TASCAM Debuts TM-80 Studio Mic Aimed at Home and Small Applications

tascam-tm80-0415TASCAM’s new TM-80 is a condenser microphone designed and priced for home recording and simple application recording. The condenser mic features an 18-millimeter 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.

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

Other specs include:

  • 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

Here are the complete specs.