View Full Version : How to attach a Senn K6/ME66?

Mark Härtl
December 30th, 2002, 10:29 AM
Just a question of interest: How can I attach a Sennheiser K6/ME66 (or any other microphone) to the GL2/XM2 without the MA-300 (perhaps when I'm a using a Beachtek DXA-4P)?
Maybe someone has also pictures.

Ignacio Artiñano
December 30th, 2002, 11:21 AM
Hi Mark:

I personaly use the BeachTeck DXA-6 for its phantom power capability as I use the K6P and other mics. The results: wonderful, in all aspects. Better than expected.

Anyway I think this is a question already posted. I wil have a look for it.


Mark Härtl
December 30th, 2002, 12:20 PM
Hi Ignacio,

thanks for the answer. How do you attach the mike than to the GL2, through the accessory shoe? Or are there other ways?

Chris Hurd
December 30th, 2002, 01:03 PM
Hi Mark,

Use a LightWave Systems Universal Shoe Carriage to mount the microphone. See -- hope this helps,

Ignacio Artiñano
December 30th, 2002, 02:05 PM

About your question on how to connect the mics. to the DXA-6 adaptor is through an XLR standard connector, and this one to the camcorder, through the provided minijack to the mic conector on the right side of the XM2.


Mark Härtl
December 30th, 2002, 03:18 PM
Ignacio what I meant was how to fasten a microphone on the XM2-body. But thanks for your explanation. Won't the sound lose quality if it goes through the mini-jack in the end?

Thanks Chris, that's what I actually meant. But what if I want to use the shoe for.. let's say a video light. Are there other ways to attach a mike to the XM2-body?

Aaron Koolen
December 30th, 2002, 04:08 PM
I simply use the Beyerdynamic EA86. Cheap, fits in the hotshoe and it works. If as you said you want to use the shoe for something else, I'm not sure.


Ignacio Artiñano
December 30th, 2002, 04:31 PM
Surely yes, there must be a loss in quality, but in any case unmeasurable (cable to mini-jack is about 13" large) compared with the quality of the built- in microphone.

The test has been made with a Rode NT2 mic.


Ignacio Artiñano
December 30th, 2002, 04:35 PM

I almost forget it: HAPPY NEW YEAR ¡¡¡


Chris Hurd
December 30th, 2002, 04:38 PM
Hi Mark,

Attach a mic without using the shoe mount? Sure, no problem... use the Rover from VideoSmith -- see

Mark Härtl
December 31st, 2002, 04:22 AM
Hi Chris,

looks pretty cool (is the shown cam a vx1000?), but is there something similiar for the right side of the cam, so I can still use the LCD and reach the buttons easily? I thought of something like the mike-mounts of the shoulder-cams.

Chris Hurd
December 31st, 2002, 09:53 AM
Hi Mark,

I have never actually used one of these, but it looks like you can still use the flip-out LCD. Send an e-mail to the contact info on the site; they should tell you. The site owner, Steven Trent Smith, is a contributor to our Son of Watchdog GL2 Pages website here on DV Info Net. Hope this helps,

Joshua Wachs
December 31st, 2002, 03:50 PM
I had posted a similar question last week (see ) but never got a response.

I've been using mine on top of my GL2 and attached with a Sennheiser shockmount. I have also just been using a mini-to-xlr adapter and not a Beachtek but have told that a straight coverter cable is not the way to go because of impedence issues and I need to either use my Beachtek or get a cable that matched the imedience. (Shure makes one).

I'd be curious to know more about this issue if anyone can shed some light on the subject.