The WG5 Wireless Guitar/Bass System is designed to give you the wireless freedom you have been looking for and the simplicity to make your life as a working musician easier. Compact design coupled with an intuitive, easy set up makes going wireless an enjoyable process. The WG5 works with both active and passive instruments and is perfect for both electric and acoustic guitar/bass.
» Number of Channels: 4
» RF Power: 5mW (7dBm)
» Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz (-3dB)
» Maximum Input Voltage : 2.1Vpp
» Signal to Noise Ratio: 95dB
» Operating Band: 5.8GHz
» Sample Rate: 24bit/48kHz Uncompressed Digital Transmission
» THD+Noise: <.05% (1kHz @ -10dbFS)
» Range: 150 Feet*
» Battery: Internal Lithium Rechargeable
» Continuous Run Time: 4hr:30min
» Charge Time: 2 Hours for full charge
» Charging Voltage: 5V - USB
» Charging Cable Included: Yes. Male USB to Dual Micro USB
» Color: Black
» Dimensions- Transmitter/Receiver: 3.7”W x 1.4”D x .5”H
*Note: Range is dependent on RF environment including RF reflections, interference and absorption.
I used my WG5 Wireless system at a show for the first time last night. The WG5 performed flawlessly, was super fast & easy to set up, produced perfect sound with no noticeable latency (NICE), and basically did everything that you said it would.I am totally impressed and very happy about this purchase.Thank you!- Gregg M.
Hello Carvin! I got my package yesterday and immediately tried it out and just have a little feedback. Yours is definitely quieter, I have less hiss coming through my amps with the WG5, and the sound is awesome. Cheers and rock on Carvin! Scott
Kudos to Carvin. I've been using the unit a few hours in my shop without a stutter or burp. No tone lost even when used with a pedal board. This product competes against units at a much higher price point. I’m so satisfied I am purchasing a second for my wife. Buy This Product!!! - Peter S.
The ultimate all-in-one power conditioner, the AC120S provides ten outlets that sequentially power on and protect your gear on any stage. Much more than a surge suppressor, this unit is equipped with an EMI/ RFI line filter to provide you a hum-free show, while adjustable LED rack lighting helps you set up in the darkest venues.
» TOTAL CURRENT RATING: 20 AMPS
» OUTLET RATING: 15 AMPS
» TOTAL NUMBER OF OUTLETS: 10
» GROUNDING: 3 PIN GROUNDED TO AC INPUT GROUND
» OPERATING VOLTAGE: 90-130 VAC
» AC CORD LENGTH: 68"
» AC DIGITAL VOLT METER: 3 DIGIT, 0 TO 999, RED LED
» SURGE PROTECTION: 3 TRANSIENT/ SURGE ABSORBERS
» MAXIMUM SURGE CURRENT: 6.5kA
» ENERGY ABSORPTION: 140 J
» SEQUENTIAL OUTLET SWITCHING TIME: 1,2,3 OR 4 SECONDS
» SEQUENTIAL BY-PASS: YES
» LIGHTS : 2 TUBES WITH 4-INCH EXTENSION. LED ARRAY
» LIFE OF LED: +500,000 HOURS
» AC FILTER TYPE: EMI
» NOISE REDUCTION: 9dB @ 10kHZ, 41dB @ 100kHz, 102dB@ 10MHz.
» INTERNAL WIRING: 12-GAUGE
» CONSTRUCTION: BLACK STEEL CHASSIS
» POWER CONSUMPTION: 5 WATTS
» DIMENSIONS: 19”W x 11”D x 1.75”H NET WEIGHT: 11lbs
Best in performance and value. I own two of these in my studio, the sequential power on/off feature and option to individually select outlets is so common sense it is genius.
I bought an AC120S Power Conditioner/Sequencer a year ago. Simply put, I love it! It’s an awesome piece of gear!
Product works great. Good build quality. LED's are too bright. Pull out lights are much nicer than I expected. This would be a great device to hack if the microcontroller was mounted in a socket. I would love to control the relays with an Arduino board to give me more flexibility and to allow control of the unit with my iRule universal remote control system.
Corey Wilkinson Montana
This thing is rock solid. We have used it inside and outside and pulled it across the country! Not one problem. Ever! We have owned or used Furman, Crown, Monster etc and for the quality and value this thing beats them all."
Aleks Shkuratkov Vancouver, WA
"I've had this power conditioner for about three years now. And its been working great. I absolutely love the availability to switch any of the plugs from the front via the individual push-buttons (which control the internal heavy-duty switching relays). The sequenced power up/down is a very clever feature, and saves your gear (and the conditioner itself) from a large and harmful current spike, and prevents the potential nuisance tripping of the circuit breaker at the panel, as well as a nasty voltage sag (when the lights in your room go slightly dim for a second when you turn on something big). The build is very, very solid and for this price, this is absolutely THE best value for a power conditioner in this size/format. My AC120S currently powers my home recording rig, and I plan to get several more for our band gear."
Jeff Treadwell Crockett, TX
"This is an awesome, solidly-built piece of gear, easily worth twice the price to protect your more expensive equipment. This is only my second purchase from Carvin, but it won't be the last!"
