The effortless way to improve your wireless In-Ear Monitor system is to run it like a pro by using a transmitter combiner driving a helical antenna. Just check any professional stage.
Combining IEMs together on one antenna always works better than using multiple antennas, which can interfere with each other and cause serious RF and audio signal problems. A helical antenna, unlike a whip or paddle antenna, also removes polarization fades, which is the leading cause of signal dropouts.
Introducing the IEM Performer’s Pack from RF Venue. A complete system, engineered to work together to combine up to 8 IEM transmitters of any brand into a single helical antenna. The CP Beam helical antenna also steps up an IEM system’s transmitting power by nearly 8X, focusing the signal directly on your performers and not scattering the signal where it isn’t needed. This allows you to use the lowest possible setting of your transmitter’s output power which greatly reduces intermodulation interference to both your wireless mics and your IEMs. An extra benefit that improves RF signal and audio quality!
The IEM Performer’s pack is designed to work with all brands of IEM systems and maximize performance at low power settings 50 milliwatts or lower.
About the CP Beam Antenna
The CP Beam™ Antenna is a lightweight, circularly polarized beam antenna that doesn’t drop out and is designed to ensure a consistent signal with in-ear monitors (IEMs), wireless microphone systems, and other UHF communication devices.
The CP Beam is easy to set up and transport – fitting in a 3RU rack drawer and weighing just 2.5 lbs – and compresses for easy storage (see the before and after compression). Unlike other bulky helical antennas that require flight cases, the CP Beam is quickly deployed and stowed.
About the COMBINE8
The all-new COMBINE8 IEM combiner brings together up to eight in-ear monitor transmitter signals into a single rear panel mounted antenna connector.
Any brand IEM set to transmit 50 mW or less may be used, as well as any type of directional antenna. It also provides DC power to up to 8 IEM transmitters with an external power supply, removing the need for wall warts.
IEM transmitter combination is important for multi-channel systems to minimize intermodulation artifacts arising from multiple adjacent transmitters interfering with one another.
About RF Venue Coaxial Cables
Coaxial cabling can make the difference between flawless RF performance and total system failure. Even the slightest crimp or ding in coaxial cable can cause signals to drop sharply or short out.
RF Venue provides premium made in USA low loss, 50Ω RG8X coaxial cable with BNC male connectors for wireless audio applications. Our cables are custom made to our specifications: double shielded braid over foil with a perfect balance between loss and flexibility. All cables are terminated in-house and QC on calibrated Agilent network analyzers for guaranteed performance. RF Venue stocks a variety of lengths from 5' to 150'.
The 8 Channel IEM Upgrade Pack
Possible? Yes. Recommended? No.
Possible? Yes. Recommended? No. It creates a lot of IMD. So if you are also using wireless mics and don’t have an ultra low noise floor you will likely have very unreliable performance. Best bet would be an 8 channel system plus a 4 channel system.