TASCAM Intros TM-80 Condenser Microphone For Home Studios

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TASCAM has introduced the TM-80 condenser microphone – a new mic that they say is designed and priced for home studios.

The condenser mic features an 18mm aluminum diaphragm with a cardioid pickup pattern that they sounds great on anything from vocals to acoustic instruments. 

Included with the TM-80 are a tabletop stand, six-foot XLR cable, and a elastic shockmount to reduce rumble and noise during recording.

Specifications:

  • 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)

The TM-80 has a street price of around $60. See the TASCAM site for more info.

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