Neumann TLM 103-MT-Set, EA 1 mt and aluminum case
Neumann TLM 103-MT-Set, EA 1 MT and Aluminum Case
The Neumann TLM 103-MT-Set is designed as the ideal large diaphragm microphone built for all professional and semi-professional applications that are requiring the utmost in sound quality on a limited budget. By the utilization of the tried and true transformerless circuit found in numerous Neumann microphones, the TLM 103 comes featuring yet unattained low self-noise and the highest sound pressure level transmission. The capsule, which is derived from that used in the U 87, comes with a cardioid pattern, is acoustically well-balanced and made capable for providing extraordinary attenuation of signals from the rear. The TLM 103 is available in matte black.
Due to the straightforward handling, universal cardioid pattern, 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.
The TLM 103 comes equipped along 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 truly optimized. Off-axis sounds are rendered naturally, and isolation is increased at the same time. This is also leading to a high feedback suppression by the time the microphone is used in live situations or where loudspeaker playback is a factor.
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 comes with a flat frequency response up to about 5 kHz, and above that, a wide flat 4 dB presence boost.
The large wire mesh headgrille designed for protecting the capsule from plosive sounds and effectively prevents pop noises. These characteristics are achieved without resorting to corrective resonance effects.
Therefore, the microphone is capable of maintaining an excellent impulse response and reproduces the finest details of music and speech without coloration.
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. It is capable of handling sound pressure levels up to 138 dB without distortion.
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.
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.
Due to this low frequency extension, the TLM 103 is more sensitive to structure borne interference and wind noise. For such cases, the elastic suspension EA 1 and the windscreen WS 87 are available as accessories. For close vocal use, the PS 15 or PS 20 a pop screens are recommended.
- Large diaphragm cardioid microphone
- Pressure gradient transducer with with one-diaphragm capsule
- Transformerless circuitry
- Extremely low noise: 7 dB-A
- Includes swivel mount
- Straightforward handling for homerecording and professional studios
- High-quality professional equipment for limited budgets
Color: Matt Black
Includes: TLM 103 (mt) Microphone, EA 1 (mt) elastic suspension
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: 1 kohms
Equivalent noise level, CCIR1): 17.5 dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted1): 7 dB-A
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR1) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 76.5 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted1) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 87 dB
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%2): 138 dB
Maximum output voltage: 13 dBu
Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938): 48 V ± 4 V
Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938): 3 mA
Matching connector: XLR3F
Weight: approx. 450 g
Color: Matt Black
Diameter: 60 mm
Length: 132 mm