Zaxcom NOVA Mixer/Recorder


- Records up to 12 channels of audio
-Two built-in enclosures for dual-channel digital wireless receiver modules (sold seperately)
- Connects to ZaxNet™ for wireless control of connected transmitters and receivers
- Included 35 MHz filter on front-end wireless signals to filter out unwanted interference
- Can be used with any wireless system utilizing the system's analog and AES external inputs

£4,890.00 (incl. VAT £5,868.00)

The Zaxcom Nova is a combination twelve-channel mixer/recorder, ZaxNet hub and remote control, receiver enclosure, a time code transmitter, and RF scanner in one light and compact device.

The Nova features four mic/line NeverClip™ inputs, two line level balanced inputs, four external AES inputs, and six analog/AES output buses. Two AES42 microphones can connect to the AES inputs and be powered by the Nova. The NeverClip preamps have 140 dB of dynamic range, eliminating the need for limiters that can distort the recorded mix and ISO tracks. Users can record up to 12 channels of audio to two compact flash cards.

At the heart of the Nova is ZaxNet™: Zaxcom's wireless protocol for keeping transmitters and receivers in sync without needing to physically adjust either. From the Nova, you can remotely adjust the transmitter's frequency, preamp gain, and output gain. In addition, the Nova is capable of managing metadata for the files recorded onto the bodypack transmitter's internal SD card. Track names, settings, and timecode are all kept in sync betwen the main files on the Nova and the backup files on the bodypack transmitter. Time code is automatically jammed between the Nova and each recording transmitter, without the need for jamming via a physical cable. Using this system, mixers can be sure that their files won't become lost, or mis-matched, or have incomplete data between the main files and the backups.

The Nova contains two housings for two dual-channel digital wireless receiver modules (sold seperately), allowing up to four separate transmitters to connect to the Nova, transmitting a maximum of eight channels of wireless audio. The Nova enclosure provides power and antennas for the receiver module.

Scanning for open frequencies on the Nova puts the transmitters into non-transmitting mode so an accurate scan can be conducted. Once finished, the receivers can be quickly assigned to new, clean frequencies right from the Nova. Changing the frequency of a receiver channel via the Nova updates the connected transmitter automatically.

Nova uses Zaxcom's MARF recording system to keep your audio safe from corruption. All IFB Audio and wireless audio sent via ZaxNet is fully digitally encrypted for maximum security.

Nova uses two power inputs for redundant operation. No external power distribution is necessary.



Analog In  
Analog Inputs 4 Mic/line-level with 48V phantom power and 2 line-level
Input Connector 4 x XLR3-F (2 with .25” jack)
Mic Level Input Range -56 to -26 dBu
Line Level Input Range -10 to +8 dB
Distortion 0.0015%
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%
Analog Out  
Analog Outputs 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 Response 2.403 to 2.475 GHz
Modulation Type Spread Spectrum
Bandwidth 1MHz
Connector SMA female
QRX212 Receiver Module Slots 2
RF Connectors 2 SMA
RF Impedance 50 Ohm
RF Amp Noise Figure 0.5 dB
RF Amp IP3 +30 dB input
RF Filter Band Pass 35 MHz
RF Tuning Range 512 – 698 MHz
QRX212 Module  
Receiver Channels Per Module 2
Receiver Modulation Zaxcom Proprietary Digital
Tuning Range 512 – 698 MHz
Power Consuption 200 ma @ 12 VDC
Size 5” x 3” x 0.8” (L x W x H)
Track Count 12
Bit-Depth 24 bits
Sample Rates (kHz) 44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 96,192
Head room 20 to 44 dB
Format MARF II, .BWF
Max Pre-record duration 10 Seconds
Data Storage  
Internal Storage 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 Reader/Generator  
Timecode Type SMPTE
Connector BNC
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 (12V @300mA)
Power Connector Hirose
Battery Meter Yes, on LCD display
Size 8.25” x 6.0” x 2.0” (W x D x H)
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