Provo, UT (December 2, 2010)–Jump Audio has introduced it IXM monitor system. The IXM is a wired in-ear system that combines an instrument and an in-ear monitor signal into one cable.
The IXM uses two main components: the bodypack and the cable. The cable connects to the 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 cable is reportedly capable of carrying a guitar signal down the cable while carrying an in-ear monitor mix signal up the cable.
Once a guitar is plugged into the bodypack, the guitar signal is carried through the bodypack, down the 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 cable via the 1/4-inch TRS connector. This signal runs up the cable, through the 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 bodypack.
The IXM system is a passive system that requires no batteries. The in-ear monitor mix is delivered to the cable by any headphone amp. The cable is 18 feet long. It is a low-noise instrument cable and a stereo in-ear monitor cable combined into one flexible custom cable. The bodypack chassis is made from extruded aluminum. There are two molded belt clips.
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 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.