The transformerless TLM 67 condenser incorporates the K 67 capsule from the classic U 67 along with a special new circuit design that closely reproduces the sound characteristics of the U 67, but without the use of tubes. Extremely versatile, it features 3 polar patterns, (omni, cardioid, and figure-8), selectable 10dB pad and high-pass filter.
The Neumann TLM 67 is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone in the classic Neumann style. The stylish pearl-gray of the microphone body combined with the classic Neumann nickel lends the TLM 67 microphone a touch of distinctive individuality. The letters TLM stand for transformerless microphone. In the Neumann TLM 67 mic, an electronic circuit is used rather than a conventional output transformer. Like a transformer, the circuit ensures good common mode rejection, effectively suppressing interference signals that affect the balanced modulation line.
The TLM 67 microphone can operate at sound pressure levels of up to 105 dB without distortion, and has a dynamic range of 94 dB (A-weighted), without the use of the pre-attenuation switch. The Neumann TLM 67 is an extremely versatile microphone. Its 3 switchable directional modes (omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8), selectable 10 dB pre-attenuation and high-pass filter permit detailed adjustments, depending on your recording needs. In the world of studio microphones, the numbers 47, 67 and 87 have associations that inspire enthusiasm among professionals.
The classic Neumann U 67 was the successor to the famed U 47, which was Sir George Martin’s favorite mic for recording the Beatles, and the U 87 has become the most used vocal mic in recording history. It is no coincidence that the name of the new Neumann TLM 67 microphone contains the number 67. In many respects, the Neumann TLM 67 mic is based on the workhorse mic of the 1960s: the legendary Neumann U 67 mic.