Ensure regulatory compliance for marine construction, pile driving, or explosives with the icListen RB9-X2 hydrophone. Designed specifically for loud marine environments.
All our hydrophones can withstand harsh conditions in the field. Whether monitoring underwater construction (even with explosives!), or operating in extreme cold, the X2 can handle it. What makes this hydrophone remarkable is its peak input level of 214 dB! This gives it the ability to process extremely loud noise levels with no clipping.
Simply connect the RB9-X2 to your Launch Box, deploy it in the water, and start monitoring. The RB9-X2 hydrophone can wirelessly stream Sound Exposure Level (SEL) and Sound Pressure Level (SPL) data direct to your computer, and our Lucy software will track these levels for you automatically in real time. Our software and accessories create a complete package to ensure your marine project will safely comply with all underwater sound regulations related to marine wildlife protection.
Applications for the icListen RB9-X2 Hydrophone:
- Pile Driving (Wind Farms, Bridges, Piers)
- Marine Construction
- Explosive Monitoring
The RB9-X2 should NOT be used for:
- Marine Mammal Monitoring
- Ambient Sound Levels
Have a member of our sales team help you put together a full hydrophone ocean listening package, complete with a Launch Box, cables, software, and training!
- Works With: PC, Mac, Smartphone
- Real-Time Data: Yes
- Interface Options: Web Browser, Lucy Software, PAM Guard Compatible
- Records: WAV, FFT, Event Data
- Internal Battery: 8 hours
- Battery Saving Recording Modes: Days, Weeks, Months.
- Internal Memory Saving Modes: Yes
- Array Capability: Yes, with Self-Synchronization
- GPS Sync & Network Sync: Yes
- Detect Specific Acoustic Events: Yes, up to 5 unique events
- Low Frequency Cut-off: 1 Hz
- ± 3 dB bandwidth: 200 kHz
- Bandwidth: 200 kHz
- Maximum Data Rate: 512 kS/s
- Minimum Data Rate: 1 kS/s
- Equivalent Self Noise: 69dB re µPa/Hz
- Peak Input Level: 217 dB re µPa
- Instrument Sensitivity: -210dB re 1 V/µPa
- *kS/s: kilo Samples per second
- Download the full tech spec sheet in the files tab.
“Ocean Networks Canada performed a wide range of tests on the hydrophones prior to deployment to verify the manufacturer’s specifications. The hydrophone instruments met all the manufacturer’s specifications and were easy to use. Both models satisfy our requirements for dynamic range, sensitivity and, most importantly, reliability. When coupled with the fast and friendly customer support we have received, these LF and HF hydrophones are a good choice for our ocean observatory.”Tom Dakin Sensor and Technology Business Development Officer and Resident Ocean Acoustician Ocean Networks Canada
“We have been working with Ocean Sonics in our technology demonstration program since the first prototypes. Our science users have been very impressed with the very high quality data sets. Ocean Networks Canada is expanding our hydrophone network with Ocean Sonic icListen HF smart hydrophones across our observatory including new sites across coastal BC, as part of the Smart Oceans™ program. The compact size, Ethernet interface, high reliability and exceptional performance make these systems ideal for ocean observing applications such as mammal classification, vessel and ambient noise studies.”Scott McLean Director(Former) Ocean Networks Canada
“I have used many different hydrophones on different systems, but these icListen hydrophones are the best I’ve seen in many years. They’re calibrated to very low frequencies where I’ve never been able to get reliable data.”
Ross Chapman Professor Emeritus University of Victoria
The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Regional Scaled Nodes (RSN) had requirements for very broadband hydrophones with good noise floor characteristics and a wide dynamic range. The icListen HF hydrophones satisfied these requirements at a reasonable cost. The hydrophones were quite easy to use out of the box, and easily passed our intensive First Article tests centered on assuring any instrument will not interfere with or corrode any other instrument. Customer support has been quite good, with very detailed questions answered quickly and accurately.
Skip Denny Principal Ocean Engineer, RSN Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington.