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Neumann TLM 103 D Digital Studio Microphone (Nickel)

Large Diaphragm Digital Microphone (Nickel)
Part No: TLM-103-D

Pure Neumann sound in the digital domain, for use with AES/EBU, AES 42 or S/PDIF. The signal is converted directly at the capsule. Difficult questions concerning the optimal preamp and A/D converter for a Neumann mic are thus a thing of the past.

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Product Description


For many years the analog version of the TLM 103 D has played an important role for ambitious home recording and project studios. This microphone has made the Neumann sound available to a broad spectrum of demanding audio engineers and musicians. The TLM 103 D provides all of the sound features of its analog counterpart, in addition to the advantages of digital circuit technology described above.


  • Large diaphragm cardioid microphone
  • Pressure gradient transducer with with one-diaphragm capsule
  • Includes swivel mount
  • The legendary Neumann sound in the digital realm.
  • Pure Neumann capsule sound.
  • The satisfaction of recording the uncolored original,
  • with no "bottlenecks" between the capsule and the recording system.
  • The guarantee of having one of the best
  • A/D converters available.
  • Anti-clipping processing ensures handling safety, and reduces stress.
  • Reduced time requirements and personnel costs, particularly due to faster post production processing.
  • Lower investment costs, since separate A/D converters and preamps are no longer needed. This also means space and weight savings (e.g. in the OB van).


Additional Information


Acoustic transducer: Pressure gradient transducer

Directional characteristic: Cardioid

Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Free-field sensitivity: –39 dBFS

Equivalent noise level, CCIR: 17.5 dB

Equivalent noise level, A-weighted: 7 dB-A

Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR: 76.5 dB

Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted: 87 dB

Maximum SPL at 0 dBFS: 134 dBSPL

Dynamic range, A-weighted: 127 dB


  • 44,1/48 kHz: 52 samples
  • 88,2/96 kHz: 61 samples
  • 176,4/192 kHz: 121 samples (AES 3)


  • Sampling rate: 48 kHz 
  • Gain: 10 dB (variable with DMI-2)
  • Compressor on, Attack time 100 ms, Release time 0.5 s,
  • Threshold –10 dBFS, Ratio 2:1

Supply voltage range: +6 V to +10.5 VCurrent consumption: max. 150 mA


Weight and Dimensions

  • Weight: approx. 460 g,
  • Diameter: 60 mm,
  • Length: 132 mm

What's in the box

  • TLM 103 D Microphone
  • SG 2 Stand mount swivel
  • Wooden Box