The nickel TLM-102 Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone from Neumann is a cardioid patter, large diaphragm condenser microphone with the ability to withstand very high sound pressure levels.
The capsule, with its high SPL rating, permits the recording of percussion, drums, amplifiers, and other very loud sound sources. The microphone is equally capable when recording lower volume sounds due to its very fast transient response. However, its most important applications are in the realm of vocals and speech.
A slight boost above 6 kHz provides great vocal presence, while below 6 kHz the frequency response is extremely linear for minimal coloration and a clearly defined bass range. The capsule has an elastic suspension for minimizing structure-borne noise, while an integrated pop screen in the grille aids in suppressing plosives in vocal and speech recording.
Large-diaphragm microphone with cardioid directional characteristic
Pressure gradient transducer
Compact, smaller-scale body
Very high maximum sound pressure level (SPL)
Slight presence boost above 6 kHz
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Neumann TLM-102 Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone (Nickel)