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Neumann TLM 102 Studio Set Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Shockmount (Nickel)

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Neumann TLM 102 Studio Set Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Shockmount (Nickel)
Key Features
  • For Vocal and Instrumental Recordings
  • Cardioid Pattern Lowers Background Noise
  • Handles up to 144 dB SPL Distortion-Free
  • 8 to 12 kHz Treble Boost for Brilliance
Bundled with a vibration-reducing shockmount and a compact stand mount, the nickel Neumann TLM 102 Studio Set large-diaphragm condenser microphone brings renowned Neumann sound quality to a price point that's inclusive to home producers, working musicians, and independent singer-songwriters. The capsule's high SPL rating of 144 dB permits the recording of percussion, drums, amplifiers, and other loud sound sources clearly and without distortion. With its 8 to 12 kHz treble boost, the TLM 102 imparts a silky vocal presence while avoiding pronounced sibilance.
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Neumann TLM 102 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Silky Tone
  • 3No Problem with High Volume
  • 4Neumann Sound on a Budget
  • 5Clear and Powerful
  • 6Features at a Glance
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Bundled with a vibration-reducing shockmount and a compact stand mount, the nickel Neumann TLM 102 Studio Set large-diaphragm condenser microphone brings renowned Neumann sound quality to a price point that's inclusive to home producers, working musicians, and independent singer-songwriters. The capsule's high SPL rating of 144 dB permits the recording of percussion, drums, amplifiers, and other loud sound sources clearly and without distortion. With its 8 to 12 kHz treble boost, the TLM 102 imparts a silky vocal presence while avoiding pronounced sibilance.

The mic utilizes a cardioid polar pattern to provide directional sound pickup in front of the capsule and strong rejection behavior behind it, yielding less background noise than most other polar responses. The integrated pop shield reduces breath noise and vocal plosives, though external pop filters are available for even more control. The TLM 102's transformerless output stage aids the mic in achieving a clean character with plenty of reach in the bass range, and it delivers resistance to electromagnetic interference.

Silky Tone
Neumann developed the TLM 102 as a universal talent for vocal and instrumental recordings. Its finely tuned sound signature especially accents the area of 8 to 12 kHz which is crucial for human voices. The recordings get a silky elegance typical of large-diaphragm microphones; the voice gets a noble presence in the overall mix. Nevertheless, the TLM 102 remains easy to handle and deals masterfully with critical consonants or sibilants, thanks to the integrated pop shield.
No Problem with High Volume
The TLM 102 also processes extreme volume and jumps in dynamics without distortion. That makes it an excellent choice for miking loud amps and drums. It reproduces sound pressure levels of up to 144 dB (e.g. very loud trumpet at a distance of about 4") with great clarity: open, detailed, with powerful bass and refined treble.
Neumann Sound on a Budget
The TLM 102 stands for legendary sound on a budget. Neumann remodeled the production and omitted non-vital functions such as pattern, pad, and low-cut switches. When you hear the TLM 102, you'll immediately notice what they did not omit: the Neumann sound, which remains faithful to its big role models.
Clear and Powerful
The TLM series works with a transformerless output stage to enable 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.
Features at a Glance
  • Easy handling for vocal and instrumental recordings
  • Distortion-free sound even at extreme sound pressure levels up to 144 dB
  • Slight treble boost for silky vocals (independent of music genre)
  • Built-in pop shield reduces vocal plosives
  • Cardioid polar pattern lessens background noise
  • XLR 3-pin output
  • Requires 48V phantom power
  • Includes stand mount and vibration-reducing shockmount
UPC: 615104086562

Neumann TLM 102 Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Large Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
144 dB SPL (.5% THD)
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Studio Recording
Form Factor
Large Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Instruments
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Orientation
Side Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Performance
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
144 dB SPL (.5% THD)
Impedance
50 Ohms
Load Impedance
1000 Ohms
Sensitivity
11 mV/Pa at 1 kHz into 1 Kilohms
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
73 dB CCIR
82 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level
21 dB CCIR
12 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Power
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
V ()
Physical
Color
Nickel
Dimensions
ø: 2 x L: 4.6" / ø: 5.2 x L: 11.6 cm
Weight
0.46 lb / 210 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.14 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.15 x 7.15 x 4.45"

Neumann TLM 102 Reviews

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Where was this microphone made?

Where was this microphone made?
Asked by: Brendon
The Neumann TLM-102 is made in Germany.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2021-11-27

Is it suitable for stringed instruments like ...

Is it suitable for stringed instruments like sitar.
Asked by: T Radha
This large diaphragm mic would work recording a sitar, or other stringed-instrument, providing a bright and lively sound. But I would strongly consider looking at a small diaphragm microphone for recording a sitar. Consider the Neumann KM 184 MT Microphone (Matte Black), BH #NEKM184MT, which can placed 4 to 8 feet from the instrument and gives a very realistic recreation of the sitar’s droning and twangy sound.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2020-07-14

How does this mic handle "popping p's"?

How does this mic handle "popping p's"?
Asked by: Matthew
The Neumann TLM 102 is above average when it comes to handling "popping" when used with a decent external pop filter. I am pretty bad at popping in my VO's. I love this mic because it not only gives my average voice a rich full range sound but it greatly reduces my popping issues.
Answered by: Doanld
Date published: 2024-03-14

question

Hi, I m a radio announcer, is this microphone the right one to use at a home studio ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, its one of the best yet cheapest mic from Neumann. The Neumann are industry leaders in mics and you'll love this mic for any sort of home recording. Will be perfect for your radio announcements.
Answered by: Muhammad I.
Date published: 2018-08-24

question

Does this need 48V phantom power?
Asked by: NICHOLAS
Yes, since its a condenser mic, so it requires 48V phantom power, which is normally available with every pre-amp.
Answered by: Muhammad I.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Product Highlights mentions that there Includes Elastic Suspension Shockmount However, in In The Box it is absent. Might be an error. Does it or does it not come with the shockmount?
Asked by: Joseph D.
The Auray suspension shockmount came with the kit order for me.
Answered by: Muhammad I.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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