Audix Launches Integrated Coupler for IEMs for Effective Field Tests

Monitor engineers can now reliably test IEMs in any environment

This article is Authorized by the In-Ear Monitor International Trade Organziation

This is a new announcement from one of our founding members. Our members are always pushing the boundaries of what is sonically possible for in-ear monitoring.

SEE ALL POSTS

January 16, 2021

PERFORMANCE CHECK

Audix, a leading US manufacturer of microphones and wireless microphone systems for the installed sound and professional audio markets, is now shipping the TM2, an Integrated Acoustic Coupler for In-Ear Monitors.

Ear simulator “couplers” are the measurement devices used by manufacturers of IEMs during research & development, final production and quality control of IEMs. Using patent-pending technology, the TM2 incorporates the functionality of lab-type testing equipment into an integrated compact package, ideal for live sound and studio engineers who want a simple, yet effective way to test IEM performance. Featuring precision-machined brass and aluminum components, the TM2 is built for the road and includes adapters to fit a wide range of IEMs including custom molds.

Monitor engineers are often faced with questions from performers regarding the functionality of their IEMs with no reliably consistent method to test them in their environment. With the TM2 and readily available measurement software such as Rational Acoustic’s SMAART or Studio Six Digital’s Audio Tools, a monitor engineer can easily confirm the functionality of each performer’s IEMs before the show. It is also ideal for house of worship applications, where the TM2 can be used to check the performance of the IEMs of every member of the praise team on a regular basis.

“We saw a need for a tool that didn’t really exist, and instead of waiting for one to come along, we just built it,” says Steve Young, Director of US Sales at Audix.

DEVELOPMENTAL HISTORY

During a decade as Mix magazine's Live Sound Editor, Mark Frink wrote several features on In-Ear Monitors. "At that time there were only a few manufacturers, and since IEMs are subjective, as well as unknowable prior to purchase, a SIM machine was used to measure the response of each maker's model," he explains. "This led to the need for a reliable acoustic coupler between the measurement mic and IEM, and was the genesis of an 8-year discussion with Audix's Fred Bigeh that led to the TM-2."

A NEW WAY TO SHOP
FOR HI-FI AUDIO

Don't see exactly what you're looking for? 
We've designed it that way.

Simply tell us about the gear that you’ve been dreaming about. That way we get to know your tastes, preferences, and budgets.

We're here to build relationships,
not transactions.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
OTHER ARTICLES YOU'LL BE INTERESTED IN
In-Ears, Augmented Reality, and the 80 Billion Dollar Jackpot
There is a massive convergence happening between the hearing aid industry and the audio industry — and in-ears are at the epicenter of this sea change.
January 29, 2020
Market Consolidation || Westone Audio Acquired by Lucid Audio
Lucid Audio now holds both Westone & Etymotic
July 12, 2020