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Old December 17th, 2004, 09:30 AM   #1
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XL1s Audio - output headphones

Any suggestion to increase the output gain form the XL-1s headphone jack? I have it at max and the volume is not what I would like to hear.


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Old December 17th, 2004, 11:07 PM   #2
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If you're using an xlr mic you may need to adjust the levels on camera... or set it to audio. I've actually had to replace AA batteries in my shotguns... I also have a mono to stereo adapter for when shooting with a mono mic on one channel...
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Old January 1st, 2005, 01:41 PM   #3
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I also since not a long time have an XL1s, and I noticed it first too, the headphones were so quiet I thought it was broken! But now, at the maximum I hear it, but it is indeed quiet.
I can't help you though, sorry.
Good luck!
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Old January 1st, 2005, 02:28 PM   #4
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On the DVX we heard many complaints about low headphone volume; I'm assuming it's a similar issue as to the XL1. With the DVX, the headphone jack was mated (impedance-wise) to professional headphones, such as the Sony MDR-7506. When used with consumer headphones, the volume was very low, but when used with the MDR-7506's there was plenty of volume.

So it may be a simple ohm impedance issue, which would be solved by getting a more-matched set of headphones.

Or, you could get a headphone amplifier. I believe people have used the Boostaroo with success: www.boostaroo.com
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Old January 1st, 2005, 05:11 PM   #5
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Is a sennheiser good? I already have one, and I use it now on the XL1S, I just wanted to check. I still find it to be relatively quiet. It's a Sennheiser HD-570, I bought it to use with my stage piano, but when I got my XL1S I decided to use it for it.
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