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Tascam iXJ2 - Mic/Line Preamplifier for iOS Devices

B&H # TAIXJ2 Mfr # IXJ2
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Product Highlights
  • Two 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Input Jacks
  • Accepts 2 Mono or 1 Stereo Input Source
  • Microphone or Line-Level Sources
  • 56dB Gain Range on Each Channel
  • AKM 16-bit/44.1kHz Converter
  • Independent Input Level Controls
  • Sum to Mono Function
  • Onboard Analog Limiter
  • Mini-USB Port Charges iOS Device
  • Free Tascam Linear PCM Recorder App

The Tascam iXJ2 - Mic/Line Preamplifier for iOS Devices connects to morph your iPad, iPhone or iPod into a high-quality digital recorder. The iXJ2 records 2 channels of audio at 16-bit/44.1kHz (CD quality) resolution from one of its two unbalanced 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mic/line inputs. Both inputs can also be used simultaneously in mono, and even summed to one mono signal from there. The free Linear PCM Recorder App, available on the iTunes App Store, provides optimized functionality.

Both of the iXJ2's inputs offer independent level control and switchable plug in power. A 3-way switch chooses between the two stereo input jacks and both as left/right mono inputs. When recording left/right mono channels, the built-in analog limiter can be linked to attack/release identically on both sides. The iXJ2 has a JRC operational amplifier that provides up a 56dB gain range on each channel.

The Tascam iXJ2 weighs just over 1 ounce, adding almost no mass at all to your iOS device. It has an onboard USB Mini type B port, allowing you to charge your device during operation despite the docking connector being in use.

Wide iOS Support
Supports the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad, iPad 2, iPad (3rd gen) and iPod touch (4th gen).
AKM Converter
The onboard AKM AK5357 converter encodes CD quality audio at 16-bit/44.1kHz. It achieves a 100dB signal-to-noise ratio (@3V, 48kHz) and a wide dynamic range. It also features an onboard analog limiter.
Mini USB Port
Even though the iXJ2 monopolizes your iOS device's docking connector, your battery doesn't have to drain. iXJ2 includes a Mini USB port that allows you to recharge while recording.
Connection Connects to iOS 30-pin dock connector
Compatibility Supports the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad, iPad 2, iPad (3rd gen), iPod touch (4th gen)
Resolution 16-bit / 44.1 kHz
Audio Inputs 2 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS stereo mini
Input Impedance 2.2kΩ (plug in power: on)
10kΩ (plug in power: off)
Maximum Input Level +6 dBV
Nominal Input Level -66 dBV to -10 dBV
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0 /-2 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio ≥ 90 dB
THD < 0.02%
Power Source Powered over iOS connector
Power Consumption 125 mW
USB Port Yes, Mini type B
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.35 x 1.84 x 0.65" (59.8 x 46.7 x 16.6 mm)
Weight 1.06 oz (30 g)
Tascam iXJ2 - Mic/Line Preamplifier for iOS Devices
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    TascamiXJ2 - Mic/Line Preamplifier for iOS Devices
     
    4.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Lightweight (3)

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        3.0

        iXJ2 Review

        By Post Haste Media

        from North Hollywood, CA.

        About Me Frequent Traveler, Gearhead, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tascam iXJ2 - Mic/Line Preamplifier for iOS Devices:

            I'm using the iXJ2 for broadcasting live music via Spacebar. Using it with an iPhone 5 required an adaptor, but overall it performs well. High level +4 signals need to be lowered to -10 to prevent clipping, but overall audio quality is decent for a low priced adaptor.

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            5.0

            Love this thing!

            By wallywld

            from Miami, FL

            About Me Gearhead

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Controls
            • Good Sound Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Travel

              Comments about Tascam iXJ2 - Mic/Line Preamplifier for iOS Devices:

              Very clear, easy to use and work great with the Rode app as well as its own. Seems pretty solid (as anything that plugs into an iPhone _can_ be) and I have experienced no problems.

              I've thrown at it any input I have found and has worked well. Haven't tried phantom power on it. Battery drain is fair.

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              4.0

              Good value for money.

              By Mike

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Gearhead

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Sound Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Use

                Comments about Tascam iXJ2 - Mic/Line Preamplifier for iOS Devices:

                Easy to use.
                Light weight.
                Volume controls are difficult to control.
                The plug to the ipod/ipad seems brittle.
                Probably best to get an extension cable.

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