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Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter

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Product Highlights
  • Pro Audio Inputs for Camcorders
  • Improved Aluminum Chassis
  • Balanced XLR Inputs
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) Output to Camcorders
  • Two Gain Control Dials
  • Switchable Mic/Line Inputs
  • Stereo/Mono Output Switch
  • Ground Select Switch

The BeachTek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter greatly improves the audio quality of your mini camcorder by providing two balanced inputs with gain control, and mic / line input switches. The DXA-2T attaches to the base of any camcorder and allows you to directly connect balanced microphones, wireless microphone receivers, external audio mixers, preamplifiers and more.

There are 2 XLR inputs with level controls, mic and line input switches, mono and stereo output switch, and a dual mode ground switch for eliminating ground hum and noise. The DXA-2T is easy to install, simply attach the unit to the base of the camera and connect the 1/8" output to the camera's input. The DXA-2T features a tripod socket at the base, allowing the DXA-2T and camcorder to be mounted onto a tripod.

Mono / Stereo output switch
Ground switch for noise free operation
Line / Mic input switches
Ultra-slick trim controls
Auxiliary mini-jack input - ideal for wireless mics
Two balanced XLR inputs
Output mini-jack to camcorder
Retractable azimuth pin
Camcorder mounting bolt
Sturdy die cast aluminum chassis
Premium shielded balancing transformers
Tripod socket
Input Level Mic Setting: -35dBu ideal Line Setting: -10 to +4dBu ideal
Output Level Nominal Mic Levels
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.75 x 2.5 x 1.5" (95 x 64 x 38mm)
Weight 10 oz (0.28 kg)
Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter
  • SC35 Replacement Cable
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty
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    BeachtekDXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter
     
    4.6

    (based on 102 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (75)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (82)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (52)
    • Lightweight (51)
    • Well built / quality (45)
    • Improves performance (41)

    Cons

    • No performance improvement (5)

    Best Uses

    • Shooting indoors (38)
    • Shooting outdoors (35)
    • Home movies (28)
    • Travel (26)
    • Upgrade (20)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (27), Film professional (22), Aspiring film maker (21), Experienced (13), Semi-pro (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (67), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent Product

    I've been making guitar instructional DVDs for about 7 years now. I sell them to people all over the world. I've always struggled with audio noise of some kind. At last I found...Read complete review

    I've been making guitar instructional DVDs for about 7 years now. I sell them to people all over the world. I've always struggled with audio noise of some kind. At last I found the BeachTek DXA-2T and that solved this problem. I just wanted to thank all at Beachtek for making such a great product. I wish I would have found this sooner. I'll be using the DXA-2T for my newest instructional DVD to be released in April 2012.

    Derryl Gabel - Professional Musician and Guitar Instructor

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Does what it is designed to do.

    It works for the camera you own and need XLR. If you have to buy one of these in the first, you bought the wrong camera. XLR is a necessity, the BeachTek does...Read complete review

    It works for the camera you own and need XLR. If you have to buy one of these in the first, you bought the wrong camera. XLR is a necessity, the BeachTek does an OK job.

    And reminder, ALWAYS use headphones and monitor your levels while recording to prevent poor audio.

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    5.0

    It just works!

    By Phil

    from Silver Spring, MD

    About Me Semi-pro Videographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Sound
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • For Powered Mics Only
    • No Jack To Monitor Audio

    Best Uses

    • Documentaries
    • HD Shooting
    • Home Movies
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Movies/Short Films
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

    I have used this unit with my TM700 camcorder to connect a variety of mics--including quality lavs and stereo mics, and in a variety of recording environments--such as sitdown interviews and loud rock concerts.

    The Beachtek has yielded terrific sound in all scenarios and has introduced little to no hiss in my recordings. It is a no-frills unit that is incredibly simple to use, feels very sturdy, and mounts very nicely to my camera.

    As long as you are using battery-operated mics and have the ability to monitor the audio on your camera, I think you will be very pleased with the Beachtek.

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    5.0

    It's sturdy and it works

    By Johnny

    from Edisto Island, SC

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting

      Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

      I use the product to record sound directly from the monitor OUT port of our stage mixer. The theater performers have choral mikes above them. The DXA-2T lets us take the sound signal electronically all the way from the choral mikes to the camcorder zoomed in from the rear of the audience area. The sound is perfect. There is no hum or buzz. It's great because it's simple and it does the job. I can identify no shortcomings.

