Neumann TLM 103 Set Anniversary Cardioid Microphone with Shockmount and Carry Case, Nickel
The TLM 103 is one of the standards for home recording and the music industry. It is the ideal large diaphragm microphone for all professional and semi-professional applications requiring the utmost in sound quality on a limited budget. By utilizing the tried and true transformerless circuit found in numerous Neumann microphones, the TLM 103 features ultra low self-noise coupled with high sound pressure level capability. The cardioid capsule, derived from the legendary U 87, is acoustically well-balanced and provides extraordinary attenuation of signals from the rear. Because of it's universal cardioid pattern, straightforward handling, extremely low self-noise level, the TLM 103 is an ideal choice for all demanding applications.
This include home recording, professional broadcasting and commercial recording studios. The TLM 103 is equipped with a large diaphragm capsule with cardioid pattern. This pattern, used in most studio recording situations, attenuates unwanted rear sound while off-axis sounds are rendered naturally. This also leads to high feedback suppression for use in live situations or where loudspeaker playback is a factor. The TLM 103 is addressed from the front, marked with the red Neumann logo on the microphone body. The K 103 large capsule diaphragm is based on the K 87, well known from the legendary U 67 / U 87 microphones. It has has a flat frequency response up to about 5 kHz, and above that, a wide flat 4 dB presence boost. The large wire mesh headgrille protects the capsule from plosive sounds and effectively prevents pop noises. The TLM 103 is an excellent choice for versitlity, performanc and long-term value.The TLM 103 is the ideal large-diaphragm microphone for all professional and semi-professional applications requiring the utmost in sound quality on a limited budget.
By utilizing the tried and true transformerless circuit found in numerous Neumann microphones, the TLM 103 features yet unattained low self-noise and the highest sound pressure level transmission. The capsule, derived from that used in the U 87, has a cardioid directional pattern, very low self-noise and is acoustically well-balanced, providing extraordinary attenuation of signals.The TLM 103 is equipped with a very broad presence boost in the area of 6 to 15 kilohertz which helps the voice to cut through the mix. It offers everything demanding users could wish for: nuanced vocals with precise reproduction of sibilants and excellent speech intelligibility. This sound character makes the TLM 103 a modern classic and sets new standards with its characteristic presence.The TLM 103 works with a transformerless output stage. This means a clean and direct sound, very 'close' to the acoustic source, and a powerful bass transmission all the way down to the lowest frequencies. It's transformerless output stage also makes the microphone resistant to electromagnetic fields and minimizes transmission loss.The extremely low self-noise of the TLM 103 is regarded as a milestone. In technical terms: a noise level of just 7 dB(A) – it makes even the faintest nuances audible. Thus, it is perfectly suited for vocals and audio drama productions in high definition as well as for demanding samples production and instrumental recordings.
Large diaphragm cardioid microphone
Extremely low noise: 7 dB-A
Straightforward handling for homerecording and professional studios
Set includes microphone, shockmount and briefcase