Zaxcom has announced Nova, a portable sound device that combines a mixer, recorder, ZaxNet remote control and wireless receivers into one compact system.
By combining features of the Nomad and Deva 24 with two integrated wireless receivers, Zaxcom said Nova sets a new standard in sound recording capabilities for the feature film, television broadcast, live performance and high resolution sound effects recording.
Nova can record up to 12 channels of audio to two compact flash cards. The unit has four mic/line NeverClip inputs, two line level balanced inputs, four external AES inputs and six analog/AES output buses.
Two AES42 microphones can also connect to the AES inputs and are powered by the Nova. The four channels of AES sample rate converting inputs can also connect to external wireless receivers.
The four NeverClip microphone preamps have 140 dB of dynamic range eliminating the need for limiters that can distort the recorded mix track and ISO track.
Nova is also equipped with ZaxNet remote control which gives the ability to adjust frequency, preamp gain and output power on Zaxcom transmitters eliminating the need to approach the talent.
Two optional QRX212 dual receivers can be installed inside the Nova. All connections including antennas are made within the Nova without external cables. The QRX212 receivers are the same as found on the Zaxcom RX-12 and RX-12R and are interchangeable with the Nova.
The QRX212’s can receive audio from up to four separate transmitters in mono or stereo mode for up to eight channels of wireless audio total.
The QRX212 receivers are integrated into the Nova. When a frequency is changed, both the receiver channel and the transmitters on the talent are changed at the same time. When frequency scans are initiated, all transmitters on talent are put in non-transmission mode so an accurate scan can be done.
Once the scan is complete all transmitters and receivers can be assigned to clean frequencies instantly with the touch of a single button. The transmitters will automatically be enabled on the new frequency.
Nova can be used with any wireless system utilizing the analog and AES external inputs. Nova will be available Summer, 2019 for $4,995. Each QRX212 receiver is optional and sold separately for $1,750.
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