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. They effortlessly handle high sound pressure levels up to 150dB SPL while simultaneously capturing subtle details. The TC series provides all of the same attributes as the QTC series in impulse response, diaphragm settling time and extended frequency response. All models in the TC series have an exceptional flat frequency response and are time coherent, so they sound natural and uncolored. All models are available in matched pairs. The TC30 (same as TC30K) is a general-purpose omni. It is an ideal choice for close miking louder sources like guitar, bass, piano, horns and percussion. The TC30 is very popular for drum overheads. It is incredibly clean up to 150 dB SPL while simultaneously capturing subtle details. Its fast, clean impulse performance yields a remarkably transparent sound. It is an excellent room mic for ambiance in the studio and for recording rehearsals and performances. It has no handling noise, no proximity effect and is very forgiving in terms of placement.
Frequency Response: 9Hz to 30kHz Polar pattern: Omnidirectional Sensitivity: 8mV/Pa (-42dBV/Pa) Power requirements: 48V Phantom, 10mA Peak acoustic input: 150dB SPL Output: XLR (pin 2+) Minimum output load: 600 ohm between pins 2 & 3 Noise: 27dB SPL equivalent (A weighted) Dimensions: 9"L x 0.86"D Weight: 7.94 oz.