Neumann TLM103-D

Digital Large Diaphragm Cardioid Microphone in Satin Nickel Finish w/ SG1 Swivel Mount & Wood Box

OUR PART #: TLM103-D Write the First Review.

  • The TLM 103 is addressed from the front, marked with the red Neumann logo on the microphone body. The K 103 large diaphragm capsule is based on the K 87, well known from the U 67 / U 87 microphones. The capsule 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. These characteristics are achieved without resorting to corrective resonance effects. Therefore, the microphone maintains an excellent impulse response and reproduces the finest details of music and speech without coloration.
  • With just 7 dB-A / 17.5 dB CCIR the self-noise level of the TLM 103 is so reduced that even the smallest signals are reproduced basically noise-free. As it is capable of handling sound pressure levels up to 138 dB without distortion, the TLM 103 provides a dynamic range of 131 dB (A-weighted).
  • The letters TLM stand for "transformerless microphone". With TLM technology the usual output transformer is replaced by an electronic circuit. As with traditional transformers, it ensures good common mode rejection, and prevents RF interference that may influence the balanced audio signal.
Learn More
Selected Model Price: $1,600.00
Price-Matching Symbol. Low Price Guaranteed
Select a Model: (shipping times are approximate)

Related Products

Neumann's TLM 103 is the ideal large diaphragm microphone for all professional and semi-professional applications requiring the utmost in sound quality on a limited budget. For many years the analog version of Neumann's TLM 103 D has played an important role for ambitious home recording and project studios. This microphone has made the Neumann sound available to a broad spectrum of demanding audio engineers and musicians. The TLM 103 D provides all of the sound features of its analog counterpart, in addition to the advantages of digital circuit technology described above.

By utilizing the tried and true transformerless circuit found in numerous Neumann microphones, the TLM 103 features yet unattained low self-noise and the highest sound pressure level transmission. The capsule, derived from that used in the U 87, has a cardioid pattern, is acoustically well-balanced and provides extraordinary attenuation of signals from the rear.

Ideal Applications

Due to the universal cardioid pattern, straightforward handling, extremely low self-noise level, and finally, the price, the TLM 103 is predestined for all demanding applications from home recording to professional broadcasting and commercial recording studios.

Polar Pattern

The TLM 103 is equipped with a large diaphragm capsule with cardioid pattern. By focusing on this pattern – used in most recording situations – the attenuation of unwanted rear sound has been optimized. Off-axis sounds are rendered naturally while isolation is increased. This also leads to a high feedback suppression when the microphone is used in live situations or where loudspeaker playback is a factor.

Neumann TLM 103 D Includes:

  • SG 1 swivel mount
  • Wood box

Acoustic Features

  • The TLM 103 is addressed from the front, marked with the red Neumann logo on the microphone body. The K 103 large diaphragm capsule is based on the K 87, well known from the U 67 / U 87 microphones. The capsule 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. These characteristics are achieved without resorting to corrective resonance effects. Therefore, the microphone maintains an excellent impulse response and reproduces the finest details of music and speech without coloration.

Electrical Features

  • With just 7 dB-A / 17.5 dB CCIR the self-noise level of the TLM 103 is so reduced that even the smallest signals are reproduced basically noise-free. As it is capable of handling sound pressure levels up to 138 dB without distortion, the TLM 103 provides a dynamic range of 131 dB (A-weighted).
  • The letters TLM stand for "transformerless microphone". With TLM technology the usual output transformer is replaced by an electronic circuit. As with traditional transformers, it ensures good common mode rejection, and prevents RF interference that may influence the balanced audio signal.
  • Operational Safety
  • The entire internal construction is elastically mounted to attenuate any structure borne noise that could interfere with the TLM 103's operation. Furthermore the capsule is set on an elastic mount. The frequency range reaches below 20 Hz and thus even very low bass signals are reproduced without coloration.
  • Due to this low frequency extension, the TLM 103 is more sensitive to structure borne interference and wind noise. For such cases, the windscreen WS 87 is available as an accessory. For close vocal use, the PS 15 or PS 20 a pop screens are recommended.

