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Tascam iM2 Stereo Microphone for Apple iOS Products (White)

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Product Highlights
  • Record with iPad, iPhone & iPod touch
  • Digital 44.1kHz/16-Bit Linear PCM Format
  • Features a Pair of Condenser Microphones
  • Plugs Into Apple 30-Pin Dock Connector
  • Microphones Adjust 180° Front & Back
  • Integrated Analog to Digital Converter
  • Built-In Preamp for Low Noise Recording
  • Adjustable Input Level Control & Limiter
  • SPL 125dB Max for Recording Loud Shows
  • USB Input on iM2 Charges Apple Device

The compact and portable Tascam iM2 Stereo Microphone is digital recording device with a pair of integrated condenser microphones. It records using the CD-quality 44.1 kHz / 16 Bit Linear PCM digital format. The iM2 is designed for Apple iOS products and it's compatible with the iPad, iPad 2, iPod touch 4G, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. It features a 30-pin dock connector that attaches to your iPad/iPhone/iPod docking port. The iM2 is even powered through the docking port. For added convenience, the recorder does have a USB input that allows your Apple device to be charged via USB power through the recorder. Your iPad/iPhone/iPod can also be charged by connecting the optional Tascam PS-P515U AC adapter (sold separately) to the iM2.

Since the iM2 has a maximum sound pressure level (SPL) of 125dB, you'll be able to record loud live shows and rehearsals free of distortion. It can also be used for songwriting, lecture recording and video filming with quality stereo audio. For flexibility, the recorder's stereo condenser microphones are adjustable 180° front to back. There's a built-in analog to digital converter as well. A microphone preamp ensures low noise recording and a switchable limiter attenuates high-level signals to prevent recording overload. The iM2 even features adjustable input level control. It can also work with just about any recording app available, including the built-in video camera on your iPad or iPhone.

Key Features

Compatible with the Apple iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod touch 4G
High-quality stereo condenser microphones connect via docking port to iPad/iPhone/iPod
The iM2 makes CD-quality digital recordings using the 44.1 kHz / 16 bit Linear PCM format
The recorder's stereo condenser microphones are adjustable 180° front to back
Built-in analog to digital converter and microphone preamp for low noise recording
The 125dB max sound pressure level (SPL) is great for recording loud shows without distortion
Switchable limiter attenuates high-level signals to prevent recording overload
Adjustable input level control for more flexibility when recording
The iM2 requires no batteries and is powered through the iPhone/iPad/iPod dock connector
A convenient USB input allows you to still charge your iPhone/iPad/iPod while using the iM2
Optional Tascam PS-P515U AC adapter (sold separately) can also be used for device charging
The iM2 features a compact size and portable design, which makes it ideal for mobile use

iM2 Applications

Live Recording
Record your concert from the front of the stage or record a friend from your shirt pocket
Songwriting
Use an app like Tascam's Portastudio to build up a song before presenting it to the band
Rehearsal Recording
Plug in a mic to capture a live band practice without overloading your iPhone/iPad/iPod
Video Filming
Record stereo audio to improve your videos for YouTube or for just sharing with family
Sound Effects Gathering
Record sounds in the outside world and then drop them into your productions or remixes
Compatibility Apple iPad
Apple iPad 2
Apple iPhone 4
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPod touch 4G
Recording Format Linear PCM (44.1 kHz / 16 bit)
Microphone Type Stereo condenser microphones (2)
Adjustment Range 180° (front to back)
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 125dB
Limiter Yes (switchable)
Input Level Adjustment Yes
Digital to Analog Converter Yes
Mic Preamps Yes (1)
Connector Type Apple 30-pin dock connector
USB Port USB x 1 (input for charging devices)
Power Source iM2: iPad/iPhone/iPod docking port
iM2: PS-P515U AC adapter (sold separately)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.3 x 2.2 x 0.75" (5.8 x 5.6 x 1.9 cm)
Weight 1.05 oz (29.8 g)
Tascam iM2 Stereo Microphone for Apple iOS Products (White)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    TascamiM2 Stereo Microphone for Apple iOS Products (White)
     
    4.5

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (6)
    • Easy to set up (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Usability:
          • Simple enough (3)
          • Primary use:
          • Personal (3)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Tech savvy (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Huge Improvement In Sound Quality

        First off, this did NOT work with a lightning port adapter. This is only going to work with IOS devices with an "old" connector.
        The sound quality is excellent and...Read complete review

        First off, this did NOT work with a lightning port adapter. This is only going to work with IOS devices with an "old" connector.
        The sound quality is excellent and the stereo imaging is very nice. It will plug-n-play effortlessly with GarageBand or just take over for your normal mike when recording video or audio. Your device will "warn" you the accessory is not supported but it will work just the same.
        They lose one star for the lack of an app, though. While the box proclaims that the FREE Tascam app will allow you to record, that app is not supported in IOS7 and is no longer available for download.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Bummed

        I excited when I ordered the iM2 Sterio Microphone for my iPhone. I downloaded the Tascam app which was pretty easy to use. However it was extremely difficult to download files I had...Read complete review

        I excited when I ordered the iM2 Sterio Microphone for my iPhone. I downloaded the Tascam app which was pretty easy to use. However it was extremely difficult to download files I had recorded. I don't have time to jump through hoops to get the audio I recorded. It sounded decent on my phone, but I never could get the perfect level. Just very disappointed with the product and I sent it back and went with another Tascam hand help digital recorder with a removable drive that I can just pop into my computer.

