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TascamTM-2X Stereo XY Condenser DSLR Microphone
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

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Excellent camcorder mic

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...Read complete review

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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Good Mic for HDSLR's

This mic worked very well with my 5D Mark III the audio was clean. What I did was run it through my bechtech mixer so I wouldn't get the hum from the preamps in...Read complete review

This mic worked very well with my 5D Mark III the audio was clean. What I did was run it through my bechtech mixer so I wouldn't get the hum from the preamps in the DSLR. The overall build of the mic is good accept the cold shoe mount, do not over tighten it will break very easily. I had to take the cold shoe mount of the extension arm that comes with the mic and install that one on the Mic now it works perfectly. Just be careful when you tighten it. Other then that good mic I think the price should be $- bucks for what you get. Wish it what made out of metal like the Rode Stereo VideoMic X.

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4.0

Idealni pro zaznam hudebnich nastroju.

By Radim Nytl

from Litomerice, Czech Republic

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

Mikrofon Tascam urcite potesi vetsinu tzv. zrcadlovkaru, kteri chteji za priznivou cenu vyrazne zkvalitnit zvuk svych videi, aniz by na to potrebovali vic nez samotne teleso mikrofonu a kabel s tri a pulkou jackem bez nutnosti dalsi baterie. V tomto ohledu pristroj setri zivotni prostredi a za to davam bonusovy bod. Pokud se podivame na frekvencni krivku od nejhlubsich frekvenci po ty nejvyssi, vsimneme si, ze neni schopen podchytit subbassovou slozku (POVAZUJI ZA JEDINE MINUS), zachytne az bass od 50Hz. Pokracujeme li dal po krivce smerem nahoru, vsimneme si nastupu plneho prostoroveho zvuku, ktery pokracuje do cca 15 kHz. Smerem ke 20 kHz, kde udajna hranice pouzitelnosti mikrofonu konci, dochazi k mirnemu poklesu citlivosti, coz povazuji spise za vyhodu - zvuk tak nesyci. Pokud bych mel vyrobcum doporucit vylepseni pro budouci mikrofon Tascam TM-2X Mark II, bylo by to rozsireni frekvence smerem k basove slozce s prepinacem na >30 Hz, >50 Hz a >100 Hz a dale zapracovat na pevnejsich jezdcich, prodlouzovacim raminku mikrofonua na zhutneni protivetrne ochrany.

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5.0

microphone for Panasonic 770 camcorder.

By Strobes

from Nellysford, Virginia

Verified Buyer

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

Small and light weight. Easy to attach to the camera's hot shoe. Simple directions. Sound quality is good.

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4.0

Good mic for dSLRs

By Pang

from Basking Ridge, NJ

Verified Buyer

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

I use this mic on my 7D Mark II to shoot video of my son playing piano. I like its compactness, ease of use and audio quality. The construction could be better; the mount locknuts on both the mic and the noise isolation arm are built entirely with plastic. That being said, if these are not overtightened, the mic should be reasonably durable.

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3.0

Good Mic for HDSLR's

By Gunny Brown

from Temecula, Ca

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Pros

  • Built In Shock Mount Work
  • Great audio
  • Small

Cons

  • Plastic build
  • Weak Cold Shoe Mount

Best Uses

  • HDSLR
  • Run and gun shooting

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

This mic worked very well with my 5D Mark III the audio was clean. What I did was run it through my bechtech mixer so I wouldn't get the hum from the preamps in the DSLR. The overall build of the mic is good accept the cold shoe mount, do not over tighten it will break very easily. I had to take the cold shoe mount of the extension arm that comes with the mic and install that one on the Mic now it works perfectly. Just be careful when you tighten it. Other then that good mic I think the price should be $- bucks for what you get. Wish it what made out of metal like the Rode Stereo VideoMic X.

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5.0

Excelentní pomocník

By Cirrus

from Czech republic

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

Mechanické zpracování na velmi dobré úrovni, pouze rameno je chatrnější, z plastu. Totéž platí o paticích ramene u samotného mikrofonu, v nichž je implementován i stativový závit.Po zvukové známce: výborná prostorovost i frekvenční vyrovnanost od nízkých po vysoké frekvence, účinná ochrana proti zvukům z otřesů vzniklých na fotoaparátu. Vynikající protivětrná clona, která nedegraduje zvuk a zároveň uchovává čistotu záznamu i při rychlosti větru 25km/h, ať už čelního, nebo bočního.

