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A device that receives considerable attention from accessory makers and gadget aficionados alike, the Apple iPhone and similar iOS devices are often neglected when it comes to third-party audio input options. Traditionally left to rely on its built-in microphone for less-than-impressive audio quality, professional audio manufacturer Tascam introduces a new option for iOS enthusiasts via its iM2 Stereo Microphone. The conspicuous mechanism amps up your device’s sub-par sound with a powerhouse of two high quality, adjustable condenser microphones, an internal microphone pre-amp, and analog-to-digital converter.
Forgoing reliance on the built-in iPhone preamp, the iM2 is capable of handling up to 125dB sound levels to accurately capture the loudest concerts and instruments without distortion. Also contained within the iM2, a stereo limiter balances and tames sudden loud noises and sounds. Tascam also went the extra step to include the convenience of a USB input to charge your Apple iOS device through those potentially long recordings. The Tascam iM2 Stereo Microphone is now available online with a price tag of $80 USD.