AudioQuest has introduced a brand new and improved model of its JitterBug noise filter. Like the unique, the JitterBug FMJ (Full Steel Jacket) may be plugged right into a laptop computer, desktop, smartphone or streaming machine. And sure, because the identify suggests, the FMJ is wrapped in metallic, not like its predecessor, which was encased in plastic.
“Whether or not utilized in sequence (in-line) or in parallel, JitterBug considerably reduces contamination from RF generated by a pc, automotive, or different machine,” notes AudioQuest. “JitterBug FMJ additionally completely addresses environmental RF Noise profiting from this susceptible interface.”
Not satisfied about all this ‘RF Noise’ stuff? In response to AudioQuest there’s loads of noise and interference coursing by way of the circuitry of your common laptop, significantly its USB connections. A lot of it’s believed to emanate out of your laptop’s personal energy provide.
To sort out the issue, the JitterBug FMJ acts as a passive filter and stops this noise/interference from passing into your (extremely delicate) exterior DAC. How properly does it work? We have but to get our fingers on the FMJ, however as you may inform from our glowing JitterBug review, we have actually acquired massive hopes for the brand new accent.
For one of the best outcomes, the Californian firm recommends that you just buddy up the JitterBug FMJ with a second unit, which ought to be plugged into an unoccupied USB enter with its hinged rubber door (additionally designed to dam RF noise) firmly shut. Apparently, utilizing a second unit in parallel “pulls in additional RF noise off the USB energy bus”.
The FMJ can also be stated to work a deal with when utilized in parallel with the corporate’s DragonFly Black and Red USB DACs (the DragonFly Cobalt already boasts Jitterbug expertise, so no must spend additional right here).
We stay up for placing this critter by way of its paces quickly. The JitterBug FMJ is due on sale on 15th Could within the States, priced at $59.95. It ought to hit the UK round June for £49.99 (round AU$90).
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