Pompton Plains, NJ — May 30, 2018 — Zaxcom, a leader in wireless audio technology, today announced that its ZMT3-Phantom has been reengineered. The new ZMT3-Phantom 2 now supports both balanced phantom powered microphones as well as compatible unbalanced lavalier microphones.
Originally designed to change wireless booming, the ZMT3-Phantom allowed you to place the lightweight transmitter at the top of the boom pole instead of the bottom and accepted only condenser, dynamic or ribbon microphones.
With its overwhelming acceptance in the sound community, Zaxcom listened to customer feedback and created the ZMT3-Phantom 2 which fully supports 12V, 24V, 36V and 48V balanced microphones and 3.3V 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.
“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,” says Colleen Goodsir, Director of Sales and Marketing at Zaxcom.
Part of Zaxcom’s Digital Recording Wireless line, the new unit touts a 100% 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 an incredibly versatile solution for professional audio recordists.
The ZMT3-Phantom 2 is equipped with internal backup recording to a microSD card with timecode and 5 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.
A balanced 3-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. List price $1,995 USD.
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About Zaxcom, Inc.
Since 1986 Zaxcom, Inc. has been creating innovative audio technology for the feature film, television broadcast, live performance and post-production industries. With a focus on high quality audio products in multi-track recording, mixing and digital wireless, Zaxcom is proud to be honored with technical achievements from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Television Academy and Cinema Audio Society. Zaxcom operates its production facilities Pompton Plains, NJ and continues to set the standard for sound professionals worldwide. For more information, visit zaxcom.com.