I thought it would be a long process to wait for it to come in, but it was in stock at Gotham Sound in NYC. I picked it up after a job and ran a few tests at home. I love the fact that you can set the output power to 10, 50, or 100 milliwatts. The next day I was working on a show about how to decorate one’s tree and apartment for the holidays. I mic’d the host and the guest and then used the Zaxcom TRX900CL to send it to the camera.
I ended up mixing from a couch all day – love that, ha ha – Subjects to mixer – mixer to camera – all wireless. It worked perfectly. Every time I had a chance, I’d walk over to the camera and check that the sound was clear. It was like I was going straight to camera with a hard line. By the time the afternoon had rolled around, I felt completely confident in the clear transmission of the Zaxcom TRX900CL.
In additional to sending audio to the camera, the TRX900CL can also record a backup file with timecode on a miniSD card, and send the audio with timecode to an IFB receiver. It has so many additional features that it’s more like a little broadcast center. The form factor is easy to work with and fits wonderfully anywhere in one’s bag. It’s great that the connections are underneath so everything remains nice and clean. I’ve used it for about two weeks, and I feel confident in my wireless link again. I couldn’t be happier with my new TRX900CL transmitter. –Jeff Edrich