"Absolutely fantastic. I purchased this item on sale from Carvin direct because the specs looked good and the price was right. I received my item 5 days from the time I ordered it. I opened the box and was pleased to find a heavy duty, professional looking piece of rack gear. It had a very fat power cable 12ga!! It was a little heavy, but all good electronics have some heft. With all the useful features, I really feel like this unit is an incredible value even at the regular price. It's a truly great example of American "built to last" craftsmanship and quality. Americans can manufacture a product of fine quality at a reasonable price point. Absolutely fantastic. Buy with confidence."
The FDR60 - Filter Direct Box or DI box (Direct Injection Box) as it is sometimes called is a gig bag essential. Featuring a quarter inch input and balanced XLR outputs, the FDR60 is lightweight, compact, and built to last. It converts your instrument’s line level signal into a balanced XLR signal to send to a mixing board. Need to route your bass to the front of house and your amp at the same time? Simply plug in your bass, connect one output to your bass amp and the other to the mixing board and you’re good to go. It’s also perfect for use with keyboards, synthesizers, and acoustic guitars equipped with piezo pickups.
The FDR60 helps to eliminate ground buzz and hum and keeps your tone strong over long cable runs, ensuring that your performance goes off without a hitch. For added peace of mind, this unit also comes with an input attenuator and a ground lift.
1/4-Input & 1/4-Output
Balanced XLR 3-pin male output
Ground Lift with on/off switch
Road worthy black anodized housing
FDR60 Specifications :
Input: 1/4-Inch 50k ohm unbalanced
Outputs: 1/4-Inch (parallel with input) , XLR 3-pin male 600 ohm Balanced
Frequency Response: 30Hz – 20kHz
Attenuation : Yes , -20dB or -40dB
Dimensions: 3.3” W (85mm) x 3.6 D” (92mm)
Warranty: 90 Days
Bernie Hynson Jr
"I Own the Carvin DI box…….Simple, Extremely quiet, light weight….and….COST EFFECTIVE!!!! Every guitarist, bassist and keyboard specialist should have AT LEAST one of these little 'BEAUTIES' in your gig wire bag…..for continuous use and for 'EMERGENCIES!!!'”
Rob Julian, CA
"The FDR60 is built like a rock, we've been using Carvin gear at our church for years. Our old Carvin direct boxes have been used and abused over the years and still work perfect. We needed to pick up a couple more (for added instruments, we're still using and loving the old ones), and we're going to Carvin to get theirs. This is solid gear that lasts."
Ed Freitas Carson City, NV
"I do pro sound and sound for my my own band and these are great for virtually any acoustic instrument, keyboard or any other instrument that sounds better with the DI boost that these offer. I recommend these highly, especially at this sale price range."
Replacement battery compartment for EM901 receiver belt pack. The battery compartment holds 2 AA batteries. The EM901 is part of the EM900 wireless in ear monitor system.View full product details
Personal in-ear monitoring will bring your performance to the next level by giving you a new level of confidence with your monitor system. When you hear what you need to hear with new found clarity, your confidence increases as does your energy and performance level. The audience knows when you're on top. Give them the best night after night, with the help of the EM900 system.
» 1 EM900 Base Transmitter with antenna
» 1 EM901 Body Pack Receiver
» 1 Pair of EM902 High Definition Ear Buds
EM900 / EM901 SPECIFICATIONS
» Operating RF Frequency: 518-542MHz
» Frequency Response : 30Hz-15kHz
» RF Output Power : 10mW
» Nominal Frequency Deviation : ±40KHz
» S/N ratio : 80dB (A weighted)
» Image frequency rejection : 80dB
» Channel separation : 35dB
» Audio Input Impedance : 20kΩ
» Input level switch : 0dB / -10dB
» AC Mains input : 100V-240V (50-60Hz)
» Receiver power : 2AA batteries
» Battery life : 8 hours
» Net Weight : Base 3.2lbs Receiver .45lbs
» Dimensions : Base (EM900) 8.35”W x 9”D x 1.75”H
» Dimensions : Receiver (EM901) 4.5”H x 2.75”W x 1”D
» Fuse : 0.5A 250V 19.5mm x 5.2mm dia
EM902 EAR BUD SPECIFICATIONS
» Frequency Response : 20Hz-20kHz
» Type : Dynamic
» Impedance : 16 ohms
» Sensitivity @ 1kHz : 114dB/mW
» Distortion : less than 0.3%
» Cord length : 58” Inches
Matt Sigman, West Virginia
"I have been singing southern gospel for 16 yrs and have ALWAYS used floor monitors. After 2yrs of debate my wife and i finally decided to "take the plunge". WOW am i glad we did!!!! After our first concert, as we were coming of the stage my wife said "these are AWESOME"!!! This is coming from a woman who will not wear a bluetooth headset for her iphone. She does not like things in her ears thus the debate on making the IEM purchase. The earbuds provided are phoenominal and very comfortable!!!! I tried the EM900 with a set of sure ear phones i have and went back to the ones that came with the unit. Good freq response and you can wear them w/o any discomfort!! The belt pack is sturdy and and feels "safe". I like the fact that you have volume and pan controls rite on the body pack. Installation in my rack was a breeze and was able to basically "plug and play".
