Sony XLR-K2M XLR Adapter for A7S Now Shipping

October 25th, 2014
Sony XLR-K2M XLR Adapter for A7S Now Shipping

We saw a lot of new products announced at IBC. From cameras, to rigs to monitors, and that was just from the Sony booth. One product which snuck out relatively un-detected was the Sony XLR-K2M audio module, which we first reported in its un-named state here. Now, it is available for shipping.

Sony XLR-K2MThe Sony A7S is such an exciting camera, its one of the few stills cameras that has been properly optimized for video. Audio plays a big part here, next to the Panasonic GH4 and its DMG-YACH interface it’s one of the few stills systems offering XLR audio. It’s done this through the XLR-K1M XLR adaptor, a device that has preceded the A7S as the module is compatible with other Sony cameras.

The problem with the XLR-K1M module is that it tethers to the camera via a hot shoe cable, meaning to mount the XLR adaptor to the camera you needed an additional cold shoe mount.

Sony announced a new model at IBC that alleviates the need for a hot shoe cable, since named the XLR-K2M.

The XLR-K2M connects via the hot shoe connection of the Sony A7S, and provides 2 XLR channels over line, mic and 48v phantom power inputs. It also features independent low cut, and 10db and 20db gain controls per channel.

It’s great that Sony has streamlined this product, making it easier to add XLR inputs to the camera without having to bulk up your setup. However as I mentioned in my initial thoughts of the device, it would have been nice to have the option of both, without having to purchase one or the other.

Movcam Sony A7S cageThere’s definite advantages of owning the XLR-K1M, it links up very nicely with the Movcam A7S Cage for example, giving you a plethora additional mount points.

Using the XLR-K2M module with cages alike will be a bit tricky due to clearance required of the hot shoe and risk of it clashing with top handles.

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John Terendy
John Terendy
MemberOctober 25th, 2014

Will this really work with the A6000?

Jimmy Goodwood
Jimmy Goodwood
MemberOctober 26th, 2014

Boo

Jimmy Goodwood
Jimmy Goodwood
MemberOctober 26th, 2014

If anybody at Sony is reading this, Please give us an extension cable so that we can use this off camera when we need to, like this will not fit on my A7s when it is mounted in my cage, but there is room for a cable adapter. I have about 3/4″ clearance. If you do that I will buy it. Also might be a good idea to offer it without the microphone as well. The last thing I need is another microphone that I won’t use (especially a mono mic).

Johnnie Behiri
Johnnie Behiri
AdminOctober 27th, 2014

Hi Jimmy.

Sony is aware of the need. Hope they can deliver.

Thanks!

Johnnie

John Terendy
John Terendy
MemberOctober 27th, 2014

I just sent B&H an email about compatibility with the A6000

John Terendy
John Terendy
MemberOctober 27th, 2014

According to B&H the XLR adapter will work with the A-6000!

Daryl Pau
MemberOctober 28th, 2014

Im also consider this two for a6000 can bh do a demo video for this… last but not least on audio meter in future firmware update of a6000 would be perfect!

Pablo Rollan
Pablo Rollan
MemberOctober 30th, 2014

That’s good news, though still a little pointless since there is no way to monitor audio in the A6000. Is there an adapter to connect headphones to the “multi” (micro USB) port?

John Terendy
John Terendy
MemberOctober 30th, 2014

Yes, a lack of monitoring is a drag…

Yura Makarov
MemberMay 12th, 2015

I don’t know about usb, but for sure you can extract audio from hdmi via external monitor or recorder. Or just via hdmi – mini jack adapter

Vignesh Waran
MemberNovember 26th, 2015

Really useful informative.

http://goo.gl/8Ur2QK

visionrouge.net
visionrouge.net
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I guess we can call this spam

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