Which adapter for Gl2 and AT835b at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

All Things Audio
Everything Audio, from acquisition to postproduction.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 9th, 2005, 07:14 PM   #1
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 14
Which adapter for Gl2 and AT835b

Hello
Which type of adapter would be good for the gl2 and the AT835b mic? The beachtek, signvideo or other?

Thanks
Jason
Jason Sanders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 10th, 2005, 07:40 AM   #2
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Burlington
Posts: 1,961
Unless you are always working in loud environments, I would get the BeachTek DXA-8.
It will allow you to boost the relatively low sensitivity of the AT835b to a level that can use the MicATT setting on your GL2.
If you do work in loud environments, or you plan on buying a higher output mic like the AT4073a soon, I would go with a DXA-6.
If cost is an issue, the DXA-4P, the Studio1 or Sign Video adapters that use transformers (the lowest models don't) are acceptable and have different strengths and weaknesses depending on how you work. None of these models can provide phantom power or gain boosting, which can be very beneficial.
Jay Massengill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 10th, 2005, 06:24 PM   #3
New Boot
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 14
I plan on using the mic on a boom pole for most of the time. So the dxa4p or signvideo pro xlr wont have a strong enough signal for th gl2?

thanks
Jaosn
Jason Sanders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 12th, 2005, 11:13 AM   #4
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Burlington
Posts: 1,961
That depends on what you're recording. For very quiet dialogue it may not have enough signal to get a clean hiss-free recording. There are much worse cameras than the GL2, so you're about in the middle of the road. You wouldn't have any room for error though in quiet situations with that mic using a passive XLR adapter.
Do you have any way to try one of them out before you buy?
Jay Massengill is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > The Tools of DV and HD Production > All Things Audio

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:39 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network