Neumann TLM 67 Studio Condenser Microphone
Large Diaphragm 3-Directional Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Due to its extensive control features, the TLM 67 is suitable for a wide range of applications. In addition to its primary role as a vocal microphone for all types of music and spoken voice, in orchestral recordings the TLM 67 can be used as a main microphone and as a spot microphone for individual instruments.
The TLM 67’s foundations were laid by Neumann’s legendary 1960s engine, the U 67. The TLM 67 combines the K 67 capsule as the U 67 did. This unique transformerless circuit design accurately replicates the soundscape of the classic U 67. Similar circuit technology has already proven itself to be reliable and of an industry leading standard in Neumann’s TLM 49.
Three switchable directional characteristics (cardioid, omnidirectional and figure-8), selectable 10 dB pre-attenuation and high-pass filter allow for precise alteration and control. The end product is an incredibly versatile microphone, the TLM 67 is capable of fulfilling any engineering need.
As opposed to utilising a conventional output transformer, the TLM 67 deploys an electronic circuit. As is the case with a transformer, the circuit guarantees good common mode rejection, efficiently subduing interference signals that affect the balanced modulation line. The microphone has a dynamic range of 94 dB, without the use of the pre-attenuation switch and can function without distortion at sound pressure levels of up to 105 dB.
The pre-attenuation switch is situated to the rear of the microphone and on activation reduces transmission levels by 10 dB. Use of the switch shifts the microphone’s dynamic range by 10 dB, rather than expanding it. Therefore, its best use is to mitigate overloading following devices with excessive sound pressure levels. The other switch on the back of the microphone can be used to change the cutoff frequency of the built-in high-pass filter, so as to suppress the effects of impact sound and wind noise, or to compensate for the proximity effect.
- Sound characteristics based on the legendary U 67
- Three switchable directional characteristics (omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8)
- Switchable high-pass filter and pre-attenuation
- Transformerless circuit technology
- New dual-color exterior design
Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
Directional pattern: Omni/cardioid/figure-8
Frequency range: 20 Hz ... 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 10/18/9 mV/Pa
Rated impedance: 50 ohms
Rated load impedance: 1 kohms
Equivalent noise level,: 29/24/30 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, (rel. 94 dB SPL): 65/70/64 dB
Maximum SPL (tube characteristic) for THD < 0.5 %: 110/105/111 dB
Maximum SPL (tube characteristic) for THD < 5 %: 130/125/131 dB
Maximum output voltage: -1 dBu
Dyn. range of the mic. amplifier (A-weighted, 0.5 %): 94 dB
Dyn. range of the mic. amplifier (A-weighted, 5 %): 104 dB
Power supply: P48
Matching connector: XLR 3F
Weight and Dimensions
- TLM 67 Microphone
- Wooden Box