The Nova is a complete sound solution that combines a mixer, a recorder, ZaxNet remote control and wireless receivers into one compact and lightweight device.
Nova features 4 XLR mic/line NeverClip inputs with 48V phantom power and 2 line level balanced inputs. 4 external AES inputs and 6 analog/AES output buses. 2 AES42 microphones can connect to the AES inputs. 4 channels of AES sample rate converting inputs can connect to external wireless receivers.
Nova can record up to 12 channels of audio with 24 bit depth. Sample rates include 44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 96 and 192. Audio can be recorded individually or simultaneously two compact flash cards. Files are recorded as MARF II, a lossless fault tolerant recording format to the internal drive or as Broadcast Wave files (BWF).
5 faders are high resolution continuous encoders with led indicators to indicate fader position and can display precise input audio level metering. The faders are user organized into 4 banks of 5 sources. Fader control, trim control and ZaxNet transmitter preamp gain are all accessed with the touch of a single button.
Two optional QRX212 dual receivers can be installed inside the Nova. All connections are made without external cables. Each QRX212 can receive audio from up to 2 separate transmitters in mono or stereo mode for up to 8 channels of wireless audio total. The QRX212 receivers are the same as found on the RX-12 and RX-12R and are interchangeable with the Nova.
The QRX212 receivers are fully 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.
Full integration of Zaxcom Digital Recording Wireless with the Nova makes for a unique and powerful system. Track names from the recorder can be automatically sent to the backup recordings on the wireless transmitters for easy identification in post. As an alternative, transmitter names can automatically rename the ISO tracks of the recorder. The Nova's transport control can automatically control the recording on the bodypack transmitters so that there is a matching file on the transmitter for each recorded file on the Nova. Timecode is automatically jammed remotely on each recording transmitter without the need to jam with a hardwired cable.
Nova includes a 35 MHz tunable tracking front end filter for the wireless receivers. This filter allows for rejection of interfering sources like UHF walkie talkies.
Nova's graphical user interface is intuitive and simple. All buttons and knobs are ergonomically spaced to eliminate accidental bumping of levels due to overcrowding of buttons and switches on the front panel. An LCD paired with 6 push buttons provides menu navigation.
ZaxNet remote control gives the ability to adjust frequency, preamp gain and output power on Zaxcom transmitters eliminating the need to approach the talent.
Audition and Re-record allows for instant remix and recovery of dropouts due to RF transmission interruption.
Nova uses two power inputs for redundant operation. External power distribution is not necessary as no external hardware is needed when using the Nova.
Inputs: 4 Mic/line-level with 48V phantom power and 2 line-level
Connector: 4 x XLR-3F (2 with .25" jack)
Mic level input range: -56 to -26 dBu
Line level input range: -10 to +8 dB
ADC bit-depth: 24 bits
Dual ADC input dynamic range: 140 dB with NeverClip?
Clipping level: +28 dBu
Frequency response: 28** Hz to 22 kHz (48 kHz sampling-rate)
THD + noise: 0.0015%
4 Balanced TA5 (6 bus) - 0dBu, -10dBu and -35dBu
Headphone: 1/4 inch stereo bus
Output level: 0 dBu @ -20 dBFS
Output Clipping level: +20 dBu
DAC Bit-depth: 24 Bits
DAC Dynamic Range: 115dB
Impedance: 30 ohm
Digital In / Out
AES / AES42 In: 2 Pair (4 Channels)
AES Out: 3 Pair (6 Busses)
Connector: DB-15 mini (DE-15)
AES Sample rate conversion: 32-96 KHz
ZaxNet RF Interface
2.4 Ghz Transmitter: 50mW output power
Frequency Range: 2.403 to 2.475 GHz
Modulation Type: Spread Spectrum
Connector: SMA female
QRX212 Receiver module slots: 2
RF Connectors: 2 SMA
RF Impedance: 50 ohm
RF Amp Noise Figure: .5 dB
RF Amp IP3: +30 dB input
RF Filter Band Pass: 35 MHz
RF Tuning Range: 512 - 698 MHz
Receivers Channels Per Module: 2
Receiver Modulation: Zaxcom Proprietary Digital
Tuning Range: 512 - 698 MHz
Power Consumption: 200 ma @ 12 VDC
Size: 5" x 3" x .8" (L x W x H)
Track count: 12
Bit-depth: 24 bits
Sample rates (kHz): 44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 96,192
(192 4-track maximum)
Head room: 20 to 44 dB
Format: MARF II, .BWF
Max Pre-record duration: 10 seconds
Internal: Dual Compact Flash
Mixer Type: 32 bit floating point DSP
A-D / D-A resolution: 24 bit
Delay: 0 to 60 mS in .1mS steps
Notch filter: 2 band, 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range adjustable
Compressor type: soft knee with side chain
High Pass Filter: 20 Hz to 230 Hz
Timecode type: SMPTE
Input Voltage: 1-4VPP
Output Voltage: 2VPP
Clock Accuracy: 1.54 PPM
Timecode Frame-rates: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97NDF, 29.97DF, 30NDF, 30DF
External: 8 to 18 VDC
External Power: 8 to 18 VDC (12V @300mA)
Power Connecter: Hirose
Battery Meter: Yes, on LCD display
Size (H x W x D) 2.0 x 8.25 x 6.0
Weight: 2 lbs. 9 oz without QRX212 modules / 3 lbs. 7 oz loaded with 2 x QRX212 modules
Tone Level Selectable: -12 to -20 dB FS
Display: Full color sunlight readable LCD
Meters: Output / Input / Card
Slate Mic: Internal / External
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