tennessee

        About Me Professional Musician

        Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

        This product hasn't actually resolved any of the hum issues that I've come across... that doesn't necessarily mean it's not doing what it's supposed to, it just means the hum issues I've dealt with tend to run deeper than the ground.

        I suspect this little guy would be beneficial for the live sound engineer or gigging musician to have in his/her toolbox. That said, it's fairly pricey for what it is, and hasn't proved itself useful in any studio setting for the passed year that I've owned it. My advice would be to be sure that your hum issue is solely ground related before purchasing this unit... otherwise it will likely serve as an expensive paperweight 99% of the time.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Don't leave home without it!

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        from Seattle area

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

            I've been using these for years and they have saved the day on multiple occasions. As in a lot of clubs, the power supply can be a little noisy and these little guys are just the thing to use to get rid on that pesky noise. I carry two of them with me on all audio gigs I do just in case. They may not clean up everything, but they do a darned good job of removing noise from amps and PA's on the majority of situations.

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Worked exactly as advertised.

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            from Indiana

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            Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

            This product is extremely easy to use and works flawlessly. Just plug it in and the hum disappears. Worth every penny.

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Didn't Work for Me

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            from Nashville

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            Pros

            • Easy to use

            Cons

            • Does Not Work

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

              I bought this because of the positive reviews. It did not help me at all though, so I returned it. It couldn't hurt to try it to see if it helps solve your noisy power issues. YMMV.

              FYI, it has a larger footprint than a regular transformer spot, so even if you have a transformer spot, it will still take up two outlets.

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome little device!

              By 

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Compact Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Ebtech Hum X Hum Exterminator:

                As soon as I isolated the problem (massive ground noise from an 2nd board I have coming into a sub on my main mixing board), I plugged the 2nd board's rack AC into the Hum X and into the wall - and Zap - like Magic - no hum at all! Awesome!

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