Carvin has hit the one out of the park!!!! Great quality great sound and great customer service!!! One of the two packs we initially received had a static issue and i called Carvin cust service and they overnighted one from CA to WV so I could have it for a Sunday concert. The also sent a shipping lable for me to send the defective unit back. #1 ALL THE WAY!!!!
Would strongly recommend this IEM unit for any one!!! Whether you are just starting in the IEM world or looking to upgrade, the EM900 offers the same features as the higher end shure, sennheiser, or audio technicas at a fraction of the cost!!!!"
Bowdini Elk Grove, IL
"Searched far and wide for a quality IEM for good price. There were many to choose from but let me tell you, this is a great unit. What impresses me the most is that the transmitter and receiver are housed in metal, not plastic like most if not all other brands. You can tell when you press the buttons, turn the knobs, or look through the LCD that the unit in made extremely well. The sound is very clear and the earbuds are very comfortable. I don't think they are the best quality since they are single drivers, but they seal in the ear so well that the volume doesn't have to be turned up so loud to hear the frequencies you're wanting to hear. My ONLY concern about this unit is that I hope and pray it is a unit that Carvin sticks with for the long road. I hate it when companies use a product and then make it obsolete or go with another product within a couple of years. Without a doubt the BEST IEM unit for the price, perhaps even if they were more expensive."
Tom Tonawanda, NY
"My singer and I have been using these for about a month now and are very happy with our purchase. In the past we used Shure inear monitor systems. We always had trouble with the signal breaking up. But with the Carvin systems we no longer have this problem. The clearity of this unit is amazing. No interference no breaking of the signal. It is the perfect monitoring system for any musician."
David Lakeland, FL
"I have wanted the EM900 for over a year, now that I have it all I can say is WOW. I am used to floor wedges, but these in-ears have made me a believer in the whole in-ear experience. The cost is amazing for as many bells and whistles as this unit has; this unit should sell for 3-4 times as much. I am a bass player and have heard, from fellow bass players, that the single driver does not provide enough punch/low end. I have heard from other players that the dual and triple drivers have that punchy/solid bass tone, but are heavy and bulky in the ear. My experience with the EM900 is that my bass is solid, tight, and punchy and I only have the volume, on my body pack, at half. My sound tech cannot believe the sound that is coming out of this unit, as he is able to monitor what I am hearing through the headphone jack on the front of the EM900's receiver, and said that this unit is a better quality than the high end units on the market today. My sound tech likes the earbuds so much that he will be purchasing some for himself and other members of his band. Another great feature is that I am able to pan two different mixes in both ears, I am running mono(looped into system) and have vocals on the left side and instruments on the right side so I am able to blend in the mix I want. I play on a stage with lots of wireless units and with the EM900 I have no problems with interference from the other units. The digital readout, on the body pack, is really nice and the unit is heavy duty; which is good because I tend to get clumsy. I am a return customer, as I have bought a Carvin bass, bass head/cabinet, and the V3 half stack. Again, I am amazed at the quality, craftsmanship, and attention to detail that each Carvin product possesses.
So, thanks Carvin! Thanks for making an in-ear unit that is affordable, without sacrifice in sound quality!
P.S. I am looking forward to the future purchase of a Cobalt :)"
Anthony Hinton Tulsa, OK
"I have been using the product for almost a year. As the drummer for Even The Dogs I need to be able to hear and this product delivers night after night. The customer support is great also. Good job Carvin."
Bill West Bend, WI
"I play lead guitar in a hard rock band and really was looking for an in-ear solution for these reasons:
1. I wanted to lighten the load we had to carry.
2. My hauling vehicle is limited on space so I needed to reduce the load.
3. I have some hearing loss and wanted to protect my ears as much as possible.
4. I obviously need to be able to hear the whole band on stage.
I have bought numerous Carvin items in the past and have always been pleased, so after significant research I decided to try the EM900 IEMs. If I was limited to a one sentence summary it would be 'why didn't I get these years ago?'
For the money you can't go wrong. It's built rock solid, decent sound quality, and I love the features...especially the Mono / Stereo feature. Now I just need to talk the rest of the band into getting their own too."
John Paul Stephenson Saint Albans, WV
"As a bass singer and a sound tech I think that CARVIN has outdone themselves with this IEM. We purchased this unit a while back and I have to tell you they are free and clear of any hiss or hum to distort the ear buds that come with them you have to turn them up so loud you cant stand them in your ears. I will buy them again if the need comes. I use a condenser mic and these IEM's reproduce what you put in them no need to spend lots of your money on ear buds when these do more than what the average ear needs."
Dave Starns New Orleans, LA
"I had an important gig coming up so I ordered the EM900, thinking that if the receiver turned up before the gig, I could return it. But when it arrived, I tried the earbuds. I was blown away. They put my Westones (and the other band members' Shure E-5's) to shame. And the unit itself is great, too--clear as a bell. One of the other guys in the band has the $900 Sennheiser, and after a/b'ing them during soundcheck, we agreed that the EM900 is AT LEAST as good (actually, it edged the other three guys' systems out, due to the better-sounding earpieces). The limiter is smooth and unobtrusive, and the sound is clean and static-free. Why in the world would anybody pay $500 to $1000 for a multi-channel wireless monitor system, when this one is selling for under $400? If you're in the market for a good wireless system, don't hesitate simply because Carvin isn't one of the big three wireless monitor makers. The EM900 is beautifully built and sounds great."
