Tascam TM-2X Stereo XY Condenser DSLR Microphone

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Product Highlights
  • Camera-Mountable
  • Swivel by 180-Degrees
  • XY Stereo Pattern
  • Switchable Sensitivity
  • Low-Cut Filter at 130Hz
  • Plug-in Power Requires No Batteries
  • 120dB Maximum SPL
  • Includes Noise Isolation Arm
  • Includes Fur Windscreen

The TM-2X Stereo XY Condenser DSLR Microphone from Tascam is designed to record stereo audio directly to your DSLR camera's microphone input. It can be mounted directly on your camera's hot shoe mount and is capable of being swiveled 180-degrees. The TM-2X has two switchable sensitivities, allowing it to work with a range of cameras. As it is powered by plug-in power from your camera, it requires no external batteries for operation.

A low-cut filter at 130Hz allows you to eliminate low-frequency rumble while the included noise isolation arm helps prevent the mic from picking up mechanical noise from your DSLR. For outdoor filming, a fur windscreen is included to help reduce wind noise. The TM-2X can handle SPL up to 120dB, allowing it to be used on a variety of sources.

  • Can be mounted directly to the camera accessory shoe and swiveled by 180 degrees to capture sound sources in front or behind the user
  • Tripod attachment screw-hole (1/4-inch) allows for optional tripod to place the microphone apart from the camera
  • XY orientation for stereo definition and minimal phase differences
  • Accepts sound pressure levels up to 125 dB SPL
  • Switchable input sensitivity for functionality with most camera models
  • Switchable low-cut filter to minimize unwanted low-frequency noise
  • Operates with plug-in power from your camera - no battery required
  • Included noise isolation arm reduces possible noise being recorded from the camera's lens or stabilizer mechanisms
  • Included fur windscreen reduces wind and environmental noise
  • Type Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Response 50 Hz to 20 kHz
    Maximum Input Level 120 dB SPL (@ 1 kHz with sensitivity set to H and low-cut filter set to FLAT)
    Output Impedance 1.6 kΩ (RL = 2.2 kΩ, Vcc = 2.5 V )
    Signal to Noise Ratio 74 dB typical (RL = 2.2 kΩ, Vcc = 2.5 V )
    Sensitivity H Setting: −37 dB (1 kHz, 0 dB = 1 V/Pa), (RL = 2.2 kΩ, Vcc = 2.5 V )
    L Setting: −52 dB (1 kHz, 0 dB = 1 V/Pa), (RL = 2.2 kΩ, Vcc = 2.5 V )
    Low Cut Filters 130 Hz (RL = 2.2 kΩ, Vcc = 2.5 V )
    Cable Length 13" (33 cm)
    Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS stereo mini plug (Tip: left channel, Ring: right channel, Sleeve: ground)
    Power Requirement Plug-in power (JEITA standard CP-1203A)
    Operating Temperature Range 41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.2 x 2.3 x 2.7" (57 x 59 x 69 mm), excluding cable and accessories)
    Weight 2.6 oz (75.0 g)
    Tascam TM-2X Stereo XY Condenser DSLR Microphone
  • Furry Windscreen
  • Noise Isolation Arm
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    TascamTM-2X Stereo XY Condenser DSLR Microphone
     
    4.5

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          4.0

          Good for recording live music.

          By Jay Skaggs

          from Louisville, KY

          Comments about Tascam TM-2X Stereo XY Condenser DSLR Microphone:

          I've been looking for a DSLR mic to record drums, which may be the most difficult instrument to record.
          I'm very happy with the results. The sound is clear and accurate. Some more expensive micsay be better for this type of application but for the money this gave me the results I desired.

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          5.0

          better than I had hoped

          By wheelguner

          from Atlanta Area

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                Comments about Tascam TM-2X Stereo XY Condenser DSLR Microphone:

                Even better than I had hoped. The sound is clean and crisp and the supplied wind guard eliminated wind noise in the conditions I normally work in. I have only used it with the included extension arm and using it my vids had no motor noise. The cable clips are a nice touch and keeps the cable out of the way.

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                4.0

                Simple and effective.

                By STSS

                from Louisville, KY

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                      Comments about Tascam TM-2X Stereo XY Condenser DSLR Microphone:

                      Plug and Play. Very easy to use.

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                      5.0

                      Woooooo excellente for DSLR audio

                      By franklin

                      from Dominican Republic

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                            Comments about Tascam TM-2X Stereo XY Condenser DSLR Microphone:

                            If you are looking for a good audio and JUST IN CASE(zoom-tascam-sony ect.. fails) and cover your SELF,get this !!!

