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Hard-Wired In-Ear Monitor Packages

Hard-Wired System vs Wireless. Sound wise, with a wire, your sound will be way better than wireless. You will have no hiss, no frequency issues, no dropouts, and no sound delay. It is the best possible way to go. If you must be wireless, you will fight every one of those issues at one time or another. Bottom line, if you are a stationary player, like keyboards, drummers, sitting in a chair in a church band, horn section stuck behind hardwired mics, etc. You win bigtime being hardwired. Remember this talk when you have a perfectly clean signal and wireless guys/gals are trying to get the sound guys attention.


FCS11B In-Ear Monitor & Donner EM1 Rechargeable Hard-Wired IEM AMP $179 delivered (Lower 48 USA) 

Ideal for Drummers, Keyboardists and any stationary player. You can clip to your belt or sit anywhere near your playing area.

Choose Blue or Black In-Ear Monitors.

Ideal for Drummers, Keyboardists and any stationary player. You can clip to your belt or sit anywhere near your playing area.  Choose Blue or Black In-Ear Monitors.
Ideal for Drummers, Keyboardists and any stationary player. You can clip to your belt or sit anywhere near your playing area.  Choose Blue or Black In-Ear Monitors.

FCS110 10.2mm Dynamic & The Donner EM1 Rechargeable Belt Pack Amp $135 Delivered

Hardwired In Ear Monitor package deal

FCS11B Bass Version In-Ear Monitors and FCS-S1 Stand Mount Hard Wired IEM AMP w/power supply $189 delivered (Lower 48 USA)

Choose Blue or Black for your In-Ear Monitor Color.

FCS S1 Stand Mounted IEM Amp.  Dual XLR inputs allow for 2-channel mono or stereo operation High-powered headphone output Level and Balance/Mix controls  9Vm or included Power Supply
FCS11B Bass Version In-Ear Monitors and FCS-S1 Stand Mount Hard Wired IEM AMP w/power supply $189 delivered (Lower 48 USA)
FCS11B Bass Version In-Ear Monitors and FCS-S1 Stand Mount Hard Wired IEM AMP w/power supply $189 delivered (Lower 48 USA)

FCS11B (Bass Version) with Hard-shell Waterproof Case & FCS-P1 Stereo Input Belt pack $159 Delivered / 9V

Does not come with power Supply and is made for clipping on your belt. Choose Blue or Black IEMs

FCS11 IEM Hardwired In-Ear Monitor Package Deal $159
FCS11 IEM Hardwired In-Ear Monitor Package Deal $159
FCS11 IEM Hardwired In-Ear Monitor Package Deal $159

Can I have just a little more ME!!! in the monitor mix? The answer is YES!

FCS IEM Mixer & FCS110 IEMs $129 Delivered

FCS IEM Mixer & FCS110 IEM Package Deal
MicoMon Mixer with FCS110 package Deal
FCS IEM Mixer & FCS110 IEM Package Deal
FCS IEM Mixer & FCS110 IEM Package Deal
How to hook up your new system

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Bass players obsess over their amps, endlessly debating the merits of brands, configurations, size, strings, pick-ups, active, non-active and nearly every other conceivable detail. Yet, when it comes to the average show of decent size, the audience hears a DI. I maintain that your in-ear monitor quality is a decisive factor in a your performance. The FCS11B will let you hear and feel the nuances of your bass to allow you to be more comfortable and creative.  Drawback though, you'll be able to hear it when you need new strings.    Drummers, my sound company loads a drum sub on every show. There's NO WAY you'll need it with these earphones.

FCS11Bass Version

Goal: I always liked the Westone UM20Pro and Shure SE425 dual driver IEMs for clarity. However, both products lacked a convincing low end.  It was like the kick drum was hitting a cardboard box. The H3 gives you the dual driver armatures and adds a 10mm dynamic driver subwoofer section. It’s the best of all worlds. With the dynamic which moves air, you’ll feel the low end not just hear it.

FCS-H3 Hybrid

The FCS110 proprietary dynamic drivers provides crystal-clear sound and enhanced bass with excellent depth and detail resolution. The 110 is like going to a concert and hearing your favorite act (YOU) through a semi full of PA. The sound is full and in your face. Lows are punchy and tight. The mid and upper registers are present warm and smooth.

FCS110 

The FCS11 dynamic driver is a moving coil speaker that moves air. You’ll get bone induction and will feel the sound – not just hear it. The result is a larger more visceral high-definition audio signature at less volume. With two, three-way armature drivers, you’ll find yourself turning up throughout your performance as your ears fatigue. Not the case with the FCS 11mm dynamic. Another benefit over the multi-driver armatures is there are no electronic or comb filtering artifacts, no phase issues, and no crossover dropouts. The result is a consistent, huge musical soundstage from 20Hz to 20kHz.

