The icListen RB9 is our most popular model with many applications in the field. It has a 900 m depth rating and is equipped with a Teledyne Reson sensor. The RB9 is a sophisticated smart hydrophone that is ultra-low noise with a wide dynamic range providing superior signal quality and stability over many years.
Use real-time data streaming to instantly hear, see, and record data from your project for easy and quick decision-making.
With a wide bandwidth range from 10 Hz to 200 kHz, the RB9 Hydrophone can detect low-frequency sounds from blue whales to humpbacks, up to high-frequency calls and clicks from dolphins, harbour porpoises, and even snapping shrimp. Detect up to 5 unique acoustic event types per deployment.
The RB9 is versatile too. With self-synchronization, GPS sync, and Network Sync, the RB9 can easily be deployed in hydrophone arrays or create wide area arrays. It also has easy configurations for battery and memory economy for short-term or long-term deployments.
From environmental noise monitoring to pipeline leak detection this hydrophone can do it all.
Applications for the icListen RB9:
- Ocean Observation
- Marine Mammal Monitoring
- Pipeline Leak Detection
- Offshore Energy
- Vessel Noise
- General Use
Have a member of our sales team help you put together a full ocean listening package for your project, complete with a Launch Box, cables, and software!
All of our hydrophones come with complimentary 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: 10 Hz
- ± 3 dB bandwidth: 200 kHz
- Maximum Bandwidth: 200 kHz
- Maximum Data Rate: 512 kS/s
- Minimum Data Rate: 1 kS/s
- Peak Input Level: 185 dB re µPa
- Instrument Sensitivity: -178 dB 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.