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TASCAM TM-80 Studio Condenser Microphone with USB Audio Interface

TASCAM TM-80 Studio Condenser Microphone with USB Audio Interface
Key Features
  • TASCAM TM-80 Studio Condenser Microphone
  • Plug-On USB Audio Interface
  • Monitor Headphones
  • Desktop Microphone Stand
Great for beginners, this TASCAM TM-80 Studio Condenser Kits from B&H gives you everything you need to record, mix, and edit your own audio productions on your Mac/Windows computer—using the software of your choice.
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TASCAM TM-80 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2TASCAM TM-80 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • 3Polsen XLR-USB-48 XLR to USB Audio Interface
  • 4Auray TT-6110-BL Desktop Microphone Stand (Black)
  • 5Polsen HPC-A30-MK2 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones

Great for beginners, this TASCAM TM-80 Studio Condenser Kits from B&H gives you everything you need to record, mix, and edit your own audio productions on your Mac/Windows computer—using the software of your choice.

The kit comes with the TASCAM TM-80 studio condenser microphone, a Polsen XLR-USB-48 USB audio interface, a USB cable to connect the interface to your computer, and a desktop microphone stand.

Also included is a pair of studio headphones to monitor your recordings in comfort.

TASCAM TM-80 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

For singers, rappers, and musicians who need a large-diaphragm studio condenser mic and don't have the funds to go big, the TASCAM TM-80 presents a simple solution. Since it shares design characteristics with pricier mics and has no switches to configure, it offers a blend of quality and ease of use that makes it appealing for home recording. Also included with the mic are a shockmount, tabletop tripod stand, and mic cable, making the TM-80 a complete mic package.

The heart of the mic is its 0.7" aluminum-diaphragm condenser capsule, which produces a hotter output level and wider frequency range than most dynamic mics. Use it on vocals, acoustic instruments, or even guitar/bass speaker cabinets. By utilizing a cardioid polar pattern, the TM-80 is able to capture less room sound and background noise than the omnidirectional mics found in computers and mobile devices. For proper functionality of the TM-80, it should be plugged into to the XLR input of a device that can supply phantom power.

For Vocal and Instrument Recording
The TM-80 offers strong output signal and full-spectrum tone that enables it to clearly reproduce vocals (sung or spoken) as well as instruments, thanks to its high sensitivity and 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response. Compared to a typical handheld dynamic mic, the TM-80 needs less gain and produces a wider frequency response. Considering its maximum SPL handling of 136 dB, it can also be used on guitar cabinets and some drum miking applications.
Friendly for Home Setups
Whereas most mics built into computers and smartphones pick up sound from all directions, the TM-80's cardioid condenser element captures minimal sound behind it. This behavior allows it to lessen the presence of room reflections in recordings, a significant benefit when working in places that lack acoustic treatment.
Phantom Power Required
Since the TM-80 needs phantom power to operate, it must be connected to a device that can send phantom power rated between 9 and 48 VDC, which most audio interfaces, mixers, and mic preamps can do. Rather than plugging the mic into a computer soundcard or a mobile device, the TM-80 is designed to be connected to an XLR mic input.
Shock-Absorbing Mount
By placing the TM-80 in the included shockmount, it is decoupled from the stand and separated from vibrations and rumble that would otherwise travel through the stand to the mic. Use the supplied mini tripod for convenient tabletop positioning, or attach the shockmount on a larger mic stand when you need to use it while standing or recording instruments from above.
Features at a Glance
  • Traditional side-address design
  • Condenser capsule with 0.7" aluminum diaphragm
  • Cardioid polar pattern keeps the recording from sounding too ambient
  • High sensitivity
  • Wide frequency response (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
  • XLR output connector
  • Requires phantom power (9 to 48 VDC)
  • Sturdy die-cast zinc housing
  • Includes shockmount, tabletop tripod stand, and XLR cable
UPC: 043774031634
Polsen XLR-USB-48 XLR to USB Audio Interface

The Polsen XLR-USB-48 is a compact and easy-to-use XLR to USB interface that allows users to connect an XLR microphone directly to a computer via the USB port. It’s an ideal tool for singer/songwriters, podcasters, or musicians who need a simple yet high-quality solution for recording with an XLR microphone directly to a laptop or desktop computer.

Connecting the adapter to an XLR microphone and to your computer’s USB port is all that’s needed to start recording. Due to the plug-and-play capability, no drivers are needed and the computer will instantly recognize the adapter, allowing for quick and easy setup. The adapter features selectable phantom power for condenser microphones, and the 3.5mm headphone output allows for input monitoring and playback.

Polsen’s XLR-USB-48 is an all-in-one adapter that allows the musician or podcaster to set up quickly and record high-quality audio easily and affordably.

Connect an XLR microphone to your computer's USB port for high-quality recording directly to your laptop or desktop computer
Phantom Power
Selectable 48V phantom power provides compatibility with condenser microphones
Plug and Play
No drivers are needed. Your computer will instantly recognize the XLR-USB-48. Select it in your audio setup preferences, and you're ready to record
Adjustable Gain Control
Using the mic gain knob allows users to set optimal recording levels
Headphone Monitoring
Monitor playback of the recording through the 3.5mm headphone output. Volume control allows for setting optimal monitoring levels
UPC: 847628588509
Auray TT-6110-BL Desktop Microphone Stand (Black)

The black TT-6110-BL Desktop Microphone Stand from Auray features a round-cast metal base and has a fixed 5.5" height. It can be used for podcasting, voice-overs, video conferencing, and other home- or project-studio applications.

With five non-slip rubber feet to ensure that the stand doesn't move or shift on smooth or polished surfaces, the desktop microphone stand is designed with a thicker shaft to support heavier condenser microphones. Built with a 5/8"-27 threaded mount, it is compatible with most shockmounts and microphone clips.

