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Sony XLR-K1M Adapter and Microphone Kit

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Product Highlights

  • ECM-XM1 Shotgun Microphone
  • XLR-A1M 2-Channel XLR Adapter
  • XLR-K1M Shoe Spacer
  • Use XLR Microphones with your Camcorder
  • Real Time Audio Level Controls
  • Locking XLR Terminals
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The Sony XLR-K1M Adapter and Microphone Kit features an ECM-XM1 shotgun microphone and an XLR-A1M adapter, allowing connection of your camera to professional-level microphones, mixing consoles and sound studios. The adapter features two XLR channels with separate controls, providing recording level adjustment, attenuation and wind noise reduction. Mic/Line input switching for each channel is also provided to simplify post-shooting editing.

Record Sound Accurately
Two mic/line input channels help you capture detailed recording levels and control low frequency sound.
Choose Your Microphone
The kit includes the ECM-XM1 shotgun microphone, but also enables users to utilize their favorite recording microphone. Sensitivity and directivity controls are also onboard.
Secure XLR Terminal Inputs
The XLR connectors lock tightly to the adaptor, securing the cable during video shoots. This is convenient when connected to a mixer or a soundboard.
Audio Level Controls
The audio level controls can be used in real time, offering detailed setting options.
Connectivity
Input Connections 2 x XLR balanced - Mic/Line
Included ECM-XM1 microphone takes up 1 input, if used
Output Connection Connector for proprietary Sony Multi-Interface Shoe
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) XLR adapter: 4.4 x 3.4 x 4.65" (111 x 85.5 x 118 mm)
Dimensions (Diam. x L) Microphone: 1.7" x 7.6" (42 x 193 mm)
Weight XLR adapter: 7.7 oz (217 g)
Microphone: 4.2 oz (118.5 g)
Sony XLR-K1M Adapter and Microphone Kit
  • XLR-A1M 2-Channel XLR Adapter
  • ECM-XM1 Bidirectional Mono Shotgun Microphone
  • XLR-K1M Shoe Spacer for Sony Interchangeable Lens Digital HD Video Cameras
  • Carrying Case
  • Connector Protect Cap
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    SonyXLR-K1M Adapter and Microphone Kit
     
    4.1

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Well built / quality (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (5)

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    5.0

    Adds pro inputs

    By dsaffer

    from Sarasota, FL

    About Me Power User

    Verified Buyer

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      Cons

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          Comments about Sony XLR-K1M Adapter and Microphone Kit:

          I bought this because it is the only way to get pro stero inputs (XLR) on the Sony AX100. The big suprise is that there is no way to mount it without another piece of gear. I found a great bracket at DM Accessories that screws in the tripod hole on the camera and then accepts the tripod plate.
          I haven't used it in all configurations but the audio is quiet and the mic is adequate. I will probably use my Senheiser or Rode for critical sound. I make natural history films and need sa detailed audio as I can get.

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          • Business
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          • No

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          3.0

          Great sound, terrible build quality.

          By Daniel

          from Waghorne

          About Me Power User

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Low Power Consumption

          Cons

          • Flimsy Construction

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony XLR-K1M Adapter and Microphone Kit:

            Overall, this is a good product. The audio is fantastic and the supplied mic is very good. However, this is literally one of the cheapest feeling pieces of equipment I have ever purchased. It feels like one of those Chinese knockoffs, and definitely not professional. The screw to mount this onto your cold shoe looks and feels like something you would find at the dollar store. For $, I expected a MUCH more solid build.For now, this gets 3/5. The audio is 5/5, but the build is 1.5/5. I really feel like it will not hold up under constantly changing documentary circumstances, but I may be wrong. I am using this device with my Sony A7s mounted on to Movcam cage with a Sennheiser ew-112p G3 wireless lav, and will be taking it to Mexico and Guatemala to film a documentary next month, and depending on how it holds up I'll ad or drop another star.

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            • Business
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            • No

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            4.0

            Great sound

            By Ozark Harry

            from Springfield, MO

            About Me Power User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony XLR-K1M Adapter and Microphone Kit:

                I love this unit. Very high quality sound via the hot shoe.The controls are a little hard to adjust, because they are small; however, I think this is probably a necessary evil since the unit is quite compact.I'm using this with the Sony Alpha a7S Digital and the Movcam cage, and they work together very very well.I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because the knob adjustments, but I'd buy this again either way.

