Zaxcom introduces new RX-8 with Dante
- 28 January, 2022
USA: Zaxcom has announced the new RX-8 receiver interface for sound bags and sound carts. It receives audio from up to 8 separate transmitters, contains a built-in MicPlexer with antenna distribution and front-end filter for eliminating interference from unwanted RF. It is the smallest 8-channel radio mic receiver system in the world!
RX-8 can be purchased with an optional Dante interface with Power over Ethernet (PoE) to facilitate remote location use and control. With today's changing set requirements this will prove to be an invaluable tool. When the RX-8 is remoted on set you can send up to 16 channels of audio over Dante back to the sound cart, 8 originating from the RX-8 itself and 8 more via 4 AES pairs connected to the DB25 input. You can also send audio back to set from the sound cart to use for IFB feeds and jam timecode slates.
The unit has OLED displays with menus for each receiver pair and tactile pushbuttons make receiver selection and toggling through menus a breeze. The RX-8 is powered via a standard 12V Hirose connector. With Dante, the RX-8 can be powered via the 12v input or remotely via power over ethernet (PoE). There’s also a 12v power output that supplies up to 1 amp for external receivers and transmitters when receiving PoE.
The RX-8 is full of advanced features to give you clarity and flexibility. The built-in frequency scanner and Auto-Pick software can scan the RF spectrum and choose the best receiver frequencies. Using ZaxNet™, when paired with an IFB300 or TRXCL4, the RX-8 can re-freq transmitters to match it with just the touch of a button. This combo also lets you make quick and easy transmitter gain adjustments.
Like all Zaxcom Digital Recording Wireless, the RX-8 receives 100% digital modulation, allowing audio to be fully encrypted. All Zaxcom Digital Recording Wireless transmitters have patented built-in recording, audio is simultaneously transmitted and recorded to a removable microSD card using the highly reliable MARF (Mobile Audio Recording Format) to eliminate file corruption common to recordings due to a dead battery or early card removal. Additional features include PowerRoll™ to further extend battery life, Zaxcom High Density (ZHD) modulation modes, and ZaxNet™ for remotely changing frequency, pre-amp gain or to place the transmitter in record, playback, and stop modes.
The RX-8 is available now and comes in two options, RX-8 and RX-8D. Both models are available now.