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Beachtek DXA-HDV High-Performance Camcorder Adapter

B&H # BEDXAHDV Mfr # DXA-HDV
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You Pay: $249.00
Product Highlights
  • Add Line/Mic Inputs to HDV Camcorders
  • Balanced XLR Inputs with Phantom Power
  • Use Condenser Mics with Your Camcorder
  • Outputs to Camcorder via Mini Jack
  • Low-Noise Preamps
  • Level Controls
  • Easy Set Up: Mounts to Camera or Tripod
  • Runs on One 9V Battery
  • Signal Indicators for Level Setting
  • Sturdy Die-Cast Aluminum Enclosure

The DXA-HDV High-Performance Camcorder Adapter from Beachtek is a dual-channel XLR adapter with mic preamps and phantom power, which allows you to connect pro-quality mics and line-level sources to your HDV camcorder's mic input or to any other recording device with an 1/8" (3.5mm) mini audio input. The adapter is powered by a single 9V battery.

Housed in a durable, die-cast aluminum enclosure, the DXA-HDV has a mounting bolt, and can be attached to the camera itself, or to a standard tripod. You'll find controls and jacks on two of the unit's four sides. The Control Panel, which is on the front of the unit, features the main power switch, power indicator light/low-battery indicator, channel output-level knobs, line/mic selector switches, a switch that toggles the output from mono to stereo, an 1/8" aux input, and level-indicator lights for both channels.

The Side Panel houses the two XLR jacks, two 48V phantom power switches, a pair of low/high gain switches (the high setting provides a 15 dB boost), the 1/8" camcorder output jack, and a ground switch.

If you're looking to improve the audio on your video productions, the DXA-HDV provides an excellent and cost-effective solution.

Inputs
Two balanced XLR connectors for professional mics
One unbalanced 1/8" (3.5mm) TRS stereo mini-jack input for consumer mics
Output
Unbalanced stereo mini-plug jack for connection to the camcorder
Phantom Power
Switchable 48V phantom power for both channels
Level Indicators
LED's show proper signal level for each channel at a glance
Gain Switch
High/Low gain setting for each channel
Level Controls
Adjusts signal level output on each channel
Mic/Line Switches
Allows connections of microphones or mixers for versatility
Low-Noise Preamplifiers
Ultra-low-noise circuitry for superb audio
Wide bandwidth for full rich sound
Power
Easily replaceable 9V battery
Low-battery indicator
Case
Sturdy die-cast aluminum enclosure
Maximum Input Level Mic Level: +7 dBu
Line level: +26 dBu
Output Level Nominal mic levels
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
THD Less than 0.02% @ 1 kHz, -30 dBu input
S/N Ratio 88 dB @ 1 kHz, -30 dBu input
Gain LO gain: 0 dB HI gain: 15 dB
Phantom Power Dual regulated 48V power supplies
Current to 14 mA (direct short)
Level Meters Green: -48 dBu to -36 dBu
Red: -35 dBu and over
Battery Type One 9V alkaline or lithium battery
Battery Life 3 hours typical with alkaline battery (no phantom)
8 hours typical with lithium battery (no phantom)
Dimensions 5.5 x 2.5 x 1.5" (140 x 64 x 38mm)
Weight 10 oz (0.28 kg)
Beachtek DXA-HDV High-Performance Camcorder Adapter
  • Output Cable with 1/8" (3.5mm) Jacks
  • Limited Two-Year Warranty
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    BeachtekDXA-HDV High-Performance Camcorder Adapter
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Improves performance (4)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (4)
    • Well built / quality (4)
    • Easy to use (3)

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        5.0

        Upgrade video audio with external mics

        By Vince

        from Denver

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Upgrade

          Comments about Beachtek DXA-HDV High-Performance Camcorder Adapter:

          Here was my solution to being able to use my studio quality condenser mica in my video recordings. Wish there was power source other than battery. Still the best product if its kind out there. B&H comes through again!

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          5.0

          It Works!

          By CAREEREALISM

          from New Hampshire

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Beachtek DXA-HDV High-Performance Camcorder Adapter:

              Worked just like we needed it to.

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              4.0

              Pricey, but does the job.

              By Tito Mariachi

              from Rhode Island

              About Me Film Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Interface With Camcorder
              • Improves Performance
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • Price

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Beachtek DXA-HDV High-Performance Camcorder Adapter:

              Great product, great build quality, but it should not cost so much money. I am only giving it 4 stars because the price is very high for the functionality you're getting.

              Am using it to get unbalanced mic audio into small consumer-grade Canon camcorders.

              Another minor criticism is that the battery door for the unit's 9V battery is made of cheap plastic. I can see that breaking or getting lost after a year of heavy use.

              Sonic quality could be better--but is not by any means bad.

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              4.0

              This worked just great for me!

              By Burton Casting

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Film Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Shooting Indoors

                Comments about Beachtek DXA-HDV High-Performance Camcorder Adapter:

                Needed something to boost my mic just a bit. Tried the smaller Beachtek adapter that didn't have phantom power and my sound quality wasn't that clean. If I increased the volume it created some static that I didn't want on my recordings. Therefore, I returned it and got this one. It is great, crisp and clear and gave me just the amount of boost I needed. I use this with the Sony DCRVX 2000 and my AKG C-1000 mic.

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