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Although some equipment no longer comes with a dedicated chassis ground terminal, it is still advantageous to ground all of your equipment to a common ground point. This reduces ground loop hum and noise problems. It can also improve system performance even if you don’t have any audible ground loops or hum. The TRITON has an internal ground-buss noise reduction system that uses patented NIC™ technology. CGS (Chassis Ground System) is a feature that provides a common grounding point for all components in the system and extends the noise reduction capability of the TRITON to components external to the TRITON. This eliminates AC voltage differences between component chassis’ and may help to reduce potential ground loops.

Where indicated, price is for the US only.
For non-US customers, please contact regional distributor for pricing.

Shunyata Research makes CGS Ground Cables that are attractive, perform well, and are inexpensive. Check with Shunyata Research Customer Service or your dealer for more information.

The CGS noise reduction technology is patent protected by US 8,658,892. Download the CGS: Chassis Ground System Application Guide here.

In A Nutshell

System grounding is complex and sometimes unpredictable since there are no standards that all equipment manufacturers follow regarding signal grounds and chassis grounding.  It also depends upon the power circuit wiring, specifically the circuit’s actual impedance to ground.  If you use more than one dedicated power circuit it becomes even more complicated and less predictable.  Common sonic improvements are often described as a reduction of background noise with an improvement in dynamics.  The timing and dynamics in sound can also improve, along with more dimensional and precise image placement.  These improvements may be obvious in some systems while more subtle in others.


All components in the audio system should be connected to the CGS grounding system if possible.  Additionally, you may connect an equipment rack that is made from metal.

If a component is connected to the TRITON with a power cord where the ground wire and contact are functional then the chassis of the component will be connected to the internal grounding system of the TRITON.  You do not need to make another connection to the CGS terminal.  However, some components may benefit from an additional chassis connection especially if you are using common stock power cords.  Try it and see if performance is improved.