Sonosax SX-M2D2 audio interface – a ‘Swiss army knife’ for on-camera audio

The Sonosax SX-M2D2 is an audio interface box that you can use in an impressive variety of ways.

One box, many uses

Sonosax SX-M2D2
The M2D2 is a neat-looking box with a lot of clever tech inside.

For use on camera it has two mini XLR inputs with phantom power and high quality preamps. It’s compatible with iOS and Android devices so you can use it to plug in professional microphones to your smartphone.

And it also has a USB sound card built in so you can use it as an audio interface on Mac or PC, to record podcasts or VO – or just to listen to material via its headphone output.

Connection options

The M2D2 features three mini-XLR inputs: two analogue with phantom power and one AES input, for microphones with a digital output that’s switchable between AES3 and the new AES42 standard .

Sonosax SX-M2D2
Sonosax include mini-XLR connectors with each unit so you can make up your own cables.

For outputs, there’s one AES and one balanced analogue, both over mini XLR sockets again. There’s also a USB-C output for control and monitoring via smartphone (either iOS or Android).

You can also use the USB connector to plug into a Mac or PC and use it as an audio interface for recording or listening.

Preamps and power

The M2D2 preamps are similar to the ones found in Sonosax’s other products, with a claimed 135dB of dynamic range.

The unit is powered by a removeable internal battery or a hirose connector.

Sonosax SX-M2D2
Both analogue XLR connectors provide phantom power

Audio for everything from DSLRs to Alexa Minis

Sonosax see the M2D2 being used as an audio solution for cameras that don’t have – so everything from DSLRs all the way up to the Alexa Mini. To that end they’re currently working on a universal mounting solution that will allow you to integrate it into a camera setup.

Sonosax SX-M2D2

There’s no price set yet, but you can expect to pay slightly more than €1,000 for the M2D2. Sonosax say it should be available from November.

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