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      5.0

      My Second Purchase

      By Media Ministry Director

      from Shrewsbury, MA

      About Me Semi-pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Quiet Volume Adjustments

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Documentaries
        • HD Shooting
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

        I am an videographer at my church and now that I have another volunteer I needed an additional mic adapter. I've used one of these for awhile but now since I have two videographers I needed another of these adapters. I've looked at other kinds but nothing compares to the DXA-2T.

        I like how I can use this with any type of video camera and is quiet and durable. This adapter sure is tough which is good because there are floors in my church so I feel better using this type of product should it fall. I also like how it does not stand out because I videotape in the Front and I have gotten no complaints from people telling me it's in their way.

        The price is a little steep for my Media Ministry budget at my church but with the reimbursement that I receive it's definitely worth it. I might down the road purchase a third one if I continue to get more volunteers.

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Crystal Clear Sound

        By Girl4God

        from Arroyo Grande, CA

        About Me Semi-pro Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Documentaries
          • HD Shooting
          • Home Movies
          • Movies/Short Films
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

          Worth every penny! This adapter gives you crystal clear sound and gives you complete control over volume. A must buy!

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          3.0

          Not bad for entry level.

          By Matt A

          from Ohio

          Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

          It's a good rig if you do not have a XLR connector on your camera, are using a DSLR and/or do not have a XLR based field recorder and you still want decent audio. For an entry level user, it fills the gap; however, it isn't something that I would use for high quality work. It is nice that there are no batteries to have to change out, but it also sucks that it doesn't have a headphone jack so that you can preview the audio.

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          3.0

          Good for beginners, not quite for pros.

          By Laythrom

          from NE Ohio

          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Portable

          Cons

          • Audio Imperfections
          • No headphone output

          Best Uses

          • Documentaries
          • HD Shooting
          • Home Movies
          • Movies/Short Films
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

          This is a good temporary (and cheap(ish)) solution for entry level videographers who are using either a DSLR or consumer grade HD Camcorder. However, the quality and 'limited' functionality keeps this adapter reserved the entry level. I do like the fact that there is no battery that needs replacing, but the draw back of having to monitor the audio of the device through the camera and not through the adapter is annoying. You will also have to adjust both the adapter and camera settings almost every use in order to dial everything in. Even after adjusting the settings, you will still hear imperfections in your audio. So in closing, I would recommend the adapter for entry level use, but nothing that requires semi-pro/pro quality (for that look into juicedLink or a camera with on board XLR inputs). As a final note; always keep either a dime or a screw driver handy to mount/un-mount the adapter from the camera; you can't do it by hand.

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          1.0

          Broken in less than a year

          By MattyMcAwesome

          from Battle Creek, MI

          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fine While It Worked

          Cons

          • Broken Stuff Is Useless

          Best Uses

            Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

            I purchased this in November of 2013 and its broken in June of 2014. I have only used it maybe 3 times in total. Its hard to give it much more of a review than that... but the fact that its useless now means that I have to give it one star. I thought it was fine at first but this is ridiculous.

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            4.0

            Good unit

            By DATvideo

            from Indianapolis, IN

            About Me Pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Great Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • HD Shooting
              • Movies/Short Films

              Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

              I use these with my Canon Vixia camera. It is a great tool to work around the camera's microphone (and my budget) limitations.

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              5.0

              Great Accessory for Any Camera w/o XLR

              By G. A. Dietrich

              from Philadelphia, PA

              About Me Video Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Great Sound

              Cons

              • A Bit Pricey

              Best Uses

                Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

                I've got this Beachtek adapter connected to my Nikon D610, connected back into a patch panel in our rack capturing audio from our sound board. So far this thing works great. It is small, doesn't require batteries, and solidly built.

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                5.0

                Fantastic

                By Rogvi the kedes.fo

                from Faroe Islands

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

                  I recive this tool for few days ago and are verry happy about it. Th B&H service was verry good at proffesional. Thanks

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                  2.0

                  Decent starter kit, but...

                  By George

                  from Miami, Fla.

                  About Me Video Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

                      Decent starter kit, but only if you use a preamp, and maybe a compressor. Tech Support BeachTech, poor, all my questions answered just one. I ended up returning it.

                      A + to B & H, EXCELLENT customer service.