Austin Hicks Clayton, OH
"Just purchased a set of these IEM's for myself and the band. We have been lucky enough to work with some quality wedge monitors and guys that know how to mix them, but the move to these monitors has far exceeded our expectations. The right mix for everyone and the vocals blending better than ever. No more over singing to hear myself above the stage noise or standing in a "monitor zone" to hear myself. The freedom to move around and have the perfect mix all the time has really helped enhance the stage show as well."
Daniel Waters Elkhart, IN
"Bought this product after hearing great reviews from a bandmate. This has to be the best sounding in ear system I have heard! Sound is clear and precise. If your looking for a awesome in ear system, this is it....and the ear buds that come with it are simply the best!!!! Don't waste your money on anything else for in ear monitoring, get the Carvin EM900 today!!"
Tim Brunett Canton, MI
"Good unit, great range, good stability, sturdy. The ear buds are simple and solid, and the plug is standard 1/8\" so you can use other head sets. AA Batteries last a long time. Very nice product."
John Fitzgerald Franklin Park, NJ
"I am really pleased with my decision to purchase the Carvin EM900 wireless in-ear monitor. I did have the opportunity to demo other systems from Shure, Audio Technica, and AKG - which were much more expensive. The EM900 was within my budget so I went for it. It's built better than several of the other units I tried and have used it on several gigs already and loving it. I am a lead singer in my band and it does the job very well."
Reyes Sanchez Fort Worth, TX
"I am a working drummer and I purchased these about 3 months ago. Wow...the ease of setup and EQing is amazing. The sound quality is unbelievable! The battery compartment was a little hard to work with at first and the instruction could be a little more clear. Overall, however, this was a purchase I will treasure and for a great price! Keep it up CARVIN!!"
Eric Mt. Airy, NC
"I bought the EM900 In-ear personal monitor system for myself and I am so glad I did. I have used Shure in-ears before but they don't compare to these for the price. You are getting a very high quality product for low quality price. The only minor downside is that the wireless pack is a little heavy. I wish it were a little lighter so you could move more freely on stage. However, the wireless pack is more sturdy than other brands which I guess is a fair tradeoff. Overall, this product is awesome."
CJ Conklin Orlando, FL
"Just purchased the EM900, It's been 3 weeks and let me tell you how amazing these are! I bought three of these systems for our front group of the band which is me and two other singers.
I work for a company that does pro audio and I have used mid range Shure systems, and the high end Sennheiser IEMs. And thus our company being dealers I was going to purchase this for an amazing price. BUT! I came across this system and said, wow they are cheaper, have more bells and whistles than the other high end, I'll give them a try.
All I can say is WOW! First, the Transmitter is great! Easy to configure, so many channels, we haven't had any problems with frequencies, the loop through on the back is great if you are running low on sends on your mixers. The range we haven't tested, but in monitor world is where we place them and have had no issues.
Secondly, this thing is metal! Unlike the Shure's cheap plastic these are great! The battery is easy to change, but we have only needed to change them every other day, they have lasted us 2 nights of 4 hour sets each night.
Third, me being picky about my sound, I used the earbuds that come with it, and they sounded (at first) okay to me, but I was worried about what happens with the bass and kick drum when I mix them in. So I went to the local music store, tried on a pair of M-Audio $250 ear buds dual driver, and then plugged in the Carvin EM900 and believe me! I threw the M-Audio's back on the counter and said NO THANK YOU! The Carvin had much more bass response than the more expensive pair, then I tried the Shure E3, again, Carvin out performed them. Then to top it off, the Carvin buds are the most comfortable out of all of them. I was going to go with molded custom, but hey why spend the extra money? These things disappear in your ear! One hint: I like a little more treble, (the pack has the hi frequency boost, I turned it on and it sounded like gold)
Well bottom line is: For the price it's amazing! But for the price and features, this blows all of them away. My band now is converted to all IEM and what a great sound we have now, the FOH engineers love mixing us, stage volume is low, feedback is gone and our vocals are tight and blend very well!
David Yim, Midwest
"Works very well. No dropouts. Vocals are clear as a bell. Very satisfied. Would recommend for anyone interested in this type of monitor."
Paul Damico Escondido, CA
"Wow! After using floor monitor wedges for over 30 years I am amazed at what I've been missing with the EM902 earbuds. We can hear every nuance of our sound while eliminating feedback and gaining the ability to roam the stage without having to remain in a direct line with floor monitors. This system has changed our lives for ever. Not to mention the fact that we travel lighter and setup faster."
Arvell Keithley St. Louis, MO
"We have fallen in love with our new IEM - they are great. And it's crazy how much better you can sing with IEM's plus we don't kill the guys in the back by turning up our floor monitors so loud. If you need IEM you can't go wrong with Carvin."
