Neumann TLM103 Large Diaphragm Condensor Microphone
PROFESSIONAL TOOL FOR YOUR HOME STUDIO
Launched In 1997, Neumann surprised quite a few ears with their large diaphragm microphone TLM 103. Its technical performance set new standards and, for the first time, the Neumann sound became affordable for the home users, not just high end studio.s
MORE ABOUT THE TLM 103
The extremely quiet self-noise of the TLM 103 is regarded a milestone until today. In technical terms: a noise level of just 7 dB(A). In other words: the TLM 103 is so low noise that even the faintest nuances become 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.
Once the Small Brother – Now a Modern Classic
We equipped the TLM 103 with a very broad presence boost in the area of 6 to 15 kilohertz which helps the voice to cut through the mix. The TLM 103 offers everything demanding users could wish for: nuanced vocals with precise reproduction of sibilants and excellent speech intelligibility. The sound character of the TLM 103 cannot deny its origin: Its role model in the development process was our U 87, which is regarded the reference microphone in studios around the globe. After almost two decades, the TLM 103 has become a modern classic itself which sets new standards with its characteristic presence and its extremely low self-noise.
TLM: Clear Sound, Powerful Bass
Our TLM series 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. Its transformerless output stage also makes the microphone resistant to electromagnetic fields and minimizes transmission losses.
- Sound design inspired by the legendary U 87
- Broad presence boost, perfect for demanding vocal and instrumental recordings
- Extremely low self-noise, captures even the faintest nuances
The letters TLM stand for "transformerless microphone". With TLM technology the usual output transformer is replaced by an electronic circuit. As with traditional transformers, it ensures good common mode rejection, and prevents RF interference that may influence the balanced audio signal.
Due to this low frequency extension, the TLM 103 is more sensitive to structure borne interference and wind noise. For such cases, the elastic suspension EA 1 and the windscreen WS 87 are available as accessories. For close vocal use, the PS 15 or PS 20 a pop screens are recommended.
Directional pattern: Cardioid
Frequency range: 20 Hz ... 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 23 mV/Pa
Rated impedance: 50 ohms
Rated load impedance: 1 kohms
Equivalent noise level, CCIR1): 17.5 dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted1): 7 dB-A
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR1) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 76.5 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted1) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 87 dB
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%2): 138 dB
Maximum output voltage: 13 dBu
Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938): 48 V ± 4 V
Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938): 3 mA
Matching connector: XLR3F
Weight: approx. 450 g
Diameter: 60 mm
Length: 132 mm
1) according to IEC 60268-1; CCIR-weighting acccording to CCIR 468-3, quasi peak; A-weighting according to IEC 61672-1, RMS
2) measured as equivalent el. input signal
|Acoustical operating principle||Pressure gradient transducer|
|Frequency range||20 Hz ... 20 kHz|
|Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm||23 mV/Pa|
|Rated impedance||50 ohms|
|Rated load impedance||1 kohms|
|Equivalent noise level, CCIR1)||17.5 dB|
|Equivalent noise level, A-weighted1)||7 dB-A|
|Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR1) (rel. 94 dB SPL)||76.5 dB|
|Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted1) (rel. 94 dB SPL)||87 dB|
|Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%2)||138 dB|
|Maximum output voltage||13 dBu|
|Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938)||48 V ± 4 V|
|Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938)||3 mA|
|Weight||approx. 450 g|
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