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Old September 26th, 2003, 01:31 AM   #1
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MA-300 vs. Beachtek DXA-4P

Which one is better?
I've heard that the MA-300 is pretty flimsy and feels like it will snap.
I'm in the market for an XLR adaptor and I've narrowed it down to these two.

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Old October 3rd, 2003, 12:27 AM   #2
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I have the DXA-2 and love it. Duel phantom power, and strong housing. However I have to knock beachtek due to the fact the DXA-2 has cheesy, cheap looking grounding/mic/line switches. The DXA-4P has more robust mic/line switches. The SVU-2 meter goes good with it too. In my opinion, go with beachtek.



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Old October 3rd, 2003, 03:07 AM   #3
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what mic are you using with your dxa 2
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Old October 4th, 2003, 08:23 PM   #4
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Acually I use two Senn 500 evolution kits(camera mountable kit). I mic the groom and the minister for perfect audio. I hardly use the senn me-66 anymore.



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Old October 4th, 2003, 11:14 PM   #5
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wound you mind emailing me a pic of your setup
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Old October 5th, 2003, 12:46 AM   #6
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me too please.

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Old October 5th, 2003, 09:32 AM   #7
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Old October 5th, 2003, 11:35 AM   #8
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Give me a day or so to take some detailed, multi angle shots. I could have them to you tonight if I can get this editing done!! BTW- I'll try to get some video of it in action too, you can hear every detail, like the kiss, and wispers crystal clear.




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Old October 5th, 2003, 11:44 AM   #9
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that would be awesome
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Old October 5th, 2003, 04:48 PM   #10
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I sent both of you six pics of the rig. They where taken with a second GL2 digital camera( I knew id find some use for it!). Im still working on the clips, but im swamped with hours of editing and a deadline. Ill send it as soon as I can. The pics show the mounts and different view angles of the rig........enjoy!


BTW- If you have anymore questions about it, or want more specific pics, feel free to ask.



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Old October 9th, 2003, 02:44 PM   #11
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Are there any other wireless setups that are good but not nearly as much money as that one?
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Old October 10th, 2003, 09:29 PM   #12
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I use the XLR Studio BP Pro, works great...Don't know why you'd need much more....
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Old October 11th, 2003, 03:16 PM   #13
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I agree with Corey, the bp pro is a great choice aswell. Robust housing, and switches.






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Old October 13th, 2003, 08:22 PM   #14
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newbieQ--where does the phantom power come from?

i have two Rode NT1-a's that I need to use for two-channel inputs into a GL2 (recording live music, into stereo format). I just learned from the Community that the MA-300 I was about to buy did NOT supply phantom power to those mics!

So, i followed this thread and looked up both the DXA-4P and the Studio BP Pro, but it said both devices were 'passive', requiring no power.

So, DO these provide 'phantom power' (Phantom P48, P24 required) to both of the external XLR mics, and if so, where does that 'power' come from?

thanks for helping, glenn
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Old October 14th, 2003, 01:07 AM   #15
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The DXA-2 has duel phantom power that comes from a nine volt battery.




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