Sammy Russo Denham Springs, LA
"I've been researching for a while and checked the specs/features and price of competing units. The Carvin on paper has better specs then anything out there under a grand. So how does it perform? Not only is it built better than I expected it works great! My hearing and pocketbook thank you Carvin for building a unit that is a pro level that doesn't break the bank. I was so impressed with the quality I just purchased a BX500 bass amp. Lots of good reviews can't wait to check it out."
Kelly Martin Winder, GA
"We bought 4 of these for our plant church, we have to set up and tear down every Sunday this unit saves setup time. We have eliminated our wedge monitors and have taken our stage volume to nothing, and the best thing is the earbuds block out all the high volume from the mains, hence saving the hearing. We would definitely recommend this product!"
Greg Yadzinski Fairfax, VA
"I purchased one of these after my Shure PSM400 belt pack became so flaky it was no longer usable. I've had the Carvin system it for 6 months now with no problems. For the price, the EM900 is a truly incredible value AND is a superior system. Why? Let me count the ways...
- It sounds better than the Shure with more definition in the highs and a better stereo image.
- The batteries last longer.
- Built in power supply! The external linear Shure supply created hum in my rack depending on where it was mounted.
- Dual size headphones out - nice touch.
- XLR / TRS inputs on combo jacks
- All metal receiver case and transmitter chassis - tested the range - with the transmitter in the house, I was still listening at more than 200' away.
I opened it up to see how it was built (don't tell Carvin) and it's all pro. All surface mount, shielded power supply cavity in the transmitter. Well done!"
Jason Potter Cincinnati, OH
"As an engineer, I have enough to worry about with 24 inputs for a 4 piece band. Cramped stages & high spl's don't make things any easier. Our front man, who besides singing plays (Carvin) basses, Moog pedals, and guitars and naturally needs to hear everything well. THIS IN-EAR SYSTEM IS A GODSEND. It's built like a tank, and the LCD menu on the pack is a snap to program. On top of the benefits of a totally isolated mix, it enables him to fine tune his vocal delivery and, BONUS, save his voice. For all of you performers who think something "gets lost" with in-ears, try a house mix...and then kiss your monitor rack goodbye! Did I mention the EM900 is built like a tank? Thank you Carvin for delivering such a high-quality, low-cost piece of equipment."
Tom Engeberg Elk Grove, CA
"I have been using this system for over a year and it has never failed. I have had other units where there has been frequency interference but not with this unit. Also, the receiver uses AA batteries and that's a plus as opposed to 9v batteries. Been using rechargeable batteries and they last over 4 hours. Buy it, you won't regret it."
Larry Reel Las Vegas, NV
"I have always been impressed with Carvin's quality, so I don't really know why I hesitated in purchasing the In-Ear-Monitors from Carvin. But I did, listening to the heard a bit I guess. Glad I didn't listen and bought the IEM from Carvin, A VERY WISE CHOICE! All of my friends with Shure systems all wish that had my system, and yes mine was $300.00 cheaper, and has more features and doesn't feel like a plastic peice of junk. Dropped mine the first week out of my truck to the concrete, still works like a charm. The dual channels that you can pan between is just freakin awesome!"
Jeff Shamus Windsor, CA
"The EM900 is built like a tank. It feels very high quality, both the transmitter and the receiver. The ear buds are actually pretty good. I use them to listen to music on my Android phone but not for in ear monitoring. I got custom molds from Alien Ears with the ambient feature which I am also very happy with. The EM900 worked flawlessly for my first 2 gigs. It is easy to setup, crystal clear sound, and absolutely no problems. I thought I might have to get a Shure or Senheiser, to get the high end quality I was looking for, but this is definitely the ticket and for the price I am very happy. I can recommend the EM900 without hesitation."
"All I can say is THANK YOU!! I have used several other more expensive in-ear monitor systems and the Carvins perform right along with them. I have performed Christian music for 20 years. When I had the luxury of switching from floor monitors to in-ears I never looked back. It can take a little getting used to but once you do its easier set up, a cleaner stage, and a much better and more consistent sound... whats not to like? I toured full time for years and am now in a part time group so the more expensive brands were not an option but neither was performing without in-ears. I searched high and low for an affordable set of monitors and finally came across Carvins system. I ordered one to test it and could not have been more pleased. We have used 3 transmitters with 6 receivers for the past 2 years and have had excellent service out of them. We have them rack mounted and have flown them to numerous places in the USA and even out of the country and they have yet to let us down. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to the high priced in-ear market but do not want to sacrifice quality than you should definitely give the Carvin system a try!!"
Robert Jackson, OH
"Bought 2 of the wireless in-ear systems about 6 months ago to use with our touring classic rock and country band. We do about 125 shows a year and have done 57 shows since we started using these. We love them! They are clear and consise without giving ear fatigue. With their metal chassis they have held up extremely well to the rigors of the road. The earbuds that come with these are wonderful and have great response for single drivers. They can be incorporated into custom fit in ears too. And for the price ... why not? Just a great product that we now use almost daily that has never let us down. Oh yeah - the AA batteries are an added benefit!!"
