Neumann TLM 103 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Nickel)


Neumann TLM 103-MT-Set Cardioid Condenser Studio Microphone

Neumann TLM 103 25 Years Edition Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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Large-diaphragm Cardioid Microphone in Wooden Jeweler's Box with 20Hz-20kHz Frequency Range (TLM 103 25 Years Edition)
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TLM 103 25 Years Edition



This original Neumann product is covered by a warranty of 24 months. The warranty period begins on the date of purchase of brand new, unused products by the first end user.


  • Derived large-diaphragm condenser capsule from the iconic U 87 microphone
  • Sound profile that offers a balanced mix with a pronounced presence
  • Cardioid pattern for minimizing ambient interference
  • Transformerless design ensures high sound pressure handling capabilities
  • Remarkably low self-noise, clocking in at only 7 dBA
  • Standard XLR 3-pin output for universal compatibility
  • Requires 48V phantom power
  • Comes with a nickel shockmount and protective aluminum case

Aesthetic Brilliance Meets Function
With a nod to the late 90s industrial titanium design, the 25 Years Special Edition Neumann TLM 103 Mono Set showcases a stunning galvanic nickel coat. Enhanced by ultrafine rills, this mic exudes a stylish roughness, further distinguished by individual serial numbers and complemented by a pair of black gloves.

Achieving Classic Neumann Sound on a Budget
Catering to project studios, producers, and vocalists, the TLM 103 emerges as a budget-conscious alternative to the iconic U 87 microphone. Merging the classic Neumann vibe with an enhanced presence, it promises a sound that's crisp, clear, and full-bodied. At its core, this large-diaphragm condenser mic leverages a U 87-based capsule and pristine transformerless circuitry. This ensures it's capable of handling powerful sound levels up to 138 dB sans distortion while keeping self-noise impressively low at 7 dBA.

Precision Engineered for Clarity in Mix
Designed for impeccable clarity, the TLM 103 is your go-to when you need a sound source to dominate the mix. Its compact size is a boon, allowing you to place it in tight spots, be it over a drum or before a guitar amp. Moreover, its cardioid polar pattern effectively reduces any unwanted ambient noise, ensuring your primary sound source remains undistorted.

Unwavering Technical Proficiency
The TLM 103 boasts a phenomenal self-noise level of merely 7 dBA, making it one of the quietest mics out there. Paired with a high sensitivity of -32.5 dBV, you're guaranteed ultra-low noise across all equipment types. From capturing a gentle whisper to a roaring bass drum, its expansive dynamic range of 131 dB ensures flawless recording without any added noise or distortion.

Unparalleled Authenticity with Transformerless Output
Being part of the esteemed Neumann's TLM series, the TLM 103 prides itself on its transformerless output stage. This design choice aids in minimizing any transmission losses, ensuring that the sound you capture remains true to its source, with a powerful bass even at peak signal levels.

Versatile Applications for Studio and Beyond
Originally conceptualized for project studios and broadcasting, the TLM 103 quickly garnered attention from top studios. Its modern sound profile made it a preferred alternative to the U 87, especially for voiceovers, vocals, drums, guitars, and pianos. For those in the classical realm, it has also proven to be an adept spot mic for instruments like the cello and double bass.

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MPN TLM 103 25 Years Edition
Element Condenser
UPC / EAN 615104383517
Brand Neumann
Product Condition New
Availability In Stock