Neumann TLM 103 Condenser Microphone Black
The Neumann TLM 103 large-diaphragm condenser microphone provides studio-quality sound for any recording application. Featuring a capsule derived from the legendary Neumann U87, the TLM 103 captures vocals and instruments with stunning accuracy and depth. Its cardioid polar pattern reduces unwanted noise and feedback, making it ideal for live performances and production environments. With an advanced transformerless circuitry for ultralow self-noise, the TLM 103 handles high sound pressure levels up to 138dB without distortion. The TLM 103 delivers the Neumann standard of excellence at an affordable price.
Pristine Sound Quality
The TLM 103 produces recordings with an open, natural tone and minimal coloration. Its flat frequency response extends to 5kHz, where a gentle presence boost adds airiness and clarity. The TLM 103's large-diaphragm capsule, based on the renowned U87, provides a balanced tonal characteristic ideal for any application. An excellent transient response captures the most subtle sonic details with precision.
Rugged and Roadworthy
Despite its premium components, the TLM 103 is a rugged microphone ready for professional use. A sturdy wire mesh grille protects the capsule from damage while shielding against plosives. With a metal housing and robust internal construction, the TLM 103 handles the wear and tear of daily use. Its low profile and balanced weight make it easy to position, while multiple mounting options provide flexibility in any recording space.
Minimal Noise and Maximal Dynamic Range
With an incredibly low self-noise of just 7dB-A, the TLM 103 produces a virtually noise-free signal even for the quietest sound sources. A maximum SPL of 138dB allows the TLM 103 to capture the loudest signals without distortion. This formidable dynamic range of 131dB ensures pristine recordings of any input level. The TLM 103's transformerless circuitry prevents unwanted RF interference for a pure signal.
Legendary Quality, Accessible Price
While Neumann microphones are renowned for their quality, the TLM 103 makes this prestigious brand attainable for home studios and project studios. With a cardioid polar pattern optimized for a variety of common recording applications, the versatile TLM 103 is an endlessly useful tool for capturing any sound source. Experience the Neumann standard of excellence with the TLM 103 large-diaphragm condenser microphone.
- Large-diaphragm cardioid microphone
- Pressure-gradient transducer with one-diaphragm capsule
- Transformerless circuitry
- Extremely low noise: 7dB-A
- Includes swivel mount
- Straightforward handling for home recording and professional studios
- High-quality professional equipment for limited budgets
- Shockmount sold separately
- Acoustical operating principle: Pressure-gradient transducerDirectional pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency range: 20Hz–20kHz
- Sensitivity at 1kHz into 1 kohm: 23mV/Pa
- Rated impedance: 50 ohms
- Rated load impedance: 1 kohms
- Equivalent noise level, (CCIR1): 17.5dB
- Equivalent noise level, (A-weighted): 7dB-A
- Signal-to-noise ratio, (CCIR1) (rel. 94dB SPL): 76.5dB
- Signal-to-noise ratio, (A-weighted) (rel. 94dB SPL): 87dB
- Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%2: 138dB
- Maximum output voltage: 13dBu
- Dynamic range of the microphone amplifier (A-weighted): 131dB
- Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938): 48V ± 4V
- Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938): 3 mA
- Matching connector: XLR3F
- Weight approx.: 450 g
- Diameter: 60 mm
- Length: 132 mm