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TASCAM TM78 Condenser Microphone   

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The TASCAM TM78 is a high-quality electret condenser microphone that is great for capturing vocals and acoustic instruments like acoustic guitar, fid...Read More

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An all purpose mic that is great for podcasting.

The TASCAM TM78 is a high-quality electret condenser microphone that is great for capturing vocals and acoustic instruments like acoustic guitar, fiddle and percussion. It comes with a cable, mic clip, and tabletop tripod stand that is ideal for podcasting. Requires phantom power.

FEATURES
  • Perfect for vocals, instruments and podcasting
  • Requires phantom power
  • Includes cable and tabletop stand

SPECIFICATIONS

TM78 Condenser Microphone

  • Type: Back electret condenser microphone
  • Polar pattern: Supercardioid
  • Frequency response: 20~20,000Hz
  • Sensitivity: -35dBV/Pa (17.8 mV/Pa) at 1,000Hz
  • impedance: 200 Ohms
  • Max. SPL: 136dB
  • Equivalent noise level: 22dB (A-weighted)
  • Dynamic range: 114dB (1,000Hz at 1Pa)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 72dB
  • Power supply: 36~52V Phantom
  • Current consumption: 3mA
  • Connector: 3-pin male XLR type
  • Net weight: 320g (11.3oz.)
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TASCAMTM78 Condenser Microphone
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (13)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Compact (7)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (11)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Professional recording (6)
  • Performances (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Get it!

A vey good condenser for the money. Works flawlessly with my audio interface. The included cable and the desktop stand are a sweet addition . A shook mount would be a recommended accessory if...Read complete review

A vey good condenser for the money. Works flawlessly with my audio interface. The included cable and the desktop stand are a sweet addition . A shook mount would be a recommended accessory if anyone chooses to use it for field applications. However, for this price? Give me a break! Thanks (again)to Tascam for another great affordable product..and to musician's friend for their excellent service and unbeatable deals.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

An OK Condenser

This is a reasonable amateur-quality condenser. It's a bit dark for acoustic stringed instruments, but is OK for lower vocal ranges, amps or spoken word.

Finish was not great on...Read complete review

This is a reasonable amateur-quality condenser. It's a bit dark for acoustic stringed instruments, but is OK for lower vocal ranges, amps or spoken word.

Finish was not great on mine and the microphone is a bit light not to be tippy on the provided small desk tripod, especially if used with the lumpy provided XLR cable (why are cables not shipped coiled so they will eventually straighten out, instead of crushed for life with a tie wrap?).

It's an adequate microphone, but you can do better for its everyday price. As a free bonus, it's great, though.

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5.0

Great

By 

from Derby in

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about TASCAM TM78 Condenser Microphone:

    Great condenser mic for the price

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Clear sound

    By 

    from New Jersey

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    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about TASCAM TM78 Condenser Microphone:

      For what I needed to use it for . The sound is clear and yes I should have bought another one. It's a great mic.

      Comment on this review

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      very good

      By 

      from hooks, TX

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Very Happy With This Mic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about TASCAM TM78 Condenser Microphone:

        none

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        4.0

        Very Good for acoustic guitar

        By 

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about TASCAM TM78 Condenser Microphone:

          Got this mic free with the purchase of my Tascam DP-24 MTR. Was skeptical going in, but went with it since I didn't have the money to add a higher quality mic for my home studio yet. I gotta say, I love the sound I get laying down acoustic guitar on my Taylor 714CE. Very clear, natural, and sounds killer on the demos I've done so far. No EQ needed. Gonna hold on to this puppy!

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Get it!

          By 

          from NYC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about TASCAM TM78 Condenser Microphone:

            A vey good condenser for the money. Works flawlessly with my audio interface. The included cable and the desktop stand are a sweet addition . A shook mount would be a recommended accessory if anyone chooses to use it for field applications. However, for this price? Give me a break! Thanks (again)to Tascam for another great affordable product..and to musician's friend for their excellent service and unbeatable deals.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            good mic to have in your tool box

            By 

            from Neosho, WI

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about TASCAM TM78 Condenser Microphone:

              I really like the TM78. I have been using it to record acoustic guitar. With a tube pre-amp and no added eq I get a very natural sound. It is sensative without picking up everything in the room. It seems more focused than other studio-style ondensor mics. The TM78 seems to limit the booming low end that can be come from acoustic guitar. I think it will be good for guitar speakers and live vocals. It's good to have several different mics to try for studio and live application. Get 1.

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent for the price!

              By 

              from Illinois

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Frontback Sound Not Same

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about TASCAM TM78 Condenser Microphone:

              I'm a seasoned musician having toured and performed all over the U.S., Europe, and more – so I have certain expectations of equipment and know you get what you pay for. But the Tascam TM78 has blown me away with its quality for such a low price! I'm using it with the Tascam DP24 (portastudio) and the TM78 ribbon mic is crystal clear on the front but more muffled on the back. There is a real difference between clarity at the front and back. It is a very low noise mic for the price. We use it to record rehearsals and it is perfect for this use. I set it up in the middle of the band and it gets everything. We can record the rehearsal and the recordings are excellent representatives of our live sound. Great addition to our toolbox! And it comes with a cable, stand, and converter nut!

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great microphone

              By 

              from Troy, ny

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about TASCAM TM78 Condenser Microphone:

                  I bought this for just messing around and recording stuff. I bought it from the stupid deal of the day which was a steal. Highly recommended!

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  An OK Condenser

                  By 

                  from California

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Good For Male Vocal
                  • Good For Spoken Word
                  • Ok For Recording Amps

                  Cons

                  • Too Lightweight

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about TASCAM TM78 Condenser Microphone:

                  This is a reasonable amateur-quality condenser. It's a bit dark for acoustic stringed instruments, but is OK for lower vocal ranges, amps or spoken word.

                  Finish was not great on mine and the microphone is a bit light not to be tippy on the provided small desk tripod, especially if used with the lumpy provided XLR cable (why are cables not shipped coiled so they will eventually straighten out, instead of crushed for life with a tie wrap?).

                  It's an adequate microphone, but you can do better for its everyday price. As a free bonus, it's great, though.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good picture presentation.

                  By 

                  from Gardner, Co.

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about TASCAM TM78 Condenser Microphone:

                    Crisp sound. can be used for a variety of applications. Perfect for my home studio or on the road.

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