The BeachTek DXA-2T is a two-channel, transformer balanced XLR adapter for today's small, compact camcorders. This adapter is designed to easily attach professional microphones and other audio gear to any camcorder that has a built-in microphone jack. The DXA- 2T gives you all the benefits of using balanced audio devices for noise-free operation as well as control over the signal levels to ensure the best possible sound recording. Since the adapter is a passive device, it is completely noise-free and the premium transformers ensure superb audio. The adapter is also virtually unclipable and offers an extremely wide dynamic range. No power or batteries are required to operate the adapter.
The DXA-2T is very easy to set up and use. It allows you to connect a wide variety of audio devices including professional microphones, wireless systems and even take a feed from a house sound system or mixer. The dual trim controls allow you to adjust the input levels independently and the output switch lets you select mono or stereo operation. The rugged die-cast aluminum construction is encased in a rubber boot which makes this device truly reliable and dependable even in the most demanding situations. Its compact size fits neatly under any camcorder it can also be mounted to any standard tripod
Reviewed by 3 customers
What you are not told is that you can use this with you DSLR, it will separate the audio into two audios, and can later balance it in a video editing software: FCP or Premiere Pro...
This is very simple and easy to use. No batteries required so that is a plus. Mounted perfectly and very sturdy to camera. Would purchase again for another camera if needed.
More on the camera's end, but monitoring audio would be the best thing for me. I'm a documentary filmmaker, and alot of work is on the fly. However, being able to adjust audio separately for me is the big factor.