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                            5.0

                            Tried and True

                            By ER

                            from Vancouver, Wa

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                                  Comments about Tascam TM-2X Stereo XY Condenser DSLR Microphone:

                                  When I went searching for a microphone to use on my Nikon D5200, I looked at all options everything from Nikon's Mic to Rode and beyond. When I came across the TM-2X Stereo XY Condenser DSLR Microphone by Tascam, I remembered how much I liked the the performance of my Tascam DR-40 and how reliable there product line has been. All of that aside the fact that B&H beat out others prices on this item just helped me seal the deal. It was easy putting in an order with B&H and the customer service was fantastic when I had questions. OH! back to the performance of the TM-2X Stereo Mic with my Nikon camera is fantastic better then I could have imagined. Once you learn how to set your audio levels where you need them to be in your camera, its all good for going to post production editing. The audio sounds great. I like this microphone a lot.

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                                  5.0

                                  This is exactly what I needed

                                  By Schlomo

                                  from MI

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy to operate

                                  Cons

                                  • none

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Live Classical Music

                                  Comments about Tascam TM-2X Stereo XY Condenser DSLR Microphone:

                                  One of my kids plays instrument and I video tape the performances in a large orchestra hall using Canon 60D

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                                  4.0

                                  great stereo microphone for DSLRs

                                  By raydb

                                  from West Kootenays, British Columbia, Canada

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                                  Pros

                                  • Fur Windscreen Included
                                  • Great sound
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • No battery required

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                                      Comments about Tascam TM-2X Stereo XY Condenser DSLR Microphone:

                                      Very happy with this stereo microphone, had it for 10 days and so far, have used it at a dance performance (playback music from a PA system) and a choir concert (50-100 live singers with piano and djembe accompaniment).
                                      The Tascam has a very clear, pleasing & clean sound with good frequency range. It sounds way better than the built in stereo mic of my Nikon D7100.

                                      Due to the noise isolation arm, the noise from the autofocus motor of my standard zoom (Nikkor 16-85mm VR)is very much diminished, again compared to the built in mic.

                                      One thing I am not so happy with is the build quality of the noise isolation arm. Although the arm itself feels quite sturdy, I wish that both hot shoe mounts, especially the one that mounts on to the camera hot shoe, were made of metal. The plastic mounts look and feel very fragile. Handle with care!

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent camcorder mic

                                      By Bob

                                      from Denver Metro

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                                            Comments about Tascam TM-2X Stereo XY Condenser DSLR Microphone:

                                            I am very happy with how well this microphone works with my JVC GZ-E505. It isolates handling noise very well. The pivoting head allows the user to significanty change the fore/aft sound balance - it is an excellent close interview mic. The cord retention slots are a very thoughtful feature. It weighs very little - I can't feel the difference in handling after it is installed. I left the extension arm in the box - I don't need it for my camcorder.JVC/TM-2X specific comments: So far, I've left the camcorder's mic level at "0", the K2 setting at "Off" (It sounds more neutral that way to me), and the mic sensitivity level to "H" for normal level sounds - the "L" setting works well for very loud environments without diving into the camera menu. A pair of Etymotic Er6i headphones with earmolds have worked well as in-ear-monitors. I haven't compared it to any other microphones - yet - but I still plan on getting a Que Audio mini-shotgun mic soon for more targeted recording.

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                                            4.0

                                            doesnt require phantom power

                                            By fm4fan

                                            from Cape Town, SA

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                                                  Comments about Tascam TM-2X Stereo XY Condenser DSLR Microphone:

                                                  but it does require plugin power (big difference)

                                                  Plugin power is delivered from most devices, but there are a few exceptions.
                                                  Basically old SLR's and some Canon video models - like the XA series - but please check.

                                                  Basically just google if another non powered microphone works on you device - like the Videomic go.

                                                  I looked it up and the Panasonic GH2 and the GH3 have a powered output.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Great value, but requires phantom power

                                                  By Charlesdashd

                                                  from Washington, DC

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                                                  Pros

                                                  • Compact
                                                  • Good Value

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Requires Phantom Power

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Amateur
                                                  • Student

                                                  Comments about Tascam TM-2X Stereo XY Condenser DSLR Microphone:

                                                  This is an excellent value in a DSLR microphone, but it doesn't work for my purposes because it requires phantom power delivered through a miniplug jack. If you can get it working, the sound quality is excellent and the compact form-factor very useful. The compact form-factor reflects the lack of an on-board battery, and consequently it requires external power, delivered through a miniplug rather than an XLR jack. This is unusual, but is clearly indicated in the product description. I simply didn't read carefully enough, so don't make the same mistake I did!

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