Chinese company Saramonic’s SR-AX107 XLR adapter/preamp is a mashup of juicedLink and Beachtek products at an aggressive price point — with a face only a mother could love.
If you don’t have access to an external audio recorder with robust preamps like the Zoom H5 or H6 – or my new favorite, the TASCAM DR70-D ; an audio pre-amp like the juicedLink Riggy Assist or Beachtek; or you still have the Zoom H4n with a mic like perennial favorite RODE NTG-2 (a notoriously poor pairing of two otherwise lovely products), odds are you would really hear the difference a good pre-amp can make.
DeeJay Scharton over at DSLR Film Noob clued us into Saramonic, a new-to-us preamp that he says he hasn’t been this excited about since the release of the TASCAM DR-60D. We’re looking forward to his report.
But with this written, uh, about that industrial design…I guess it comes down to personal taste? [bctt tweet=”Saramonic SR-AX107 – a preamp with a face only a mother could love?”]
Saramonic SR-AX107 XLR DSLR audio interface
It’s been awhile since I’ve seen a new audio interface on the market so the Saramonic SR-AX107 is a refreshing site. The built in +20dB of gain is a little more than Beachtek’s DXA-SLR and a bit less than the gain provided by the Riggy RM333. It’s interesting that they’ve included an isolation transformer into the design and of course the XLR inputs can supply phantom power.
The Saramonic SR-AX107 design also looks pretty interesting. Large volume knobs on the front, cold shoe mounts on either side, Beachtek style thumb screw, and all of the switches in an easy to get to location.
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