TC20

20kHz omni for loud sources

Where to Buy

The TC Series (Time Coherent) is designed for recording louder sources such as drums, percussion, amplified instruments and loud sound effects. Microphones in this series allow recording of louder acoustic sources without overloading the preamplifier. Models in the TC Series are often the choice for recording drum overheads, close miked or amplified instruments and sound effects.

  • Our least expensive general-purpose omni with high frequency response to 20kHz
  • Ideal for a wide variety of instruments and vocals, including acoustic guitar, string instruments and piano
  • For live sound the TC20 can be used for close miking instrument amps, drums or brass
  • Omnidirectional polar pattern
  • Accurate and uncolored
  • Effortlessly handle high sound pressure levels up to 150dB SPL while simultaneously capturing subtle details
  • Fast impulse response and diaphragm settling time
  • Exceptional flat frequency response and are time coherent, so they sound natural and uncolored
  • Requires 48V Phantom Power

TC20 20kHz omnidirectional microphone for loud sources

TC20mp 20kHz omnidirectional microphone for loud sources – matched pair

Frequency Response: 10Hz to 20kHz ±1/-3dB

Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional

Sensitivity: 8mV/Pa (-42dBV/Pa)

Power Requirements: 48V Phantom, 10mA

Max Acoustic Input: 150dB SPL

Output: XLR (pin 2+)

Output Impedance: 100Ω, balanced (50Ω ea. pin 2 & 3)

Min Output Load: 600Ω between pins 2 & 3

Noise: 27dB SPL equivalent (A weighted)

Dimensions L x D: 165mm x 22mm (6.5 x .860 inches)

Weight: .35 lb. (160g)

Acoustic Guitar
Brass Instrument
Drum Overhead
Foley Recording
Percussion
Piano
Room/Ambient
String Instruments
Vocals
“True to its claims, the TC20 is quite happy sitting over percussion, where it picks up a very detailed and articulate sound that feels more ‘in focus’ than what you get from most conventional mics.”
TC20 on Acoustic Gutar   |   wav

TC20 as Drum Overheads   |   wav

MC1 Standard microphone clip for all QTC Series microphones
MC2 Shock mount microphone clip for all QTC Series microphones
LP1530 LevelPad – switchable -15 or -30dB
OMW1 Foam teardrop windscreen for all QTC Series microphones
OMW2 100 mile per hour foam windscreen for all QTC Series microphones
OMW3 Standard foam windscreen for all QTC Series microphones

Other TC Series Models

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