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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Wax and Your Personal Monitor System

posted by on July 10 at 13:26 PM

The PSM 200 ‘In Ear’ Monitors.

With in ear monitors, you get the mix right into your ears. Be careful of the volume or you’ll go deaf. You also need to watch the wax.

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Here’s the box. The chances this guy is not singing Matchbox 20 are slim to none. There’s nothing else he could possibly be singing:

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Yes, it says Hybrid Bodypack. I asked my friend’s eleven year old son to take my Sharpie and make the guy on the box look like a clown:

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Instructions:
1. Turn up the volume control only far enough to hear properly.
2. Ringing in the ears may indicate that the gain levels are too high.
3. If you experience wax buildup in your ears, stop using the earphones.
4. Wipe the earphones with an antiseptic before and after use to avoid infections.

Luckily the earphones come with wax guards:

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Note: Nozzles can collect cerumen (earwax), which can clog the earphone and lower the sound quality. Cerumen is the yellowish substance our ears secret. It lubricates our ear canal and gives some protection from bacteria and fungi. It also tastes disgusting.

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1

Anyone else think that guy looks like Layne Staley? Which makes me think of Layne Staley singing Matchbox 20.

It isn't pretty.

Posted by Megan Seling | July 10, 2008 3:18 PM
2

I am always excited when I get a whole lot of ear wax out of my head... more excited tan when I was going to see snakes on a plane!

Posted by Dynamo | July 10, 2008 4:40 PM
3

thom york used these things on their $2 concert on mtv are you making fun of radiohead??

Posted by domino | July 10, 2008 4:46 PM
4

I see the Staley-ness now. It had not dawned on me before. Staley Box 20 - you haven't heard of them?

Posted by trent moorman | July 10, 2008 4:49 PM
5

Absolutely not making fun of them. I can't wait to use them. I got a little 5 channel mixer and have upped my monitor game. I just hope I don't blast my ear drum out.

Posted by trent moorman | July 10, 2008 4:50 PM
6

I don't seem to generate much cerumen anymore. Something to be thankful for, I suppose.

Posted by rk | July 10, 2008 7:30 PM

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