Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Oak Harbor, WA, USA
Re: IMC Microphone and Speaker Kit
Geoff....I have been using the IMC units for about 5 years. My experience is this: The microphones impedence values are such that you are able to key the vox on the intercom fairly easily with one headset plugged in, However when you are 2 up, the overall impedence changes, and it become somewhat of an ordeal to trip the vox on the intercom...we end up yelling a "woo hoo" or something loudly to trip the vox, then we can have a conversation...I don't think you would have the same problem with the J&M unit, I had them on my Goldwing, and they worked flawlessly. I went with the IMC, just because of cost. The other issue is the coil cords that you get with the headsets are just a little bit short, especially for the driver, I tried stretching them out, doesn't work, I took a peice of coat hanger wire, and stretched out the wire, and electrical taped it to the cord, to keep it straight...not pretty, but helps a lot. Lastly I think because of the short cord, the wires in the connectors near the helmet broke inside the rubber housing, and I have had to get new connectors from the electronics shop to rewire on to my cords..I have also replaced the speakers with some old J&M headset speakers as the fidelity with the IMCs was pretty bad...So there you have it, they work great if you want to yell to talk to your mate, and you replace the speakers, and you figure out how to make the coil cord longer, and you want to buy some cheap headsets. Other wise buy the J&Ms and be done with it!!!!
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