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                • Business
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                • No

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                5.0

                Colorless sound for Sony cameras

                By SonyLeicaDave

                from Grand Haven, MI

                About Me Power User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use
                • Low Power Consumption
                • Quality Construction
                • Superb Audio

                Cons

                • Nnone
                • Price

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony XLR-K1M Adapter and Microphone Kit:

                  I lash up this unit with my new Sony a7s, a Novoflex adaptor, and Leica M lenses. With that full-frame sensor the images are spectacular. And the audio, using this adaptor, matches it. Clear, clean, undistorted, uncolored, transparent...it is as good as any mic I'll ever use. Yes, it is pricey, but this is the best choice for my applications. Even the supplied shotgun mic is as good as a Sennheiser...I did a side-by-side shootout. (It might be nice if you could get the adaptor without the supplied mic.) There is a need for a camera mounting cage, and I have used a Fhugen I adapted to accommodate the hot shoe plug. Slick.I also an use this same adaptor on my new little Sony 4K Handycam. Works well in situations where a small video camera is a plus.

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                  • Business
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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  XLR-K1M Microphone adaptor for Sony A7s

                  By Grisbiz

                  from Cambridge, MA

                  About Me Power User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Analog Input Level
                  • Quality Construction
                  • Xlr Phantom 48v

                  Cons

                  • Can Add Signal Noise
                  • Hard To Mount On Camera

                  Best Uses

                  • Tripod Shoots
                  • Video Interviews

                  Comments about Sony XLR-K1M Adapter and Microphone Kit:

                  This is an audio input interface that bypasses the built-in 1/8" stereo mini on the Sony A7 cameras. It works with the multi-purpose flash shoe on the top of the camera. The controls are similar to those found on the Sony video cameras (Line-Mic; Phantom power; Ch1/Ch2-Ch1/Ch1; and Attenuation). There is also an analog level control for each channel. With this adaptor, I am not planning to run a separate audio track for interviews, etc. Audio performance is acceptable, but I noticed a low-level hash which gets more noticeable on the high sensitivity setting. This is not noticeable when feeding a robust signal where the volume control on the XLR-K1M is at mid-way position or below. Biggest drawback is ergonomic: the connector occupies the flash shoe, so there is no place to attach the interface - you have to use some sort of bracket or rig, especially if you plan to mount a microphone or wireless receiver.

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                  • Business
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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Works Great, but super cheap metal mount

                  By Mike

                  from Redlands, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Breaks Easily

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Sony XLR-K1M Adapter and Microphone Kit:

                  I use this XLR accesory mounted on my Sony NEX-VG 30. I use this when I'm on the road shooting run and gun segments with my food critic father. The unit itself works fine except the plastic cover over the gain dial broke the 3rd day as I accidently bumped the side (my fault no real gripe hear). Be weary though, as this product comes with a flimsy metal "step/riser" mount adapter that slides onto my NEX-VG cold shoe (connections are on Hot shoe for transmitted data, cold shoe mounts the unit). Disaste strikes. I was in the field and the entire metal riser part broke off! It is held together really ackwardly with tiny screws and tiny parts. Be aware, if this happens to you in the field you're pretty much out of luck! Make sure you carry tons of gaffers tape with you when you have this unit.

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                  5.0

                  Works Great with SONY A99

                  By Tim Moran

                  from Las Vegas, NV

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Sony XLR-K1M Adapter and Microphone Kit:

                    So, I got this not knowing anything but what I read in reviews about it. I took it out and plugged it in my SONY A99, plugged in a Wireless LAV & a wired Mic and did some testing. I was impressed that this device although expensive works perfectly. I would plug & unplug it into the hot shoe switch for it & a camera FLASH with not one error or problem. The editor loved that all my audio was on camera since the footage I shot needed to be up that day & they didn't have to sync like he had to with the people using other DSLR cameras.

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                    4.0

                    Functions great!

                    By Torn

                    from Orlando, fl

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Unplugging Tight Xlr

                    Best Uses

                    • Semi-pro Video

                    Comments about Sony XLR-K1M Adapter and Microphone Kit:

                    I use the adaptor with my Sony VG-30 video camera and it does a flawless job with XLR inputs and having control over the audio in a semi-pro camera. I use it with lav mics and hand-held mics. I haven't really used the shotgun that comes with it, but I'm sure it performs as advertised. Obviously a lot of money for an adaptor, but again, great performance.

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great kit, very handy for interviews

                    By camera-operator-london..uk

                    from London, England

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Interviews And Coprporate
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Sony XLR-K1M Adapter and Microphone Kit:

                      I brought the Sony A99 and needed the XLR inputs as I film a lot of corporate interviews and productions -the kit is great and works very well with both my radio mics and shotguns fed into both channels.its really easy to set up and monitor with the headphones, although I haven't found method of changing the headphones volume, maybe Sony will do something about this in a firmware upgrade ?make sure you get some kind of bracket for attaching onto the camera - as you can see from the photos mine was just hanging from the cables, not good- So overall 9/10 shame its such an expensive piece of kit for what it ischeers bob

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