Neumann TLM 103 D Features:

  • Large diaphragm cardioid microphone
  • Pressure gradient transducer with with one-diaphragm capsule
  • Saisfaction of recording the uncolored original, with no "bottlenecks" between the capsule and the recording system
  • Gurantee of having one of the best A/D converters available
  • Anti-clipping processing ensures handling safety, and reduces stress
  • Lower investment costs, since separate A/D converters and preamps are no longer needed

Neumann TLM 103 D Specifications:

General Specifications of Solution-D microphones:

Neumann MF 4 6.3" Diameter Table Stand for Microphones in Matte Black Finish

Neumann MF 4 6.3" Diameter Table Stand for Microphones in Matte Black Finish

Neumann's MF 4 is a table microphone stand with a gray cast-iron base.  The table stand has a matte black finish and rests on a non-skid rubber disk attached to the bottom.  A reversible stud and a reducer for 1/2" and 3/8" ...
$339.95 List Price: $429.95You Save 21%
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Free Shipping AvailableFree Shipping
Neumann MF 3 4.3" Diameter Table Microphone Stand in Matte Black Finish

Neumann MF 3 4.3" Diameter Table Microphone Stand in Matte Black Finish

Neumann's MF 3 is a table stand with an iron base.  The bottom is fitted with a non-slip rubber disk.  The stand comes with a reversible stud and an adapter for 1/2" and 3/8" threads.Weight: 3.5 lbs ...
$239.95 List Price: $309.95You Save 23%
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Free Shipping AvailableFree Shipping
Neumann DS 120 Double Microphone Stereo Bar Mount

Neumann DS 120 Double Microphone Stereo Bar Mount

Neumann's DS 120 has a 150 mm long support bar with two movable 1/2" threaded studs.  Two microphones in their mounts can be attached.  Any space or angle between the microphones is freely adjustable.The DS 120 has a 5/8"-27 ...
$229.95 List Price: $289.95You Save 21%
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Free Shipping AvailableFree Shipping
Neumann EA 1 mt Elastic Suspension Mount in Black Matte Finish for TLM 103, TML 193, M 147 Microphones

Neumann EA 1 mt Elastic Suspension Mount in Black Matte Finish for TLM 103, TML 193, M 147 Microphones

Neumann's EA 1 mt elastic suspension mount is designed for use with their TLM 103, TLM 193 and M 147 Tube microphones.  It has a swivel mount with a 5/8"-27 female thread that can be fastened to tripods.  Included is a ...
$269.95
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Free Shipping AvailableFree Shipping
Neumann EA 1 Elastic Suspension Mount for TLM 103, TML 193, M 147 Microphones in Satin Nickel Finish

Neumann EA 1 Elastic Suspension Mount for TLM 103, TML 193, M 147 Microphones in Satin Nickel Finish

Neumann's EA 1 elastic suspension mount is designed for the TLM 103, TLM 193 and M 147 Tube microphones.  It has a swivel mount with a 5/8"-27 female thread that can be fastened to tripods.  Included is a threaded adapter to ...
$269.95
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Free Shipping AvailableFree Shipping
Neumann MNV 87 mt Auditorium Hanger for Swivel Mounts & Shockmounts in Matte Black Finish

Neumann MNV 87 mt Auditorium Hanger for Swivel Mounts & Shockmounts in Matte Black Finish

Neumann's MNV 87 mt is an auditorium hanger that consists of a cable suspension and a rotating 1/2" threaded stud, to connect to e. g. swivel mounts. The stud is screwed into the threaded coupling of the swivel mount.  Then the ...
$189.95 List Price: $239.95You Save 21%
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Free Shipping AvailableFree Shipping
Neumann MNV 87 Auditorium Hanger for Swivel Mounts & Shockmounts in Satin Nickel Finish

