BeachTek DXA-HDV High-Performance Camcorder Adapter, 20 Hz - 20 kHz

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About BeachTek DXA-HDV Adapter

The BeachTek DXA-HDV High-Performance Camcorder Adapter is a dual-channel XLR adapter with mic preamps and phantom power, which allows you to connect pro-quality mics and line-level sources to your HDV camcorder's mic input or to any other recording device with an 1/8" (3.5mm) mini audio input. The adapter is powered by a single 9V battery.

Housed in a durable, die-cast aluminum enclosure, the DXA-HDV has a mounting bolt and can be attached to the camera itself, or to a standard tripod. You'll find controls and jacks on two of the unit's four sides. The Control Panel, which is on the front of the unit, features the main power switch, power indicator light/low-battery indicator, channel output-level knobs, line/mic selector switches, a switch that toggles the output from mono to stereo, an 1/8" aux input and level-indicator lights for both channels. The Side Panel houses the two XLR jacks, two 48V phantom power switches, a pair of low/high gain switches (the high setting provides a 15 dB boost), the 1/8" camcorder output jack and a ground switch.

BeachTek DXA-HDV Adapter Features

  • Inputs: Two balanced XLR connectors for professional mics. One unbalanced 1/8" (3.5mm) TRS stereo mini-jack input for consumer mics
  • Output: Unbalanced stereo mini-plug jack for connection to the camcorder
  • Phantom Power: Switchable 48V phantom power for both channels
  • Level Indicators: LED's show proper signal level for each channel at a glance
  • Gain Switch: High/Low gain setting for each channel
  • Level Controls: Adjusts signal level output on each channel
  • Mic/Line Switches: Allows connections of microphones or mixers for versatility
  • Low-Noise Preamplifiers: Ultra-low-noise circuitry for superb audio. Wide bandwidth for full rich sound
  • Power: Easily replaceable 9V battery. Low-battery indicator
  • Case: Sturdy die-cast aluminum enclosure

BeachTek DXA-HDV Adapter Specifications

Maximum Input Level
Mic Level: +7 dBu
Line level: +26 dBu
Output Level
Nominal mic levels
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Less than 0.02% at 1 kHz, -30 dBu input
S/N Ratio
88 dB at 1 kHz, -30 dBu input
LO gain: 0 dB HI gain: 15 dB
Phantom Power
Dual regulated 48V power supplies
Current to 14 mA (direct short)
Level Meters
Green: -48 dBu to -36 dBu
Red: -35 dBu and over
Battery Type
One 9V alkaline or lithium battery
Battery Life
3 hours typical with alkaline battery (no phantom)
8 hours typical with lithium battery (no phantom)
5.5x2.5x1.5" (140x64x38mm)
10 oz (283.49g)
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