Minimizes the effects of electrostatic charges and static electricity on vinyl record to make analog more vivid.
Static electricity is caused by cartridge friction.
A vinyl record is charged up to several hundred volts over time by friction with the cartridge. Coulomb force, micro-gap discharge, and rotating electric field then cause noise. The IME1 irradiates + and – ions from the top of the record during playback, keeping the electrostatic charge low over time. It eliminates electrostatic noise and reproduces records clearly and vividly in the mid-to-high range.