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  1. I think it might be about 24 hours. I can do a test if it need to make a decision to use it or not. Glenn
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    Zaxcom Aria

    I think you will find the ARIA is in its own new category of location sound mixer. Going from bag to cart with 8,12 or 16 faders with the elimination of resistive faders that are not designed for location use sets a new standard for our industry. ARIA is more than a mix surface with keyboard interface and USB port for the GUI interface. Power consumption is very location friendly at .15 amp. We will start delivering soon.
  3. There are 3 impeadace settings in the audio menu. 10K is default. 2.5K will be the lowest noise setting with a bit of low frequency roll off. 6061 will have a 10 dB higher noise floor than the 6060. For the lowest noise from the mic the 6060 is the best choice for our or anyone’s wireless. All lav mics have self noise as the dynamic range of the mic is limited to about 106 dB. Without companders or noise reduction software you eventually will hear it if you are in a quiet enough environment.
  4. The ZMT4 has been updated since it’s initial release and now lasts 7 hours with a Lav and 5 hours running a 48V mic. This time is increased with Power Roll a patented feature. I like to think of it as a no compromise transmitter that can go through the entire day with only 1 battery change at lunch. These run times are at a full 50mW power level, recording, Transmitting and receiving Zaxnet all at the same time.. Because of the efficiency heat output is almost undetectable under normal usage. ZMT4 is also about half the size of most digital transmitters.
  5. Mattias the ZMT4 runtime is 7 hours minimum at full 50mW power. It was 6 but we picked up some efficient with some hardware changes. We have had customers reporting 7.5 hours on a regular basis. This of course generates very little heat output due to the extreme efficiency. This is more important for us than others as the ZMT4 is roughly half the size of most other digital transmitter.
  6. Zaxcom products are very low power due to the obsessive need I have to use extremely high efficiency power supplies and to use the lowest power components where possible. We also use relatively low power DSP processors running our own operating system that is much more efficient than Linux or MS OS.
  7. Come on Michael. We will bring a new product just for you 😉
  8. Since the original post we have added the URX50 and URX100. Each monitor receiver has independent delay settings associated with independent channel settings. In this way a monitor receiver can be set for one channel with delay for monitor viewing and a different channel for live viewing with no delay. It can also be remote controlled. In my opinion delay devices are terrible because no one delay is right for everyone listening and viewing.
  9. The ZMT4 is about half the size and weight of any other digital transmitter and of course has the 12/48v supply. It lasts about 5 hours when set to 48V. It allows the pole to weigh less than a cabled equivalent. We would be happy to arrange a demo so you can listen to the audio quality. With Neverclip I would think you would find it second to none. And when you don’t need a boom it’s a extra super tiny bodypack with 7 hour run time and recording. Power is set to 10 or 50mW with no intermod issues.
  10. Our "leading receiver" the 4 channel MRX414 is a slot mounted design. Not to be confused with the "Super Slot". Yes it is difficult to make a 4 channel slot in receiver. Our digital receiver draws under 1W per channel. The typical slot is too limiting because of its limited power supply, poor ability to dissipate heat and limited room for RF filters that in our case requires physical space. Slots that were designed for single channel FM receivers in the 70s and 80s are needlessly limiting now that the market for slot type receivers compatible with broadcast cameras has all but disappeared. It will be interesting to see what Shure has done to get from about 8 watts per receiver down to a bag usable power consumption.
  11. The 6 hour run time is kind of a minimum. Better batteries and power roll will get you closer to 7 hours. If you can do without Zaxnet you can add about 1 more hour as well. The 6 hour figure is typical.
  12. There is no reason that Zaxcom wireless or Zaxcom IFB will not work well with other recorders. The complete package is without equal but so is the recording wireless and the digital IFB on their own. The original poster should demo some gear before making a decision. If the original problem is needing more than 8 tracks the Nova at 16 tracks and 1/2 to one 1/3 the weight and size will be a big bonus. A 16 track 5 pound sound bag can be very attractive.
