The Neumann TLM 103 is a large diaphragm condenser microphone with a cardioid polar pattern that sets a new benchmark in providing the highest quality recording at an affordable price. Whether in a home studio set up or commercial recording studio, the TLM 103 is perfectly equipped to handle it all. Its capsule is based on the classic Neumann microphones of the past and its low self-noise and cardioid polar patterns give you everything you need in a studio environment.
The single polar pattern found in the TLM 103 means that Neumann has been able to fully optimise the microphone for cardioid recording set ups, giving the user an uncomplicated workflow. Due to the fact that the majority of recording situations call for this polar pattern, the TLM 103 will be a real workhorse in your studio.
At just 7 dB-A, the TLM 103 has extremely low levels of self-noise, meaning that the classic Neumann sound is achieved with previously unattainable levels of clarity. Added to the fact that this transformerless microphone (TLM) prevents RF interference, the cleanest sound is virtually guaranteed.
Neumann TLM 103 – Classics reborn!
The K 103 large diaphragm capsule found in the TLM 103 is based on the K 87 that is found in such classics of the past as the U 67 and the U 87 – microphones that gave Neumann its unbeatable reputation in the music recording industry. Like those timeless models, the TLM 103 is ideal for recording either music or speech.
The TLM 103 connects via a 3 pin XLR F cable, can be paired with a large range of accessories and its solid construction means this microphone will never let you down.
Bringing the classic Neumann look and feel to all levels of the music recording industry, the TLM 103 has the capabilities to carry on the traditions its predecessors have set at great price for everyone.
" 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 swivel mount
- Straightforward handling for homerecording and professional studios
- High-quality professional equipment for limited budgets
- Stereo Set
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
What's in the box
- 2 x TLM 103 Microphone
- 2 x EA 1 elastic suspension
- Aluminium case