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Friday, May 27, 2011

Can you sell ANYTHING to dslr owners ? How about a $69.95 audio adapter worth $3

I'm just amazed at some of the overpriced stuff out there. Don't get me wrong, the price of gear over the last few years has dropped dramatically. It wasn't too long ago you needed $100K VTR to record HD video tape, now there are $1k-$3k solid state recorders with better quality. So here comes a 3.5mm to XLR adapter for $69.95. Lets get real, the XLR  can be had for $1 in lots of 20, $3 in Radio Shack if you want to really be ripped off. The  3.5mm adapter can snipped off the end of a 3.5->3.5mm cable you can also pick up for a $1 or so as a shortie. Add in 10 minutes to solder it up... ya $3. Premade ones can be found for not too much more. You can even find ones with line level -> mic level padding, ok, that requires 2 resistors in the XLR to get the job done. 

If you are really interested : Energy Transformation Systems, Inc

They must think dslr owners will buy anything.