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Canon MA-300 Dual XLR Microphone Adapter & Holder for GL-2/XL-2 Camcorders

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Canon MA-300 Dual XLR Microphone Adapter & Holder for GL-2/XL-2 Camcorders
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    CanonMA-300 Dual XLR Microphone Adapter
     
    4.2

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    82%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (10)
    • Improves performance (8)
    • Professional quality (6)
    • Highly compatible (5)

    Cons

    • Lacks functionality (3)
    • Limited compatibility (3)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (6)
    • Complex projects (4)
    • Home movies (3)
    • In the studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Film student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Does what it's supposed to...

    I use this product to split the audio on my Canon GL2 so I can attach a larger shotgun mic and I wireless unit. It works just like it is supposed to and I...Read complete review

    I use this product to split the audio on my Canon GL2 so I can attach a larger shotgun mic and I wireless unit. It works just like it is supposed to and I have been pleased with the results. Although it ads some serious height to my camera, and is hard to pack into my bag of gear, it is well worth the purchase because it can take your audio up to the next level.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very very bad.

    It is simpler than an XLR adapter that screws on the bottom of the camera (i.e. Beachtec) but lacks important controls such as a mic/line switch.

    The construction is...Read complete review

    It is simpler than an XLR adapter that screws on the bottom of the camera (i.e. Beachtec) but lacks important controls such as a mic/line switch.

    The construction is very cheap for the price. The screws that attach the unit to the hot shoe mount are very poorly designed and have a tendency to unscrew themselves after a few months of heavy use. Once these very small screws are gone, the hot shoe mount loosens and causes shorts.

    I had to buy a new one within 6 months of the first one.

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    4.0

    Gets the job done!

    By LAAVGUY

    from Alabama

    About Me Video producer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • In The Studio

    Comments about Canon MA-300 Dual XLR Microphone Adapter:

    I had a GL2 several years ago at another job and we had one of these. It worked wonderfully. I just purchased a slightly used GL2 where I work now and so I bought a MA-300 to use with it. It's great for getting good quality audio into your GL2. Does what it says. The only downsides are that it takes up your shoe so you can't use it for something else. and the design looks a little wonky up on top especially when you are trying to move around with the camera.

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    • No

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    5.0

    I have one for each of my cameras!

    By Kara

    from Michigan

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon MA-300 Dual XLR Microphone Adapter:

        As a video production teacher with a variety of video cameras, I need a variety of audio option. For my three GL2s, the MA-300 works really well and gives us XLR external microphone options that you otherwise cannot get get with the GL's. Great product!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        great if you have a canon gl2

        By ShiraG

        from Ithaca, NY

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance

        Cons

        • Too tall

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films

        Comments about Canon MA-300 Dual XLR Microphone Adapter:

        if you have a canon gl2 and want to record pro audio, this is a really useful/necessary component.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great device for a Canon CAMERA not DSLR

        By SuperHugo

        from Washington, DC

        About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Lacks Functionality
        • Limited Compatibility

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films

        Comments about Canon MA-300 Dual XLR Microphone Adapter:

        Please be sure to have a Canon VIDEO CAMERA

        and NOT a Canon DSLR photo camera

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Very very bad.

        By lgcamman

        from Bloomington, IN

        About Me Facilities Manager

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • None

        Cons

        • Lacks Functionality
        • Limited Compatibility
        • Poor Design
        • Poor Performance

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon MA-300 Dual XLR Microphone Adapter:

          It is simpler than an XLR adapter that screws on the bottom of the camera (i.e. Beachtec) but lacks important controls such as a mic/line switch.

          The construction is very cheap for the price. The screws that attach the unit to the hot shoe mount are very poorly designed and have a tendency to unscrew themselves after a few months of heavy use. Once these very small screws are gone, the hot shoe mount loosens and causes shorts.

          I had to buy a new one within 6 months of the first one.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          No Phantom!

          By HSTeacher

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Professional Artist

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance

          Cons

          • Lacks Functionality
          • Limited Compatibility

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about Canon MA-300 Dual XLR Microphone Adapter:

          IT does work as it says, but I really wish/thought it had Phantom Power! I mean really what is the point of buying this expensive device if it wont power the mics? It has power running through the "hot" shoe? Its a bit bulky, and its really just a XLR adapter to mini with out using the mini. I am just disappointing that it wont do more for the price. There are better XLR Jacks out there that have phantom for the same price. ALSO 25mm Diameter mics are what it claims to hold, You cant find that info anywhere till you buy it and it says so in the manual. I think that is important!

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          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Its Great

          By Mea

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Film Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films

            Comments about Canon MA-300 Dual XLR Microphone Adapter:

            Love it, just what I was looking for.

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            5.0

            Rock Solid

            By MCV

            from NJ, USA

            About Me Business Owner, Film maker, ReporterProducer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Interviewing
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Canon MA-300 Dual XLR Microphone Adapter:

            Works as expected and great for two mic's.

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            5.0

            Does what it's supposed to...

            By Dustin

            from Columbia, MO

            About Me Film Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Independent Films

              Comments about Canon MA-300 Dual XLR Microphone Adapter:

              I use this product to split the audio on my Canon GL2 so I can attach a larger shotgun mic and I wireless unit. It works just like it is supposed to and I have been pleased with the results. Although it ads some serious height to my camera, and is hard to pack into my bag of gear, it is well worth the purchase because it can take your audio up to the next level.

              Share this review

               
              5.0

              Recommended

              By VAYLA-NO

              from New Orleans, LA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Home Movies
                • Independent Films

                Comments about Canon MA-300 Dual XLR Microphone Adapter:

                Use for better sound quality.

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                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I don't want to buy this again because I

                By Niels Denmark

                from Denmark

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Complex Projects
                  • Home Movies
                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about Canon MA-300 Dual XLR Microphone Adapter:

                  It turns my Canon XM2 into the professionel audio world.

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                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Works as advertised

                  By Flounder

                  from Dallas, Tx

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear sound
                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Production Quality

                    Comments about Canon MA-300 Dual XLR Microphone Adapter:

                    Works great with wireless mic setup

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