Neumann TLM 103 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Nickel)
Product #31096
SKU TLM 103
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Neumann TLM 103 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Nickel)

Product #31096 | SKU TLM 103
Usually ships in 2 - 3 days

Product Features
  • Large diaphragm capsule cardioid microphone
  • Pressure gradient transducer
  • Transformerless circuitry
  • Low noise
  • Straightforward handling
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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 cardioid pattern. By focusing on this pattern, the attenuation of unwanted rear sound has been optimised. 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 colouration.

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 colouration. Due to this low frequency extension, the TLM 103 is more sensitive to structure borne interference and wind noise.

Key Features

  • Large diaphragm capsule cardioid microphone
  • Pressure gradient transducer
  • Transformerless circuitry
  • Low noise
  • Straightforward handling for home recording and professional studios
Analogue Performance
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
TransducerCondenser
Polar PatternCardioid
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio76 dB CCIR
87 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level7 dB A-Weighted
Maximum SPL138 dB SPL
THD0.5%
Impedance50 Ohms
Load Impedance1000 Ohms
Sensitivity23 mV/Pa at 1 kHz into 1 kOhms
General
Output Connectors1 x 3-Pin XLR
Operating Current Consumption3 µA
Operating Voltage48 V ± 4 V
Length132 mm
Diameter60 mm
Weight450 g

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  • Neumann TLM 103 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Nickel)
  • SG 2 Stand Mount (Black)
  • Wooden Box

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  • Neumann TLM 103 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Nickel)
  • SG 2 Stand Mount (Black)
  • Wooden Box

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Product:
Neumann TLM 103 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Nickel)
Manufacturer:
Neumann
Model:
TLM 103
SKU:
TLM 103
RM Product #:
31096