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RX-8 from Zaxcom is alive!


Jeff Wexler
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Zaxcom announced and released the RX-8 Receiver interface today  --  nothing else on the market even comes close to the functions and capabilities of this unit in terms of receiver channel count, size and weight. Eric Ballew has done a really thorough video for this new product.

 

Introducing the RX8 Wireless Receiver and Dante Interface from Zaxcom. The RX8 holds two MRX-414 or MRX-214 wireless audio receivers and outputs them as a Dante interface or as a stand alone unit. In Dante mode, an addition 8 channels of AES can be fed into the RX8 making this a 16 channel interface. Not only that, it also includes 4 sends to its physical analog output. This a very comprehensive Dante audio gateway between a film set and broadcast truck or trailer.  RX8 is a POE+ / POE++ device which means powered over the ethernet cable. This is the smallest and most lightweight solution for receiving 8 wireless channels in a bag to date.

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6 hours ago, sciproductions said:

Just out of curiosity, is anyone using the RX-8 without Dante? I don't really understand what differentiates it over the RX-12, considering they are roughly the same price and the RX-12 supports 24 channels?

if you are working out of a bag, and want to add two more mrx414 receivers to the set-up,  using an rx12 to achieve that comes with a size and weight penalty.  

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Also, if you’re using MRX414 receivers in an RX12, you have to bounce back and forth between screens to see battery and RF level since only half of the channels can be displayed at one time. The RX8 was designed to work with the MRX414’s, so everything is displayed porperly.

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