Is the Neumann TLM 103 worth it?

Although, its over $1000, this microphone is certainly worth the value it provides. Because of its extremely low-self noise and distortion, it’s a very accurate microphone that sounds great in just about any mix situation. You simply get the sound quality you paid for with the TLM 103.

What is the Neumann TLM 103 used for?

The TLM 103 is a great mic for any pro or project studio use and, due to its minimal self-noise, it’s been used for classical recordings with a wide dynamic range, sampling (especially for very low amplitude sources), and Foley work.

Why is Neumann mic so expensive?

These days, labor costs are a major factor, especially with products that are essentially handmade. Some competitors have outsourced their production to low wage countries, but Neumann microphones are still made in Germany by specially trained staff. It’s simply impossible to get the same quality at a lower cost.

Is the TLM 103 good for vocals?

In technical terms: a noise level of just 7 dB(A). In other words: the TLM 103 is so low noise that even the faintest nuances become audible. Thus, it is perfectly suited for vocals and audio drama productions in high definition as well as for demanding samples production and instrumental recordings.

Is a Neumann u87 worth it?

There are microphones with more character, many microphones might sound “bigger” like the Neumann M149. But the Neumann U87ai just sounds realistic and nice. It’s easy to work with, well made, and sounds very good to the ears. Definitely recommend having one.

When did the Neumann TLM 103 microphone come out?

In 1997 we surprised quite a few ears with our large diaphragm microphone TLM 103. Its technical performance set new standards and, for the first time, the Neumann sound became affordable for private customers, too. More…

What can a TLM 103 mic be used for?

The TLM 103 is also often used as a spot mic in classical recordings e.g. for cello and double bass. Large diaphragm capsule derived from the classic U 87 microphone. Balanced sound with enhanced presence. Cardioid pattern. Transformerless circuitry with high SPL capability.

Is the TLM 103 a transformerless output stage?

After almost two decades, the TLM 103 has become a modern classic itself which sets new standards with its characteristic presence and its extremely low self-noise. Our TLM series works with a transformerless output stage.

How big is the presence boost on the TLM 103?

We equipped the TLM 103 with a very broad presence boost in the area of 6 to 15 kilohertz which helps the voice to cut through the mix. The TLM 103 offers everything demanding users could wish for: nuanced vocals with precise reproduction of sibilants and excellent speech intelligibility.