Why Custom? Because You’re Special.


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Why Custom Fitted In Ear Monitors?

A custom mold to your unique ear allows the in ear monitor to seal properly against the surface of your skin, blocking out any ambient noise that might disrupt you as you try to hear the music. Since every ear a little different, having IEMs custom fitted is the only way to ensure that you’ll truly be able to create that seal. Once any distracting noises are blocked out, you’ll be able to hear every aspect of the music, including heights and bass, the way it was meant to be heard. IF you’re a music enthusiast, this means connecting with the artist and the music like never before. If you’re an artist, this allows you to ensure that your sound is emerging into the world exactly the way you want it to.

How Do Custom Fit IEMs Benefit Musicians?

For aspiring musicians, the importance of a good IEM can’t be overstated. Whether you’re recording in the studio or playing live in front of a rowdy crowd, a custom IEM allows you to truly hear and control your sound. With built in noise isolation and a handcrafted custom fit, these IEMs allow you to clearly hear your mix no matter how loud the venue, and deliver a better performance each time you take the stage.

The process of having a custom in ear monitor fitted and made is much simpler than you may think, and on average takes less than a month. To learn more about the process of having an IEM made, click here. If you want to learn more about our complete custom in-ear monitor line-up, click here.

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Spotlight: JH3X Pro Custom In Ear Monitor


For the average music enthusiast, the high cost of having a custom set of in ear monitors made is prohibitive. While many people want to experience music with a higher sound quality, it can be difficult to justify spending thousands of dollars. Even struggling musicians have to go without in ear monitors thanks to the cost associated with having a pair made. Having recognized this issue, Jerry Harvey Audio set out to offer a product that makes custom fit in ear monitors accessible to more people. With a lower price tag than many custom fitted IEMs, the JH3X is the solution.

Introducing The JH3X Pro Custom In Ear Monitor

The JH3X Pro makes it easy for people from all walks of life to finally get a custom fitted pair of in ear monitors without breaking the bank. For the first time, experience sound the way it was meant to be heard, specifically tailored to your ears to make the fit as comfortable as possible. With a two way design and the sonic punch of a triple driver, these IEMs deliver sound quality unlike anything you’ve ever heard before.

Speaker Details

– Proprietary Precision-Balanced Armatures
– Triple Driver: Single Low, Single Mid, Single High
– Input Connector: 1/8″ (3.5mm), Gold-Plated
– Dual Bore with Freqphase Time|Phase WaveGuide
– Noise Isolation: -26dB

Order your pair of JH3X Pro Custom In-Ear Monitors. Starting at just $599.

Brief History of the IEM


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With the invention and subsequent popularity of the microphone came a whole new world of possibilities for musicians. It was the microphone that gave rock and rollers the sound potential to play for crowds of thousands. But as you could probably guess, with bigger crowds came bigger noise. And with the growing noise, a rock stars’ worst dream was realized – they couldn’t hear their own music when on stage. Wedge monitors, which are basically on-stage speakers positioned to allow performers to hear their music, alleviated the issue to some degree. But at the end of the day, it was just more noise added to the mix. Thus, the In Ear Monitor was invented, forever changing the course of stage performance.

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In the mid 60’s, the earliest versions of the In Ear Monitor were developed, an invention credited by some to a Mr. Stephen Ambrose. In the early years, as IEMs were coming in to their own, they were a luxury reserved for the elite. These bad boys were a huge leap for musical technology – they provided a custom source of sound for musicians on stage (without adding to the noise) while doubling as ear plugs. From modest beginnings, these little gadgets have come to shape the way the world interacts with music. They laid the foundation for the modern day earbuds and personal music players.

(Image Courtesy of cymbacavum.com)

(Image Courtesy of cymbacavum.com)

Over the next few decades, these modestly sized buds came to be quite advanced – even to the point of honing technology that can prevent damage to the ears. Jerry Harvey served as sound engineer to the stars… rock stars that is. Including such rock icons as Van Halen, Kiss, Morrissey, and Motley Crue. Then, in 1995 While on tour with Van Halen, the band challenged their sound engineer, Jerry Harvey, to make their in-ear monitors better. Jerry invented a series of customized dual-speaker in-ear monitors and completely changed the live music industry.

Today, the Jerry Harvey Audio name is synonymous with high quality components and beautifully hand crafted in ear monitors. Beloved by the best sound engineers and used by the most iconic artists and musicians in music, Jerry Harvey Audio is the industry standard to hear no evil.

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Product Spotlight: The Ambient FR


Some artists prefer not to be isolated -26db from the stage and audience. For this simple reason, Jerry Harvey developed the Ambient FR. With just -15dB of isolation, there is plenty of room to hear what’s happening on the stage and what’s happening in the audience.

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Zella Day’s Custom Ambient FR

When it comes to the artist experience on stage, sometimes it isn’t just about hearing– it’s about FEELING the stage. These are an innovative, beautifully crafted and state of the art in ear monitor that has set yet another new industry standard. Raising the bar and going beyond the expectations of its users, the Ambient FR is the first full range response ambient IEM that offers the proper level of attenuation without shrinking the frequency range.

Featuring balanced bass tuned for no low-end loss, the Ambient FR allow musicians to preserve the beautiful and delicate connection between the music and the energy of the audience— all while hearing the best audio on the planet.

Ambient IEMs

Custom JH Audio Ambient FR for Noel Gallagher.

SPEAKER DETAILS

  • Custom-made Proprietary Balanced Armature Drivers (8 per side)
  • Powered by SoundrIVe technology; one Quad low, one Quad High per side
  • Integrated 2-way crossover
  • Dual Bore + Ambient Bore
  • Noise Isolation -15dB
  • Input Connector: 1/8” (3.5mm), Gold-Plated

SOUND QUALITY

  • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 16kHz
  • Input Sensitivity: 119dB @ 1mW
  • Impedance: 16 Ohms
  • Freqphase time|phase WaveGuide

Bonus: Calin Wong of MICappella on the Ambient FR IEM in this video here.

Make sure to check out the entire JH Audio custom lineup and experience the difference.

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Meet Antonio Luna: Monitor Engineer for Alicia Keys


AntonioLunaSome of you have had the pleasure of seeing Alicia Keys on stage, now meet the guy that keeps her happy while she is up there singing her little heart out. Meet Chicago native, Antonio Luna. We tossed some questions at Antonio and he was kind enough to get back to us.

Here is what he had to say about his career, bands he’s worked with and what he thinks about the product and services he gets from JH Audio!
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Meet Thomas Reid: JH Audio Los Angeles Office Rep


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West Coast Represent! Have you been to our LA Office yet? No? Well you should. Meet Thomas. He handles all our friends on the west coast from his office in the Centerstaging Artist Relations Building. As another part of our on-going desire here at JH Audio to be where the music is, we setup shop in LA a few years back and from the feedback we’re getting, it has been good!
We did a Q&A with Thomas so that you can get to know him more!

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Meet Chris Torri: JH Audio Nashville Office Rep


Chris Torri @ ConsoleAs things continue to grow here at an exponential rate for JH Audio, we’ve expanded our reach and locations to better serve our customers. We thought it would be cool to take a few minutes and introduce Chris Torri, who runs our Nashville office to you. He’s been with JHAudio for a little over 6 months now and we’re really happy to have him on board! We did a little Q &A with Chris over email this week to share a little about him and the office he is managing for us.
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