Zaxcom today introduced a new addition to its professional audio equipment family, the STA150 stereo adaptor. Now shipping, the STA150 allows ENG audio professionals to transform an existing single-channel Zaxcom TRX900 or TRX900AA wireless transmitter into a two-channel transmitter for an instant sound bag-to-camera link. With all connections mounted on the side of the unit, the STA150 is designed specifically for use in sound bags to provide instant, on-the-go ease of use.
The STA150 stereo adaptor provides a balanced stereo audio input that eliminates ground loop problems. With a dedicated time code input, the new adaptor enables an exact match of audio recorded on the TRX and audio/video recorded on-camera by synchronizing the time code generator inside the TRX unit and supporting automated loading of audio onto the TRX’s CompactFlash® memory card. The new STA150 interface also features an output that can be used either as an audio monitor for playback from the memory card or as a time code output to jam other devices. The STA150 includes an external power input for connection to a 12-volt external power source.
“The STA150 builds on the success of our existing STA100 stereo adaptor, with side-mounted connections that are specifically designed to ensure an even greater ease of use in sound bags,” said Glenn Sanders, president of Zaxcom. “With the STA150, our customers have the flexibility to transform their existing single-channel system into a reliable two-channel device that eliminates the ground loop problems typically experienced when wireless transmitters are used in sound bags.”
The company’s wireless systems – including the TRX900 and TRX900AA wireless microphone transceivers – are engineered for use in professional television broadcast, film, theater, concert, and presentation applications where peak reliability and mobility are required. Learn more about Zaxcom’s full line of audio systems at www.zaxcom.com.