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Old June 22nd, 2005, 09:55 AM   #1
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Canon MA-100 Balanced?

Hello everyone. I've looked around everywhere for this information, but can't seem to find it. Does the Canon MA-100 provide balanced XLR input, or unbalanced? Thank you, Clint Grant
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 11:19 AM   #2
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The MA-100 provides balanced XLR input. That's one of the main reasons for adding it to your camera rig. It does NOT provide phantom power for mics though.

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Old June 22nd, 2005, 12:29 PM   #3
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just to add, the ma100 converts the balanced signal to an unbalanced one before it actually hits tape via the rca jacks.
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Old June 22nd, 2005, 06:04 PM   #4
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Greg and Henry are correct, the MA-100 has electronically balanced inputs and unbalanced outputs to the camera. I also agree that it is very important to have balanced inputs, but there are several much better alternatives to the MA-100 for doing this with the XL-1.
Let us know your situation and we can go into the details of those alternatives and which might best.
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