TASCAM TM-2X – New Microphone Pair for Your DSLR

Tascam recently announced a new microphone unit specifically designed for recording high-quality audio in DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The new Tascam TM-2X is a stereo X-Y pattern microphone made for DSLR cameras and it allows users to utilize the same cardioid mics made popular on Tascam’s DR-Series PCM recorders and record straight into their camera of choice.

The TM-2X has two high-quality mic capsules which can be rotated 180 degrees horizontally and accept high sound pressure levels up to 125 dB SPL. They are equipped with a low-cut filter which you can turn off), a two-stage output level as well as a floating support structure built in order to eliminate noise from the camera (it also has an isolation arm which is made in for distancing the mics from the auto-focus noise caused by the camera lens – if you happen to use AF in video).

Here is a list of features of the Tascam TM-2X:

  • 2 high-grade stereo condenser microphones.
  • Can be mounted directly to the camera accessory shoe and swiveled by up to 180 degrees to capture sound sources in front or behind the user.
  • Tripod attachment screw-hole (1/4-inch) to place the microphone apart from the camera.
  • XY orientation for clear stereo definition and minimal phase differences.
  • Accepts high sound pressure level up to 125 dB SPL.
  • Switchable input sensitivity for optimum performance with any camera model.
  • Switchable filter to minimize unwanted low-frequency noise.
  • Operates with plug-in power – no battery needed.
  • Noise isolation arm included to reduce possible noise being recorded from the camera’s lens or stabilizer mechanisms.
  • Fur windscreen included to reduce noise being recorded in outdoor situations.
  • Price: $130 (available at B&H).

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