Tascam TM-2X High-quality XY microphone for digital cameras

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The TM-2X is a stereo X-Y pattern microphone for DSLR  cameras – the ideal solution to combine high-quality audio with  high-definition video. It allows users to utilize the same cardioid mics  made popular on the DR-Series PCM recorders and record straight into  their camera of choice. 

The  two high-quality mic capsules can be rotated horizontally by 180  degrees  and accept high sound pressure levels up to 125 dB SPL. They  are equipped with a switchable low-cut filter, a two-stage output level  adjustment to adjust for varying cameras input levels, and all of this  rests on a floating support structure to eliminate handling noise. For  additional noise isolation, the TM-2X ships with an isolation arm to  distance the mics from auto-focus noise caused by the camera lens, and  place the mics closer to the audio source being recorded. For outdoor  recording, an included fur windscreen can be attached. The TM-2X and  noise-isolation arm are mounted to the top of the camera via a standard  shoe mount. The mics plug into the camera’s 3.5-mm mic input, and are  powered from the standard plug-in power supplied by the DSLR camera.

Features at a glance

  • High-grade stereo condenser microphone for high-quality sound recording with DSLR or mirrorless cameras
  • Can be mounted directly to the camera accessory shoe and swivelled by 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 required
  • 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

Specifications

General 
Microphone type Cardioid condenser microphone 
Frequency range 50 Hz – 20 kHz 
Input and output 
Maximum input level 120dB SPL (at 1 kHz with sensitivity set to H and low-cut filter set to FLAT)* 
Output impedance 1.6 kΩ* 
S/N ratio 74 dB typical* 
Mic sensitivity (SENS) switch H = −37 dB, L = −52 dB (1 kHz, 0 dB = 1 V/Pa)* 
Low-cut filter cutoff frequency 130 Hz* 
*RL = 2.2 kΩ, Vcc = 2.5 V 
Cable length 33 cm 
Plug 3.5 mm TRS stereo mini plug (Tip: left channel, Ring: right channel, Sleeve: ground)
Power supply and other specifications 
Power requirements Plug-in power (JEITA standard CP-1203A) 
Outer dimensions (width × height × depth) 57 mm × 59 mm × 69 mm (excluding cable and accessories) 
Weight 75 g (without arm) 
Operating temperature range 5–35°C 
Supplied accessories Noise isolation arm, fur windscreen