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chongokat
XL-1 Boom Audio
on Jun 15, 2005 at 1:17:53 am

Hi-

What is the best way (short of buying the XLR adapter) to rig a boom mic to an XL-1?

-Thanks-

C


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Don Greening
Re: XL-1 Boom Audio
on Jun 15, 2005 at 5:34:41 pm

Assuming you're going to be using a mono boom mic, I used to plug mine directly into one of the RCA jacks. I never had an XL1, but an XL1s. If the setup is the same on both you'll need an XLR-to-RCA adapter, some cable and a male RCA plug to go into the XL1. Depending on how hot your mic is you might need an adjustable XLR attenuator to drop the signal down a bit. Using the MIC ATT setting in the XL1 is also an option but it might drop the signal too much depending on the boom mic's sensitivity.

- Don


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MacCanon
Re: XL-1 Boom Audio
on Jun 16, 2005 at 12:32:00 am

I'm in New Zealand and have an XL1s. I'm not sure if they have the same fittings as yours. We found an adapter at an electronics store that we could plug the 3 pin microphone cable into which went straight in to the microphone socket on the camera. Later we plugged the microphone in to a small mixing desk and then into the camera. Hope this helps.


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David Jones
Re: XL-1 Boom Audio
on Jun 16, 2005 at 1:20:24 pm

I'm sure that there are many ways to "Rig" up a solution.

But my suggestion is to spend the $169.00 on a Beachtek adapter.

If it's worth doing, It's worth doing right!


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