Streaming Accessories

4 Port PCI Express (PCIe) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Card Adapter w/ 4 Dedicated 5Gbps Channels

Just ordered one of these (4-24-15). I’ll post my review here as soon as possible.  – Tom

Behringer Microamp HA400 Headphone Amplifier

The HA400 contains 4 high-power stereo amplifiers that maintain the highest sonic quality even at maximum volume levels. These ultra-low-noise 4580 operational amplifiers are included for outstanding audio performance–the same op amps found in “full-size” audio equipment. For more info, click the image below.

Personal Note: This little amp is the centerpiece of my homemade Broadcast Intercom System. Small, cheap, perfect for the job. Here’s a YouTube video I did recently that uses this amp as part of a wired intercom system. – Tom

Behringer XENYX502 5-Channel Audio Mixer

The 5-input, 2-bus XENYX 502 with XENYX mic preamp can accommodate either a dynamic or condenser microphone. The 2-band British EQ is famous for its warm, musical sound. Play music between sets via the RCA CD/Tape Inputs (main mix or control room/phones assignable) and record your performance to an outboard recording device via the RCA outputs. Weighing in at a mere 1.2 pounds (0.55 kg), the XENYX 502 is the portable, practical way to turn a speech or scaled-down performance into a sound to behold. Schools, meeting rooms, restaurants and songsmiths the world over agree this mighty mite is a high-fidelity lifesaver.  For more info, click the image below.

Personal Note: I have owned this mixer for several years and its perfect for a portable streaming set up OR use it with that cool Homemade Broadcast Intercom System I showed you how to build here. – Tom

Intelix Dual Composite Audio/Video Baluns

Two composite video and stereo audio up to 2,200 feet over twisted pair cable (4 RCA to 1 RJ45).  For more info, click the image below.

Personal Note: I own a bunch of these are they are great for sending Standard Definition Video over CAT5 cable over 1,000 feet. They will send audio, too. In fact I use them in my Homemade Broadcast Intercom system I demo’s here. – Tom

 Yamaha CM500 Headset with Mic

This headset combines closed-ear, noise-reducing headphones with a sensitive electric microphone. It creates the ideal choice for audience-interactive DJs or school music labs. Its crafted with high-impact materials and an ultra flexible headband and withstands repetitive twisting and hard use found in music labs and on the dance floor. Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz. Impedance: 120 ohms. Sensitivity: 96dB/mW. Mic Range: 100 Hz – 20 kHz. Jacks: 1/8″ and 1/4″ adaptor.  For more info, click the image below.

Personal Note: I have owned this headset for about three years and really love it. It’s perfect for broadcasting sports because the ear pieces are comfortable – very soft. And it looks good, too! – Tom

HD Webcam – Logitech C310

Still image capture up to 5.0 megapixels with software enhancement for high-resolution clarity. Video capture up to 720p (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution and widescreen video calling in 16:9 format to ensure sharp detail and lifelike motion. Delivers stunning image quality. RightLight technology automatically adjusts the webcam’s settings to ensure optimal lighting, even in dim or poorly backlit settings. Offers smooth video, sharp pictures, rich colors and clear sound. Along with pan, tilt and zoom controls via software allows you to adjust the webcam’s angles to suit your preferences.

Person Note: I just got one of these. I like that it does not have auto focus. I just end up turning that off anyway. The width of the shot is not as wide as the C920, but good for a talk show or a wide shot of a church or meeting hall. And the clarity of the image is not as good as the C920. But it’s half the price! – Tom

Capture Card – Blackmagic Intensity Pro 4K Captures HD HDMI or Component Video

The BM Intensity Pro 4K is a PCIe capture card for one HD input into a PC or Mac. Card can do input or output, but not both at the same time. An included dongle also allows capture of S-video, composite video and stereo audio. Card can be a little tricky to set up and does not work with some motherboards. Check this Blackmagic site for more info. For more info, click the image below.

Personal Note: While tricky to set up, I have used the older version of these as capture cards for cameras and to share video from on PC to another, and they work flawlessly. – Tom

Mic Stand – Scissor Arm Stand with Shock Mount and XLR cable

The XLR male to female microphone cable is already installed hidden inside the boom arm tubing enhancing the scissor suspension microphone stand’s overall appearance. The double-braced arms add strength. Your microphone is held safely on this scissor arm microphone mount. A standard microphone clip to mount any standard-sized handheld microphone. A professional studio shock mount is included, to support large diaphragm condenser microphone. Package Contents: 1 x Scissor microphone arm stand 1 x Standard microphone clip for handheld microphones 1 x Crank style table mounting clamp 1 x Professional studio shock mount for diaphragm condenser microphones 1 x XLR male to female microphone cable. For more info, click the image below.

Personal Note: This is very similar to the scissor arm stand & shock mount that I use in my studio.  The shock mount is essential to reducing the noise from vibrations from the deck (typing, writing, fingers tapping in time with the theme music). – Tom

Amazing Light Toy