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Audio recording is possible in the following modes, depending on the recording standards.

Audio Recording Modes
DV recording 2-channel recording
PCM digital recording (48 kHz, 16 bits or 32 kHz, 12 bits selectable)
HDV recording 2-channel recording
MPEG1 Audio Layer II (Sampling frequency: 48 kHz) (Bit rate: 384 kbps)


Built in XLR terminals: The XH A1 XLR terminals (CH1, CH2) supply phantom power and can be switched between LINE and MIC.

XLR Terminal Specifications
MIC input (1) shield, (2) hot, (3) cold
Input impedance 600 Ω
Sensitivity -59.5 dBv (Auto mode)
Maximum sensitivity 1 -71.5 dBv (Auto mode/MIC Gain Up 12 dB)
Maximum sensitivity 2 -71.5 dBv (Manual mode/vol.Max)
Maximum sensitivity 3 -83.5 dBv (Auto mode/vol.Max+MIC Gain Up 12 dB)
ATT 20 dB
LINE input
Input impedance 10 kΩ
Sensitivity +6 dBv

2 Independent Channel Adjustment: CH1 to CH2 audio level can be adjusted independently.

Built in microphone: The XH A1 is equipped with a built in electret condenser microphone with cross-layout directivity and a directional angle of approximately 90 degrees. The microphone amplifier comes with a sensitivity selector. Attenuation level (20 dB) can be switched. Microphone mode can be set to "Normal" or "High sensitivity". "Normal," "Voice" or "Wind screen" can also be set as the microphone mode.

External microphone holder: The XH A1 also comes equipped with an external mic holder for added audio functionality.

External 1/8" microphone input jack: An external mic jack lets you connect your external mic and allows attenuation level switching (20dB).

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