TASCAM TM-180 Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone

Perfect for vocal use thanks to its bright sound quality and included suspension shockmount, this TASCAM TM-180 is the flagship microphone of the TM series.
The TASCAM TM-180 large-diaphragm studio condenser microphone is a standard model in the TM microphone series, and includes a professional suspension mount to avoid noise due to vibrations during recording.

Condenser microphones are largely divided into two categories according to the size of diaphragm: large-diaphragm types, and small-diaphragm types. While the small-diaphragm mics often have flatter frequency response and tolerance to high sound pressure, large-diaphragm mics are known for high sensitivity, low noise, and distinctive sounds. This is why large-diaphragm mics are relatively popular for vocal recordings.

TM-180 features a large size, 34mm pure gold-coated diaphragm, and it is often characterized by its bright sounds. The frequency response of TM-180 shows a distinct curve at 1 kHz and higher, with a loose peak around 9 kHz. By these characteristics, TM-180 excels in the recording of lead instruments such as vocal or sax, for a strong, standout sound.

TM-180 has a unidirectional pattern (cardioid). The unidirectional condenser microphone is ideal for recording vocal and any single sound source because it mainly picks up the sound from the specified direction.

The TM-180's low cut filter switch enables you to eliminate the background noise or any low frequencies on particular instruments that you want to get rid of. For recordings of percussion or other instruments with high sound pressure levels, turn the equipped -10dB switch on to prevent sound distortion read more during the recording.


- Condenser-type microphone
- Cardioid (Unidirectional) pickup pattern
- 34mm aluminum gold-coated diaphragm
- Requires 48V phantom power
- Includes a suspension shockmount
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- Model: Condenser
- Directivity: Cardioid
- Frequency response: 20Hz - 20,000Hz
- Output impedance: 200O
- Load impedance: >1kO
- Sensitivity; -35dB +/-2dB (0dB=1V/Pa at 1kHz)
- Max. SPL: 130dB
- S/N ratio: 79dB
- Connector: 3 pin XLR, Male
- Phantom power: 48V
- Dimensions: 50(W) x 190(H) x 50(D) mm
- Weight: 420g (Microphone body only)
- Accessory: Suspension shockmount (Screw dia. 5/8 inch), hard case, Soft case, 5/8 to 3/8 conversion adapter
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): TAS TM180
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: (323) 726-0303
Web: https://tascam.com/us/support/contact