The compact mic stand is ideal for tabletop audio applications such as podcasts, voice-overs, and video conferences—this mic stand is small enough to take with you to remote locations and easily fits into a gear bag or briefcase
Standard 5/8"-27 Mount
The microphone mount features a 5/8"-27 thread, which is compatible with most microphone clips and shockmounts
Fixed-Height Shaft
At a fixed height of 5.5", the mic shaft is the ideal height for desktop applications, and is suitable to support heavy, studio condenser microphones
Weighted Base and Non-Slip Rubber Feet
Built for stability, the round-cast metal base provides steadiness for a microphone and shockmount, and the five non-slip rubber feet ensure the mic stand won't move, even when placed on smooth, highly-polished surfaces
UPC: 847628598409
Polsen HPC-A30-MK2 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones

The HPC-A30-MK2 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones from Polsen offer a solution for experiencing rich and natural sound when listening to music through a mobile device or monitoring a podcast on your computer. These headphones can also be used for DJ work, thanks to the swiveling earcups that let you monitor audio while keeping one ear free.

The HPC-A30-MK2's over-ear design isolates the sound and prevents leakage for optimum listening conditions in loud environments, such as a club or on the go. The 10' cable also gives you the freedom to move around while working and terminates in a 1/8" TRS stereo plug, which is compatible with most mobile devices and computers. In addition, a stereo 1/4" adapter is included to plug into a stereo or mixing board.

The HPC-A30-MK2 headphones deliver a rich sound for listening to audio on a mobile device. Whether you're listening on a smartphone, an iPod, or a tablet, these headphones deliver detailed sound even in noisy environments.
Over-Ear Design
The over-ear design isolates sound in loud environments and prevents leakage for optimum listening conditions. This design is good for listening to music on a busy street, and for DJs who need to monitor their audio in a noisy club.
DJ Applications
The headphones are suitable for DJ applications and include a tuned bass response for low-end clarity. The pivoting earcups are ideal for one-ear or on-the-shoulder monitoring. A padded headband offers to keep you comfortable during a lengthy session.
Broadcast and Podcast
The headphones allow for monitoring audio on a laptop or in a home studio as well as recording a vlog on a smartphone.
Swiveling and Rotating Earcups
If you're a DJ who likes to keep one ear free, you can swivel one of the earcups for on-the-shoulder monitoring. The earcups also rotate 90° so you can turn one of the earcup outward for one-ear handheld monitoring.
10' Cable
A headphone cable that's too short is almost like sitting on the sidelines—you can't be part of the action. If you need to move around while you work, the 10' cable will allow you to move about freely.
UPC: 847628021563

TASCAM TM-80 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone Specs

Primary ApplicationsStudio Recording
Form FactorLarge Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Speech/Voice Over, Instrument
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Diaphragm0.71" / 18 mm
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationSide Address
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
On-Board ControlsNone
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL136 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD)
Impedance200 Ohms ± 30% at 1 kHz
Load Impedance> 1000 Ohms
Sensitivity-38 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio77 dB
Equivalent Noise Level17 dB A-Weighted
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Cable Length6' / 1.8 m
Bus PowerNone
Operating Voltage9 to 48 V (Phantom Power)
MountingShockmount (Included)
Included CaseNone
Included FiltersNone
Construction MaterialDie-Cast Zinc
Dimensionsø: 1.9 x L: 6.5" / ø: 4.8 x L: 16.5 cm
Weight10.6 oz / 301 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.79 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.7 x 4.95 x 3.05"

Polsen XLR-USB-48 XLR to USB Audio Interface Specs

Signal Processing
High-Pass FilterNone
Analog Audio I/O1 x XLR 3-Pin Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power48 V
Digital Audio I/ONone
Host Connection / USBMini-USB
Host Connection ProtocolUSB 2.0
USB (Non-Host)None
Sync I/ONone
Network I/ONone
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz
≥ 32 Ohms
Digital Audio
Sample Rates44.1 / 48 kHz
Bit Depths16-Bit
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card SlotNone
OS CompatibilitymacOS
Windows XP or Later
*As of November, 2021: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Included SoftwareNone
Power RequirementsUSB Bus Power
Form FactorInline Adapter
Channels of I/O1 Input / 2 Output
Maximum Sampling Rate48 kHz / 16-Bit
Number of Microphone Preamps1 Preamp
Input Level Adjustment1 x Knob
Expansion SlotsNone
Dimensions4 x 0.85" / 10.2 x 2.2 cm
Weight1.6 oz / 45.4 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.45 x 4.1 x 2"

Auray TT-6110-BL Desktop Microphone Stand (Black) Specs

Height5.5" / 14.0 cm
Base TypeRound
Base Dimensions6" / 15.2 cm
Mounting Thread5/8"-27 Male
MaterialMetal, Steel
Weight2.1 lb / 1.0 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.59 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.5 x 7 x 1.7"

Polsen HPC-A30-MK2 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones Specs

Earpiece DesignOver-Ear (Circumaural), Closed-Back
Earpiece Connection / Wearing StyleHeadband
Driver TypeDynamic
Driver Size2" / 50.80 mm
Magnet TypeNeodymium
Impedance32 Ohms
Active Noise CancellationNo
Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz (Wired)
Sensitivity102 dB
Maximum Power Handling300 mW
Output Power15 mW
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)0.25%
Wired Connectivity
Audio Connector to Source1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male
Adapter (Included)1/4" TRS
Audio Connector to EarpieceNot Specified by Manufacturer
Cable Length10' / 3.05 m
Cable ColorBlack
Weight10.2 oz / 289.2 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.17 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.4 x 9.4 x 3.7"

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