The DXA-CONNECT is an active XLR adapter with high powered preamps in a chassis that serves as an accessory bracket for mounting multiple devices to your DSLR camera or camcorder
A Beautiful Fusion of Function and Performance - Audio adapter and accessory bracket in one
Superb operation and ease of use to make capturing pro audio a snap. Since the audio is recorded directly the camera it will always in sync with the video, eliminating the need for any post production processing. Quite simply, the DXA-CONNECT looks, and performs, like nothing else.
Easily Connect Professional Microphones - Attach virtually any dynamic or condenser microphones as well as wireless systems
Connect any two audio sources for two channel recording. Each input has three gain stages and dual phantom power voltages to match any microphone. A typical setup is a shotgun mic on one channel to capture ambient audio and a wireless on the other to clearly capture the speach. A shotgun mic and/or handheld dynamic mic are often used for ENG work and documentaries. Each channel can easily be independently adjusted for the optimum recording level - even while recording. The DXA-CONNECT gives you the ability to connect whatever microphones works best for your situation.
Exceptional Performance - Powerful preamplifiers give you exceptionally clean audio with plenty of punch
Powerful low-noise preamplifiers with three gain settings provide a strong, clear signal to the camera. This allows you to dramatically reduce the camera gain which effectively replaces the relatively noisy camera preamplifiers with the much cleaner preamplifiers in the adapter for hiss free audio. This is the key to dramatically increasing the signal-to-noise ratio while still being able to record audio directly to the camera. This eliminates having to use a separate digital audio recorder to capture quality audio.
Super Easy to Set Up and Use - No menus, no syncing, no hassle
Real switches and volume knobs mean no hunting through multi-layer menus trying to find or change settings. Since the audio is recorded directly to the camera, it will always be in sync with the video which eliminates the need for syncing in post. The DXA-CONNECT provides a neat, efficient way of mounting all your gear to your camera.
Unique Chassis - Clever design provides plenty of versatility
The DXA-CONNECT easily mounts to the hot shoe of the camera so it is up and out of the way of the way of the camera battery drawer. Can be rotated in any direction desired - front, rear or either side. The brass mounting foot ensures a solid, stable connection. The unique bracket design has four sturdy mounting shoes and is ideal for attaching mics, receivers, monitors, lights or field recorders. The multiple mounting configurations provide plenty of versatility. A top handle can also be added to provide a convenient grip for your camera.
InputsTwo balanced XLR connectors
OutputsUnbalanced stereo mini-plug jack for connection to the camera
Phantom PowerSwitchable 12V/48V phantom power for both channels
Gain Switches0dB, +20dB, and +30dB gain setting for each channel
Level ControlsAdjusts signal level output on each channel
Low Noise PreamplifiersExceptionally low noise circuitry for superb audioWide-bandwidth for full rich sound
PowerEasily replaceable 9 volt batteryLow battery indicator
CaseSturdy extruded aluminum enclosure
Maximum Input Levels+13 dBu at 0dB gain setting-7 dBu at +20dB gain setting-17 dBu at +30dB gain setting
Output LevelNominal MIC levels
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz (+/- 0.5 dB)
THDLess than 0.01% @ 1 kHz, -30 dBu input
S/N Ratio85 dB @ 1 Khz, -30 dBu input
GainLow 0 dBMed +20 dBHigh +30 dB
Phantom PowerDual regulated 12 or 48 volt power suppliesCurrent to 14 mA (direct short)
Battery TypeOne 9 volt alkaline or lithium battery
Battery Duration3 hours typical with alkaline battery (no phantom)8 hours typical with lithium battery (no phantom)
Dimensions(L x W x H) / 6" x 2.5" x 3.25" / (152 mm x 63 mm x 82 mm)
Weight18 oz (0.51 kg)