The TM-250U is the USB condenser microphone for personal broadcasting and online communication. Because it captures crisp, accurate sound at an ultra-affordable price, and also includes a headphones output for monitoring, it is the ideal solution for podcasting, conferencing, computer recording and internet broadcasting.

Lightweight and Small – for Perfect Audio Quality With Direct-to-Computer Connectivity

The TM-250U was designed to deliver flawless, detailed audio straight to your computer via USB. Simply select it for audio input and output in your operating system, connect your headphones, and off you go. Record voice-over or music directly to your audio software, use it for online conferences and meetings, create podcasts, stream live with pristine vocal quality, or any other situation where crisp clear audio is needed.

 
How to connect the Tascam TM-250U to a computer or mobile device

Adaptability To All Common Operating Systems

The TASCAM TM-250U works via industry-standard USB-C connectors on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android* and Chrome OS* platforms, with driverless functionality returning stream-optimized audio at 16-bit/48kHz.

* Operation of this unit was confirmed using standard devices, however this does not guarantee operation with all devices with Android and Chrome OS.

The Tascam TM-250U is a mic with headphones output for your computer or mobile device

Built-in Controls For Gain, Mute and Headphones Volume

The TM-250U computer broadcast microphone provides all the control for the microphone and monitoring on the unit itself. Microphone gain control and headphones output with volume control are easily accessible. A Mic-Mute button gives additional flexibility for in-the-moment control of audio.

The Tascam TM-250U comes with mic holder, USB cable and desktop stand

Everything Included to Broadcast or Record Right Away

Included are essential microphone accessories: a mic holder, USB C-A cable (2 m), and desktop tripod – allowing you to set up on your desktop immediately.

Tascam TM-250U: Frequency response and polar diagram (at 1 kHz)

Features at a glance

  • USB condenser microphone with headphones output for direct monitoring
  • Ideal for video conferencing, podcasting or recording of acoustic instruments, vocals or speech with a computer
  • Simple connection with a Windows, macOS, iOS, Android* or Chrome OS* device using the included USB cable
    * Dependent on hardware/processor. Operation with all devices is not guaranteed.
  • No driver is necessary (USB Audio Class 1.0)
  • Audio processing at 16 bit and up to 48 kHz sampling rate
  • High SPL (sound pressure level) capability and smooth frequency curve
  • Supercardioid directional pattern is ideal to capture single sound sources and is less sensitive to ambient noise
  • Headphones output (3-contact mini stereo jack) enables direct monitoring of the audio returned from the computer
  • Headphones volume control
  • Microphone volume (gain) control
  • Mute button
  • Sturdy metal body
  • Included accessories: USB cable (Type C – Type A, 2 m), mic holder (screw diameter 5/8 inch), tabletop mic stand

Supported Operating Systems

Windows

  • Windows 10 (October 2020, Version 20H2)
  • Windows 10 (May 2020 Update 2004)
  • Windows 10 (November 2019 Update 1909)
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7

Mac

  • macOS Big Sur (11.0)
  • macOS Catalina (10.15)
  • macOS Mojave (10.14)
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13)

Options

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Specifications

General
Transducer High-quality condenser capsule
Directional pattern Supercardioid
USB connector USB Type C receptacle
Frequency response 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Sensitivity −32 dB (0 dB = 1 V/Pa at 1 kHz)
Maximum permissible SPL 130 dB (at 1 kHz = 1% THD)
Quantization bit depth 16-bit
Sampling frequencies  44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
ADC performance  
  Distortion (THD+N) 0.01%
  S/N ratio 89 dB
  Dynamic range 89 dB
DAC performance  
  Distortion (THD+N) 0.005%
  S/N ratio 96 dB
  Dynamic range 93 dB
Computer system requirements
Windows Windows computer with a USB 2.0 (or higher) port
  CPU/processor speed 2 GHz or faster dual core processor (x86)
  Memory 2 GB or more
Mac Mac with a USB 2.0 (or higher) port
  CPU/processor speed 2 GHz or faster dual core processor
  Memory 2 GB or more
Note: Operation of this unit was confirmed using standard computers that meet the above requirements. This does not guarantee operation with all computers that meet the above requirements. Even computers that meet the same system requirements might have processing capabilities that differ according to their settings and other operating conditions.
Power supply and other specifications
Power supply DC 5 V via USB connection
External dimensions (Ø × L) 65 mm × 204 mm
Weight 439 g (microphone only)
Permissible operating temperature range 5–­35 °C

Design and specifications subject to change without notice.

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