Tascam Launches TM-80 Studio Condenser Mic

Tascam tell us the new TM-80 studio condenser microphone brings the big studio sound at a price anyone can afford. It's internal circuitry is designed for low noise and distortion too...  

NAB Show, Booth SL4707 (April 13, 2015): TASCAM’s new TM-80 is a condenser microphone designed and priced for home recording. The condenser mic features an 18mm aluminum diaphragm with a cardioid pickup pattern that sounds great on anything from vocals to acoustic instruments. Internal circuitry is optimized to reduce noise and distortion while retaining rich, full sound quality. 

Tascam TM-80.

Tascam TM-80.

Included with the TM-80 are a tabletop stand, six-foot XLR cable, and a elastic shockmount to reduce rumble and noise during recording. And at a street price under $60, the TM-80 is priced less than many dynamic microphones. 

Tascam TM-80 in the tabletop stand.

Tascam TM-80 in the tabletop stand.

Features:

  • Microphone capsule assembly features an 18mm pure aluminum diaphragm
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Sensitivity : -38dB +/-2dB (0dB=1V/Pa at 1kHz)
  • Phantom power requirement: 9 - 48V DC
  • Output impedance : 200ohm +/-30% (at 1kHz)
  • Load impedance : >1k ohm
  • Max SPL : 136dB (at 1kHz=1% THD)
  • S/N ratio : 77dB
  • Housing : Die cast zinc
  • Dimensions (W×H×D): 48mm×165mm×48mm / 1.9 inch×6.5 inch×1.9 inch
  • Includes : shockmount, mini desk stand, mic cable (1.8m XLRM – XLRF)

Web: http://tascam.com/product/tm-80/overview/

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