Neumann TLM 49 Studio Condenser Microphone Set

Large Diaphragm Cardioid Vocal Condenser Microphone

During the development phase, the sound was adjusted in extensive practical tests, so as to make the TLM 49 ideal particularly for vocal and speech recording. However, in addition, it is also suitable for instrumental applications in professional production studios and demanding home recordings.

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Neumann’s TLM 49 is specifically tailored for vocal performance. A large-diaphragm studio microphone with a cardioid directional nature and a warm sound, it ships as a package with an elastic suspension.

Of course, the TLM 49 has the classic Neumann fine matte nickel finish. The design tips its hat to the legendary M 49 and M 50 microphones of the 1950s. The U 47 and the M 49 also act as inspiration for the mic’s “sound design”. The TLM 49 guarantees low self-noise and use of high gain levels, by pairing its vintage aesthetic with established Neumann transformerless circuit technology.

Thanks to the unique capsule construction, the TLM 49’s large-diaphragm capsule delivers a cardioid directional characteristic with a tendency toward supercardioid. High frequencies are more directional, as was the case with the M 49. The capsule diameter is 34 mm.

Also deployed in the M 49 and the U 47, the TLM 49 utilises the renowned K 47 capsule. The capsule is guarded by a big microphone headgrille, which is acoustically expansive and therefore sound neutral. It has a linear frequency response up to the upper mid-range. Above 2 kHz there is a gentle presence boost up to 3 dB. 

  • Sound profile optimized for vocal performance
  • Pressure gradient transducer with the large-diaphragm capsule of the legendary U 47
  • Cardiod characteristic
  • Retro design
  • Transformerless output circuitry
  • Acoustically very open wire mesh headgrille
  • Complete set with elastic suspension
More Information

Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer

Directional pattern: Cardioid

Frequency range: 20 Hz ... 20 kHz

Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 13 mV/Pa

Rated impedance: 50 ohms

Rated load impedance: 1 kohms

Equivalent noise level,: 23 dB

Signal-to-noise ratio, (rel. 94 dB SPL): 71 dB

Maximum SPL for THD < 0.5 %: 110 dB

Maximum SPL for THD < 5 %: 29 dB

Maximum output voltage for THD < 7%: 11 dBu

Dyn. range of the mic. amplifier /A-weighted, 0.5 %: 98 dB

Dyn. range of the mic. amplifier /A-weighted, 5 %: 117 dB

Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938): 48 V ± 4 V

Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938): 3.2 mA

Matching connector: XLR 3F


Dimensions and Weight

  • Weight: 825 g
  • Diameter: 78 mm
  • Length: 165 mm
  • TLM 49 Microphone
  • EA 3 Elastic suspension