Neumann TLM 103 Condenser Microphone Studio Set (Nickel)
Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Studio Set with suspension mount (Nickel)
The Neumann TLM 103 Studio Condenser Microphone offers the world-renowned classic Neumann sound at an affordable price and would be the perfect addition to your recording studio. The Studio Set option comes with a single Neumann TLM 103 Microphone and Neumann's EA 1 Elastic Suspension mount.
Neumann’s TLM 103 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 103’s low price point, but also its diverse and varied flexible field of application.
The TLM 103 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 103 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 138 dB that sits in the interior. Instruments that are not as excessively loud also benefit from the very fast transient response of the TLM 103.
A delicate boost above 6 kHz delivers sublime presence of the voice in an overall mix, it’s crucial to remember the TLM 103’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.
" If you are looking for a very high-quality, general-purpose mic, this has to be one to add to your list -- no matter at what level you are operating. "- Sound On Sound
" The TLM103 is a fabulous microphone with a huge range of potential uses. I can imagine broadcasters using it for voice-overs, film sound recordists using it for effects … professional recording engineers using it for vocals and just about any instrument you can imagine. Singers who have worked in professional studios will instantly feel at home in front of a Neumann badge. This really is a Rolls-Royce for the price of a Volkswagen. "- RecordProduction
- Large diaphragm cardioid microphone
- Pressure gradient transducer with with one-diaphragm capsule
- Transformerless circuitry
- Extremely low noise: 7 dB-A
- Includes EA 1 elastic suspension
- Straightforward handling for homerecording and professional studios
- High-quality professional equipment for limited budgets
Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
Directional pattern: Cardioid
Frequency range: 20 Hz ... 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 23 mV/Pa
Rated impedance: 50 ohms
Rated load impedance: 1 kohms
Equivalent noise level,: 17.5 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, (rel. 94 dB SPL): 76.5 dB
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 138 dB
Maximum output voltage: 13 dBu
Dynamic range of the microphone amplifier (A-weighted): 131 dB
Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938): 48 V ± 4 V
Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938): 3 mA
Matching connector: XLR3F
Dimensions and Weight
- TLM 103 Microphone
- EA 1 elastic suspension