Neumann MNV 87 Auditorium Hanger for Swivel Mounts & Shockmounts in Satin Nickel Finish

Neumann's MNV 87 auditorium hanger consists of a cable suspension and a rotating 1/2" threaded stud, to connect to e. g. swivel mounts. The stud is screwed into the threaded coupling of the swivel mount.  Then the microphone can be ...
$189.95 List Price: $239.95You Save 21%
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Free Shipping AvailableFree Shipping
Neumann EA 4 bk Elastic Suspension Mount in Matte Black Finish for TLM 102, Sennheiser MK4 Microphones

Neumann EA 4 bk Elastic Suspension Mount in Matte Black Finish for TLM 102, Sennheiser MK4 Microphones

Neumann's EA 4 bk elastic suspension mount has a swivel mount with a 5/8"-27 female thread, plus a thread adapter to connect to 1/2"- and 3/8" stands.
$129.95
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Free Shipping AvailableFree Shipping
Neumann EA 4 Elastic Suspension Mount in Satin Nickel Finish for TLM 102, Sennheiser MK4 Microphones

Neumann EA 4 Elastic Suspension Mount in Satin Nickel Finish for TLM 102, Sennheiser MK4 Microphones

Neumann's EA 4 elastic suspension mount has a swivel mount with a 5/8"-27 female thread, plus a thread adapter to connect to 1/2"- and 3/8" stands.
$129.95
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Free Shipping AvailableFree Shipping
Neumann PS20A  7.8" Popscreen

Neumann PS20A 7.8" Popscreen

Pop screens provide excellent suppression of so-called pop noise, such as "p" or "t". They consist of a round, thin frame covered with black gauze on both sides. A gooseneck of about 30 cm (12") in length is mounted at the popshield. It ...
$99.95 List Price: $129.95You Save 23%
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Free Shipping AvailableFree Shipping
Neumann STV 4 40 mm Black Microphone Stand Extension

Neumann STV 4 40 mm Black Microphone Stand Extension

Neumann's STV 4 stand extension screws in between microphone stands (Neumann's MF 4 & MF 5, for example) and swivel mounts, like the, SG 21 bk.Length: 40 mmDiameter: 19 mm
$99.95 List Price: $129.95You Save 23%
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Free Shipping AvailableFree Shipping
Neumann SG 2 Swivel Mount for TLM 102, TLM 103, TLM 193, M 147 Tube Microphones

Neumann SG 2 Swivel Mount for TLM 102, TLM 103, TLM 193, M 147 Tube Microphones

Neumann's SG 2 is a metal swivel mount for microphones that bears a 5/8"-27 female thread and a threaded adapter to connect to 1/2" & 3/8" stands.Compatible Microphones: TLM 102 TLM 103 TLM 193 M 147 Tube
$69.95 List Price: $89.95You Save 22%
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Free Shipping AvailableFree Shipping
Neumann IC 3 mt 10M Microphone Cable

Neumann IC 3 mt 10M Microphone Cable

Neumann's IC 3 mt is a 10M microphone cable with double twist (double helix) braiding as shield. Diameter: 5 mm Length: 10 m Connectors: 3-pin XLRs Finish: Matte blackEven if very long Neumann cables are used, the electroacoustic ...
$59.95 List Price: $74.95You Save 20%
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Free Shipping AvailableFree Shipping
Neumann WS 87 Windscreen for Various Neumann Microphones

Neumann WS 87 Windscreen for Various Neumann Microphones

Typically, Neumann's windscreens are made out of open-cell polyurethane foam.  These windscreens do not cause interfering resonances and do not influence the directional pattern.  Only in the upper frequency range is the output ...
$46.95 List Price: $59.95You Save 22%
Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Free Shipping AvailableFree Shipping

To be the first to review this item, click here.

Add to Cart

We're sorry, only of this item available



Call a Sales Pro at 800-356-5844 for more information