Neumann TLM 103 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Nickel)
Product #31096 | SKU 008430 | Neumann
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Features

  • Large diaphragm capsule cardioid microphone.
  • Pressure gradient transducer.
  • Transformerless circuitry.
  • Low noise.
  • Straightforward handling.

Description

The Neumann TLM 103 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Nickel) 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.

Specifications

Analogue Performance
Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio 76 dB CCIR
87 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level 7 dB A-Weighted
Maximum SPL 138 dB SPL
THD 0.5%
Impedance 50 Ohms
Load Impedance 1000 Ohms
Sensitivity 23 mV/Pa at 1 kHz into 1 kOhms
General
Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
Operating Current Consumption 3 µA
Operating Voltage 48 V ± 4 V
Length 132 mm
Diameter 60 mm
Weight 450 g

Australian Shipping Via DHL
DHL offers a great express shipping service to Australia from New Zealand. We are proud to be able to offer express shipping to main cities on the east coast of Australia, within the same timeframe ( If not quicker ) than local Australian courier companies. Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, service standards for these main centers was overnight. However these services have been impacted greatly, and as such the overnight service has been suspended. Overnight shipping will likely resume once things have returned to normal.

Qualifying main centers include:

  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Adelaide

Whilst this service is extremely efficient and will likely be delivered within 1-2 days 99.9% of the time, it cannot be guaranteed. In the case where something were to go wrong with your delivery and it doesn’t arrive within the specified time frame, in most cases it will be delivered by the next day.

While not all major cities are eligible for overnight delivery, they still benefit from this great service. Other centers throughout Australia will have a typical delivery ETA of 2-4 days. (Excluding rural delivery address where this ETA can be extended to an additional three or more days).

If you require urgent shipping and you don’t reside in one of the cities stated above, please contact us and we can find a solution that works best for you.

Please Note: Shipping via DHL is not available to PO boxes and/ or parcel boxes etc.

In The Box

  • TLM 103 Microphone
  • SG 2 Swivel Mount
  • Wooden Box

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Details

  • Product: Neumann TLM 103 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Nickel)
  • Manufacturer: Neumann
  • Model: TLM 103
  • SKU: 008430
  • RM Product #: 31096

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