Sony XLR-K3M Dual-Channel Digital XLR Audio Adapter Kit with Shotgun Microphone is a dual-channel digital XLR audio adapter that allows you to connect microphones and other audio sources to cameras equipped with a Multi Interface Shoe. Released alongside the a7R IV, which benefits from its built-in digital audio interface, the adapter is able to produce its best quality by delivering a digital audio stream directly to the camera through the Multi Interface Shoe. Other Sony cameras with the standard MI Shoe can still make use of the microphone as there is a selectable digital/analog output.
The XLR-K3M features two XLR-1/4" combo mic/line inputs with 48V phantom power, and a 3.5mm stereo input with plug-in power, all with individual level controls. Intuitive controls make the adapter easy to use right out of the box. An ECM-XM1 shotgun is included so you can immediately start recording your YouTube videos, Facebook Live streams, and interviews, at home, in the studio, or on the go.
- Digital Sound with Low Noise
When connected via the Multi Interface Shoe of a compatible camera that features a built-in digital audio interface, the audio signal is directly transferred to the camera in digital form so that no degradation can occur. A simple switch also provides compatibility with a wide range of cameras using an analog interface.
- Effective Controls for Clear Sound
Controls Include Record level (Auto/Manual), record level link (Input 1-Input 2), attenuator, and low-cut filter (100/300 Hz).
- Mechanical Noise Suppression
An advanced shock and vibration suppressing design effectively minimize low-frequency and handling noise, which can degrade audio quality. The absence of connecting cables, when used with a compatible MI Shoe, also means that no noise can be transmitted to the microphone mechanically via cables and connectors.
- Cable-Free Connection
Simply clip the microphone into the Multi-Interface Shoe on a compatible camera for direct power and audio connections without the need for extra cables or batteries. Sony's Multi-Interface Shoe offers intelligent connectivity and control for a variety of accessories, providing maximum flexibility and mobility.
- Flexible Setup
An MI Shoe extension cable is supplied, giving you the flexibility to position the XLR-K3M to accommodate professional rigs and camera cages.
- ECM-XM1 Shotgun Microphone
An ECM-XM1 super cardioid monaural microphone and a fur windscreen for wind-noise reduction are supplied.