Neumann TLM-102 Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone (Nickel)

$699.00

Neumann TLM-102 Large-Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone (Nickel)

Despite its small size, the Neumann TLM102 studio microphone is well-equipped to make myriad sound sources -- from vocals and voiceovers to drums and amps -- sound huge. Ideal for home recording, broadcasting, and project studio applications, this diminutive Neumann microphone is a multi-functional must-have for anyone on a tight budget. If you treat it right, the large-diaphragm TLM102 will be your go-to studio mic for many years to come.

Great on Drums, Vocals, and More

With its fixed-cardioid large-diaphragm capsule's maximum sound pressure level (SPL) of 144 dB, the TLM102 can capture the fine details of drums and other very loud sound sources. When it's time to settle down and record something quieter, like vocals, the TLM102 really shines thanks to a slight boost above 6 kHz, which helps vocals stand out in a mix. According to Neumann, up to 6 kHz, the frequency response is extremely linear, making this microphone a standout choice for getting great recordings with a clearly defined bass range and minimal coloration.

All You Need Is One Good Mic

The expense of the TLM102 microphone is quite fair when you consider its wide range of applications. This one mic can yield exceptional results when recording loud instruments like drums and amps, for example, as well as quieter sound sources like the acoustic guitar and the human voice. If you've got a restricted allowance for recording gear and you have a small studio space, investing in a multi-purpose microphone like the Neumann TLM102, instead of a bunch of different microphones dedicated to specific recording applications, makes sense.

Functional Style

The classic look of the TLM102, with its small-scale yet signature Neumann design and shiny grille ring, makes this fixed-cardioid condenser mic look more expensive than it is. More than just a nice embellishment, the grille ring features an integrated pop screen that suppress plosives in vocal and speech recording. The capsule serves another purpose as well, with an elastic suspension designed to suppress structure-borne noise.

Specifications:

Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio 73 dB CCIR
82 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level 21 dB CCIR
12 dB A-Weighted
Maximum SPL 144 dB SPL
THD 0.5%
Impedance 50 Ohms
Load Impedance 1000 Ohms
Sensitivity 11 mV/Pa at 1 kHz into 1 kOhms
General
Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
Operating Current Consumption 3.5 µA
Operating Voltage 48 V ± 4 V
Length 4.57" / 116 mm
Diameter 2.05" / 52 mm
Weight 0.46 lb / 210 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.075 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.95 x 4.35 x 2.85"

 

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