The nickel Neumann TLM103MT Large Diaphragm Condenser Mic and Rycote InVision Studio Kit from B&H includes the Neumann TLM 103 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with SG 2 Stand Mount and Wooden Box, the Rycote InVision Studio Kit with USM, a Mogami Gold Studio XLR Male to XLR Female Microphone Cable, an Auray RF-C20 Studio Isolation Filter (Red Composite, Metal Back), and an Auray RFMS-580 Reflection Filter Tripod Mic Stand. This kit can be used to capture instruments and vocals for home or studio applications and provides an acoustically well-balanced attenuation of signals in environments where there is no sound treatment.
Neumann TLM 103 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Nickel)
The nickel TLM 103 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone from Neumann is a cardioid, directional microphone that features low self-noise and high sound pressure level transmission. The capsule, derived from that used in the Neumann U 87, has a cardioid pattern, is acoustically well-balanced, and provides great attenuation of signals from the rear.
The TLM 103 is equipped with a large-diaphragm capsule with a cardioid pattern. By focusing on this pattern, the attenuation of unwanted rear sound has been optimized. Off-axis sounds are rendered naturally while isolation is increased. This also leads to a high feedback suppression when the microphone is used in live situations or where loudspeaker playback is a factor.
The TLM 103 is addressed from the front. The K 103 large diaphragm capsule is based on the K 87, and has a flat frequency response up to about 5 kHz, and above that, a wide flat 4 dB presence boost.
The large, wire mesh head-grille protects the capsule from plosive sounds and effectively prevents pop noises. These characteristics are achieved without resorting to corrective resonance effects. The microphone maintains a great impulse response and reproduces details of music and speech without coloration.
With just 7 dB-A and 17.5 dB CCIR, the self-noise level of the TLM 103 is so reduced that even the smallest signals are reproduced almost noise-free. It is capable of handling sound pressure levels up to 138 dB without distortion.
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.
The entire internal construction is elastically mounted to attenuate any structure-born noise that could interfere with the TLM 103's operation. The capsule is set on an elastic mount and the frequency range reaches below 20 Hz, allowing even very low bass signals to be reproduced without coloration. Due to this low-frequency extension, the TLM 103 is more sensitive to structure borne interference and wind noise.
Rycote InVision Studio Kit with USM
The Rycote InVision Studio Kit with USM is a complete suspension and pop filter system which combines the InVision Studio Universal Shockmount and Universal Pop Filter in one convenient package—everything you need to capture professional radio-ready recordings free from pops and noise.
The shockmount supports any microphone with a diameter of 18 to 55 mm and weighing up to 1.65 lb. The patented vibration-resistant Lyre mount helps to reduce capsule and cable-borne noise and controlled tests at Rycote's factory show that it provides up to twice the isolation of traditional microphone suspension systems.
The pop filter is made with a custom mesh that attenuates frequencies up to 20 dB and is designed to reduce or eliminate pops caused by "b" and "p" plosives in vocal performances. Unlike other pop filters, this one causes no audible high-frequency loss, keeping the integrity and clarity of the original sound produced by your microphone.
With its universal screw clamp, the InVision pop filter not only works with the InVision USM but is designed to fit any universal shockmount with diameters between 1/8 and 1/2". When the time comes, the mesh filter is replaceable helping to maintain a clean, hygienic studio and the ergonomic frame is designed for comfort so you can focus on the performance and not on what's in front of you.
InVision Universal Pop Filter
InVision Universal Shockmount
Mogami Gold Studio XLR Female to XLR Male Microphone Cable (Black, 15')
The black, 15' Mogami Gold Studio XLR Female to XLR Male Microphone Cable is a high-quality, 4-conductor cable engineered for maximum rejection of RFI and EMI, accurate signal transmission with low noise, and durability. It uses the company's Neglex twisted, double-conductor quad cable with a spiral, bare copper shield, which is effective in maintaining signal integrity, even when used with unbalanced equipment, in professional or home studios suffering from wiring and grounding problems.
The cable is terminated with black-body, gold-plated XLR connectors, and features a 0.236" diameter jacket, ideal for applications where a small-diameter quad mic cable is required.
Auray RF-C20 Studio Isolation Filter (Red Composite, Metal Back)
The red composite, metal back RF-C20 Studio Isolation Filter from Auray provides a solution for music producers, broadcasters, and podcasters looking to help isolate a microphone and achieve better recordings in a space that is less than ideal for capturing audio. The Auray Studio Isolation Filter makes capturing clean, dry vocals or instrument recordings sound more natural with less sonic coloration.
The RF-C20 fits on a medium- to heavy-duty microphone stand and uses a rugged aluminum mesh frame, four-layers of acoustic treatment, a vented metal back, plus a layer of acoustic composite fiber to absorb unwanted ambient noise and control acoustic reflections. In a nutshell, if your recording vocals, voiceovers, or podcasts in an untreated room with hard surfaces, the RF-C20 provides advanced microphone isolation for better-sounding results.
Four-Layer Acoustic Treatment
Adjustable Microphone Position
Auray RFMS-580 Reflection Filter Tripod Mic Stand
The RFMS-580 Reflection Filter Tripod Mic Stand from Auray features heavy duty steel construction and is capable of providing sturdy support to your reflection filter and studio microphone at the same time. The tripod stand design features collapsible legs for convenient storage and a telescoping center column that can be adjusted to reach a maximum working height of 76", including a standard reflection filter.
The stand also features non-slip feet for added traction on hard surfaces as well as a 5/8" threaded adapter for attaching a shockmount or mic clip.