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Dale Guthormsen December 7th, 2006 11:32 AM

camera/mic Question
Good Morning,

I was wondering if the xl 2 mic which has a two prong plug for it can run a minijck mick with one plug through one of the two inputs.
Or would it be better to get a xlr/mini jack converter? I have a rode mic I wanted to try out on the xl2.

thank you for any replys.

Jarrod Whaley December 8th, 2006 02:07 AM

Yes, the larger of the two jacks for the Canon stock mic is a regular 1/8" mini-jack. The smaller jack provides power to the stock mic.

Any battery-powered mic will work if connected to the larger jack.

Andrew M Astbury December 8th, 2006 02:18 AM

Hi Dale

For what its worth, if I'm shooting something where I really want good sound I run an ME66 with a power module into xlr1 and flick rec channel select to Ch1&2.

I dont know if your mic fits the xl2 mic clamp but the ME66 is too slim - but Rode do a little gizzmo that gets round the problem and goes further towards isolating the mic from the cam - see


Hope this helps


Dale Guthormsen December 8th, 2006 10:57 AM

Thank you for the replies.

I will give the rode a try.

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