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        4.0

        Huge Improvement In Sound Quality

        By Torgotom

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Audiophile

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tascam iM2 Stereo Microphone for Apple iOS Products (White):

            First off, this did NOT work with a lightning port adapter. This is only going to work with IOS devices with an "old" connector.
            The sound quality is excellent and the stereo imaging is very nice. It will plug-n-play effortlessly with GarageBand or just take over for your normal mike when recording video or audio. Your device will "warn" you the accessory is not supported but it will work just the same.
            They lose one star for the lack of an app, though. While the box proclaims that the FREE Tascam app will allow you to record, that app is not supported in IOS7 and is no longer available for download.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            very cool microphone

            By ryan titmas

            from venice, florida

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fits Well
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Usage
              • Music Recording

              Comments about Tascam iM2 Stereo Microphone for Apple iOS Products (White):

              first off the price is great, second its worth more then the price, so easy to use, with great sound quality, this is a must have if you want to record audio with your phone, works well with live piano recordings.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome!

              By Frank the audiophile

              from Southern California

              About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fits Well
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Usage

                Comments about Tascam iM2 Stereo Microphone for Apple iOS Products (White):

                I love this little thing! I also like that the price has come down. It's the best thing for recordings on the fly, I haven't uploaded to my computer or anything but I've heard that it only records one type of file (wave file?). I've recorded some church services and this thing sounds so much better than the phone mic. Do yourself a favor and upgrade the crummy little mic on your iPhone, your ears will appreciate it.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Tascam iM2 Stereo Microphone is a hit

                By Nole82

                from Hurleyville, NY

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • High quality recorder
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sound recording

                  Comments about Tascam iM2 Stereo Microphone for Apple iOS Products (White):

                  Attached to a iPod Gen. 4 the iM2 Stereo Microphone allows me to record at high quality from a live sound source. The microphone is a small, handy attachment that coupled with the free Tascam app gives me a great portable recorder in a compact package.

                  • Usability:
                  • Simple Enough

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                  5.0

                  Low cost option for high end work

                  By Newsdork

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Business Professional, Social Networker, Tech Savvy, TV Reporter

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Inexpensive
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Occasional plosions

                  Best Uses

                  • Music recording
                  • Video Narration

                  Comments about Tascam iM2 Stereo Microphone for Apple iOS Products (White):

                  I love this little microphone. I do work for network television news. Our first option is an 800 dollar "lip mic". But when in a pinch, we use this little number to record voice track and email it straight from an iPhone. As long as I'm careful to watch the levels and hold the mic at the right angle to my mouth, it sounds just fine for our use. Great to always have in a briefcase in case news breaks.

                  • Usability:
                  • Intuitive

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                  5.0

                  Perfect addition to the iPhone and iPad

                  By Nathan

                  from Dana Point, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Tascam iM2 Stereo Microphone for Apple iOS Products (White):

                  This is a small and light mic that can be easily carried everywhere. The audio is slightly quieter compared with the built in mic on the iPhone or iPad, but the sound is far superior. Very nice product for the price.

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                  5.0

                  Great close-mic for acoustic instruments

                  By Mic Nut

                  from New York, NY

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Tascam iM2 Stereo Microphone for Apple iOS Products (White):

                  I am blown away by the results I am able to achieve with this mic. I use it to record myself in orchestra. By experimenting with the combination of mic placement and sensitivity I am able to zero in on the perfect balance between myself and the orchestra. I find that close-miking provides the best results (approximately 12 inches from the bridge).

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                  5.0

                  Works as advertised

                  By Jimmyfly311

                  from Atlanta

                  About Me Business Professional, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Tascam iM2 Stereo Microphone for Apple iOS Products (White):

                        Works great. Great clarity. Definite improvement over stock mic in my iPhone.

                        • Usability:
                        • Intuitive, Simple Enough

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Bummed

                        By Jimbosox2004

                        from Louisville, KY

                        About Me Radio professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Hard to transfer files

                          Best Uses

                          • Out-of-office Productivity

                          Comments about Tascam iM2 Stereo Microphone for Apple iOS Products (White):

                          I excited when I ordered the iM2 Sterio Microphone for my iPhone. I downloaded the Tascam app which was pretty easy to use. However it was extremely difficult to download files I had recorded. I don't have time to jump through hoops to get the audio I recorded. It sounded decent on my phone, but I never could get the perfect level. Just very disappointed with the product and I sent it back and went with another Tascam hand help digital recorder with a removable drive that I can just pop into my computer.

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                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Useful Product

                          By Joop

                          from MPLS, MN

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Tascam iM2 Stereo Microphone for Apple iOS Products (White):

                          A useful product. It does not live up to the quality of standalone field recoders though

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                          4.0

                          Nice device for the Ipad

                          By Tommy

                          from Lawrenceburg, KY

                          About Me Grandparent, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Microphone
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Awkward

                          Best Uses

                          • Out-of-office Productivity

                          Comments about Tascam iM2 Stereo Microphone for Apple iOS Products (White):

                          It does pickup audio better than the built in mic on the Ipad. I have not spent much time using it yet, but have been satisfied with it.

                          • Usability:
                          • Simple Enough
                          • Media:
                          • Good pickup

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                          Batteries & Power

                          Add additional powering options.

                          Tascam -  PS-P515U AC to USB Power Adapter
                          • You Pay: $22.00
                           

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