FCS11D

FCS S1 Stereo Amp and FCS11B Bass In-Ear Monitors. This rig as is, perfect for Drummers or stationary Bass Players. Ears come in Black or Blue $189 Delivered Lower 48 USA

FCS S1 Stereo AMP. Stand Mountable w/Power Supply

The JTS PMM-4 allows you to plug a mic or an instrument into the front. And then Split out of the back to your FOH stage Box. The FOH guy gets your signal to do with as he pleases. But you now have that signal in your personal monitor mixer to determine how much you would like to hear. You can also pan right or left if you would like to run a stereo IEM Mix. You have 4 of these ins and outs.

JTS PMM-4 Four Channel In-Ear Monitor Mixer with Split Lines out $299

The PM55P With built in Optical Limiter is designed for performers who need to monitor their own signal, such as their vocal, with the main mix. The unit has become very popular with drummers who need to mix a click with a monitor signal. And many sound technicians use the PM55

  ROLLS PM55P $89 Delivered  

12 Hour Rechargeable In-Ear Monitor Amplifier  Rechargeable Belt Pack w/ on-off switch (greatly extends battery life) and a 12 hour straight run time.

Donner EM1 Rechargeable Belt Pack $59 Delivered

FCS P1 (Behringer P1) $55 Delivered

The FCS210 sound as good as earphones costing hundreds more. It’s the best bang for the buck on the market today. The FCS210 comes with a 14-day money back guarantee. If you don’t feel it’s the best money you’ve ever spent towards improving your performance, you pay shipping back for a full refund. Please scroll down to read some client references.

FCS210

FCS In-Ear Monitors the differences

 

FCS110 $89 Same size driver as the Future Sonics G10. Product sounds like $200. You’ll be rather blown away at the sound you can get for $89. It’s a smaller casing so would be great for players wanting a lower profile IEM. With the smaller shell, your isolation will be less that the next products on the list.


FCS210 $129 This one has two dynamic drivers and a huge sound. We’ve sold (with your help) several thousand of these. Great low end and warm highs. I can no longer get this product without ordering 5000 pieces of each color. We’re down to all red or red-right / blue-left. A great sounding IEM.


FCS11D $129 An 11mm dynamic so larger than most on the market. This product will replace the FCS210 when they’re gone. It has a deep sounding low end but still punch and tight. Smooth highs. This will be the new best seller for Freq City Sound. It’s already surpassing the FCS210 sales.


FCS11B $129 This is for bassists and drummers. Same product as the FCS11D it just a slightly larger port making the low end bigger. All players will like this product if you like low end in your mix. Again, it’s only a slight bit more lows than the FCS11D.


FCS-H2 $149 This one is a hybrid with a 10mm dynamic for the lows and a balanced armature for the highs. This product is more of a balanced all-round IEM. Guitarist, singers, anyone who has considered a Westone or Shure multi-driver product will love the H-2. The low end is solid, and the highs are crystal clear. We worked hard on the mesh inside the stem to ensure the highs didn’t become brittle and glassy. The result is a perfect balance of lows and highs. If you’re considering a Westone UM30Pro or Shure SE425, The FCS H2 for $149 is twice the product. For half the money.


Let's talk a little bit about how to get a signal to your hardwired in ear monitor amp. On standard analog boards you have several auxiliary sends. If you look at a channel strip, you'll see the fader, EQ section, and AUX send section. You'll need one of those aux sends to be open in order to get a personal mix. AUX SENDS are commonly used for sending reverb, delay or a monitor mix. If you have an open auxiliary send that will be your mix. On the back of the console you'll see the AUX outputs. Take that output whether it be a tip ring sleeve (TRS) or an XLR from that output straight to your hardwired in ear monitor amplifier. The mix of instruments and vocals will be done at the console. You'll have overall volume control at your amp.


Let's say you've chosen AUX 1 as your mix. You want more guitar? Go to the guitar channel and on that channel turn up AUX 1. Repeat this for every instrument plugged into the console to create your own personal monitor mix. 


It's pretty much the same on the new digital consoles and rack mixers only you have a lot more flexibility. Many digital consoles and rack consoles for iPad have as many as 10 AUX sends where our old analog boards, we were lucky to see 6. You also have the ability within your AUX SEND to EQ your mix, ad reverb etc. The process is essentially the same though. Your AUX SEND is your in-ear monitor mix.


There are a lot of creative ways to get a mix with a personal amp even if you don't have an AUX SEND on your console. Several of the monitor amps have two inputs, some three. They also have through-puts. Meaning, plug your microphone in to the amp and then out of the other side on to the console. You now have control of that microphone volume in your ear. Now we need to consider what goes into the other input of the amplifier. Let's say you're mixing console doesn't have enough open AUX SENDs to give you your own personal monitor mix.


Get a split from whatever monitor mix their sending and plug it into the other side of your amp. Now you have an overall monitor mix and you were vocal as loud as you want.


Let's just take a split of the front of house mix and run it in to channel 2. Now you have a nice balanced full band signal to mix in your vocal and as needed.

I'm just thinking out loud here. How about we set a microphone in the room and run it into the second channel of your monitor amp. Now you pick up everything on stage with one microphone and balance your vocal and as you like.


I'm sure there are several more ideas we could come up with. They all have their pluses and drawbacks but what I'm trying to get through is the versatility of a personal monitor amp.