The Wide World of Wideband Wireless

Investing in wideband wireless is one of the best ways to protect yourself against the upcoming FCC spectrum auction (and goodness-knows-what-else in the future). Fortunately, the US market has seen a remarkable expansion in available systems over the last two years and you'll have a lot of options when shopping for your next kit. Here's a chart of how their frequency bands correspond with a selection of wideband units below:

Audio Limited

Have questions about which system is best for your purposes? Give us a call, send us an email, or stop by - we're happy to discuss!

Lease Majesté II

Get an incredible sound kit at an affordable price! Any purchase over $5000 is eligible for monthly financing through our partners at AbelCine! We'll help you put together the custom gear list of your dreams!

Order before the end of the year for maximum tax benefit - U.S. tax code section 179 allows a deduction up to $25,000 for qualifying audio equipment!

A $15,000 kit is only $324/month over 60 months for qualified customers (or $388/month for 48 months, $491/month for 36 months, or $708/month for 24 months - whatever suits your needs best!)

Ready to get started? Contact us to get a quote today or check out the financing terms and application here. Any financial information is confidential between you and AbelCine Finance Services. First and last month’s payment due in advance. $1 buyout option at end of term.

Starting with a more modest kit? PayPal Credit is available for any purchase of $100 or over!

Need some kit suggestions? We've suspiciously conveniently put together some after the jump!

Oasis, Nomad Touch, & RX200 Coming Out! Nomads Going Up!

Which brings us to the Good-Albeit-Suspiciously-Beneficial-for-Gotham-News:

Call us, email or order online to get in on the next level of Zaxcom's kit integration!

Back to School Audio Rental Specials for All!

A sound mixer never stops learning, so for any audio rental package booked for August*, we are extending our standard 25% student discount for everyone!

Not sure what you need? Give us a call, email [email protected], or check out some of our ideas below! Remember, Fri to Mon rentals count as one day and we offer lower rates on longer rentals!

*Applies to any audio rental with pick-up and return dates from August 3rd, 2015 to August 31st, 2015 (inclusive), Does not apply to walkie and communication rentals. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

Here's a good starter audio kit, with a Sound Devices 633 recorder, Sennheiser shotgun mic, boom pole, Lectrosonics dual channel wireless system, IFB wireless system, power, cables, and accessories.

Rents for $405/day, $1215/week
$303.75/day, $911.25/week all August!

Looking to take a spin with Sound Devices' latest? We have the 688 for rent, $150/day, $450/week $112.50/day, $337.50/week in August!

​Or if Zaxcom is more your style, check out the TRXLA2.6 transmitter / QRX200 receiver wireless system! Lavalier included.

$150/day, $450/week!
$112.50/day, $337.50/week in August!


​On a tight budget? The Sennheiser G3 Wireless System, which includes a transmitter, receiver and lavalier, might be just what you need!

$35/day, $105/week!
$26.25/day, $78.75/week in August!

These (and what's represented on our website) is just a small portion of our rental inventory. Just let us know what you need - we'll take care of you, soundwise.

Epic Zaxcom

Starting Wednesday, July 1st, Zaxcom is offering these spectacular deals! Get a FREE ERX2TCD or IFB200, but remember a) offer expires when July does, b) financing, as always, is available on these kits, and c) two-day shipping is free to the continental US!

Join us in Media Res

Spring forward with some brand-new CompactFlash and SD cards for your recorder of choice! Get discounts on select models (noted below with a *) when ordered through our website before May 8th, 2015!

And, hey, once you've started to store data on those cards, you're going to need to put it somewhere, so why not take a perusal through our card reader and hard drives?

As always, order $50 worth at and get FREE 2-day shipping within the continental US!

Recommended for Sound Devices 7-Series

Recommended for Sound Devices 6-Series & 970

Recommended for Zaxcom Maxx

Recommended for Video Devices PIX 250i, PIX 260i, and PIX 270i

Zaxcom Deva Thirty-Two (and more!) Preview

Every year before NAB, Glenn Sanders sets up his NAB booth in the back of his offices so that he can visualize how the booth will look and flow.  The weekend before, Glenn invites me over to give him my feedback. I've always looked forward to this annual ritual, but this year I was especially excited to see how the Deva Thirty-Two, Oasis and Nomad Touch were progressing. And happily, both Glenn and Jack Norflus (who happened to be visiting that day) graciously agreed to let me film them. - Peter Schneider

The Deva Thirty-Two is really a revolutionary product for film and TV production. First and foremost, it is a digital mixer designed for location sound use. It's got all the inputs and outputs you'd expect from such a product in 2015 including AES42 and Dante, and of course, analog.

Somewhat radically, the Deva Thirty-Two recorder itself is merely an option - a user installable card that slides into the mixer. Another radical feature of the Deva Thirty-Two is the companion computer application that comes with it. Although not entirely clear from the video, the Deva Thirty-Two requires a computer in order to have a GUI (technically the mixer doesn't need a computer, but I wouldn't want to operate the mixer without a GUI for more than an hour or two, if that).

Here's the really radical part: You are free to supply your own computer (Mac or PC) and your own screen. Although Glenn is seemingly promoting it as a touchscreen mixer and the GUI is certainly built with a touchscreen in mind, I would likely operate it without a touchscreen and use a trackpad or mouse intead. The dealer will offer a specific "hockey puck" Zaxcom sold low-power computer, but end users are not locked into it and the software will be supplied so that you are free to run it on your own hardware and configure it as you like it, which is a great choice on Zaxcom's part. The mixer application itself requires little horsepower, freeing up a computer to do other things, such as display video using cheap SDI-USB converter dongles.

The application itself seems solid, and I'm especially excited by the ability to display and really integrate with the script (although I am skeptical that production will be 100% on board with supplying native Final Draft files until hardware based authentication is in place. I remember on Sopranos each *paper* script had individual crew member's names watermarked on the page - I can only imagine things being more paranoid with a native digital format). I also look forward to seeing the playback app grow into a full featured application. 

The remaining products are interesting but not as radical as the Deva Thirty-Two. The Oasis is a solid control surface for the Nomad 12 and provides a wonderful bridge for those sound mixers who work part-time from a bag and part-time on a cart.

The Nomad Touch brilliantly leverages the Windows tablet platform to provide a robust touch solution freed from the shackles of Apple's "walled garden" ecosystem. I also love the laser-cut mount that allows the tablet to be flipped over to become a slate.

The RX200 is an affordable single slot wideband receiver with antenna diversity in the 500MHz to 700MHz range.


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