The BeachTek DXA-HDV is a two-channel, active XLR adapter with built-in preamplifiers for attaching external microphones and other audio gear to any HDV camcorder that has a built-in mic jack. It can also be used with any other audio recording device that has a mic jack.

The DXA-HDV uses exceptionally low noise, wide bandwidth preamplifiers for superb audio. This allows you to record high quality audio directly to the camcorder which will always be in sync with the video.

The DXA-HDV is very easy to set up and use. It allows you to connect a wide variety of audio devices including wireless systems, mixers, sound boards and professional condenser microphones that require 48 volt phantom power to operate.

The level controls allow you to adjust the output signals going to the camcorder while the signal indicators give you an easy way to ensure optimum recording levels.

The adapter mounts to the bottom of the camcorder and can also be mounted to any standard tripod.

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Two balanced XLR connectors for professional mics
One unbalanced mini-jack input for consumer mics

Unbalanced stereo mini-plug jack for connection to the camcorder

Phantom Power
Switchable 48V phantom power for both channels

LEVEL Indicators
LED’s show proper signal level for each channel at a glance

Gain Switches
High / Low gain setting for each channel

Level Controls
Adjusts signal level output on each channel

MIC/LINE Switches
Allows connections of microphones or mixers for versatility

Low Noise Preamplifiers
Exceptionally low noise circuitry for superb audio
Wide-bandwidth for full rich sound

Easily replaceable 9 volt battery
Low battery indicator

Sturdy die-cast aluminum enclosure

Maximum Input Levels
MIC Level: +7 dBu
LINE Level: +26 dBu

Output Level
Nominal MIC levels

Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz (+/- 0.5 dB)

Less than 0.01% @ 1kHz, -30 dBu input

S/N Ratio
88 dB @ 1 Khz, -30 dBu input

LO gain: 0 dB
HI gain: 15 dB

Phantom Power
Dual regulated 12 or 48 volt power supplies
Current to 14 mA (direct short)

LEVEL Indicators
Green: -48 dBu to -36 dBu
Red: -35 dBu and over

Battery Type
One 9 volt alkaline or lithium battery

Battery Duration
3 hours typical with alkaline battery (no phantom)
8 hours typical with lithium battery (no phantom)

5.5” x 2.5” x 1.5” (L x W x H)
(140 mm x 64 mm x 38 mm)

10 oz (0.28 kg)