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TM-2X
ADK-TCM-1372-00178
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$99.00

Stereo Microphone for DSLR

 

TM-2X

Record high-quality audio for high-definition video straight to your camera

 

The TM-2X is an X-Y stereo condenser microphone that can record high quality sounds appropriate for high-quality video filmed with a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, something that has been getting a lot of attention within the past few years. The TM-2X has been developed by thoroughly investing know-how on linear PCM recorders and professional acoustic equipment that TASCAM has accumulated in order to create an accessory in which a DSLR user can easily enjoy a high-sound quality filming.

X-Y stereo microphone method, directional and optimal for recording from a specific source

 

The dual unidirectional condenser microphone unit that focus records sounds in front was configured using an X-Y pattern. The X-Y pattern is a type of a stereo recording method and records sounds while reducing the hollowing out effect (when the central sound becomes weak). As such, this is an effective recording method when filming a specific target. A vari-angle microphone structure that allows 180-degree rotation was adopted, allowing for mic placement in accordance to the target. The audio circuit design, including the microphone, went through several listening tests in order to select the parts that are best for achieving great sound quality. The TM-2X can handle sound pressure up to 120dB SPL, and as such, can record sound without distorting even when filming a target with a high volume.

Floating structure that doesn’t completely fix the microphone to the body reduces noise

 

In conjunction to implementing the high-sound quality of the circuit itself, external noise measures for the TM-2X were also explored. Extra attention was placed on the noise characteristics of a DSLR camera, with various measures implemented to counterattack that. A floating structure was employed for the mic unit and the shoe mount section, reducing handling noise from the mic unit. In addition, a noise isolation arm was included in order to physically reduce operational noise by keeping a distance from the noise source. If the operation noise from the camera’s auto-focus is an issue, mounting the noise isolation arm will reduce such noises. Other attachments include the low-cut filter, which eliminates low-frequency noise and the fur windscreen that reduces wind noise when filming outdoors.

Floating structure that doesn’t completely fix the microphone to the body reduces noise

 

In conjunction to implementing the high-sound quality of the circuit itself, external noise measures for the TM-2X were also explored. Extra attention was placed on the noise characteristics of a DSLR camera, with various measures implemented to counterattack that. A floating structure was employed for the mic unit and the shoe mount section, reducing handling noise from the mic unit. In addition, a noise isolation arm was included in order to physically reduce operational noise by keeping a distance from the noise source. If the operation noise from the camera’s auto-focus is an issue, mounting the noise isolation arm will reduce such noises. Other attachments include the low-cut filter, which eliminates low-frequency noise and the fur windscreen that reduces wind noise when filming outdoors.

A must have camera accessory when filming with a DSLR

 

By simply mounting TM-2X on your camera, you can perform high-quality video recordings in which realistic audio is added to depth-of-field imagery characteristic to DSLR. Just like with exchangeable lenses and strobes, this is a new type of camera accessory that camera fans will want to take along with them in their camera bag. *Patent application already submitted.

Features at a glance

Directional stereo condenser microphone in an X-Y configuration

Designed with the capacity to easily handle high sound pressures up to 120dB SPL

Floating support structure used to reduce handling noise

Included noise isolation arm to reduce lens operation noise

Low-cut filter to eliminate any unwanted low frequencies

Included furry windscreen

Two-stage output level adjustment switch ensures compatibility with a variety of cameras

Vari-angle microphone structure allows 180º rotation for optimal mic placement

Included shoe adapter (ISO/JIS specification compliant) can be attached to the camera accessory shoe

Tripod mounting threads enable the unit to be attached to a camera tripod

13" (33cm) connection cord supports connections in a variety of manners

Lightweight design (2.6 oz. / 75 g) that won't interrupt camera balance or handling

Stereo mini-plug output jack

Operates on plug-in power from the connected unit

Spec description

Microphone typeCardioid
Frequency range50Hz to 20kHz
Input output ratings 
Maximum input level120dB SPL (at 1kHz, SENS: H, LCF=Flat, RL: 2.2k, Vcc: 2.5V)
Output impedance1.6k (RL: 2.2k, Vcc: 2.5V)
S/N ratio74dB (at 1kHz, 1Pa, A weighted)
Mic sensitivity switchSENS H:37dB, SENS L:52dB
(at 1kHz, 0dB=1V/Pa, RL: 2.2k, Vcc: 2.5V)
Connection cable/plug 
Cable length13" / 33 cm
Plug1/8" (3.5mm) TRS Stereo Mini plug (Tip: L-ch, Ring: R-ch, Sleeve: GND) 1
PowerPlug-in power (JEITA standard CP-1203A)
Dimensions (WHD) 
TM-2X main unit2.24" 2.3" 2.7" / 57 59 69 mm (excluding cable and connectors)
Noise isolation arm1.34" 2.24" 5.6" / 34 57 142 mm
Weight 
TM-2X main unit2.4 oz. / 75 g
Noise isolation arm1.5 oz. / 41 g
Operating temperature23F to 142F / 5 to 45C
AccessoriesFur windscreen, Noise isolation arm, Owner's Manual, Warranty

 

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