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Ray Ambrosi May 12th, 2006 12:46 PM

AT 897 camera and minidisc recordings
I want to use my AT897 for my NV GS100 video camera and for making audio recordings using my minidisc recorder.

Both of these devices accept miniplug audio connections only. Do I need another device, a Beachtek DXA-4p or a preamp of some kind in order to use an XLR to Miniplug adapter and get decent sound?

The mic I was using is a Phillips SBC-ME400 unidirectional condenser. I assume its not very good and the AT897 will be far superior. I can't remember if it was originally XLR or miniplug, but I put a miniplug on it and have been using it for several years with minidisc and video cameras.

Am I doing this right? I'll appreciate any advice


David Ennis May 12th, 2006 05:09 PM

Ray, you didn't mention what mindisc recorder you have, but you can plug the AT right into it with the XLR to mini adapter. You'll only need a preamp if the minidisc wants a larger signal than the AT provides.

Ray Ambrosi May 12th, 2006 05:42 PM

Hi Thanks...
I'm using a portable unit - a Panasonic JS MR100.
It takes a miniplug and I've used an XLR to Miniplug adapter before.. but I'd heard that the AT897 won't work well plugged directly into the cam or MD unit.

I decided to get the Rode NTG2 instead of the AT897 after reading so many reports on this site that its signal is often pretty weak and needs a preamp. This site praised the Rode NTG2 so go decided to go with it after doing some additional reading http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...ighlight=at897


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