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juicedLink DT414 4-Channel DSLR Camera Microphone Preamplifier

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Product Highlights
  • 2x XLR Microphone Inputs
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Unbalanced Input
  • Headphone and Mic Level Outputs
  • 4 Segment LED Meters
  • Channel & Headphone Level Controls

The JuicedLink DT414 4-Channel DSLR Camera Microphone Preamplifier delivers quality audio to anyone using a DSLR camera for professional video applications. The DT414 features 2 XLR microphone inputs (no phantom power).

In addition, a stereo 1/8" (3.5mm) input may be used as an unbalanced microphone input, or camera audio input for playback monitoring. The JuicedLink DT414 features audio controls on the front, a 4-segment LED meter, 9V battery operation, and mounts onto any DSLR camera.

Note! The DT414 and DT454 are similar except the DT414 doesn't include AGC disabling or phantom power

4 microphone channels (2 XLR, 2 unbalanced)
Low-noise preamplifiers

Meters

4 segment LED (each right/left)
2 sensitivity settings; adjustable
Meters are valuable for use with the new 5DMKII firmware, which does not show meters during recording

Additional Features

30dB low-noise type max gain (single ended, stereo)
Headphone Amplifier
Playback Monitoring
Power 9V Alkaline Battery
iPowerUS 9V Lithium-Polymer
Case Black-anodized aluminum enclosure for EMI protection and rugged use
Dimensions 4.5 x 3.2 x 1.5" (114.3 x 81.28 x 38.1mm)
Weight 10 oz
juicedLink DT414 4-Channel DSLR Camera Microphone Preamplifier
  • 1/8" Allen Wrench
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini Cable
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    juicedLinkDT414 4-Channel DSLR Camera Microphone Preamplifier
     
    3.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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        1.0

        Works good when it works.

        By sicvisuals

        from Missoula, MT

        About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Low Noise

        Cons

        • Bad Quality
        • Flimsy Design
        • No Performance Improvement
        • Poor construction

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Indoors

        Comments about juicedLink DT414 4-Channel DSLR Camera Microphone Preamplifier:

        I have used tried to use this preamp for a year. It worked great in the beginning when I had all the settings right, but this preamp can't take any field abuse. It has broken on me 3 times in the field.I'd like to give it a good review because it has less noise than similar devices, but if it keeps breaking than what's the point.Here's what I don't like: 1. Doesn't work with all headphones. I have the nob turned all the way down and my headphones are still too loud, so you need heaphones with a volume control.2. The build quality is very cheap.3. Nobs stick out and can easily break.4. The audio out cable plug is only held in place by the soldering joints. This has broken off on me twice because solder joints are not meant to hold plugs. When this breaks, the camera doens't recieve any audio, so the audio will sound good in the headphones, but when you review the footage there will be no audio. As a professional I can't have this happen EVER!They may have fixed some of these issues in the newer models, but this device is probably only good if you are doing studio shoots.

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        5.0

        Excellent value

        By Dr. G

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Interface With Camcorder
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Replacement
          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors

          Comments about juicedLink DT414 4-Channel DSLR Camera Microphone Preamplifier:

          Sound board to camera connectivity brings crystal clear sound for recording in our computer. The only downside was that the mounting over balanced the camera on the tripod.

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          5.0

          Big value: large sound quality increase

          By SLODave

          from San Luis Obispo, California USA

          About Me Pro Still Photographer, Video Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • A few ergonomic issues

          Best Uses

          • "Run and gun" shooting
          • Interviews
          • Music performances
          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors
          • Travel
          • Upgrade

          Comments about juicedLink DT414 4-Channel DSLR Camera Microphone Preamplifier:

          I'm a part-time professional videographer who shoots mostly corporate videos for internal use and at conferences and seminars. I've been shooting happily with a Canon prosumer camcorder but recently decided to augment my shooting with a Nikon D5100 DSLR.

          Shooting professional quality video with DSLRs has some issues, but, by far the biggest one is getting quality audio. All DSLRs lack XLR inputs (essential for using quality microphones) and most lack a headphone jack, which is essential for monitoring sound. The Juicedlink DT414 is one of several devices available to remedy these audio issues. This unit is essentially the same as the DT454, but lacks phantom power and AGC defeat, which I didn't need. I use a variety of both balanced and unbalanced microphones, both electret condenser and dynamic. Beachtek makes a similar unit at the same price which I tested also. I preferred the Juicedlink.

          Most important to me is sound quality, because that's the reason I bought it in the first place. The DT414 has a very low-noise preamplifiers and an open, clean sound. The overall quality is excellent. It also has 30db of very clean, quiet active gain which is essential if you use dynamic mics like a Shure SM58. (The Beachtek had only 20db gain.) The reason gain is so important is that this allows you to turn down the noisy pre-amps built into the SLR. The DT414 has four separate level controls and both XLR and 1/8" TRS inputs. Any mic that doesn't need phantom power can be used with it successfully. This unit uses very bright LEDs to indicate proper level and they're easily calibrated over a wide range. They should be accurate with almost any recording device. (One reviewer knocked this unit for not being usable right out of the box. Really? This is a professional device and most people who are serious about sound won't mind spending an hour setting it up once.)

          The construction of the DT414 seems solid although slightly unrefined. But there are a few ergonomic issues. Some of the switches are on the bottom of the unit and need a small screwdriver to flip them. Most of these only need to be used once at setup. But the one that allows you to switch the TRS input from being mic level to line level to monitor your recording after you record it is also on the bottom and very inconvenient when you want to switch from one function to the other. Also, the 1/4" threaded hole for a tripod screw and the captive screw for attaching to the camera are too close together so a quick release plate covers the screw and must be removed first in order to remove the camera. But these are pretty minor inconveniences.

          I did have reason to contact customer support, and both times I got a quick reply from Robert Rozak, who is the company president and chief engineer/designer. That level of personal, knowledgeable support is unusual and highly desirable in my book.

          Overall, the DT414 is a very high performing and useful tool at a very reasonable price.

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          Batteries & Power

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          Required item: Batteries (not included) are required to power this device.

          Duracell -  9V Alkaline Battery (Coppertop)
          • You Pay: $1.95
           
          Watson -  9V Rechargeable NiMH Battery (250mAh)
          • You Pay: $7.95
           
          Kopul -  Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.45 m), Black
          • You Pay: $17.99
           

          Adapters

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          juicedLink -  RP102 Stereo Minijack Cable 3.5mm Male to 2.5mm Male (9")
          • You Pay: $19.00
           

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          Headphones are essential for real-time monitoring and mixing.

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