The Saramonic SR-AX107 Audio Mixer Overview

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The Saramonic SR-AX107 is a practical no nonsense audio mixer for your DSLR. Important for me is the ability to use phantom powered XLR microphones and the Saramonic has 2 XLR inputs.

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Beside the XLRs is the 9v battery compartment, that was a surprise for me as I have not had to use a PP3 (MN1604) battery for a few years and had to fly to Tesco to get one.

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The control panel is simple with various switches and the left and right rotary knobs are very positive using a stepping motion.

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The LCD is clean and does the job.

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Both sides have the ability to hold a hot shoe “spade mount” to hold other accessories, personally I would have preferred 1/4″ screw mounting holes.
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I took the SR-AX107 along to my friend Gerry Bayne a broadcast sound engineer to have a listen to it.

GubbinsWe decided to have a look at the inside and were very impressed with the overall build quality and the PCB layout.

Gerry-WSGerry used various types of microphones from AKG C 460 B shotgun to the older classic “Elvis” Shure 55SH Dynamic vocal mic.

ShureGerry was impressed with the Saramonic SR-AX107, it sounded very clean, adding no noise that was detectable by ear.

For £200 the Saramonic gives you a great 2 channel field sound mixer especially useful with a DSLR, my only negative is the anchor point for the DSLR itself, the big thumb screw is great but my Sony A7s had a tendency to move, but this is a problem that most of these single 1/4″ screw mount DSLR audio units suffer.

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My thanks to Ianiro for giving me the Saramonic SR-AX107 to review.

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