Guide to Beachtek Audio Adapters


Nothing ruins a video faster than a bad audio track. Thankfully, Beachtek offers specialized audio adapters designed for the connection of professional audio recording equipment and microphones to HDSLR and camcorder cameras. Without the need for a separate recorder, the adapters provide exceptional audio quality directly to your camera, in perfect sync with the video. Beachtek employs high-quality components throughout, resulting in low-noise, high-gain, and high-fidelity sound. Each adapter offers unique features designed to aid professionals and consumers in capturing audio, while providing a variety of secure mounts for peripherals, such as wireless receivers, self-powered microphones, and condenser microphones requiring phantom power.

The DXA-SLR ULTRA is a two-channel, active XLR audio adapter featuring high-quality, low-noise preamplifiers for connecting external microphones and other audio gear to any DSLR camera with built-in mic input jacks. Connections are made via the Neutrik combo XLR/1/4" jacks, which are compatible with a variety of gear, including wireless microphone systems, mixing boards, and professional condenser microphones.

Beachtek DXA-SLR ULTRA 2-Channel Active XLR Adapter

The unit utilizes active electronics to boost the gain of mic or line signals without the added noise generated from the camera’s onboard preamplifiers. Additionally, the inputs are electronically transformer-balanced for isolation and enhanced circuit protection. The built-in VU meters allow you to set and verify levels properly when using the onboard level controls. The fast-acting limiters prevent distortion from high-level transients and overly hot signals, thus providing worry-free operation. A headphone jack allows for audio monitoring from the adapter during recording or camera during playback. A unique feature of the DXA-SLR is the rod support system, designed to attach a matte box, follow focus, and other peripherals. The rod support attaches neatly to the bottom of the adapter and includes additional threads for mounting on any standard tripod. The two 3" rods are threaded at both ends and can be extended to any length with additional rods.

The DXA-SLR PURE is also a two-channel audio adapter, but employs passive circuitry for connecting wireless microphone systems, mixing boards, or any other amplified sound signal not requiring a microphone preamp. The adapter utilizes low-noise, wide-bandwidth, balancing transformers and provides full-frequency audio. The Neutrik combo XLR/1/4" connectors are designed to work with any balanced or unbalanced audio signal. The mixer section is set at unity gain, which allows you to attenuate signals, but not boost. This adapter is not intended for direct connection to microphones, but because of the passive topology, offers a pure signal, free from coloration when compared to active circuits. The unit mounts on the bottom of the camera and can also be mounted on any standard tripod.

Beachtek DXA-SLR Pure Passive Audio Adapter for DSLR Cameras

The MCC-2 is a passive, two-channel audio adapter/bracket combo. With a passive topology, the unit does not boost, but attenuates signals and is designed to work with wireless microphone systems and self-powered camera-mounted microphones. The adapter requires no batteries and does not color the sound or add noise to the signal. There are two onboard level controls, two 1/8" inputs for two mono signals, and one stereo 1/8" input for stereo signals. The MCC-2 attaches to your camera via a shoe mount and offers an additional three shoe mounts for connecting wireless receivers or microphones.

Beachtek MCC-2 2-Channel Audio Adapter and Bracket

The DXA-MICRO PRO is an active XLR adapter that is packed with all the features you need to record high-quality audio from virtually any source. The compact size makes it ideal for use with the latest mirrorless cameras. It features a built-in XLR connector with phantom power for connecting any pro mic, as well as two 1/8" mono and one 1/8" stereo mini-jacks with plug-in power. Connect two audio sources at a time for two-channel recording. Each channel can be independently adjusted easily for the optimum recording level—even while recording. Furthermore, the powerful low-noise preamplifiers with dual gain settings provide a strong, clear signal to the camera. This allows you to reduce the camera gain dramatically, which effectively replaces the noisy camera preamplifiers with the much cleaner preamplifiers in the adapter for hiss-free audio. Mount the adapter under the camera easily for a secure attachment to the tripod base, or mount it over the camera on the hot shoe so it is up and out of the way of the 9V battery drawer.

Beachtek DXA-MICRO-PRO Active XLR Compact Adapter

The DXA-CONNECT combines a two-channel, active XLR audio adapter with an accessory bracket for mounting a multitude of peripherals and devices on the camera. The adapter features two high-quality, low-noise microphone preamps with plenty of gain for any microphone or wireless microphone system. There are three level gain switches for each preamp, as well as onboard level controls. Phantom power is provided to power condenser microphones.

The DXA-Connect on a Nikon DSLR, supporting an Atomos Ninja 2 on-camera field monitor


The brass mounting foot allows for sturdy connection to any camera and provides an additional four shoe mounts, ideal for attaching mics, monitors, receivers, lights, or field recorders. Additionally, a top handle can be added to provide a convenient grip for your camera.

The DXA-2T is a passive, compact camcorder audio adapter designed to connect balanced microphones, external audio mixers, preamplifiers, and wireless microphone systems to your camcorder without adding noise or coloration of the signal. There are two transformer-balanced XLR inputs and a single unbalanced 1/8" auxiliary input for connecting wireless receivers. The stereo 1/8" output connects the included cable to the microphone input of your camcorder. The adapter allows for the attenuation of audio signals via two level controls, as well as switches for mic/line, mono/stereo, and gain. The passive circuit design does not require a battery and provides a wide dynamic range, flat frequency response, and no distortion, noise, or clipping.

Beachtek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter

The Beachtek line of audio adapters provides exceptional value, while offering high-quality results. Whether you are using an HDSLR camera or a professional-consumer camcorder, Beachtek has an adapter for your needs, and within your budget.


This is a great unit, except the part about the extensions for the rods is misinformed -- they do not make or sell the extensions for the rods, and they are too short for a complete set up. Too bad, otherwise it would be perfect.

Hi Victoria,

After talking with Beachtek, the extension for the rods are carried by Red Rock Micro or Zacauto. They are the standard size thread and are used on professional film production cameras. If there is anything else I can help you with please let me know.