Steve Z. Orwigsburg, PA
"Wow, where to start??? I've been using the complete EM900 system for quite a few months now - NEVER an issue. Crisp, clear, no dropouts, and pretty darn good on batterys. The EM902 ear buds were the icing on the cake. Matter of fact, they too are quite durable and should last a while with reasonable care -however I did rip the wire on my original EM902 set by a bone-head move on MY part. Didn't think twice about buying two more! One for use, one for BACK-UP! I don't use speaker cabs on stage any more. JUST THE EM900. In 40 years of playing live, I've never had it better! YOU CAN'T BEAT this PRODUCT!"
Mike Orlando, FL
"I usually don't write reviews for products but I was so blown away by this system that I feel like I need to share. The first thing that jumps out at you when you take this system out of the box is the build quality of both the receiver and transmitter. They are both incredibly solid. Truthfully, I wasn't really expecting that. The photos on the website can't really show how well-built this system is. The singer in our band has a Shure system (which isn't a bad system in itself) but it is all plastic, doesn't have a level meter on the transmitter (it's just a light that changes colors based on how hot the signal is), no separate headphone out, only has front inputs so we have to unplug it every time we put the rack cover on, so on and so forth. Not to mention that it was quite a bit more expensive than the Carvin system.
The best feature on the Carvin is the ability to switch from stereo to mono mode and then use the L/R pan knob to blend two separate instruments to suit your needs. For example, a bassist and guitarist can be panned hard left and hard right (or be connected two different monitor outs) on the monitor mixer. Then, each person can use that knob to either get more guitar or more bass depending on their needs. In other words, you don't have to have a separate transmitter for each person. That is just great design.
Finally, lets talk about the earbuds. When I first put them in I thought, 'Whoa...where is the bass?' But then after looking at the manual, I realized that I didn't have them in correctly. It takes a few times of taking them in/out of your ears to get used to how they should fit but once you get them in the correct way they sound really good. They aren't super-bass heavy but I don't think that you want all those low frequencies muddying your monitor mix. Drums sound incredibly clear in these. Are they the best sounding earbuds on the market? No, but they are a great value for the price. They fit really well and have plenty of isolation from the direct sounds from amps, drums, PA, etc. I'm in a metal band and I generally always wear earplugs at practice but, even with earplugs in, I usually have a very slight ringing in my ears when practice is over. When I use these earbuds, I go home with no ringing at all. On a side note, our drummer has a pair of $200 Shure earbuds which sound nice but they are always falling out of his ears unless he really jams them in (which probably isn't good for his ears). I recommended that he invest in a set of the Carvins and I'm actually thinking of purchasing a separate set for the gym."
Paul Rideout West Plains, MO
"I have been using Carvin for years now. Almost all of our PA is Carvin. I just got these in ear monitors and all I can say is wow. I have used them at rehearsal and I have even started using them in my studio. I am a drummer as well as a singer and it makes singing so much more enjoyable. I can hear all of the band but most important I can hear the vocals so clearly. The only problem is what to do with my Carvin monitors. Thanks Carvin for another great product that is a great value as well."
Christopher Swaine Atlanta, MO
"I bought this unit in 2009 and I've been gigging with it ever since. I love this product and have had no problems with them until last week when my receiver went on "mute" and wouldn't work. I contacted Carvin's service department and they are sending me a free replacement! Now that is customer service people!!!
This is a great product, and the earbuds, even though they are only single driver, are better than a triple driver set of "Ultimate Ears" I bought for $350. Buy these IEMs you will not regret it!
I will stand behind any Carvin product I have ever bought and I love to share this great company with all of my musician friends!"
M68 User Manual The M68 is the go-to standard when you need an exceptional vocal mic. The M68 capsule is designed to faithfully reproduce defined vocals for live performances. The design allows for high vocal SPL...View full product details
Create your own Legacy with the VLD1 Legacy DRIVE tube pedal. The VLD1’s tube technology with simple, yet comprehensive and modern features delivers the sound of Steve Vai’s Legacy amplifier in a preamp pedal. Incorporate the VLD1 in your rig as a preamp, a pedal or by going direct.
»Preamp Tubes: Two 12AX7 (dual stage)
»Controls: MASTER, BYPASS
» Drive channel: VOLUME, DRIVE, BASS, MID, TREBLE, PRESENCE, GAIN switch
» Clean channel: VOLUME, BASS, MID, TREBLE, PRESENCE switch
» Footswitches: BYPASS, GAIN, DRIVE/CLEAN
» 1/4” Footswitch jack: Tip: Hi Gain, Ring: Drive/Clean
» 1/4” Bypass jack: Tip: Bypass
» Bypass type: Hardwire bypass, relay engaged
» Phones/Cab Voiced Out: G3 speaker cabinet voicing, stereo or mono, low impedance capable
» DC adapter (included): 12VDC/1A voltage regulated, 5.5mmOD/2.1mmID Center Positive
»Size: H x W x D 3.825” x 8.875” x 8.375” (97mm x 225mm x 213mm)
» Weight (without adapter): 3.4 lb. (1.55 kg)
» Warranty: One Year, 90 days on tubes
"I just got off stage after using the new pedal for half the show in Calgary. I went back to the amp for the other half just to compare. They are very very close, but my sound man likes the new pedal version better. This is going to make my life a lot easier. Thank you thank you thank you."
