Studio Condenser Microphone
a great recording starts with a great microphone.
for orders $199 and up.
TASCAM's TM-280 is a high-performance, studio quality condenser microphone that features:
• switchable high-pass filter : allows the user to reduce rumble and eliminate low frequency energy when needed
• -10dB pad: drops the input volume when your signal is loud enough to distort the recording
These features, when combined with the pure gold-sputtered diaphragm, allows the TM-280 to gracefully capture performances ranging from a delicate acoustic session to the powerful levels of electric guitars, horns, percussion and drum kit overheads. And, while the TM-280 may be complex and sensitive on the inside, it is tough on the outside and built to last. Its premium components are protected by a durable internal construction on a stout framework, then encased in an aluminum shell and sturdy microphone mesh.
TASCAM has also ensured that this mic comes ready to rock by including a well-engineered shockmount with an integrated pop screen and a protective flight case.
Large Diaphragm – Ideal for vocal applications, the large, gold-plated 34mm diaphragm provides high sensitivity, low noise, and pristine clarity
Cardioid (unidirectional) Polar Pattern – Provides precise directional focus and increases the rejection of signal bleed
80dB SN Ratio – This top-performing spec is achieved by using high-end components and ensures ultra low-noise operation
-10dB Switch – When engaged, the -10db cut is used to help prevent clipping when recording high level sources
Low-Cut Filter Switch - The selectable Low-Cut filter is used to eliminate low-end noise for a cleaner mix
Shockmount and Pop Filter – These included essential tools are used to eliminate plosives and reduce unwanted traffic noise
Microphone Case - Protect your investment with this heavy-duty, rock-solid flight case
Condenser vs. Dynamic microphones
TM-280 is a condenser-type microphone, which is quite different from a dynamic microphone which is typically used in live performances. The diaphragm essentially works with pneumatic vibrations. Inside of a dynamic microphone, the voice coil operates with the diaphragm, which increases the weight of the entire part. On the other hand, a condenser microphone incorporates a diaphragm in the either side of the electrode in an electrical part referred to as condenser, achieving a lightweight structure. This allows excellent follow-up performance, greatly contributing to high-precision sound. Thus, the mechanism to convert sound into electrical signals is different between the two: Dynamic microphones are powered by electromagnetic induction whereas condenser microphones take out static signals. To give condenser microphones the potential difference, power supply is required.
Features at a Glance
- Condenser-type microphone
- Cardioid (Unidirectional)
- 34-mm aluminum diaphragm
- Suspension shockmount included
- Pop filter inclluded
- Flight case included
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|Diaphragm||34mm Pure Gold-sputtered|
|Polar Pattern||Cardioid (Unidirectional)|
|Frequency response||20Hz to 20,000Hz|
|Output impedance||50Ω +/-30%|
|Load impedance||> 1kΩ|
|Sensitivity||-36dB +/-2dB (0dB=1V/Pa at 1kHz)|
|Connector||3 pin XLR, Male × 1|
|Phantom power requirements||48V|
|Dimensions||1.98" × 7.4"|
|Included accessories||Suspension shockmount (5/8" fitting), Pop filter, Flight case, 5/8" to 3/8" conversion adapter|