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5.0

great product

By rick

from pa.

Verified Buyer

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

customer service was very helpful in finding correct product for my camcorder and product works fine

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4.0

more than adequate

By needarealname

from Wyoming

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Pros

  • Ease of Use
  • price
  • Size
  • Stereo
  • Vibration Damping

Cons

  • Picks Up Af Noise

Best Uses

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

    I've only had this microphone a short while. It was a windy day and so I used the provided wind guard. I probably should have used it on low cut, but as it was the audio contained a lot of wind noise. It also picks up af noise from the af motor but not as much as the onboard mic does. The vibration damping is excellent as the noise of my handling of the camera was not picked up. Used on a Sony a77m2.

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    5.0

    Tascam TM-2X - Good quality music and voice recording

    By Frank

    from Evergreen, CO

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Sound quality

    Cons

    • Extension Arm Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • Music And Voice Recording

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

    I used the TM-2X to record the Principal Cellist of the Colorado Symphony in a video using my Canon 70D. The sound quality from my previews of the video shoot was very good, better than I expected actually. I used the extension arm to move the mics forward and didn't hear any dicernable auto focus noise from my Canon 18-155 lens. The extension arm is a bit flimsy as other reviewers have noted, but it works fine if you install the mic first before mounting the arm to your hot shoe, and don't lift the camera by the arm.

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    5.0

    TASCAM TM-2x Stereo DSLR Microphone

    By Fla Sax

    from Mary Esther FL

    Verified Buyer

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

    Excellent stereo, constructed well, no battery, very clear response, unique wind screen but works great - super value for under $

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    5.0

    Amazing product.

    By 4K Lady

    from Canada

    Verified Buyer

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

    I film documentaries and this works flawlessly with my 4K Panasonic camera. The sound is very dynamic without distortion stereo image is unbelievable and the arm with the wind protector are nice additions. I will be buying the Tascam DR-60DMarkII and is going to pair perfectly. Highly recommended its an amazing product.

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    5.0

    slick stereo setup IF......

    By Wade

    from NW IL

    Verified Buyer

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

    This a great setup for great quality audio. These are configured as a 90° stereo pair, this is not a "shotgun". They work very well for recording a band or for making railroad videos, which is what I use them for, they have great separation. These mic's require dc power from your camera's 1/8" Microphone "IN" jack. My Canon 60D provides this power, and because of this my video rig can be lighter, the microphones do not contain batteries. Those are just a couple of simple things to consider, if you're OK with these, I would highly recommend this stereo microphone setup.

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    5.0

    amazing!

    By herbie

    from Chicagoland

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Sound quality

    Cons

    • Ungainly-looking

    Best Uses

    • Home video

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

    it is kinda weird-looking but I wanted to have better audio while taking video via my camera (Fuji X-T1).
    Amazing improvement - I am recording my kids' music performances from the middle of the auditorium and the video sounds awesome now!
    the hotshoe extender looks dorky and I did not use it, but very pleased so far.

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    5.0

    Good Buy Good Price

    By Wes

    from Orange County

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

    Very well crafted and sounds great when outside. I recommend this to anyone on a budget for an external microphone.

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    5.0

    Great Quality for the Price!

    By Matthew in Thailand

    from Isaan, Thailand

    Verified Buyer

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

    BLUF: For the price, this microphone shocked me with it's high quality audio.Cons:1. Noise isolation arm is low quality plastic. I can foresee the arm breaking with a small amount of force.2. Adds significant volume to the size of the camera.3. When using the noise isolation arm, the microphone still picks up the sound of the camera's autofocus motor (although with a much lower dB than the internal microphone).Pros:1. Phenomenal audio quality.2. Comes with a noise isolation arm.3. Comes with a nice quality fur windscreen.4. No batteries or external power required.5. Fairly low price for the audio quality and included accessories.Recommendation:If you are searching for a great quality external microphone for your dSLR, you can't go wrong with this one.Equipment used when testing:1. Nikon D8102. Lexar 64GB Professional 2000x UHS-II SDXC Memory Card3. AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

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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

    Verified Buyer

    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

    Verified Buyer

    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

    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

    Verified Buyer

    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

    Verified Buyer

    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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