Tascam XLR Microphone Adapter for Mirrorless Canon Cameras

XLR Microphone Adapter

Tascam XLR Microphone Adapter for Mirrorless Canon Cameras

Tascam XLR Microphone Adapter for Mirrorless Canon Cameras

XLR Microphone Adapter

SKU: CA-XLR2d-C

Cat no: 48140

  • Two XLR/TRS input terminals to use the optimum microphone according to the set and environment
  • High-performance A/D converter transmits digital audio directly and without deterioration to the camera via the accessory shoe (compatible manufacturers: Canon, Fujifilm)
  • High-performance Tascam HDDA mic preamplifier for high sound quality, low noise and wide dynamic range (switchable mic/line level, switchable 48V phantom power supply)
  • Detachable microphone holder and cold shoe mount on top for extra adapters or accessories
Price match

Expected January 2022

£535.00 (ex vat) £642.00 (incl vat)

Tascam XLR Microphone Adapter for Mirrorless Canon Cameras

The CA-XLR2d is a two-channel microphone adapter and preamplifier that allows external microphones to be used to record high-quality professional stereo sound with a mirrorless or other camera.

The audio signal is transferred directly to the camera – in digital or analogue form – and recorded along with the video signal, eliminating the need for subsequent synchronisation and reducing post-production time. Two XLR/TRS input terminals and one 3.5-mm stereo mini input are available for virtually any dynamic or condenser handheld, shotgun, lavalier as well as any other microphone or line-level signal – with the CA-XLR2d you are well prepared for whatever shooting and filming is ahead.

Thanks to Tascam’s long-standing expertise in audio technology and premium A/D converters, the CA-XLR2d stands for clean, noise-free, professional sound at 16-bit/24-bit resolution and sampling frequencies of 48 kHz or 96 kHz. The included audio processing features such as auto-level, low-cut filter and limiter can be accessed using convenient switches. CA-XLR2d-C and CA-XLR2d-F are sending a digital audio signal directly to the camera via a compatible accessory shoe, so there is no second conversion step which could add noise or distortion, and the CA-XLR2d can be powered by a compatible camera.

Don’t worry if your camera’s hot shoe cannot handle a digital audio signal nor power the Tascam mic adapter. The CA-XLR2d-AN analogue kit can be used with virtually any camera that has an analogue audio input. Attach the included battery box (two AA batteries) and connect the analogue output of the CA-XLR2d to the microphone input of the camera with the included stereo audio cable. This allows you to benefit from the high-quality microphone preamplifiers and audio processing functions and significantly improve the sound of your film recordings.

Key Features:

  • Two XLR/TRS input terminals to use the optimum microphone according to the set and environment
  • High-performance A/D converter transmits digital audio directly and without deterioration to the camera via the accessory shoe (compatible manufacturers: Canon, Fujifilm)
  • High-performance Tascam HDDA mic preamplifier for high sound quality, low noise and wide dynamic range (switchable mic/line level, switchable 48V phantom power supply)
  • Detachable microphone holder and cold shoe mount on top for extra adapters or accessories
  • Replaceable shoe connection adapter for Canon, Fujifilm or Nikon cameras
  • Power can be supplied from the camera body via the corresponding accessory shoe (compatible manufacturers: Canon, Fujifilm)
  • Additional 3.5-mm stereo mini jack input for a lavalier mic or a microphone requiring plug-in power
  • "Analogue audio output that supports two modes:
  • Camera mode: Allows to transmit audio to the microphone input of the camera
  • Headphone mode: Allows direct monitoring with headphones"
  • Switchable input level attenuation: 0 dB / 20 dB / 46 dB
  • Switchable low-cut filter: Off / 80 Hz / 220 Hz
  • Switchable limiter
  • Auto-level function
  • Overload indicator for each input
  • Input level, auto/manual setting and limiter of inputs 1 and 2 can be stereo-linked
  • Transparent protective cover to prevent unintentional changes of settings
  • Convenient cable holder
  • Three models available: CA-XLR2d-C for Canon cameras, CA-XLR2d-F for Fujifilm cameras and CA-XLR2d-AN for cameras with analogue input, like Nikon cameras

