The TLM 103 is one of the standards for home recording and the music industry. It is the ideal large diaphragm microphone for all professional and semi-professional applications requiring the utmost in sound quality on a limited budget. By utilizing the tried and true transformerless circuit found in numerous Neumann microphones, the TLM 103 features ultra low self-noise coupled with high sound pressure level capability. The cardioid capsule, derived from the legendary U 87, is acoustically well-balanced and provides extraordinary attenuation of signals from the rear. Because of it’s universal cardioid pattern, straightforward handling, extremely low self-noise level, the TLM 103 is an ideal choice for all demanding applications. This include home recording, professional broadcasting and commercial recording studios.
The TLM 103 is equipped with a large diaphragm capsule with cardioid pattern. This pattern, used in most studio recording situations, attenuates unwanted rear sound while off-axis sounds are rendered naturally. This also leads to high feedback suppression for use 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 capsule diaphragm is based on the K 87, well known from the legendary U 67 / U 87 microphones. It has has a flat frequency response up to about 5 kHz, and above that, a wide flat 4 dB presence boost. The large wire mesh headgrille protects the capsule from plosive sounds and effectively prevents pop noises. The TLM 103 is an excellent choice for versitlity, performanc and long-term value.