"Great Addition to Guitar Arsenal. Phenomenal!"
Dan M, IATSE Local#2
My search for a pre-amp “drive” pedal may have finally come to an end. I have been playing the guitar for 45+ years, I haven’t played out much since I was a younger man, but still play every day. I have long since rejected the idea that any guitar, amp, or pedal sounds better or worse than any other. I carry this idea into my very long career as a sound engineer, there is no “best” mic, “best line array”, or “best mixing console”. It’s what you do with it that matters.
When it comes to your guitar, the same thing applies, if your rig feels good to you, and serves your music, then that’s it! Not that it isn’t fun to keep exploring new things, but you are the only valid judge of the value and usefulness of your instrument.
This leads me to my opinion of the Legacy Drive I recently acquired from Carvin, and why it is likely a good tool for others as well as me. This device has an enormous range of control. It can move quite smoothly through the domain of “Pre-amp/drive” pedals from a very clean boost to total high gain. Again the path through these is very smooth making it easy to slide your way through until you come to just the effect you want.
In the clean end of the spectrum the pedal seems to open up the guitar, sort of as if it is taking all the load off of the pickups.
The foot switch arrangement allows you to instantly bounce around through three gain levels, and bypass.
Whatever type of front end sculpting you are looking for, you can achieve it with the VLD1.
High definition audio earbuds for your EM900 in-ear personal monitor system. The EM902 delivers a high quality listening experience to your performance. Delivers deep defined bass while producing intelligible mid range and natural highs. The included 3 different sizes of soft earbud...View full product details
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1- QX5A Active Monitor with 3 Channel Mixer
1 -Top Mount Mic Extension Pole with 3/8-16 and 5/8 adapters
1 -Microphone Stand Mount with 3/8-16 threaded adaptor
The QX5A is designed to function as both a powered near field monitor and as a three channel mixer/monitor with an external output to send to a QX15A or SCx Series powered main speaker for live performances. The QX5A is ideal for the solo performer who wants an all in one mixer/monitor with the ability to connect a larger active main speaker or amplifier for live performances in small to medium size venues. Houses of Worship can benefit from the compact near field design, allowing audio from the mixing console to be sent directly to the performer(s) on stage and allowing the performer to adjust his or her own volume and tone as needed.
»System Type: 5-inch, Active Near Field Monitor
»Speaker Cabinet Frequency Response: 80Hz-14kHz
(-10dB) 100Hz-10kHz (-3dB)
»Three Channel Mixer
»SYSTEM EQ: 3-Band with cut/boost +/- 15dB
LOW 100Hz, MID 2.5kHz, HIGH 12kHz.
»MIC/LINE IN to THRU Frequency Response: 20Hz-
»Power: 150W Program
»Input Impedance: 20k 0hms
»Sensitivity (1w/1m): 98dB
»Maximum SPL: 114dB
»Maximum Input Signal: +20dBu
»Speaker: 5-Inch Woofer 6 Ohms
»Enclosure: Virgin polypropylene
»Grill: Black powder coated 18-ga steel
»Transport: 1 Top Handle
»Pole Mount: 16mm (0.63-inch) pole mount cup
»Pole Mount Adapter: 3/8-16
»Top Mount: 3/8-16
»Top Mount Mic Extension Pole: 3/8-16 and
5/8 adapters. Extension Pole length is 6.75-inches
»AC Input: 100V-230V (50-60Hz)
»Fuse: T3.15A-250V 20mm x 5mm
»Net Weight: 6.1lbs (2.8kg)
»Dimensions: 11.25”W x 7.0”D x 8.0”H
The MACH100 100W (50W/50W) Stereo Pedal Amplifier is designed for the modern guitarist who wants a compact high output amplifier that fits right on the pedal board. Use the stereo 2 channel amplifier to drive two guitar cabinets with 16, 8 or 4 ohm impedance. The LINE IN jack allows you to insert a backing track into your performance. Using the PHONES output, you can monitor the amplifier output using a 3.5mm stereo cable. The LEVEL control allows the user to adjust master volume of the amplifier. The MUTE switch lets you instantly control the output of the amplifiers with the press of the switch. Step up to the next level of compact amplification today.
Output Power (8Ω): 100W (50W/50W) Stereo Two Channels
Minimum Impedance: 4Ω
Bridge Mode: No
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz (-3dB)
DC Power Requirements: 24VDC, 5000mA
Pedal Dimensions: 2.9”(73mm) W x 4.9”(125mm) L x 1.7”(44mm) H
Pedal Weight: 11.8oz.
Power Supply Dimensions: 2.7”(70mm) W x 6.6”(168mm) L x 1.6”(41mm) H
Power Supply Cable Length (supply to pedal): 44” (1117mm)
Power Supply AC Input: 100-240 50/60Hz
The design criteria for the X1 was to deliver the
sounds of the classic Carvin X-100B amplifier in a
compact package with added connectivity. The result is a full tube preamp in a pedal format, able to fit in a carry-on or backpack. The X1 incorporates tube technology with simple, yet flexible modern features to interface with many types of gear.
