The DXA-SLR gives you everything you need to connect professional audio gear to your camera to capture superb sound. In addition to two balanced, preamplified XLR channels, the DXA-SLR also has dedicated RCA monitoring connections, a 3/5mm auxillary jack, and Automatic Gain control disabling, and peak/level indicators. The preamplifiers have switchable Hi/Lo gain settings.
The 5D HAS phantom power through XLR and is can be used with unpowered microphones such as the Shure lavelier or handheld microphones.
The DXA-SLR is very easy to set up and use. The Good/Peak signal indicators show the ideal input levels at a glance while the headphone output lets you monitor what you are recording. You can also monitor the playback audio from the camera. Fits neatly under any camera and can also be mounted to a tripod. Operates on one 9 volt battery.