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TASCAM CA-XLR2d-C XLR Microphone Adapter Kit for Canon Cameras

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TASCAM CA-XLR2d-C XLR Microphone Adapter Kit for Canon Cameras
Key Features
  • Adapts XLR Mics to Camera Input
  • Canon Mount for Digital Audio & Power
  • HDDA Preamp + Analog/Digital Converter
  • Provides 48V to Condenser Mics
Capture high-quality, low-noise recordings from your favorite XLR microphone directly to your Canon camera with the TASCAM CA-XLR2d-C XLR Microphone Adapter Kit for Cameras. This version includes an accessory shoe that takes advantage of Canon's multi-accessory shoe to provide a cable-free digital audio connection to the camera—avoiding any deterioration in sound quality and eliminating the work of synchronizing images and sound in postproduction.
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TASCAM CA-XLR2D-C Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Select the Best Microphone for Your Application
  • 3HDDA Mic Preamplifier for High Sound Quality 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
  • 6Canon Digital Interface Kit

Capture high-quality, low-noise recordings from your favorite XLR microphone directly to your Canon camera with the TASCAM CA-XLR2d-C XLR Microphone Adapter Kit for Cameras. This version includes an accessory shoe that takes advantage of Canon's multi-accessory shoe to provide a cable-free digital audio connection to the camera—avoiding any deterioration in sound quality and eliminating the work of synchronizing images and sound in postproduction.

The accessory shoe also allows the camera to supply the adapter with power for the analog-to-digital converter and the 48V phantom power needed for condenser microphones. Two AA batteries will also power the unit, and the 3.5mm output jack will connect to just about any camera's 3.5mm audio input, using the supplied cable; meaning the CA-XLR2d-C can work as an analog audio adapter with a wide variety of mirrorless/DSLR cameras. The audio output can also serve as a headphone jack for real-time monitoring in the field.

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-C supports a wide variety of shooting applications.
HDDA Mic Preamplifier for High Sound Quality with Low Noise & Wide Dynamic Range
The CA-XLR2d-C 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-C 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 combo XLR-1/4" input connectors and one 3.5mm stereo mini microphone input jack, the CA-XLR2d-C 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. The unit supports 16/24-bit rates and 48/96 kHz sampling rates.
Canon Digital Interface Kit
TASCAM has collaborated with Canon to create an in-camera recording solution for XLR mics using the multi-accessory shoe connection. This provides a cable-free digital audio transmission directly into the camera along with a buss power supply from the camera to create an efficient and highly mobile solution. 

Digital product compatibility includes:

  • Canon cameras: EOS R3, EOS R5 C, EOS R7, and XF605 are supported with powering from the camera. For the EOS R10, the audio connection is supported, but from-camera powering is not.

For analog setups, use the included 2 x AA battery box, cold shoe mount, and adapter cable, which connects the CA-XLR2d's 3.5mm output to a camera's 3.5mm mic input jack. This allows the CA-XLR2d-C to work as an analog audio adapter and deliver high-quality sound from XLR mics to a wide range of existing camera users.

Analog 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: 043774035175

TASCAM CA-XLR2D-C Specs

Number of Channels2
Analog to Digital ConverterBit Rate: 16/24
Sampling Frequency: 48/96 kHz
(with Compatible Cameras via Adapter)
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 Weight1.47 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8 x 7 x 5.8"

TASCAM CA-XLR2D-C Reviews

Great for in camera audio recording

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-30

Sometimes I like to just get the audio recorded in camera rather than dealing with syncing audio from a dedicated recorder. This solves that issue.

Stopped Working After First Use

By Nicholas
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-29

The unit worked the first time I used it with my R3. The second and every subsequent time, my camera displayed an error message upon connecting. Tascam has not yet helped, other than stating, it might be an internal issue that requires servicing from Tascam. Save yourself the headache and find another solution.

Manufacturing Flaw?

By Ray
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-18

Other reviews show this unit fails after a few uses. My experience was the same. Failed after 5 uses. Sent to a third-party repair center (there is no corporate one) in September 2022 and just found out that they will repair it maybe by May of 2023. Been back to using my Beachtek which I've had for 7 years and it still works great.

Stopped working after third use

By Jason
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-06

I purchased this from B&H the day it was announced. I was happy to be able to mix 4 channel audio on my XF605. However, the third time I used it, it died on me during a shoot with a client. I just get a warning that says cannot use accessory and that's it.

Died after one use

By Gene
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-24

I bought it to connect an external shotgun mike to my brand new Canon R3. Initially, it worked fine, and I managed to make a couple of good recordings. Then in about a month, I came in the field with it... Microphone would not get phantom power, and the device had troubles to be recognized by the camera. After several attempts to attach / reattach the unit to the camera, the latter recognized the adapter, LED power light on the adapter lit for a few seconds, but no phantom power to the mike. Long story short -- the unit is totally inoperational. I used a lot of Tascam gear (I still have an excellent studio R2R tape recorder), and it's the first time Tascam let me down. It looks like it's a systemic problem with this particular device. When it works, it works great; but it looks like a lottery ticket with high chances to lose. My only hope is that Tascam finds the fix to the problem in general, and will fix my unit in particular, because form the features point of view, there is nothing comparable on the market available today.

Worked great - once

By Rustin
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-09

Worked flawlessly on one shoot, when attempting to use it on another shoot date it would power up and then turn off, with the camera registering an error with the accessory. Tried on another camera with the same issue, updated the firmware to the unit, still failed to function properly. When using the battery pack instead as a work around to being powered by the camera, it would give a very loud buzz.

Works great

By Jeff
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-20

This has been great to use on assignments

A very unreliable, poor product

By Ferenc
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-12

We bought it for Canon R5 C. It does not work. The adapter does not get power from the camera and does not work with batteries. When connected to the camera, the yellow light with the camera symbol lights up for a short time, but then turns off after a few seconds. The camera displays the error message below: Currently, the accessory cannot be used Tried everything firmware update, reboot, etc., but no results. Unfortunately, all this happens at the beginning of a shoot in a foreign country. A very unreliable, poor product. Avoid it.

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Date published: 2022-03-07

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Date published: 2022-09-14

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