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TASCAM CA-XLR2d-AN XLR Microphone Adapter Kit for Cameras (3.5mm Analog)

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TASCAM CA-XLR2d-AN XLR Microphone Adapter Kit for Cameras (3.5mm Analog)
Key Features
  • Adapts XLR Mics to Camera Input
  • Shoe Mount with 3.5mm Audio Connection
  • HDDA Preamp
  • Provides 48V to Condenser Mics
Capture high-quality, low-noise recordings from your favorite XLR microphone directly to your camera with the Tascam CA-XLR2d-AN XLR Microphone Adapter Kit for Cameras. This version attaches to your camera's shoe mount and connects to the camera's external audio input via the included 3.5mm cable. Two AA batteries supply power for the preamp and 48V phantom power for condenser microphones, making this version well suited for use with mirrorless/DSLR models from Nikon and many other manufacturers.
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TASCAM CA-XLR2D-AN Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Select the Best Microphone for Your Application
  • 3HDDA Mic Preamp for High Quality Sound with Low Noise & Wide Dynamic Range
  • 4Designed for a High Degree of Freedom
  • 5Built-In Processing with User-Friendly Control for Clean and Clear Recordings
  • 6Analog Interface Kit

Capture high-quality, low-noise recordings from your favorite XLR microphone directly to your camera with the Tascam CA-XLR2d-AN XLR Microphone Adapter Kit for Cameras. This version attaches to your camera's shoe mount and connects to the camera's external audio input via the included 3.5mm cable. Two AA batteries supply power for the preamp and 48V phantom power for condenser microphones, making this version well suited for use with mirrorless/DSLR models from Nikon and many other manufacturers.

Run time is variable depending on the type of batteries and mic inputs used, with alkaline models supplying between 3 and 6 hours of operation, while lithium-ion batteries will keep the unit running for between 8 and 14.5 hours.

Select the Best Microphone for Your Application
Choose the appropriate microphone or input that matches your application. From a single shotgun mic for interviews or dialog to dual dynamic or condenser mics for stereo imaging or the entire audio mix fed from the master mixer, using the line-level capability, the CA-XLR2d supports a wide variety of shooting applications.
HDDA Mic Preamp for High Quality Sound with Low Noise & Wide Dynamic Range
The CA-XLR2d is equipped with a high-definition discrete-architecture microphone preamplifier that can process anything from room tone to explosions, making it well suited to a wide range of sets and environments. Each input supports microphone/line-level switching and a +48V phantom power supply. The CA-XLR2d allows input of dynamic microphones, condenser microphones, and line-level audio signals from a mixer.
Designed for a High Degree of Freedom
A cold shoe on the top panel expands setting flexibility. The shockmount mechanism is vibration and noise resistant and allows you to connect various microphones. With two XLR/TRS input connectors and one 3.5mm stereo mini microphone input jack, the CA-XLR2d has the flexibility to adapt to the gear necessary for the job and work in a wide variety of shooting scenarios. A 3.5mm output terminal with headphone mode provides latency-free direct monitoring or analog camera connection.
Built-In Processing with User-Friendly Control for Clean and Clear Recordings
Internal processing options such as Auto Level, a Low-Cut Filter, and a Limiter are on board, all using convenient switches. The 1+2 LINK function allows you to adjust the L/R volume simultaneously when recording in stereo.
Analog Interface Kit
Tascam has collaborated with Nikon to create an in-camera recording solution for XLR mics, using the included 2 x AA battery box and cold shoe mount adapter. An included cable connects the CA-XLR2d's analog out to the camera's 3.5mm mic input jack allowing the CA-XLR2d to work as an analog audio adapter and deliver high-quality sound from XLR mics to a wide range of existing camera users.

Product compatibility includes:

  • Nikon mirrorless cameras:  Z 9, Z 7II, Z 6II, Z 7, Z 6, Z 5, Z fc, and Z 50
  • Nikon digital SLR cameras: D6, D780, D850, D7500, and D500
  • Numerous mirrorless/DSLR cameras with shoe mounts and 3.5mm external audio input jacks
UPC: 043774035199

TASCAM CA-XLR2D-AN Specs

Number of Channels2
Balanced InputsMicrophone Inputs
Input Switch to MIC
Input Impedance: ≥ 2 Kilohms
Maximum Input Level: +6 dBu (Att Setting at 46 dB)
Minimum Input Level: -60 dBu (Att Setting at 0 dB)
Gain Range: 66 dB
Line Inputs
Input Switch to LINE
Input Impedance: ≥ 10 Kilohms
Maximum Input Level: +24 dBu (Att Setting at 46 dB)
Minimum Input Level: +4 dBu (Att Setting at 0 dB)
Gain Range: 66 dB
Unbalanced InputConnector: 3.5 mm Stereo Input Jack
Input Impedance: ≥ 2 Kilohms
Maximum Input Level: +6 dBu (Att Setting at 46 dB)
Minimum Input Level: -60 dBu (Att Setting at 0 dB)
Gain Range: 66 dB
Plug-In Power: 2.7 V
Unbalanced OutputConnector: 3.5 mm Stereo Input Jack
Output Level: 0.29 Vrms (Fixed, Output Setting on Camera), 0.5 Vrms (Output Volume Setting at Max, Output Setting on Headphones)
Headphone Working Impedance: 16 to 250 Ohms
Power Consumption2 W Maximum
Dimensions3.47 x 4.69 x 4.33" / 88.2 x 119.1 x 110 mm (Not Including Protrusions)
Weight12.6 oz / 357 g (with Battery Holder Attached, Not Including Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.345 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.7 x 6.9 x 5.9"

TASCAM CA-XLR2D-AN Reviews

Great quality, easy to use, needs rechargeable battery

By Anthony
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-29

This is a solid piece of kit, and works seamlessly with my Z9. I like that this is versatile through the 3.5mm out, and can provide all the attenuation and power I need through the the other inputs. The only issue is battery power. I would love if this had a more powerful rechargeable battery, or the ability to swap on standard Sony or Canon batteries like you can on many monitors and other equipment. I often need this to stay powered up for 4-6 hours continuously, not the 2-3 it gave me. I'm using a schoepps cmit 5u through this so it needs constant 48v power, if you're using a sennheiser MKE600 or similar you could supply your own power to the mic and probably save on batteries for the tascam.

This is a professional level XLR Microphone Adapter Kit

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-20

Tascam CA-XLR2d-AN is one of the best XLR microphone adapter kit for DSLR/Mirrorless and Cinema cameras. The sound quality from this adapter is so good, and matches my expensive MixPre-D from Sound Devices. Apart from the quality sound you get, this device is very easy to operate, and also very convenient to mount on the camera hot shoe without putting any pressure on it. I have canon R5 and Panasonic Gh5 so I purchased the model with 3.5mm analog cable which uses AA alkaline/lithium-ion batteries. I tried it with Rode NTG-1 and Rode VideoMic Pro+ mics and the combination gave me a perfect audio. Thanks B&H for your express delivery!

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