Featuring the same K 47 capsule as the classic, highly desired U 47 and M 49 microphones, the Neumann TLM 49 large-diaphragm condenser mic provides the warm sonic signature of those tube mics along with reliable, low-noise FET circuitry and a clean, transformerless output. By combining "old" sound with new technology, the TLM 49 serves as an ideal choice for vocalists, broadcasters, and producers who need a vintage tone they can depend on.
The large-diaphragm capsule of the TLM 49 provides a cardioid directional characteristic with a tendency toward supercardioid, especially at high frequencies. It yields a smooth frequency response throughout the lows and midrange; above 2 kHz there is a slight presence boost to impart a silky texture. As the mic receives high SPLs over 110 dB, it is designed to exude gentle saturation in the same way tube circuits do. The TLM 49 is supplied with the EA 3 spider-style shockmount, which effectively protects the microphone from structure-borne noise.
Vintage Tone with New Technology
An M 49 for the New Age
Re-Engineering the Past
Features at a Glance
- Same capsule as legendary Neumann U 47 and M 49 microphones
- Cardioid polar pattern
- Classic sound for silky vocals
- Large, acoustically open headgrille
- Transformerless solid-state circuit with tube sound characteristics
- Very low self-noise (12 dBA)
- XLR 3-pin output connector
- 48V phantom powered
- Includes shockmount