The Mini TX40 with the slender size of a credit card, 3.27" out of 1.92" for 0.63" thick, and with the voluptuous shape of a cake of soap (an already assured nickname), without any angle, all in roundness, is undoubtedly a beautiful success, a small jewel of esthetism and refinement.
The input connector can be either a 4 pins Lemo miniature but nevertheless cumbersome considering the size of the transmitter, or a 3 pins Lemo like its competitor the Sennheiser SK 5212.
One will surely regret from the start the lack of any attach, clip or grip, which will certainly leads VdB, the Audio Ltd French reseller, to develop its own artefact.
There is any on/off switch replaced here by a small infra-red remote control, some already old technics which requires a very short distance to work, not really practical. Nevertheless, its miniature LCD display allows seting up all usual functionnalities available on Audio Ltd transmitters. Happily, as for the TX2020, the transmitter powers on when the microphone is connected, but only with the Lemo 4 pins model. Let us however bet that the sound mixer (or his assistant) will spend his time to look for his remote control to end up finding it one day at the bottom of his washing machine.
The power supply of this transmitter is provided by 2 LR03 batteries which are head-digs housed on both sides of the case (again, practical when it will be time to change batteries in a hurry under the crinolines of Marie-Antoinette!) That two batteries ensure an autonomy of approximately 4 hours.
The Mini TX40 has a more linear frequency response diagram than that of the TX2020, with a light increase in the high frequencies, which confers to it some sort of lack of warmess, however less than on the Sennheiser SK 5212.
The range of the Mini is amazing for a transmitter of only 25 mW RF power, really as far as for the TX2020 during our tests in urban environment.
A very beautiful success which will undoubtedly be essential for sound mixers in love with the Audio Limited sound and which will quickly become the favorite cake of soap of our capricious actresses.