Neumann TLM 67 Studio Condenser Microphone; more genius from an industry leader in quality studio recording!
Among many incredible studio mics on the market Neumann mics have been a leader in high-end studio productions for decades. The TLM 67 (or 67) has been associated with inspired enthusiasm from professionals throughout the field of audio recording. It comes as no surprise that this mic contains the number 67, in many respects; the TLM 67 is based on Neumann's workhorse mic of the 1960s, the legendary U 67. Like the U 67, the TLM 67 uses the very same K 67 capsule but boasts a special circuit design closely reproducing the same characteristics of sound you would find in the classic U 67 (minus the use of tubes).
Versatile, the TLM 67 utilizes three switchable directional characteristics (omni, cardioid and figure-8), a selectable 10 dB pre-attenuation and high-pass filter giving you additional control over the detail of the mic, depending on the recording requirements.
Neumann TLM 67 Features
- Sound characteristics based on the legendary U 67
- Three switchable directional characteristics (omni, cardioid and figure-8)
- Switchable high-pass filter and pre-attenuation
- TLM (Transformer-less Microphone) Circuitry
- A large wire mesh grille
- Elastically mounted double diaphragm capsule
- Unique Pearl-gray/Neumann nickel dual-color design
- 80th Anniversary 3D George Neumann emblem
- Includes case, shockmount and windscreen
The letters TLM
stand for transformer-less microphone
. In the TLM 67, an electronic circuit is used rather than a conventional output transformer. Like a transformer, the circuit ensures good common mode rejection, effectively suppressing interference signals that affect the balanced modulation line. The microphone can operate at sound pressure levels of up to 105 dB without distortion, and has a dynamic range of 94 dB (A-weighted), without the use of the pre-attenuation switch.
Due to its extensive control features, the TLM 67 is suitable for a wide range of applications. In addition to its primary role as a vocal microphone for all types of music and spoken voice, in orchestral recordings the TLM 67 can be used as a main microphone and as a spot microphone for individual instruments.
Filter and pre-attenuation
The pre-attenuation switch on the back of the microphone can be used to reduce transmission levels by 10 dB (approx) It should be used only when there is a risk of overloading following devices due to very high sound pressure levels. Use of the switch does not increase the dynamic range of the microphone, but rather shifts it by 10 dB, to higher sound pressure levels. The other switch on the back of the microphone can be used to change the cutoff frequency of the built-in high-pass filter, so as to suppress the effects of impact sound and wind noise, or to compensate for the proximity effect.