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The Neumann TLM 103 Anniversary condenser microphone combines a heritage of sonic excellence with innovative technology for professional and home studio use. Drawing on the capsule design of the venerable U 87, the TLM 103 Anniversary delivers the precise, balanced sound that has made Neumann an industry leader for decades. With its cardioid pickup pattern and transformerless circuitry, this mic captures source audio with stunning detail and minimal noise. Whether recording vocals, acoustic instruments, drums or amplifiers, the TLM 103 Anniversary is a versatile tool for achieving superb results.

Pristine Sound Quality

The TLM 103 Anniversary owes its transparent sound quality to a carefully engineered capsule and transformerless circuit. With a self-noise level of just 7dB-A, the mic picks up even subtle details with clarity. An extended frequency response capturing frequencies from below 20Hz up to 20kHz provides rich, natural sound. Above 5kHz, a gentle presence boost adds airiness without harshness. The result is an open, articulate tone suited to a wide range of applications.

Rugged and Roadworthy

Despite its precision sound, the TLM 103 Anniversary is built to handle demanding use. An elastic suspension isolates the capsule from structure-borne noise and shock. With a maximum SPL of 138dB, the mic can record loud sound sources without distortion. The included aluminum case and mic clip provide safe transport and mounting options for studio or live use. With careful craftsmanship and robust components, this mic delivers high performance in demanding environments.

Ideal for Vocals and Acoustic Sources

The TLM 103 Anniversary's balanced, natural tone makes it an excellent choice for capturing vocals, acoustic guitars, pianos, strings and other acoustic sources. Its cardioid pattern focuses on the sound in front of the mic while reducing pickup of ambient noise. With minimal proximity effect, the mic delivers a consistent tone regardless of distance from the source. For amplified instruments, the TLM 103 Anniversary helps achieve a transparent, balanced sound with plenty of depth and detail.

Premium Components

As an iconic brand, Neumann is committed to using only the finest materials and components. The TLM 103 Anniversary features a heavy-duty metal body and grille that provide shielding and durability. Internal shock mounts and an elastic capsule suspension prevent unwanted vibration and handling noise. Premium electronic components yield a high dynamic range, low self-noise and extended frequency response. With premium craftsmanship inside and out, this mic delivers precision performance and enduring value.

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  • Large-diaphragm mic
  • Proven circuit used in numerous Neumanns
  • Low self-noise
  • High-SPL transmission
  • Cardioid pattern capsule derived from the U 87
  • Includes aluminum mic briefcase and EA-1 elastic suspension mount

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  • Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
  • Directional pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20Hz–20kHz
  • Sensitivity @ 1kHz into 1kohm: 21mV/Pa
  • Rated impedance: 50 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: 1,000 ohms
  • Equivalent SPL CCIR 468-3: 17.5dB
  • Equivalent SPL DIN/IEC 651: 7dB-A
  • S/N ratio CCIR 468-3: 76.5dB
  • S/N ratio DIN/IEC 651: 87dB
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 138dB
  • Maximum output voltage: 13dBu
  • Dynamic range of the microphone amplifier DIN/IEC 651: 131dB
  • Supply voltage: 48V±4V
  • Current consumption: 3mA
  • Matching connector: XLR 3F
  • Weight: approx. 500g
  • Diameter: 60 mm
  • Length: 132 mm

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