Zaxcom announces wireless mic with digital recording

At AES 2006, Zaxcom announced plans to release the TRX800 handheld wireless microphone with internal recording. Designed for use in studio, theater and ENG applications, the TRX800 handheld is the only professional wireless microphone to use digital modulation. Unlike other handheld microphones, which use a compander or audio processing, the TRX800 offers audio quality equivalent to AES audio on a hard-wired cable.

The handheld unit records to a removable memory card, providing a backup to all audio transmissions. When RF interference or signal loss is experienced, the user can simply transfer the audio stored on the TRX800’s memory card to a broadcast-quality WAV file with SMPTE timecode reference.

The TRX800 handheld system is controlled via an internal RF receiver. SMPTE time code transmitted to the TRX800 provides a timecode reference for the system’s patent-pending internal recording capabilities. Users can employ a wireless remote to control all audio parameters even while the TRX800 unit is in use. Multiple units may be used together to form a virtual multitrack recording system (patent pending). The TRX800 has a run time of more than 4 hours. Units will begin shipping in the spring of 2007.

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