Product Specification

A/D conversion
Sampling frequency
  • 48kHz / 96 kHz
Bit width
  • 16 Bit. 24 Bit
Number of audio channels
  • 2
Analogue audio inputs
Mic inputs 1, 2 (balanced)
  • XLR-3-31 equivalent (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3: COLD)
    (phantom power available)
Input impedance
  • ≥2 kΩ
Maximum input level
  • +6 dBu (ATT set to 46 dB)
Minimum input level
  • −60 dBu (ATT set to 0dB)
Gain range
  • 66 dB
Line inputs 1, 2 (balanced)
  • 6.3-mm standard TRS jacks (Tip: HOT, Ring: COLD, Sleeve: GND)
  • (phantom power not available)
Input impedance
  • ≥10 kΩ
Maximum input level
  • +24dBu
Rated input level
  • +4dBu
Gain range
  • 66 dB
Mic input 3 (unbalanced)
  • 3.5-mm stereo mini jack (supports plug-in power 2,7V)
Input impedance
  • ≥2 kΩ
Maximum input level
  • +6 dBV (ATT set to 46 dB)
Minimum input level
  • −60 dBV (ATT set to 0dB)
Gain range
  • 66 dB
Analogue audio outputs
Headphones/Camera output
  • 3.5-mm stereo mini jack
Output voltage
  • 0.29 Vrms (fixed, when set to camera)
  • 0.5 Vrms (output volume max., when set to headphones)
Headphones impedance
  • 16 - 250 Ω
Audio performance
Mic preamp EIN (equivalent input noise)
  • 3.5-mm stereo mini jack
Output voltage
  • 0.29 Vrms (fixed, when set to camera)
  • 0.5 Vrms (output volume max., when set to headphones)
Headphones impedance
  • 16 - 250 Ω
Audio performance
Mic preamp EIN (equivalent input noise)
  • ≤ -120dBu (150Ω, GAIN max., A-weighted)
Dynamic range
  • ≥95 dB (22-kHz LPF, A-weighted)
Frequency response (XLR to digital input)
  • 20 Hz- 20 kHz +0,5/-1 dB (Fs 48 kHz)
  • 20 Hz- 40 kHz +0,5/-1 dB (Fs 96kHz)
Power supply and other specifications
Power supply
  • 2 AA batteries (alkaline, NiMH or lithium-ion)
  • Power through accessory shoe of compatible camera
Power consumption
  • 2 W (maximum)
Operating temperature range
  • 0–40 °C
Battery operation time
Using alkaline batteries (EVOLTA)
Input through INPUT 1 jacks (Condenser mic) Phantom power used (2mA load)
  • About 4 hours
Input through INPUT 1 jacks (Condenser mic) Phantom power used (5mA load)
  • About 3 hours
Input through INPUT 1&2 jacks (Dynamic mics) Phantom power unused
  • About 6.5 hours
Input through INPUT 1 jacks (TASCAM TM-200SG) Phantom power used
  • About 4 hours
Common settings : Input volume center, ATT setting "0dB", LEVEL setting "MAN", LIMITER setting "OFF"
Using Ni-MH battery (eneloop)
Input through INPUT 1 jacks (Condenser mic) Phantom power used (2mA load)
  • About 5 hours
Input through INPUT 1 jacks (Condenser mic) Phantom power used (5mA load)
  • About 4 hours
Input through INPUT 1&2 jacks (Dynamic mics) Phantom power unused
  • About 7 hours
Input through INPUT 1 jacks (TASCAM TM-200SG) Phantom power used
  • About 5 hours
Common settings : Input volume center, ATT setting "0dB", LEVEL setting "MAN", LIMITER setting "OFF"
Using lithium-ion batteries (Energizer Ultimate Lithium)
Input through INPUT 1 jacks (Condenser mic) Phantom power used (2mA load)
  • About 10 hours
Input through INPUT 1 jacks (Condenser mic) Phantom power used (5mA load)
  • About 8 hours
Input through INPUT 1&2 jacks (Dynamic mics) Phantom power unused
  • About 14,5 hours
Input through INPUT 1 jacks (TASCAM TM-200SG) Phantom power used
  • About 10 hours
Common settings : Input volume center, ATT setting "0dB", LEVEL setting "MAN", LIMITER setting "OFF"
Note: When using phantom power, the operation time might be reduceddepending on the mic being used.
  • CA-XLR2d
  • CA-AK-C adapter for Canon cameras (attached to the unit)
  • CA-AK-AN adapter for cold shoe
  • Battery holder
  • Mic holder (attached to the unit)
  • 3.5-mm stereo mini jack cable
  • Quick Guide (including warranty)

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