New Products from BeachTek

Beachtek announced four major new products at the 2013 NAB show recently concluded in Las Vegas. 

Beachtek is the original and most popular producer of XLR adapters for DV camcorders and DSLR cameras. The company specializes in unique audio accessories for the demanding videographer.

The new DXA-BMD audio adapter for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is custom designed to neatly mount under this camera for a truly portable all-in-one audio solution. It allows the user to connect pro audio gear such as boom mics, wireless mics, and audio mixing boards to the camera, providing control and monitoring features for high quality audio capture. This enables the user to record professional audio directly to the camera without the need of a third party audio recording device and having to sync the audio in post production.

The DXA-BMD provides pure, clean audio to the camera using passive circuitry. It features transformer isolated inputs, two phantom powered XLR inputs with trim controls and calibrated VU meters, allowing the user to easily set the proper recording levels. The outputs are two TRS balanced ¼” jacks. Two TRS cables for connection to the camera are included with the adapter. The custom chassis is extremely rugged, yet lightweight.

This product is expected to be released by April 1st, 2013 to leading audio and video dealers worldwide. The suggested list price of the DXA-BMD is $299.00 in the United States.

Key Features
 Two balanced XLR inputs
 12/48V phantom power
 Two balanced ¼” TRS outputs
 Calibrated VU meters
 Independent trim controls for each channel
 Rugged chassis neatly mounts to camera
 Operates on one 9 volt battery

The DXA-SLR PURE two-channel, passive audio adapter for connecting amplified signals from a wireless mic or a mixing board to any DSLR camera that has a built-in mic jack. Replaces the DXA-5Da adapter.

The DXA-SLR PURE uses exceptionally low noise, wide bandwidth, balancing transformers for pure, clean audio with no electronics to get in the way. This allows you to record high quality audio directly to the camera which will always be in sync with the video. Direct audio recording eliminates the need to have a separate audio recording device and syncing the audio in post editing. Inputs are two Neutrik combo XLR connectors with integrated ¼” phone jacks for connecting either balanced or unbalanced cables.

Built-in VU meters makes it easy to verify the proper signal levels at a glance, while the level controls allow you to adjust the output signal for optimum recording. The phone jack lets you monitor the audio from the adapter during recording, or camera during playback.

The adapter is housed in a rugged die cast aluminum enclosure and fits neatly under the camera for a truly portable audio interface. Operates on one 9 volt battery.

This product is expected to be released by June 1st, 2013 to leading audio and video dealers worldwide. The suggested list price of the DXA-SLR PURE is $299.00 in the United States.

Key Features
• Two combo XLR with integrated ¼” phone jack inputs
• Stereo mini-jack output
• Headphone jack
• Calibrated VU meters
• Independent trim controls for each channel
• Rugged chassis neatly mounts to camera
• Operates on one 9 volt battery


The KAMKIT accessory pack for DSLR cameras and camcorders consists of a Multi-Mount Bracket, Shock Mount for boom mics and a Top Handle. All pieces can be used together or independently.

The aluminum bracket provides 6 mounting shoes for attaching a variety of gear to any camera with a standard sized hot shoe. The mounting foot is removable to securely attach the bracket directly to the top of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. The shock mount makes it easy to snap a shotgun microphone on or off the camera and is highly effective at reducing noise for hand held shotting. Slim line design fits neatly into the center of the bracket or directly on the camera. The top handle is a light weight and sturdy solution for adding a grip to the camera.
This product is expected to be released by June 1st, 2013 to leading audio and video dealers worldwide. The suggested list price of the KAMKIT is $149.00 in the United States.

Key Features:

Multi-Mount
 6 mounting shoes with threaded ¼” / 20 holes on the two vertical shoes
 Removable foot allows direct attachment to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera
 Virtually indestructible aircraft aluminum

Mic Shock Mount
 Clip design to easily snap a boom mic on and off the camera
 Highly effective at reducing vibration hand holding noises
 Slim line design

Top Handle
 Light weight and comfortable grip
 Mounts to bracket or directly to camera

The MCC-2 is a low cost compact audio solution for camcorders and DSLR cameras that lets you mount, connect and control wireless mics and small, self powered camera mounted microphones such as the popular Rode VideoMics that have unbalanced mini-plug connectors. Since the adapter is a passive device, it is completely noise-free for superb audio. The adapter is also virtually unclipable and offers an extremely wide dynamic range. No power or batteries are required to operate the adapter.

The MCC-2 is very easy to set up and use. The dual trim controls allow you to adjust the signal levels independently and the output switch lets you select mono or stereo operation. The rugged extruded aluminum chassis has 3 integrated mounting shoes to securely attach the wireless mics and shotguns. Its compact size fits neatly on top of any camcorder or DSLR camera that has a standard mounting shoe.

Ideal for use with DSLR cameras such as the Nikon D800 that have a headphone jack to allow you to monitor the audio.

This product is expected to be released by May 1st, 2013 to leading audio and video dealers worldwide. The suggested list price of the MCC-2 is $89.00 in the United States.

Key Features
 Two mono min-jack inputs
 One stereo mini-plug input
 Dual trim controls
 Three integrated mounting shoes
 Die-cast aluminum chassis
 Mounts to camera hot shoe

For more information on these and other BeachTek products, visit them at www.beachtek.com