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Old December 30th, 2002, 10:29 AM   #1
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How to attach a Senn K6/ME66?

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.
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Old December 30th, 2002, 11:21 AM   #2
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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.

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Old December 30th, 2002, 12:20 PM   #3
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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?
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Old December 30th, 2002, 01:03 PM   #4
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Hi Mark,

Use a LightWave Systems Universal Shoe Carriage to mount the microphone. See http://www.lightwavesystems.com/prod...e_carriage.asp -- hope this helps,
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Old December 30th, 2002, 02:05 PM   #5
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Hi.

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.

http://www.beachtek.com/dxa6.html

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Old December 30th, 2002, 03:18 PM   #6
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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?
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Old December 30th, 2002, 04:08 PM   #7
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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.

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Old December 30th, 2002, 04:31 PM   #8
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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.

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Old December 30th, 2002, 04:35 PM   #9
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Sorry.

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Old December 30th, 2002, 04:38 PM   #10
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Hi Mark,

Attach a mic without using the shoe mount? Sure, no problem... use the Rover from VideoSmith -- see http://www.videosmith.com/cgi-local/...r.html&cart_id
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Old December 31st, 2002, 04:22 AM   #11
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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.
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Old December 31st, 2002, 09:53 AM   #12
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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,
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Old December 31st, 2002, 03:50 PM   #13
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I had posted a similar question last week (see http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?threadid=5618 ) 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.
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