For our passive devices, we recommend sensitive condenser type microphones or wireless receivers for the best results. Any line level source from audio mixers or sound boards can also be connected – simply activate the built-in attenuator switch. Our active devices allow you to connect virtually any microphone.
The performance of all of adapters meets broadcast quality and far exceeds that of any camcorder of DSLR camera in terms of frequency response, noise and distortion. This means that your sound quality is determined solely by the quality of microphones and cameras that you have – and knowing how to use them properly.
Passive simply means that no external power is required to operate the device. Our passive adapters use shielded transformers to convert the balanced input signals from XLR connected mics to an unbalanced output for connection to the camera. The beauty about passive circuitry is that it is completely noise free for pure, clean sound. However, […]
Impedance is an electrical term that refers to how much a device impedes the flow of current and is measured in ohms. While there is no set standard, low impedance usually refers to a range of between 150 and 600 ohms. Most professional audio microphones are low impedance. Our adapters are designed to work with […]
Level refers to the relative strength of the signal and is measured in decibels. LINE level sources are much-amplified signals over MIC (microphone) level signals. LINE level is normally -10 dBV for consumer gear and +4 dBu for pro gear while MIC levels are normally -60 dBu for dynamic microphones and -35 dBu for condenser […]
Most professional audio devices are connected via balanced cables to minimize pickup of stray electrical noise. Consumer audio devices use unbalanced cables and are very prone to picking up noise, especially at low signal levels from devices such as microphones. Balanced circuits have an inherent ability to only pass audio signals and reject unwanted noise. […]
Professional Audio Adapter ideal for today’s compact camcorders. Sounds great – record like a “pro” without breaking the budget. The world’s most popular adapter just got better. The “T” in DXA-2T stands for Tough. The die cast aluminum chassis, recessed switches, detachable output cable and optional protective rubber boot make this virtually indestructible. Robust, passive […]
XLR Adapter with Built-in Preamplifiers for DSLR Cameras Active XLR Adapter with built-in preamplifiers and phantom power for connecting professional audio gear to any DSLR camera that has a mic jack. Exceptionally low noise preamplifiers provide 15 dB of gain for clean clear audio. Works with virtually any microphone, wireless device or mixing board. The […]