Zaxcom Zax-Max Portable Recorder/Mixer/Wireless Transmitter


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  • The Zax-Maxx has 6 analog inputs, 4 with mic pre amps featuring NeverClip™ and 2 AES digital inputs that can be used with AES42 microphones. All these inputs can be mixed into a two-channel output bus over two sets of output connectors that can be individually configured as line, mic and consumer output levels as well as a balanced mono and tape out. There are four AES direct outs + an AES stereo mix. The two-channel balanced camera returns doubles as balanced line level inputs.

    Maxx comes standard with the ability to record eight track on a CompactFlash card. Files can be recorded at up to 24 bit / 192 KHz with a dynamic range of 137 dB.

    The Maxx has an optional built-in RF camera link transmitter is ordered block specific, RF power output is adjustable up to 100 mW. It has a 24MHz wide RF band pass filter to eliminate interference to receivers in the sound bag.


    • MIX
      Do it yourself or let the 10-channel auto-mixer take over in the face of unscripted dialog
    • RECORD
      8 Channels of audio with a dynamic range of 137dB in MARF and BWF on a single CompactFlash card, up to 4 of them at 192kHz
      A built-in UHF stereo transmitter sends audio and timecode to your QRX with 100mW of power
    Analog inputs 4 Mic/line-level with 48V phantom power and 2 line-level (camera return only)
    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
    Distortion 0.0015%
    ADC bit-depth 24 bits
    Dual ADC input dynamic range 137 dB with NeverClip™
    Clipping level +28 dBu
    Frequency response 28** Hz to 22 kHz (48 kHz sampling-rate)
    THD + noise 0.0015%
    Analog outputs 2 Balanced XLR, 0dBu, -10dBu and -30dBu
    1 Balanced TA5 (2 bus) 0dBu, -10dBu and -35dBu
    Tape/mono output: 2 balanced TA5, 0dBu, -10dBu and -30dBu
    Headphone 1: 1/4 inch stereo bus
    Output level 0 dBu @ -20 dBFS
    Clipping level +20 dBu
    DAC Bit-depth 24 Bits
    DAC Dynamic Range 115dB
    Impedance 30 ohm
    Channel count 2 AES or AES42 pairs (4 channels)
    Connector DB-15 mini (DE-15)
    Source Mix/Direct
    AES Sample rate conversion 32-96 KHz
    Power Output 10 / 50 / 100 mW – Software Selectable
    RF Modulation Proprietary Digital Method
    RF Frequency Range 518.0 to 850.0 MHz (Typical Blocks are 24 MHz wide)
    RF Frequency Step 100 KHz
    RF Bandwidth 200 KHz
    Channel Separation 500 KHz (700 KHz recommended)
    Antenna Connector 50 Ω SMA Female
    Emission Designator 180 KV2E
    FCC Part 74.861
    Track count 8
    Bit-depth (primary card) 24 bits
    Bit-depth (mirror card) 16 / 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 5 seconds
    Internal Compact Flash
    External None
    Internal Mixer
    Mixer Type 32 bit floating point DSP
    Mixer Cross Point 8 input x 4 output (Pre-fader / Post-fader / Phase Inversion)
    A-D / D-A resolution 24 bit
    Head room Selectable 12 to 20 dB
    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
    Connector BNC
    Input Voltage 1-4VPP
    Output Voltage 2VPP
    Clock Accuracy 1.54 PPM (1 frame out in 6 hours)
    Timecode Frame-rates 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97NDF, 29.97DF, 30NDF, 30DF
    Internal 6AA 7-9 VDC, 4 hours of usage (NiMH)
    External 8 to 18 VDC
    External Power 8 to 18 VDC ( 12V @260mA)
    Power Connecter Hirose
    Battery Meter Yes, on LCD display
    Size (H x W x D) 2.0″ x 7.5″ x 5.25″
    Weight 2.5 pounds
    Display Full color sunlight readable LCD
    Meters Output / Input / Card
    Slate Mic Internal
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