Tascam has announced a new Shotgun Microphone TASCAM TM-200SG with super-cardioid directivity and compact size – a length is 153 mm. The Shotgun mic needs 48V phantom power via the XLR interface, and there is no battery in the case, which should be borne in mind when choosing this model. Of the controls, only the low-frequency cut is provided.
Although Tascam has been producing video and audio equipment for more than half a century. The company was founded in 1971 in California, in the 1970s it actively produced multi-channel tape recorders for recording on tape, and many world-famous musical compositions were released thanks to the products of this company. Today, the company’s arsenal has offers for taking photos and videos, including an interesting TM-200SG condenser microphone.
Due to its compact size, 153×23 mm, the TASCAM TM-200SG microphone can also be used as a camera microphone, but it needs a preamplifier that will supply it with a 48V XLR pin interface, and capable of supplying it with the required power.
The microphone provides a super-cardioid pick-up pattern, which will be useful for recording a speaker on the street or in other situations when you need to cut out unwanted sounds around. A low pass filter will also be useful to eliminate noise – the switch will cut off 3 dB at 160 Hz. The microphone weighs 53 g only.
Price and availability
The TM-200SG Shotgun mic is expected to be delivered on May 19th, 2021, and can be pre-ordered now for $149 via the Bhphotovideo.com store.
TASCAM TM-200SG Specifications
- Sound Field: Mono
- Capsule: Electret Condenser
- Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
- High-Pass Filter: 160 Hz, 3 dB/Octave
- Windscreen: Foam (Included)
- Frequency Range: 30 Hz to 20 kHz
- Maximum SPL: 132 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD)
- Impedance: 200 Ohms ± 30% at 1 kHz
- Sensitivity: -40 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 74 dB (1 kHz)
- Mounting: 1/4″-20 Female, Camera/Shoe-Mount (with Included Hardware)
- Dimensions: ø: 23 x L: 153 mm
- Weight: 1.9 oz / 53 g
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