does the Mix-It2 do?
Many motorcycle riders would like to listen to music from their
MP3 players, CD player, AM/FM radio, etc. while still being
able to hear a radar detector alert, GPS turn-by-turn directions,
or CB radio. Until now, the only solution has been to listen
to one device or the other (for instance, listening to music
and counting on visual alerts from the radar detector which
is not easily seen during daytime riding), or buying a cheap
'Y' cord from an electronics store to connect two devices together.
The problem with the 'Y' cord approach is that some devices
are not compatible with each other, and one device can damage
another by using this type of cord. When you have invested so
much money in your equipment, do you really want to take that
risk? In addition to compatibility problems, some audio devices
simply are not loud enough to be heard clearly while riding.
Mix-It2! Of course! The Mix-It2 allows the user to plug in up
to 4 devices simultaneously and keeps them electrically isolated
so they cannot damage one another. It has been tested and is
compatible with many devices: MP3 players, CD players, cassette
players, AM/FM radios, satellite radio receivers, essentially
ANY device with a headphone output! It also has a built-in amplifier
and volume control to boost audio levels so they can be heard
above road noise, which itself is a great benefit to the user.
The output of the Mix-It2 can also be connected to the AUX input
of other devices: car stereo systems, Autocom and J&M CB
communications systems, nearly anything with a line-level input.
it works: A common setup is a music player and radar
detector. Set the volume control on the Mix-It2 between 1/4
to 1/2 way. Plug in and turn on your music player and set it
to a comfortable volume level using it's volume control. Then
turn on the radar detector and set it's volume to a level so
you can hear it distinctly over the music. Since the radar detector
only generates a tone when there is an alert, you will primarily
only hear your music. This sets the "balance" of the
device volume levels. The volume control on the Mix-It2 is then
used to adjust the volume level heard of both devices with one
convenient control. Why four inputs? You likely will not listen
to four devices at once, but you can connect them all and then
power on the ones you want to hear at any given time and power
off the others. Connect your MP3 player, FM radio, radar and
GPS and if you grow tired of the FM radio (or travel out of
range of your favorite station) turn the FM radio off and MP3
player on - no need to mess with wires and volume levels - set
them and forget them!
Note: The Mix-It2 does not provide a microphone
interface or communications capability and will not work for
conducting conversations on a cell phone or CB radio without
additional hardware and/or cables.