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SonyXLR-1 XLR Mic Adapter for PCM-D1 and PCM-D50
 
3.8

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        5.0

        Juicedlink answers the PCM D50 XLR prob

        By Noise Boy One

        from London England

        About Me Professional Artist

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Highly Compatible
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • In The Studio

          Comments about Sony XLR-1 XLR Mic Adapter for PCM-D1 and PCM-D50:

          Look at Juicedlink. What they offer blows Sony's overpriced XLR-Mic Adapter for the PCM D1 or PCM D50 out of the water!

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Great Accessory but creates limits

          By Robert Lane, Lumenosity LLC

          from Scottsdale, AZ

          About Me Commercial Film producer, Professional

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Solid Sony design

          Cons

          • Bulky
          • Lacks portability

          Best Uses

          • Table-top use

          Comments about Sony XLR-1 XLR Mic Adapter for PCM-D1 and PCM-D50:

          I purchased this unit while evaluating the D50, which this is designed to mount to. While it does give either the D50 or D1 the capability to mount XLR-style mics it creates on major problem: It destroys the portability factor of the D50.

          Sony obviously designed it to transform the handheld units into table-top devices because they added rubberized feet to the enclosed mounting plate however they did not provide a method for attaching a shoulder strap or handles, so it makes handholding the entire rig completely unwieldy and near-impossible.

          When you consider the cost of the D50 and the XLR-1 together you might as well purchase the Tascam HD-P2 or similar device that was designed from the outset to be an XLR-type field recorder. And in fact, the Tascam ends up being almost exactly the same cost as the D50 and XLR-1 together and you get a much more for the money.

          If you have either the D50 or D1 and want the ability to use XLR mics this is a must-have option, however you will lose the portability of the handheld unit.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          works but another product may be better

          By Max in Japan

          from Tokyo, Japan

          About Me Audiophile, Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony XLR-1 XLR Mic Adapter for PCM-D1 and PCM-D50:

              I needed to hook up XLR mics to my Sony PCM-D1, but if I had to do it again, I would get a Sound Devices MixPre which would have cost a little more, but would have been a more flexible and useful solution.

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              4.0

              Expensive but possibly the best.

              By Stephane

              from Brussels, Belgium

              About Me Professional, Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Professional

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Field recording

              Comments about Sony XLR-1 XLR Mic Adapter for PCM-D1 and PCM-D50:

              For a mic adapter (do not confuse the XLR-1 with a preamplifier!) this small passive box is quite expensive indeed. On the other hand, no other product offers 30 hours of continuous operation on standard AA batteries! Furthermore, the item perfectly integrates with my PCM-D50 (screws securely on its back). Although the XLR-1 doesn't offer a sound on its own, its combination with the D50 sounds truly superb. Combined with Neumann microphones (KM184s), the PCM-D50 and XLR-1 combo favourably compares with my Fostex FR-2... but offers a smaller footprint and amazing (battery-powered) operating time!

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