New BeachTek products

A while ago, we announced that the BeachTek DXA-5D was discontinued and confirmed that a new version of the product would be out ‘soon’. Soon in this case sounds like the end of February /March. Just got an email from BeachTek announcing these:

DXA-5Da Feature Comparison List DXA-SLR
$329 US List Price $399
February 25 Available March 30
Passive Circuitry Active
no Preamplifiers yes
no Phantom Power yes
yes Dual Channel yes
yes AGC Disable Feature yes/enhanced
yes Headphone Monitoring yes
LCD vu meter Level Meter good/peak indicator
no Playback Monitor yes
polycarbonate Chassis aluminum
wireless mics Ideal for wireless mics
self-powered condenser mics virtually any microphone
mixer interface mixer interface

I know a lot of people prefer to use en external recording device such as the Zoom H4n but being able to record (and monitor) directly on the 5D means no sync in post which can be a real time saver and less clutter in your bag.

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