Nady PEM-04 4-Channel Wireless Personal In-Ear Monitor System

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Get clear, reliable in-ear monitoring with the Nady PEM-04, a wireless system that allows for four separate monitor mixes with individual volume control.

The PEM-04 is a 4-channel wireless Personal In-Ear Monitor system ideal for any live performance, and also an excellent assisted listening solution to Covid-19 protocol for Houses of Worship where users need to be socially distanced, sending an audio signal to an unlimited amount of receivers.

The innovative PEM-04 is ideally designed for live performances or even video production, offering up to four users/performers the ability to receive an entirely different personalized audio monitor mix with a volume control for each wireless receiver. All PEM receivers come with comfortable behind-the-ear access ear-buds for long term use.

What's in the Box?

- PEM-04 4-Channel Tabletop Wireless Transmitter
- 4 x PEM Bodypack Receivers (powered by AA batteries)
- 4 x EB-6 behind-the-ear monitor earbuds
- 2 x Antennas
- 2 x BNC Antenna Cable
- Power Adapter

Features:

- 16 user-selectable UHF frequencies per channel for interference-free operation
- Clear signal operation in the 900 MHz band with state-of-the-art PLL UHF performance with 120 dB dynamic range
- Reliable long range operation (up to 300 feet line-of-sight)
- Front panel active backlit display indicating operating frequencies and RF / AF LEDs for monitoring incoming RF signal and audio levels

Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20,000Hz +/-3dB
Dynamic Range: 120dB (A-weighted)
Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.1%
Latency: 3ms
RF Carrier Frequency Range: 16 user-selectable frequencies between 902 and 928MHz
Operating Range: Up to 300 ft. typical (depending on site conditions); optimum line-of-sight
Outputs:
- 1/8" (3.5 mm) receiver headphone jack (515mV/no load)
- 1/8" (3.5 mm) Unbalanced line output jack (326mV/no load)
- 1/4" (6.35 mm) transmitter headphone jack (383mV/no load)

Inputs: 1/4" TS Unbalanced on rear of receiver

Transmitter Battery Type: 2 AA Alkaline
Transmitter Battery Life: Up to 11 Hour

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 510-652-2411

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted March 10, 2022 by a customer from gmail.com

"Nady PEM-04 is a good value for the price"

Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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Summary – I am using this in a rack paired with my Mackie DL32R mixer. If you need multiple wireless in ear units for your band and don’t want to spend thousands of dollars, the PEM-04 is a great value. While I don’t notice any static and the physical range on the wireless is more than enough, the overall sound quality is “ok” at best. So if you are looking for studio quality dynamic range and clarity, you will be disappointed (more on this in detail below). The rack mounted transmitter unit is heavy duty, looks very nice in the rack and seems like it will last. However the receivers are cheap plastic material all around and I feel like they could easily get crushed in transit if not protected. Also the plastic clip on the back of the receiver - I feel like If I stretched it too much to go over a thick belt it would break off. Again, it’s a price/value issue. I think for the price, the PEM-04 offers a great value. In my opinion, this is for people just starting out as more seasoned musicians will probably want better quality audio.More details – Audio quality - Even though the specs say the frequency response is 20hz to 20khz, it not super well balanced. The mids and highs are strong and the bass frequencies are thin sounding. Imagine if the receiver had an EQ knob that went from bass on one end and treble on the other, it sounds like you have it turned all the way to the treble side. I have tested with Shure in ear buds and Audio Technica M50X headphones with about read more the same result. The rack mount transmitter has ¼” headphone jacks and when I plug in there it sounds better but the wireless receivers are very treble heavy on the sound. Overall, the Nady PEM-04 does the job on the cheap but again if you want studio quality full range audio, buy something more expensive. Input impedance issues – This will likely vary based on your setup. I have aux outs from the Mackie DL32R plugged into the inputs of the Nady PEM-04 via balanced XLR (on the Mackie side) to balanced ¼” (on the Nady side) patch cables. In the Mackie mixer software, I have to turn the aux faders to -20db and turn the Nady receiver up to about an 8 to get clean audio. If I turn the aux fader on the Mackie to Unity (where it should sit) then I only have to turn the Nady receiver to about a 2 and its loud but very poor audio quality (distorted, etc). By comparison same settings going through the headphone jack on the DL32R when the fader is set to unity are crystal clear and full range. So depending on your setup, you will need to play with the aux output setting of your mixer vs the volume knob on the Nady receiver to get a clean sound. The sound will still be lacking on the low end, but its good enough to hear what everyone is playing.Wireless Transmit distance – The wireless transmit rage seems just fine (in my setup, the DL32R and Nady transmitter are sitting on the stage so we aren’t too far away from it). I feel there are more than enough channels on the unit to work around any other wireless that the band is using.

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