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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
Type: Back electret condenser microphone
Polar pattern: Supercardioid
Frequency response: 2020,000Hz
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: 3652V 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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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Get it!

By Juice Man

from NYC

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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.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent for the price!

    By TBoid

    from Illinois

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    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!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Nice Microphone

    By SuperSteve

    from Long Island, NY

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about TASCAM TM78 Condenser Microphone:

      I received this mic as part of the Stupid Deal of the Day and I can say that I am not disappointed. It plugs into my DAW and works great for pod casting or for my acoustic 12 string guitars in which I specialize. The sound is clear, and works perfect in conjunction with my other microphones for my applications which is record my music through my Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP. It uses phantom power. They are inexpensive and if you keep an eye out, you might get it for free as a promotion on the Deal of the Day. Still at the price, its a bargain. Keep on picking.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      good mic to have in your tool box

      By Kenny Jonz

      from Milwaukee, WI

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      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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great microphone

        By Bw

        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!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            An OK Condenser

            By Anchoret

            from California

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good picture presentation.

            By Lalo

            from Gardner, Co.

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            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.

               
              5.0

              Great

              By chucky

              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

                 
                5.0

                Clear sound

                By jriott

                from nj

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                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.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  very good

                  By cinmar11

                  from hooks, TX

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Very Happy With This Mic

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about TASCAM TM78 Condenser Microphone:

                    none

                     
                    4.0

                    Very Good for acoustic guitar

                    By Gator Mac Jack

                    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!

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      like it

                      By Larry Cobb

                      from Pontotoc Ms

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                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about TASCAM TM78 Condenser Microphone:

                        The best I have ever used
                        Its all ypu need

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        nice mic

                        By Charlie fixx

                        from Michigan

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about TASCAM TM78 Condenser Microphone:

                          just got it must use phamton power but that is ok nice sound clear very senstive

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          tm-78

                          By flaxenpro

                          from tulsa ok

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about TASCAM TM78 Condenser Microphone:

                            great cond mic

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