  13. Zaxcom has reached out to Rode regarding the introduction of the Wireless Go II product and a potential license for our recording wireless patents. We have not had a response yet but are willing to begin a dialog to reach a deal that would be beneficial to both companies. The result of the IPR cases (Patent office cases) filed by Lectrosonics against Zaxcom in an attempt to invalidate our patents was a clear win for Zaxcom. While our claims were amended, the court held that the amended claims were valid. All 3 of the patents challenged were upheld with all amended claims left standing. As a result Lectrosonics pulled the PDR from the market in order to minimize their liability in the upcoming litigation brought by Zaxcom. Today we are in the middle of an appeal to get back our original claims. While the IPR cases favored Zaxcom, the amended claims are not as ideal as they might limit our right to obtain a fair settlement from the court or arbiter. Here are some of the issues we feel the patent court got wrong and led them to amend our claims: Can a wireless microphone be as large as a hiking backpack with visible straps and a video camera mounted to the forehead of the talent? Can a television transmission dropout system that requires a wired internet connection and rack mounted equipment from a television station be combined with the audio /video recording backpack to be a functional equivalent of a hidden and easily concealed bodypack recording transmitter? Can dropout replacement audio originate from any different source than the original bodypack recorder that both recorded and transmitted the audio at a singular place and time? Were the Zaxcom Motion Picture Academy Award and the Television Academy Emmy both awarded for "Digital Recording Wireless" (as indicated by the titles of the awards) or for something unrelated? Because we strongly disagreed with the PTAB ruling and the PTAB’s analysis, we have filed the appeal to restore our original claims. The benefit of the Lectrosonics’ challenge to our patents is that it strengthens our patent rights because it is presumed that they put forth the closest "prior art" that could be found by them and their attorneys in order to prove our invention was not new or novel. The success we had in court proved the opposite. We welcome a reasonable settlement with Lectrosonics but, despite multiple attempts, we have been unable to reach agreement with Lectrosonics.
  14. 12 channels is no problem and about to be super easy with the RX4 and a MRX414. The antenna connections go right into the Nova RF outs and the AES goes into the 4 AES ins. If QRX200s are used an external splitter will get the RF to the 2 receivers. There is about 2 dB gain in the Nova RF out to compensate for the splitter loss. You can always go with whips on the 4 extra receivers as well. Put the new channels on Fader Bank2 or just let the auto mixer handle it with 12 pre fader iso tracks plus your mix track and the the auto-mix track. Glenn
  15. As many have said here. An IFB needs to be good and inexpensive. Removing the SMA antenna helped us keep the price down.
  16. While power consumption is important the size and weight are in many ways more important. With no need for external receivers and their bulky holders and antenna connection cables the Nova stands alone. Test everything out and go for whatever seems right.
  17. Ok I will run some tests Monday. I could be off. I just reran the numbers and got between 9 to 10 hours on paper. Glenn
  18. The Nova will draw about 5 watts without the MRX414 enabled. Each MRX414 4 channel receiver draws 3.6 watts. With 4 working receivers you should get over 11 continuous hours of operation on a 98Wh battery. This is with Zaxnet remote running for transmitter control and time code distribution. Our distributors in France, Belgium or Germany can set you up. Best Wishes Glenn
  19. There will be one. We should get to it soon.
  20. This thread reminds me of a few things. I miss Senator Mike for his ability to point out the obvious in ways no one else could. I hope he is ok. It also reminds me of how good the trx900cl is. After 7 years there is no other stereo link that compares . Two channels of audio and time code transmission , backup recording, 16 kHz audio bandwidth (high fidelity In today’s world). Thanks to all of our customers who embraced this technology and have made it your link of choice
  21. It is a shame Cojo did not test the Zaxcom Boom wireless products. The two units we offer ZMT phantom and the TRX743 offer features that others do not. The best system for Boom will of course sound great and with neverclip there is no Compressor or limiter distortion on our TRX743. We have been selling 100 percent digital wireless with like a hard wire performance for the last 18 years. It is also the only unit to support AES42 (super cmit) mics transmitting both audio channels at the same time. It also directly supports 2 channel transmission with 5 pin xlr stereo mics. We also support internal recording while transmitting at the same time. Time code is received wirelessly with no need to ever jam with a cable. Remote control is from a very usable distance of up to 500 feet. Our boom products can also remotely replay in sync with any number of bodypack transmitters allowing remixing and re-record of lost audio due to dropouts if there is any interference that blocks transmission . There is no need to remove memory cards to recover audio from the transmitter. Lastly any digital wireless can have great transmission reliability on a boom pole where it is up the air with line of site to the receivers. Zaxcom wireless offers multiple modulations to get the signals to the receiver in harsh reflective environments while resisting interference from cellphones and walkies. The system is exceptional with body worn transmitters where good reception on digital wireless systems can be difficult to achieve. All of these things make our system unique and powerful for any professional sound mixer.
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    URX100 reception

    URX will not give the same distances as RX200. It is a different animal. If you use a properly sized antenna in the headphone jack you might get close.
  23. The minimum and maximum frequencies have become corrupted in the update. Roger at everything audio can sort you out.
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