Neumann TLM 102 Condenser Microphone Studio Set (Nickel)
Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Studio Set (Nickel)
Due to its price and flexible field of application, the TLM 102 is ideal for the home recording and project studio sector, as well as for the broadcasting area, especially when clear lines of sight to the speakers are a priority.
Neumann’s TLM 102 is perfect for home recording and project studio engineers, as well as those working in broadcasting, particularly when clear lines of sight to the speakers are a priority. This is partly down to the TLM 102’s low price point, but also its diverse and varied flexible field of application.
The TLM 102 draws attention, its symphonic measurements and radiant grille ring guarantee it, even at first glance. The condensed overall size adds to a remarkably compact design, in this respect it combines all of the characteristic components of a Neumann microphone.
The TLM 102 is audibly striking. The recording of percussion, drums, amps and other impactful sound sources is enabled by a freshly developed large-diaphragm capsule (cardioid) with a maximum sound pressure level of 144 dB that sits in the interior. Instruments that are not as excessively loud also benefit from the very fast transient response of the TLM 102.
A delicate boost above 6 kHz delivers sublime presence of the voice in an overall mix, it’s crucial to remember the TLM 102’s most significant applications are in the realm of vocals and speech. Up to 6 kHz the frequency response is tremendously linear, ensuring minimal colouration and a clearly defined bass range. The capsule has an elastic suspension for the suppression of structure-borne noise. A pop screen incorporated into the grille serves to suppress plosives in vocal and speech recording.
- Large-diaphragm microphone with cardioid directional characteristic (pressure gradient transducer)
- Compact, characteristic but smaller-scale Neumann design
- Very high maximum sound pressure level
- Slight presence boost above 6 kHz
- Transformerless circuitry
Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
Directional pattern: Cardioid
Frequency range: 20 Hz ... 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 11 mV/Pa
Rated impedance: 50 ohms
Rated load impedance: 1 kohms
Equivalent noise level, CCIR: 21 dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: 12 dB-A
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (rel. 94 dB SPL): 73 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (rel. 94 dB SPL): 82 dB
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 144 dB
Maximum output voltage: 13 dBu
Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938): 48 V ± 4 V
Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938): 3.5 mA
Matching connector: XLR3F
Weight and Dimensions
- TLM 102 ( microphone
- EA 4 Elastic Suspension