Shielding Audio Equipment from Cell Phone Interference

Categories: Audio, Media

In the words of Gary Guinn (AKG Acoustics), “The past two years have brought a whirlwind of engineering nightmares with Blackberry and other wireless units creating problems in wired and wireless microphones.” http://www.crownaudio.com/kb/entry/163/

Indeed, combining shielded and unshielded wires with wireless phones and other wireless devices can lead to interference and buzz (you can hear samples of the issue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZEMoH2xRfM&t=0m13s, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emxPVUM3y54 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzufTbKiJzw

Solutions have been presented but none are ideal:

Another interesting solution (suggested here):

http://www.neutrik.com/content/products/level03.aspx?id=204_1603252336&catId=CatMSDE_audio

IEEE suggestion (add ferrite cores):

http://www.hottconsultants.com/pdf_files/aes-2007.pdf

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