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The Sony XLR-K3M Digital XLR adaptor kit is a wireless digital audio interface that connects directly to cameras with the Sony Multi-Interface (MI) shoe. The XLR-K3M features two XLR/TRS combo connectors and one 3.5mm stereo mini jack for microphone and line input, with extensive control and maximum performance from professional microphones that helps facilitate the post processing workflow. The adaptor kit includes the Sony ECM-XM1 shotgun microphone.
Digital interface connection
Digital interface connection via MI (Multi Interface) shoe delivers maximum performance from professional microphones. Two XLR/TRS combo connectors and one 3.5mm stereo mini jack for microphone and line input, with extensive control helps facilitate the post processing workflow and offers broad flexibility for use with a variety of peripheral devices.
Designed to minimize mechanical noise
The hardware is designed to effectively minimize low-frequency vibration and mechanical noise. No mechanical noise will be transmitted via connecting cables, since no cables are used to connect the adaptor to the camera. Weight has been reduced (by approx. 25% over the previous model, XLR-K2M), and the strength of the microphone holder has been increased.
Power supply from camera
The MI (Multi Interface) Shoe compatibility means that no independent power supply or audio connection cables between the adaptor and camera are required. The power supply from the camera and camera connection cables makes it possible to offer all of this capability in an extremely compact system.
A supplied MI Shoe audio extension cables allow the adaptor to be mounted on professional rigs and camera cages in a variety of ways, expanding the use of the XLR-K3M adaptor kit from on to off camera positions.
A variety of input connectors
Two combo XLR/TRS connectors and one 3.5mm stereo mini microphone connector are provided. The combo XLR/TRS connectors function as line inputs, microphone inputs, and microphone inputs with +48V phantom power. In addition to microphones, the combo XLR/TRS connectors can be used to receive input from line sources such as electronic musical instruments.
Audio level link function
Audio level control for INPUT 1 and INPUT 2 can be linked or unlinked as required. When the inputs are linked there is no need to adjust INPUT 1 and INPUT 2 independently, making stereo recording easier. Link works with the AUTO and MANUAL record level modes.
ATT (Attenuator) switch
This switch setting is active when the INPUT1 (LINE/MIC/MIC+48V) switch is set to “MIC” or “MIC+48V” for the standard input level.
LOW CUT switch
Use this switch to minimize unwanted noises by attenuating low-frequency components of the input audio from the INPUT1/2 jack.（100Hz / 300Hz）
Audio level dial
The audio level dials allows manual record level adjustment when the AUTO/MAN switch is set to MAN.
Switches between digital and analog input. Should be set to DIGITAL when connected to a Multi Interface Shoe with built-in digital audio interface.