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Zoom Announces the iQ5 Stereo Mic and the TAC-2 Thunderbolt Interface

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Zoom North America today announced the release of three new products at NAMM ’14 -- the Zoom iQ5 Stereo Microphone, Zoom Q4 Handy Video Recorder and Zoom TAC-2 Thunderbolt Interface.

Zoom iQ5: The world's first lightning connected Mid-side stereo microphone

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Two microphone elements in Mid-side configuration with portrait or landscape recording modes
16-bit/44.1kHz recording with analog-type Mic Gain wheel for precision adjustment of input level
Three auto gain presets, built-in limiting, automatic recording and dedicated headphone jack
Used in conjunction with Zoom’s Handy Recorder app as well as Camera, Garage Band and other popular audio and video streaming apps
Works with any iPhone 5 (or later), iPod Touch (5th gen or later), iPad (4th gen or later), or iPad mini running iOS 6 or newer
Price: $99.99

Zoom TAC-2 Thunderbolt Interface: Blazing speed and ultra-low latency for the ultimate in high-resolution audio

Simple user interface with a single large rotary knob controlling all parameters
Compatible with all Thunderbolt-equipped Macintosh computers running OS X 10.6.8 or later
Supports up to 24-bit/192kHz audio and permits vocal/instrumental recording into DAWs
Two combo XLR/TRS input jacks allowing mic- and line-level signal connections with front panel 1/4" high impedance input for direct connection of instruments
7-position LED metering for input, output and headphone volume with +48V phantom power can for each input
Three auto gain presets, built-in limiting, automatic recording and dedicated headphone jack

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Price: $399.99