Overview: The XLR-K2M XLR adapter kit is made for Sony
interchangeable lens cameras and camcorders that are equipped with a
Multi-Interface Shoe. The XLR-A2M XLR adapter provides 2 XLR microphone inputs,
a mic holder, and a control panel for adjusting the settings for the microphone
inputs. The kit also includes the ECM-XM1 Electret Condenser Microphone, a
wind screen, and a zippered storage case.
XLR Adapter: The XLR-A2M is designed to fit into the
Multi-Interface Shoe found on select Sony interchangeable lens cameras and some
camcorders. It has a shock-resistant microphone holder with a secure clamp-type
closure. The holder is compatible with microphones with a shaft diameter of
approximately 1". The adapter's two female XLR microphone inputs allow you to
connect up to two microphones. Both of the inputs have a cover to keep out dirt
and moisture when not in use.
Control Panel: The control panel on the side of the XLR-A2M
adapter has the following controls for the two XLR inputs:
- Rec CH Select: This switch lets you select which
channel is to be recorded. If you select CH1, the audio from Input 1 is
recorded on Channel 1 and Input 2 is recorded on Channel 2. If you select
CH1-CH2, the audio from Input 1 is recorded on both Channels 1 and 2. This
lets you send a dual mono signal to the recording.
- Independent Controls: Controls are provided for each
- Auto/Manual Level: The audio level is set
automatically when the switch is in the AUTO position. In the MAN
position, the audio level is set manually between 0 and 10 using the
- Attenuator: You can select the degree of
attenuation: 0dB, 10dB, or 20dB.
- Input Type: You can choose from Line, Mic, or Mic
+48V. The Mic +48V setting provide +48 volts of phantom power to the
input connector for condenser microphones (like the supplied ECM-XM1).
- Low Cut: To reduce the effects of wind noise, you
can engage a low-cut filter.
Microphone: The ECM-XM1 Electret Condenser Microphone has a
directional polar pattern, and is ideal for weddings, interviews, and nature
photography. The microphone is 13/16" is diameter, 6-3/8" in length, and has a
short (13") XLR cable. It has a rubber sleeve that fits into the XLR adapter's
mic holder, and protects the microphone from low frequency vibration noise. A
"furry" windscreen is included.
Power Requirements: The XLR-A2M XLR adapter and the ECM-XM1
Condenser Microphone both receive power from the camera through the
Multi-Interface Shoe. No batteries are required. While the adapter and
microphone are in use, you should monitor the camera's battery level.
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