Beachtek DXA-RED 2-Channel Preamplifier with Phantom-Powered XLR Inputs for RED Cameras

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Beachtek DXA-RED 2-Channel Preamplifier with Phantom-Powered XLR Inputs for RED Cameras
Key Features
  • For RED DSMC2 Cameras
  • Connects External Microphones
  • Powerful Low-Noise Preamplifiers
  • Up to 60 dB of Gain
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Connect professional XLR-equipped microphones to your RED DSMC2 camera with the Beachtek DXA-RED, a two-channel preamplifier with phantom-powered XLR inputs. Its powerful preamps offer up to 60 dB of gain while delivering low noise and wide dynamic range. Thanks to its integrated shoe mount, the supplied brass mounting foot, and the included quick-release plate, the DXA-RED accommodates an array of mounting configurations.

Each channel features switchable 48V phantom power for condenser mics, low/high gain settings, a trim knob, and an easy-to-read LED level indicator—green signifies a level between -40 and -4 dBu, while red correlates to levels over -4 dBu. Select mono or stereo for the output signal, which is sent to the 3.5mm main output at the normal level, and to the 3.5mm aux output with -20 dB of attenuation. Easily connect the output to your camera's input via the supplied 3.5mm TRS cable.

The DXA-RED includes a 2-pin LEMO to D-Tap cable for connection to a compatible external battery or power supply, and a micro-USB cable for USB powering. A power switch with a dedicated LED indicator puts you in control of the power status.
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Beachtek DXARED Overview

Connect professional XLR-equipped microphones to your RED DSMC2 camera with the Beachtek DXA-RED, a two-channel preamplifier with phantom-powered XLR inputs. Its powerful preamps offer up to 60 dB of gain while delivering low noise and wide dynamic range. Thanks to its integrated shoe mount, the supplied brass mounting foot, and the included quick-release plate, the DXA-RED accommodates an array of mounting configurations.

Each channel features switchable 48V phantom power for condenser mics, low/high gain settings, a trim knob, and an easy-to-read LED level indicator—green signifies a level between -40 and -4 dBu, while red correlates to levels over -4 dBu. Select mono or stereo for the output signal, which is sent to the 3.5mm main output at the normal level, and to the 3.5mm aux output with -20 dB of attenuation. Easily connect the output to your camera's input via the supplied 3.5mm TRS cable.

The DXA-RED includes a 2-pin LEMO to D-Tap cable for connection to a compatible external battery or power supply, and a micro-USB cable for USB powering. A power switch with a dedicated LED indicator puts you in control of the power status.

Ultra-compact chassis with integrated shoe mount
Two balanced XLR inputs
48 VDC phantom power selectable per channel
Per-channel switches for 40 dB or 60 dB of maximum gain
Rotary trim controls and LED level indicators for both channels
Switchable mono/stereo output mode (mono allows for bracketing when using one input)
3.5mm TRS output for RED cameras, and 3.5mm TRS aux output attenuated -20 dB
Dedicated power switch with LED indicator
Includes right-angle 3.5mm TRS audio cable, micro-USB power cable, and 2-pin LEMO to D-Tap power cable
Includes quick-release plate and brass mounting foot

Beachtek DXARED Specs

Inputs2 x 3-Pin XLR Female (Balanced)
Outputs2 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
GainMain Out: 40 dB (Lo Gain), 60 dB (Hi Gain)
Aux Out: 20 dB (Lo Gain), 40 dB (Hi Gain)
Maximum Input LevelLo Gain: -20 dBu
Hi Gain: -40 dBu
Output Clipping LevelMain Out: +20 dBu
Aux Out: 0 dBu
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz (±0.5 dB)
Dynamic Range94 dB
THD + NLo Gain: 0.01% (+4 dBu Output, 1 kHz)
Hi Gain: 0.09% (+4 dBu Output, 1 kHz)
Channel SeparationLo Gain: 80 dB (+4 dBu Output, 1 kHz)
Hi Gain: 68 dB (+4 dBu Output, 1 kHz)
Phantom Power48 VDC
IndicatorsPower
Level (Green = -40 to -4 dBu, Red = Over -4 dBu)
Power Requirements5 to 18 V, 120 mA via 2-Pin OB LEMO Jack (Pin 1 is Negative, Pin 2 is Positive) or 5 V, 800 mA via Micro-USB Jack
Dimensions (W x D x H)3.3 x 3.0 x 1.1" / 8.4 x 7.5 x 2.8 cm
Weight9.1 oz / 257 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.525 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9 x 6.5 x 2.5"
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