I use the Fischer body pack on an almost weekly basis for gigs. It's easy to use and well constructed - I haven't had any problems with it in over a year of gigging. As a bassist I don't move around much on stage so I didn't want to buy a wireless system and the body pack provides a good alternative. I run an xlr cable from the mixing desk and clip the body pack onto my bass strap - I find this makes volume adjustments easier while playing and feels less intrusive than having the pack attached to my belt.
Features: Simple controls that do exactly what they should coupled with enough input/output options to be very versatile indeed! It does exactly what I need it to do and nothing I don't need!
Comfort: The belt clip doesn't quite let it hang right on a back pocket and makes my pocket gape but apart from that it's of very minor weight and I barely notice I'm wearing it!
Sound: I use this with a pair of Ultimate Ears Triple fi.10 and the sound quality was pure crystal, I can hear myself and my bandmates superbly, no harshness of top end and no weird mid-bumps! Just smooth response and crystal clarity!
Quality: The housing feels really sturdy and the knobs are smooth and firm in operation, every thing about it feels of the highest quality.
Conclusions: Superbly made, hi-fi sounding, wired belt pack, couple it with some excellent in ears and you're completely set! The price of these is astonishly low for the sound quality they produce! Recommended!
This unit is built like a tank and can withstand the punishment that it gets from being flung around on tour. A great alternative to wireless IEM's it perfectly suited for or backline where sound quality and stereo mix only help give the boys exactly what they need in their ears! with the option of being battery powered (9v) or from a power supply it has the flexibility of being used in an install or part of a House Band set up. Much easier and cheaper than foldback wedges, amps and leads!!! A serious contender!
Although a fairly aged product, Fischer is still one of the top choices for those in need for a quality sound and built hardwired In Ear Monitoring. After testing a few wireless systems I ended up with this BP as the quality of sound and also trouble free signal chain were deciding factors. Mixing options for two inputs, mono and stereo serve me well. Perhaps a microphone through could come handy in some situations, but otherwise I don't see any further requirements for my needs. I am a singer and guitar player performing both sitting and standing up. When sitting down a plug my Shure ear plugs directly to Fischer BP, and when standing up and moving I use the Fischer Mini BP for volume control, which is more comfortable when attached to the belt.
We use these powered IEM packs for backline instruments and they are certainly powerful and clear. We never really used them in stereo as we run our mixes in mono. The most disappointing element is the fact they over time they just fell apart. The battery housings fall off with regular battery replacement and the battery connection then became problematic. Also the jack sockets quickly became unreliable and the audio would frequently cut out. For a product that is made to be belt clipped the individual elements need to be more durable just as the casing (apart from the battery cover) are.
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