*We are currently excepting pre-orders for The Nova 2*

Zaxcom is proud to announce Nova 2, a sound solution that combines a mixer, a recorder, ZaxNet™ remote control and wireless receivers into one compact and lightweight device. By combining features of the popular Nomad and Deva 24 with two integrated wireless receivers, Nova 2 sets a new standard in sound recording capabilities for the feature film, television broadcast, live performance and high resolution sound effects recording.

Nova 2 can record up to 12 channels of audio to two compact flash cards. The unit carries 4 mic/line NeverClip™ inputs, 2 line level balanced inputs, 4 external AES inputs, and 6 analog/AES output buses. 2 AES42 microphones can also connect to the AES inputs and are powered by the Nova.  

The 8 channels of AES sample rate converting inputs can also connect to external wireless receivers. The 4 NeverClip™ microphone preamps have 140 dB of dynamic range eliminating the need for limiters that can distort the recorded mix track and ISO track.

Nova 2 is also equipped with ZaxNet™ remote control which gives the ability to adjust frequency, preamp gain andoutput power on Zaxcom transmitters eliminating the need to approach the talent.   

Two optional MRX214 dual receivers can be installed inside the Nova 2 effortlessly. All connections including antennas are made within the Nova 2 without external cables. The QRX212 receivers may also be used, and are the same as found on the Zaxcom RX-12 and RX-12R and are interchangeable with the Nova 2. Zaxcom recommends the MRX214 for better performance, range, and lower power consumption with the Nova. Each MRX214 or QRX212 can receive audio from up to 4 separate transmitters in mono or stereo mode for up to 8 channels of wireless audio total.

The QRX212 receivers are fully integrated into the Nova 2. 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 2 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 2’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 2. Timecode is automatically jammed on each recording transmitter without the need to jam with a hardwired cable.

Nova includes Zaxcom’s 35 MHz tunable tracking front end filter for the wireless receivers. This filter allows for rejection of interfering sources like UHF walkie talkies. The RF distribution system is immune to intermodulation overload.

Zaxcom’s Audition and Re-record allows for instant remix and recovery of dropouts due to RF transmission interruption.

Nova 2’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 that can be used in adverse weather conditions.

The 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 quickly accessed with the touch of a single button.

Nova 2 uses Zaxcom’s reliable MARF recording system to keep audio safe from corruption. IFB audio transmitted is wirelessly and is encrypted. Additionally, Nova 2 uses two power inputs for redundant operation. External power distribution is not necessary as no external hardware is needed when using the Nova 2.

Nova 2 can be used with any wireless system utilizing the analog and AES external inputs.

• Analog InAnalog 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


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

Analog OutAnalog Outputs
  4 Balanced TA5 (6 bus) - 0dBu, -10dBu and -35dBu

  1/4 inch stereo bus 

• Output Level
  0 dBu @ -20 dBFS 

• Output Clipping Level
  +20 dBu 

• DAC bit-depth
  24 Bits

DAC Dynamic Range


• Impedance
  30 ohm

Digital In / OutAES / AES42 In
  2 Pair (4 Channels) 

• AES Out
  3 Pair (6 Busses)

  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

  SMA female

ReceiverQRX212 Receiver Module Slots

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 ModuleReceiver Channels Per Module2 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) 

• RecordingTrack Count

  24 bits 

• Sample Rates (kHz)
  44.1, 47.952, 48, 48.048, 96,192 

• Head room
  20 to 44 dB 

• Format

• Max Pre-record duration
  10 Seconds 

• Data StorageInternal Storage
  Dual Compact Flash 

• Mixer Type
  32 bit floating point DSP 

• A-D / D-A Resolution
  24 bit

  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/GeneratorTimecode Type

• ConnectorBNC Input Voltage

• Output Voltage

• Clock Accuracy
  1.54 PPM 

• Timecode Frame-rates
  23.98, 24, 25, 29.97NDF, 29.97DF, 30NDF, 30DF

  8 to 18 VDC (12V @300mA)

Power Connector

Battery Meter
  Yes, on LCD display

  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 

• Misc.Tone Level Selectable
  -12 to -20 dB FS DisplayFull Color Sunlight Readable LCD 

• Meters
  Output / Input / Card

Slate Mic
  Internal / External

Zaxcom - Nova 2 - Mixer / Recorder / Receiver

  • Brand: Zaxcom
  • Product Code: Nova 2
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $6,495.00

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