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Neumann TLM103 Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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Product Description

The Neumann TLM 103 is the ideal large diaphragm microphone for all professional and semi-professional applications requiring the utmost in sound quality on a limited budget.

By utilizing the tried-and-true transformerless circuit found in numerous Neumann microphones, the TLM 103 attains extremely low self-noise and the highest sound pressure level transmission. The capsule, derived from that used in the U 87, has a cardioid pattern, is acoustically well- balanced and provides extraordinary attenuation of signals from the rear.

Neumann TLM 103 Features

  • Large diaphragm cardioid microphone
  • Pressure-gradient transducer with one-diaphragm capsule
  • Transformerless circuitry
  • Extremely low noise: 7 dB-A v
  • Available in satin nickel
  • Includes swivel mount
  • Straightforward handling for homerecording and professional studios
  • High-quality professional equipment for limited budgets

Neumann TLM 103 Applications
Due to the universal cardioid pattern, straightforward handling, extremely low self-noise level, and finally, the price, the TLM 103 is predestined for all demanding applications from home recording to professional broadcasting and commercial recording studios.

Application Hints
  • A universal cardioid mic
  • Vocalist recording
  • Announcer's mic for broadcasting/voice over
  • Due to minimal self-noise:
    • on-air mic for radio/broadcast
    • very low amplitude signals
    • radio drama
    • sampling
    • foley/sound effects
  • Home recording and project studios
  • Spot mic for:
    • wind instruments
    • strings
    • percussion
    • guitar amps
    • drum overhead

These are just some of the most common applications. Neumann recommends additional experimentation to gain maximum use from this microphone.

Polar pattern
The TLM 103 is equipped with a large diaphragm capsule with cardioid pattern. By focusing on this pattern – used in most recording situations – 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.

Acoustic features
The TLM 103 is addressed from the front, marked with the red Neumann logo on the microphone body. The K 103 large diaphragm capsule is based on the K 87, well known from the U 67 / U 87 microphones.The capsule has a flat frequency response up to about 5 kHz, and above that, a wide flat 4 dB presence boost.

The large wire mesh headgrille protects the capsule from plosive sounds and effectively prevents pop noises. These characteristics are achieved without resorting to corrective resonance effects

Therefore, the microphone maintains an excellent impulse response and reproduces the finest details of music and speech without coloration.

Electrical features
With just 7 dB-A / 17.5 dB CCIR the self-noise level of the TLM 103 is so reduced that even the smallest signals are reproduced basically noise-free. As it is capable of handling sound pressure levels up to 138 dB without distortion, the TLM 103 provides a dynamic range of 131 dB, according to DIN/IEC 651.The letters TLM stand for "transformerless microphone". 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.

Operational safety
The entire internal construction is elastically mounted to attenuate any structure borne noise that could interfere with the TLM 103's operation. Furthermore the capsule is set on an elastic mount. The frequency range reaches below 20 Hz and thus even very low bass signals are reproduced without coloration.

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Phone:  860-434-9190 Warranty:  2 Years

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Neumann TLM 103 Specifications
  • Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
  • Directional pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz...20 kHz
  • Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 23 mV/Pa
  • Rated impedance: 50 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: 1000 ohms
  • Equivalent SPL CCIR 468-3: 17.5 dB
  • Equivalent SPL DIN/IEC 651: 7 dB-A
  • S/N ratio CCIR 468-3: 76.5 dB
  • S/N ratio DIN/IEC 651: 87 dB
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%: 138 dB
  • Maximum output voltage: 13 dBu
  • Dynaminc range of the mic. amplifier (A-weighted): 131 dB
  • Supply voltage: 48 V ± 4 V
  • Current consumption: 3 mA
  • Matching connector: XLR 3F
  • Weight: 450 g
  • Diameter: 60 mm
  • Length: 132 mm

Customer Reviews

Review: Genia Boko Submitted: 7/10/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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This mic is so great.
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I love this mic, the quality is great. I just love it.

Review: Tee Mega Music Submitted: 4/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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This Mic Is Amazing!

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The Norman tlm 103 microphone is a God's gift two vocals, I noticed the difference right off the bat when I started recording in mixing, it brings out the best in vocals male or female rap vocals, R&B vocals I would recommend this microphone for anyone that needs a upgrade.

Review: Young Leo Submitted: 3/10/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Better than expected!!!

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Have used this before in a studio and fell in love, had to buy my own. Upon first use you can tell the frequency response is second to none. Best bang for your buck top of the line mic!

Review: Jo-Al Submitted: 3/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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High Quality and Affordable

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Definitely worth the price. Has a smooth high end and big sound. I use it with my Apollo and it gives me a great vocal sound. This mic also captures a lot, so make sure you have some acoustic treatment.

Review: Richard DeKarski Submitted: 3/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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A giant sound of vocal greatness!

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During the history of vocal recording Neumann microphones are the standard of which high end mikes should have.Durability, power and clarity make this mike a must have for the serious musician.Ifs agile chrome casing makes this mike not only state if the art but asthecally pleasing to look at.

Review: Antonio Biggers Sr., djskillspinz@gmail.com Submitted: 2/4/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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The best mic I've owned

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I sold my Neumann 103 for a cheaper mic thinking that would be a better option... I was wrong. I repurchased again because my blue baby bottle was giving me the results that my tlm103 once gave me. This mic is a gem. Handles the "Ssss" beautifully without a popper stopper however still use one. Don't compromise your awesome vocals for something cheaper. Buy it and don't look back. I did.

Review: CHARLES Oaties Submitted: 2/3/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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I love this thing

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Great quality and adds a lot of character to my projects.

Review: Dave Submitted: 1/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Love this mic, cuts clean even in untreated sound rooms!! Great for Pro and semi pro studios

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Best mic I’ve had - and works well with Apollo twin interface

Review: Sean Submitted: 1/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Best mic ever!!!

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If you love quality this mic is for u!!

Review: Maria Montalvo, ajsmartrepairs7@gmail.com Submitted: 11/6/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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One of the Best Mics out

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The warm and crisp sound that this mic has deliver to my recordings has been amazing. The vocals are crisp and warm making my mix easier. I will recommend this the Neuman TLM103 to any engineer.

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