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Old February 20th, 2005, 04:10 PM   #1
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MA-300 or beachtek dxa-4p?

for my gl2 iam going with the at897 my question is do i want the canan MA-300 or the beachek DXA-4P? what are the ups and downs of both? i will probably use a wireless lav at some point aswell.
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Old February 20th, 2005, 05:14 PM   #2
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The Beachtek will sit underneath the camera, which is a far better place for cables to be connected than on top of the camera.
I don't think that the Canon adapter has gain/line/mic controls either.
I went with the BeachTek and never regretted it.
I'm thinking of moving up a notch and getting the Beachtek DXA-8 with phantom power and pre-amps next...

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Old February 20th, 2005, 05:25 PM   #3
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I thought all the volume and gain controls are run through the gl2 once the ma-300 is connected to the accessory shoe, true?
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Old February 20th, 2005, 05:38 PM   #4
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Yes, it's just that you've got extra ones on the BeachTek as well as MIC/LINE switches. There's also a minijack input and a STEREO/MONO switch.

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Old February 20th, 2005, 05:42 PM   #5
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thanks alot for your input, I think i'll trust your call!
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Old February 20th, 2005, 05:45 PM   #6
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I don't think you'll be sorry!

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Old February 21st, 2005, 02:10 AM   #7
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I bought MA300, cause i had nice mic to put on it. MA300 really looks cool on XM(GL)2, but that's all about it... it's only usable for connecting on-camera mic and handheld on short cables. Combination with self-powered AT837 and 10 metres of cable is in one word - catastrophy. One year later i am seriously considering to buy Beachtek DXA8 (Phantom, Line in, Gain).
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Old November 21st, 2007, 09:16 PM   #8
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Beachtek DXA-4p and vx12100

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