Neumann TLM 103 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Mono Set, Black)

Neumann TLM 103 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Mono Set, Black)

Neumann TLM 103 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Mono Set, Black)

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Neumann TLM 103 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Mono Set, Black)

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The black 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 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 borne 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 are reproduced without coloration. Due to this low frequency extension, the TLM 103 is more sensitive to structure borne interference and wind noise.

Large diaphragm capsule cardioid microphone
Pressure gradient transducer
Transformerless circuitry
Low noise
Straightforward handling for home recording and professional studios
UPC: 615104085091
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Neumann TLM 103 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Mono Set, Black)
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  • EA-1 - Shock Mount (Nickel)
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Neumann TLM 103 specs

    Analog Performance
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 76 dB CCIR
    87 dB A-Weighted
    Equivalent Noise Level 7 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 138 dB SPL
    THD 0.5%
    Impedance 50 Ohms
    Load Impedance 1000 Ohms
    Sensitivity 23 mV/Pa at 1 kHz into 1 kOhms
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Current Consumption 3 µA
    Operating Voltage 48 V ± 4 V
    Length 5.20" / 132 mm
    Diameter 2.36" / 60 mm
    Weight 15.87 oz / 450 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.24 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.0 x 14.0 x 6.5"

    Neumann TLM 103 reviews

    TLM 103 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Mono Set, Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent mic I'm not exactly a master of all microphones, but I own a couple of TLM103s and maybe 6 other types of condenser mics. These mics sound fantastic. They're pricey, so if you have over $1,000 to spend on a microphone, I'd recommend getting one of these to produce a really clean recording of pretty much anything. I use it to record vocals, drum sets, other percussion, acoustic and electric guitars (paired with other mics), and it always sounds great. I've always used with the Neumann shock mounts.
    Date published: 2011-07-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from My Experience Just want to say that I am an amateur and record songs for my church. Recently we rented Neumann TLM49 for our small recording studio together with Universal Studio Solo 610 Mic Preamp And we had wonderful experience with that set. Incredibly rich sound it is almost unbelievable. (I would say better then reality ;) if you understand what I mean ) So we decided to buy something for us instead of renting and we end up with cheaper but new version of this Neumann TLM 103 together with Universal Studio 710 Preamp. What I could say that it is nice mice, but not even close to TLM49. This one is Not as sensible as TLM49 and sound is not as reach. So my verdict is : if you have a little extra money it is better to buy a used TLM49 then a new TLM103 Hope it helped someone!
    Date published: 2016-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Amazing, its great, not too big but with enough weight, very usefull and protective case. Amazing sound, great!
    Date published: 2011-08-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely satisfied with my Neumann purchase! Thanks, B&H! And thanks for your great suggestions, Gabriel: youre the MAN! You and your costumers can visit me at: https://soundcloud.com/elias-celso-galveas/sets/cd-dvd-the-best-of-elias The two last musics were recorded with my new Neumann microphone!
    Date published: 2016-07-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE MY NEUMANN TLM 103 CRISP CLEAR CLEAN. VOCALS CUT THROUGH MIX. A LITTLE COSTLY BUT WORTH IT. ONLY BAD THING IT'S SO HOT NEED DOUBLE POP FILTERS IF SINGING CLOSE
    Date published: 2017-04-10
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