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    Neumann TLM103 Anniversary Condenser Microphone

    The Neumann TLM103 Anniversary edition is a large diaphragm cardioid mic which includes the EA1 shockmount and deluxe aluminum case.
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    Neumann TLM103 Anniversary Microphone with Shockmount and Case Product Description

    The 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. It's the mic for everyone who, despite budget limitations, does not want to do without the uncompromising Neumann sound.

    This special Anniversary Set includes the Neumann EA1 shock mount and a deluxe aluminum case.

    Features:

    - Large diaphragm cardioid microphone
    - Pressure gradient transducer with one-diaphragm capsule
    - Transformerless circuitry
    - Extremely low noise: 7 dB-A
    - Includes swivel mount
    - Straightforward handling for home recording and professional studios
    - High-quality professional equipment for limited budgets
    - Includes Neumann EA1 shock mount and aluminum case

    Must-Have Mic for Many 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.

    Cardioid 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.

    K 103 Capsule Based on the K 87 Capsule

    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 4 kHz, and above that, a wide 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.

    Extremely Low Noise

    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.

    Sensitive to Low Bass Signals

    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; 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 WS 87 windscreen is available as an accessory. For close vocal use, the PS 10 or PS 20 pop screens are recommended.

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    Neumann TLM103 Anniversary Microphone with Shockmount and Case Technical Description

    - Acoustical Operating Principle: Pressure gradient transducer
    - Directional Pattern: Cardioid
    - Frequency range: 20 Hz-20 kHz
    - Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 21 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
    - Dyn. range of the mic. amplifier DIN/IEC 651: 131 dB
    - Supply voltage: 48 V +/- 4 V
    - Current consumption: 3 mA
    - Matching connector: XLR 3F
    - Weight: approx. 500 g
    - Diameter: 60 mm
    - Length: 132 mm

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    Shipping Weights and Dimensions
    Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
    Shipping Dimensions: 17 x 14 x 7 in

    Neumann TLM103 Anniversary Microphone with Shockmount and Case Catalog Description

    Legendary Neumann quality in a project studio-priced mic@U 87-derived large-diaphragm condenser capsule design@Cardioid polar pattern@Low 7dB-A self-noise@Includes shockmount and case

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