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                      4.0

                      Excellent *if* it fits your audio chain!

                      By mike

                      from PA

                      Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

                      I use this with a Sony ECM-44B lavaliere microphone and the mini plug input on my Panasonic AG-HMC-40. Because it is passive, the microphone you connect to it has to output a strong signal otherwise you will have serious gain problems. The 44-B contains it's own phantom power in the form of a AA battery, so it works with this unit. You have to turn the gain dial all the way up, but pared with the mic and the HMC-40, the hiss level is perfectly acceptable. For most other uses... get the higher-end model with the preamp electronics....! *UNLESS* you plan to feed line level signals into this and attenuate them to mic, or keep as line... Then it should work for you.

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                      5.0

                      Great Addition to any Camcorder

                      By rock lobster

                      from West Palm Beach, Fl

                      About Me Pro Videographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Documentaries
                        • HD Shooting
                        • Home Movies

                        Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

                        Hooked this up to my HD camcorder that had great picture but mediocre sound from the on-board mic. This let's me use any of my XLR mics and get better audio and greater control of my volume settings. It does everything I need it to at a great price.

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                        5.0

                        i really liked

                        By sierradvd

                        from Uptown, Manhattan

                        About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Documentaries
                          • HD Shooting
                          • Home Movies
                          • Movies/Short Films
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

                          i have de nikon D800 and need to connect two microphones for interviews so, this small DXA-2T was perfect.

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                          5.0

                          Just what I wanted

                          By Rex

                          from fairfax, va

                          About Me Casual User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

                              It's a very simple device and it seems to work just fine. I'm making music videos like a pro now, just because of this little adapter! It doesn't work for phantom powered mics, as that would be impossible without a power supply. It's a totally fair deal for the price.

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                              5.0

                              Awesome product

                              By Positiveroots

                              from Jamaica, NY

                              About Me Tech Savvy, Videographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Interface With Camcorder
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Lightweight
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                              • none

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies
                              • Replacement
                              • Shooting Indoors
                              • Shooting Outdoors
                              • Travel
                              • Upgrade

                              Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

                              I use a Canon VIXIA HFS10 HD which is a consumer video camcorder. By incorporating the Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter i can now use professional mics.

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                              5.0

                              Awesome Audio option

                              By Rick

                              from Wilson, NC

                              About Me Film Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Interface With Camcorder
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Lightweight
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Movies
                                • Replacement
                                • Shooting Indoors
                                • Shooting Outdoors
                                • Travel
                                • Upgrade

                                Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

                                I use this product connected with the Canon M500. The camcorder has great video and by adding this device it now has awesome audio. The device is simple to use, and mounts to the bottom of the camera. I then plug in the receiver part of my wireless mic, and boom I have quality sound. And with the volume control knobs for each input you can easily manage levels.

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                                5.0

                                Perfect for Small Cameras!

                                By Eric, Business Owner

                                from Washington, DC

                                About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                • Improves Performance
                                • Lightweight
                                • Quality Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Movies
                                  • Shooting Indoors
                                  • Shooting Outdoors

                                  Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

                                  This product, DXA-2T Universal Adapter for Beachtek was exactly what I was looking for! I needed to get audio from XLR outputs into a small Canon Vixia Camcorder that had a 1/8" audio input. Now I have 2 XLR sources that easily plug in through the 1/8" plug that comes with the item. Also screws onto the tripod right below the camera. Love it!

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                                  5.0

                                  A must for videographers

                                  By DW

                                  from Battle Creek, MI

                                  About Me Film Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Shooting Indoors
                                    • Shooting Outdoors

                                    Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

                                    Absolutely love this adapter. It simplified, rectified, and magnified the audio signal and it sounded beautiful.

                                    Wish I would have had this bad boy sooner...

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                                    4.0

                                    Well Made and It Does What It Says

                                    By Gifted and Talented Teacher

                                    from Valley Stream, New York

                                    About Me Elementary School Teacher, Technically Challenged

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                    • Improves Performance
                                    • Quality Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Won~'~~t Work With Slr

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Movies
                                    • School Plays And Projects
                                    • Shooting Indoors

                                    Comments about Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter:

                                    I use this on my consumer camcorder in order to use a much better microphone.

                                    It's well made, durable and non-powered. It attaches well to a camcorder.

                                    Unless I am mistaken - it won't work with most SLR cameras.

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