Zaxcom designed the ZMT3-Phantom wireless transmitter to be affixed to the top of a boom pole instead of the bottom, eliminating the presence of cables in the boom and thus reducing weight as well as helping keep noise out of the audio recording. Now, having listened to user feedback, Zaxcom has redesigned the unit for use with phantom-powered and unbalanced lavalier mics, as well.

“We launched the ZMT3-Phantom as a way to improve the boom operating experience, but we learned from our customers they wanted to be able to use it with lavalier-style microphones too,” said Colleen Goodsir, Zaxcom director of sales and marketing, in a prepared statement. “We’re very happy to announce the ZMT3-Phantom 2 supports both.”

Zaxcom ZMT3-Phantom 2

Zaxcom ZMT3-Phantom 2

The ZMT3-Phantom 2 supports 12V, 24V, 36V and 48V balanced mics and 3.3V lavaliers, Zaxcom said. The new transmitter is the same size and weight as its predecessor, and requires the same amount of power with a battery life of five hours. Audio quality is similar to hard-wired audio, the company said, and the unit can make a backup recording to an internal microSD card. RF tuning range is 100 MHz, with 110 dB of dynamic range.

The ZMT3-Phantom 2 is now shipping for an MSRP of $1,995.