- Brand Name: BeachTek
- Model Number: DXA2S
Beachtek DX-A2S Dual XLR Compact Audio Adapter for all Camcorders.
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- Inputs: Two transformer balanced XLR connectors
- One unbalanced mini-jack ideal for wireless microphones
- Output: Unbalanced stereo cable, terminating in a right angled, gold-plated mini-plug
- Selectable MONO or STEREO
- Trim Controls: Adjusts signal level on each channel from unity to no output
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Top Customer Reviews
This device allows you to either use XLR balanced line or microphone level inputs and converts to your camcorders 1/8" microphone input.
I used the device to tape my live music shows and sent a mixing board balanced XLR line level stereo signal mix (Mackie 1402 VLZ) via an XLR pair into the DX-A2S.
The unit attaches conveniently to the tripod mounting on the bottom of any camcorder and has the mounting hole on the bottom of it to attach to a tripod if desired.
It features 2 xlr inputs (independently mic/line switchable), a ground lift switch which is extremely helpful to eliminate hum, left and right attenuator potentiometers, an aux input (1/8" mini) and a stereo/mono switch.
This unit performed beyond my expectations providing a super-clean signal into my camera. The folks at Beachtek didn't scrimp on their transformers.
When I pulled it out of the box it was smaller than I had perceived from the pictures and when attached to the bottom of the camera, it does not make the camera less manageable or cumbersome.
If you're looking to improve the audio on your video recordings with either external balanced microphone signals or balanced mixing board mixes, the DX-A2S is essential and worth every penny.
Personally, I was astounded by the audio quality of this unit.
BeachTek customer service has been extremely responsive and helpful when I had a question. You don't get service like this anymore.
The reviewer who gave this product 3 stars noted that the product has a small screw protruding from the top of the device and he said this prevented him from mounting it flush to the bottom of his camcorder. Either his camcorder is an unusual design or he is mounting this device backwards because the screw he is referring to fits neatly into the second unthreaded hole that is on virtually every camcorder. Look on the bottom of yours and you'll see one threaded hole and then another, slightly smaller, unthreaded one. This device is designed to fit that standard configuration and it attaches completely flush and tight onto both my camcorders.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love how compact this piece is and the simplicity of use. The only real drawback is the mount which does not fit my camera very well. Read morePublished on August 18, 2010 by Randal Blanchette
If you are looking for a budget gadget for a superior sound quality, then this is for
you. I was overwhelmed by the Quality of sound it reproduced. Read more