Neumann TLM 102 Condenser Microphone
Large diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone, delivering true Neumann sound at an affordable price. Big sound in a small package.
The Neumann TLM 102 is a large diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone designed for vocal and instrumental recordings. Its finely tuned sound signature especially accents the area of 8 to 12 kilohertz which is crucial for human voices. The recordings get a silky elegance which is typical for large diaphragm microphones; the voice gets a noble presence in the overall mix. Suddenly, there’s a natural, organic separation between your vocal and your acoustic guitar, for example. Nevertheless, the TLM 102 remains easy to handle and deals masterfully with critical consonants or sibilants: It has an integrated pop shield.
Neumann TLM 102 Features
- Easy handling for vocal and instrumental recordings
- Distortion-free sound even at extreme sound pressure levels
- Slight treble boost for silky vocals (independent of music genre)
- Built-in pop shield
- Neumann quality at an affordable price
High Volume? No Problem.
The TLM 102 also processes extreme volume and jumps in dynamics without distortion. That makes it an excellent choice for miking loud amps and drums. TLM 102 reproduces sound pressure levels of up to 144 dB (e.g. very loud trumpet at a distance of 10 cm) with great clarity: open, detailed, with powerful bass and refined treble.
Neumann Sound on a Budget
The TLM 102 stands for legendary sound at an unheard of price. Neumann remodeled the production and omitted rarely used functions (such as pattern, pad, and low cut switches). When you hear the TLM 102, you’ll immediately notice what they did not omit: the Neumann sound, which remains faithful to its big role models.
TLM: Clear Sound, Powerful Bass
Neumann's TLM series works with a transformerless output stage. This means: a clean and direct sound, very “close” to the acoustic source, and a powerful bass transmission all the way down to the lowest frequencies. Its transformerless output stage also makes the microphone resistant to electromagnetic fields and minimizes transmission losses.