Tascam TM-80 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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Tascam SKU: TM-80
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For singers, rappers, and musicians who need a large-diaphragm studio condenser mic and don't have the funds to go big, the TASCAM TM-80 presents a simple solution. Since it shares design characteristics with pricier mics and has no switches to configure, it offers a blend of quality and ease of use that makes it appealing for home recording. Also included with the mic are a shockmount, tabletop tripod stand, and mic cable, making the TM-80 a complete mic package.

The heart of the mic is its 0.7" aluminum-diaphragm condenser capsule, which produces a hotter output level and wider frequency range than most dynamic mics. Use it on vocals, acoustic instruments, or even guitar/bass speaker cabinets. By utilizing a cardioid polar pattern, the TM-80 is able to capture less room sound and background noise than the omnidirectional mics found in computers and mobile devices. For proper functionality of the TM-80, it should be plugged into to the XLR input of a device that can supply phantom power.

For Vocal and Instrument Recording The TM-80 offers strong output signal and full-spectrum tone that enables it to clearly reproduce vocals (sung or spoken) as well as instruments, thanks to its high sensitivity and 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response. Compared to a typical handheld dynamic mic, the TM-80 needs less gain and produces a wider frequency response. Considering its maximum SPL handling of 136 dB, it can also be used on guitar cabinets and some drum miking applications. Friendly for Home Setups Whereas most mics built into computers and smartphones pick up sound from all directions, the TM-80's cardioid condenser element captures minimal sound behind it. This behavior allows it to lessen the presence of room reflections in recordings, a significant benefit when working in places that lack acoustic treatment. Phantom Power Required Since the TM-80 needs phantom power to operate, it must be connected to a device that can send phantom power rated between 9 and 48 VDC, which most audio interfaces, mixers, and mic preamps can do. Rather than plugging the mic into a computer soundcard or a mobile device, the TM-80 is designed to be connected to an XLR mic input. Shock-Absorbing Mount By placing the TM-80 in the included shockmount, it is decoupled from the stand and separated from vibrations and rumble that would otherwise travel through the stand to the mic. Use the supplied mini tripod for convenient tabletop positioning, or attach the shockmount on a larger mic stand when you need to use it while standing or recording instruments from above.
  • For Voice, Acoustic Instruments & Cabs
  • XLR Output for Hookup to Mic Preamp
  • Runs on 9 to 48V Phantom Power
  • Shockmount Inhibits Vibration Noise
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern Reduces Ambience
  • High Sensitivity for Strong Output
  • Wide Frequency Response
  • 0.7" Aluminum Diaphragm
  • Tabletop Stand and XLR Cable

TASCAM TM-80 Specs

Primary Applications Studio Recording
Form Factor Large Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources Vocals, Speech/Voice Over, Instrument
Sound Field Mono
Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
Capsule Condenser
Diaphragm 0.71" / 18 mm
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Orientation Side Address
Circuitry Solid-State
Pad None
High-Pass Filter None
Tone Adjustment None
Gain Adjustment None
Indicators None
On-Board Controls None
Windscreen None
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL 136 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD)
Impedance 200 Ohms ± 30% at 1 kHz
Load Impedance > 1000 Ohms
Sensitivity -38 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 77 dB
Equivalent Noise Level 17 dB A-Weighted
Output Connectors (Analog) 1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Headphone Connector None
Cable Length 6' / 1.8 m
Bus Power None
Operating Voltage 9 to 48 V (Phantom Power)
Color Silver
Mounting Shockmount (Included)
Included Case None
Included Filters None
Construction Material Die-Cast Zinc
Dimensions ø: 1.9 x L: 6.5" / ø: 4.8 x L: 16.5 cm
Weight 10.6 oz / 301 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.79 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.7 x 4.95 x 3.05"

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