Jump Audio IXM In-Ear Monitor System
The IXM is a wired in-ear monitor system that combines an instrument and an in-ear monitor signal into one cable.
The IXM uses two main components, the IXM Bodypack and the IXM Cable.
The IXM Cable connects to the IXM Bodypack on one end and has a Y breakout on the other end. The Y breakout is a standard 1/4 inch mono connector and a 1/4 inch TRS stereo connector. The IXM Cable is said to be capable of carrying a guitar signal down the cable while carrying an in-ear monitor mix signal up the cable, according to Jump Audio. Once a guitar is plugged into the IXM Bodypack, the guitar signal is carried through the bodypack, down the IXM Cable and then out the standard 1/4 inch mono connector.
Meanwhile, the in-ear monitor signal, from any headphone amp, is delivered to the IXM Cable via the 1/4 inch TRS connector. This signal runs up the cable, through the IXM Bodypack and out a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack on the bodypack. There is a volume control knob for this in-ear monitor signal on the IXM Bodypack.
The IXM system is a passive system that requires no batteries, Jump Audio says. Supposedly, the in-ear monitor mix can be delivered to the IXM Cable by any headphone amp.
The IXM Cable is 18 feet long. It is described as an instrument cable and a stereo in-ear monitor cable combined into one cable under a Techflex jacket. The IXM Bodypack chassis is made from extruded aluminum, designed to make it lightweight and built to last. There are 2 molded belt clips designed for added stability and durability. All the 1/4 inch and XLR ends and plugs are Neutrik connectors.
The system also includes an 18 inch Mogami patch cable to plug a guitar into the IXM Bodypack and a Neutrik NYS238 1/4 inch to 1/4 inch barrel adapter to receive an in-ear monitor mix from a male TRS 1/4 inch connector.
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