» Preamp Tubes: Two 12AX7 (four stages)
» Controls: MASTER, BASS, MID, TREBLE, PRESENCE,GRAPHIC EQ
» Lead channel: VOLUME, DRIVE, GAIN switch
» Rhythm channel: VOLUME, BRIGHT switch
» Graphic EQ: 5-Band, channel tracking, foot switchable, backlight color indications
» Audio connections: Input, Output, Loop Send, Loop Return, Cab Voiced Out/Phones, Speaker
» Input Impedance: >500K Ohms
» Effects loop: Fully buffered, footswitchable, pre- Master/Amp/Voiced Out
» Cab Voiced/Phones: 3G (3rd generation) active analog circuit, 2x12” and 4x12” settings,
» TS (mono) or TRS dual-mono (for stereo headphones) low impedance capable
» Speaker Output: 1 Watt @ 4 Ohms minimum
» Footswitches (4): BYPASS(Master or Loop), GEQ, GAIN, CHANNEL
» Bypass type (master): relay engaged hardwire bypass
» DC adapter (included): , 100-240VAC input, 12VDC/1A voltage regulated output, 5.5mmOD/2.1mmID Center Positive
» Size: H x W x D 3.825” x 8.875” x 8.375” (97mm x 225mm x 213mm)
» Weight (without adapter): 3.9 lb. (1.77 kg
David L. Marshfield,MA
Just received my X1 Pre amp. It is amazing! So nice to purchase a product that meets or better yet exceeds expectations. Perfect fit for my home studio, sounded great through my THD Univalve 15. I own a V3M and I can attest that both amps are definitely voiced differently, now I have a huge pallet of tonal options. Thanks for hanging in there and designing such a versatile and useful piece of gear. Look forward to see what you develop next.
Simone F. Calenzano,Italy
Dear Mr. Bruce,
I need to congratulate you on the CARVIN X1, which has made me feel great emotions, after years of using software emulators of tube amplifiers!!!!!! I could not spend my money better, thank you very very much!!! I’ll tell all the musicians my friends and I really hope you’ll have a great success.
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The PM5 is a high-end near field monitor that delivers reference quality sound for use in project studios, commercial buildings, schools, boardrooms, restaurants, and home theater/home stereo applications. The excellent bass performance is due to the tuned port design. The water resistant design allows for outdoor use in patios and backyards. The PM5 comes standard with a microphone stand mount built in and mounting slots built into the molded enclosure allowing for optional mounting brackets to be installed. PM5 speakers are available in black. The speakers are also paintable to match your custom color schemes.
Frequency Response : 75Hz - 19.5kHz (-3dB)
Useable Low Frequency : 67Hz (-10dB)
Power Handling : 75W RMS , 125W Program
Sensitivity : 93.5dB SPL, 1W/1Meter
Coverage Angles : 90 H x 90V
Impedance : 8 Ohms
Input/Outputs: Spring Loaded Wire Terminals / 1/4-Inch
Enclosure Type : Vented Box / Injection Molded ABS Plastic
Dimensions / NetWt : 6.75"W x 6.5"D x 10.25"H , 4.7lbs
Warranty: 90 Days
Lawrence Tritel New Jersey
"A high quality product and a very good value."
Robert Ingram Shreveport, LA
"Wow!!! The first time I hooked these little guys up, I couldn't believe the sound considering the size and price. I'm planning to buy at least 4 more, two for my van and two more for my home studio. This is the best deal I've made since I bought my 2 new DCM1000L Power Amps. Carvin ROCKS!!!
P.S. Carvin Customer Service is absolutely the best!!!"
"I had used 4 of these PM5 monitors in a custom made portable karaoke I made about 5 years ago. I use this unit as a commercial rental for my karaoke business. They have been very good for the quality and size I needed. They have held up very good up to now while pushing them with 75 watts @ 8 ohms each.
I have never had a customer complain about the quality of sound these speakers."
Kevin Bradford Wichita, KS
"I bought the package set of these with the speaker cables for use with my Carvin AG100D guitar amp. These speakers are fantastic for this application and sound Great. They really fill the room with warmth and crystal clear, articulate sound wit this set up. Another great product and deal from Carvin!"
Frank Latchford, California
"Since more and more clubs are giving bands smaller areas to play, we decided to give up our old floor monitors for a pair of the PMs. The clarity and power is amazing. I do not do reviews, however, if you are a working bar band I would recommend these for vocals. If you don't like them, Carvin's return policy is excellent, but I really think you will keep 'em..."
Doug Williams Xenia, OH
"I have used my PM-5s for about ten years now and have been more than satisfied with their performance. I currently use them as studio monitors; however, I have used them as spot monitors on stage and even as monitors for my computer. I power them with a Peavey M260 amp which delivers about 100 watts to each speaker cabinet. They have proven to be well worth their cost! I highly recommend these speakers!"
Jeff Woods Oklahoma
"Wow! These little guys sound GREAT! I'm really impressed with them! I've used Carvin for years and will continue to do so. Thanks Carvin!"
Denny Park Norman, OK
"Very happy with these. I have a large listening area (30'x50') and the PM-5's fill that nicely. Sound is rich and natural. I do have these paired with a powered subwoofer, its an unbeatable combo!"
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