Zaxcom has announced the new ZMT3-Phantom 2 wireless transmitter, that now supports both balanced phantom powered microphones as well as compatible unbalanced lavalier microphones.
Originally designed to change wireless booming, the Zaxcom ZMT3-Phantom allowed users to place the lightweight transmitter at the top of the boom pole instead of the bottom and it accepts condenser, dynamic or ribbon microphones.
The ZMT3-Phantom 2 supports 12, 24, 36 and 48-volt balanced and 3.3-volt lavalier microphones. This new capability has been added to the ZMT3-Phantom 2 while maintaining the same size, weight and power consumption of the previous model.
Part of Zaxcom’s Digital Recording Wireless line, the new unit touts a 100 percent digital audio transmission that’s similar in quality to hardwired audio without compander, noise reducer, limiter or compressor distortion. This is especially important when using large diaphragm microphones.
When paired with a boom pole, users can remove the extra weight of the internal or external cable which eliminates any noise that can leak into the audio track. The added support of lavalier microphones makes the ZMT3-Phantom 2 a versatile solution for professional audio recordists.
The ZMT3-Phantom 2 is equipped with internal backup recording to a microSD card with timecode and five hour battery life. The new transmitter has a 100MHz RF tuning range and an impressive dynamic range of 110 dB.
Additional features include a low noise microphone preamp, Zaxcom High Density (ZHD) modulation modes and ZaxNet which allows for remote changes in frequency, pre-amp gain or place the transmitter in record, playback and stop modes.
“We launched the ZMT3-Phantom as a way to improve the boom operating experience, but we learned from our customers they wanted to be able to use it with lavalier style microphones too. We’re very happy to announce the ZMT3-Phantom 2 supports both,” said Colleen Goodsir, director of sales and marketing at Zaxcom.
A balanced three-pin micro LEMO connects the microphone and a graphic OLED shows external audio and battery status levels. The new ZMT3-Phantom 2 is shipping now at a list price of $1,995.
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