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Old March 30th, 2005, 05:50 PM   #1
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One Last Question!!

I was just wondering if anybody knows if the Beachtek DXA-2 XLR adapter works with the Sony DCR HC-40 Minidv camcorder. It says it works with almost all small minidv camcorders, but I just wanted to make sure. Also, the Audio Technica 835b shotgun mic works with the DXA-2 also, right? Quick answers would be great!
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Old March 30th, 2005, 07:56 PM   #2
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any xlr shotgun should work with the DX series, thats for sure. As long as you got xlr you're fine. Not sure if the beachtek dxa 2 mounts the minidv, but most likely it should. No reason for it not to, but then again, i could be wrong. But since that model is made for smaller minidvs, you should be fine......
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Old March 31st, 2005, 10:44 AM   #3
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Yes, the DXA-2 will work with your camera. The top side of the DXA-2 has a threaded stud to mount to the tripod mounting hole on the bottom of your camera. The bottom side has its own threaded hole to mount to a tripod. It has a 1/8" stereo mini ouput plug to plug into your camera's mic jack.

NO, the AT835b will not work with the DXA-2. It requires phantom power, which can be supplied by the DXA-6 and DXA-8 but not the DXA-2. You should consider the AT897, an outstanding mic for the money ($280), and it can run on AA battery power or phantom.

[EDIT] oops, I stand corrected...the AT835b does have a battery option...I misread the AT web page.
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Old March 31st, 2005, 11:51 AM   #4
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The AT835b will also run on an internal AA battery, so the DXA-2 should be fine.
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Old March 31st, 2005, 04:18 PM   #5
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Ok

Ok, so can someone who knows it for sure, please answer my question:
Which of the following works with the Beachtek DXA 2:
AT897 or AT835b?
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Old March 31st, 2005, 05:39 PM   #6
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Both of those mics will work with the DXA-2.
The AT897 is a newer model with a better signal to noise ratio and a shorter physical length. That would be my choice.
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Old March 31st, 2005, 08:01 PM   #7
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I just bought an AT 897 and its great I actually like it better then my ME66.
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Old March 31st, 2005, 08:08 PM   #8
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<<<-- Originally posted by Gregory Doi : I just bought an AT 897 and its great I actually like it better then my ME66. -->>>

So, it is actually better quality than the Sennheiser!? No way! That ME66 is ultra expensive compared to the AT 897!
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Old April 1st, 2005, 02:48 AM   #9
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Price aint everything. And experience with equipment also makes a world of difference on sound quality. Ive used both ,dont get me wrong, but for different applications.

Also because the ME66 is "ultra expensive" I would expect more.
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Old April 1st, 2005, 10:27 AM   #10
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Both mics have strong points, that tend to be in opposite directions from each other, so the situation they are used in and the specific equipment they are hooked to are very important in getting good results with one over the other.
The AT897 performs well over it's actual cost and that's partly misleading to a lot of people. There are other factors besides sound quality that adds to the cost of the K6/ME66. That can be misleading in the other direction.
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