Neumann is introducing its TLM 102 large diaphragm condenser microphone.
The TLM 102 offers a reduced overall size and unites all of the typical design components of a Neumann microphone. The TLM 102‘s interior is a newly developed large-diaphragm cardioid capsule with a stated maximum sound pressure level of 144 dB for recording percussion, drums, amps and other loud sound sources. A slight boost above 6 kHz provides for excellent presence of the voice in the overall mix.
Wolfgang Fraissinet, President of Marketing/Sales at Neumann Berlin explains: Due to its flexible field of application and price, the microphone will certainly be at home in ambitious home recording and project studios, as well as in the broadcasting area, particularly if priority is given to clear lines of sight to the speakers. We have recently received an increasing number of requests for this type of capability.
TLM 102 is available in black and nickel; a stand mount is included. An elastic spider suspension mount will be available shortly.
Acoustical operating principle – Pressure gradient transducer
Directional pattern – Cardioid
Frequency range – 20 Hz … 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm – 11 mV/Pa
Rated impedance – 50 ohms
Rated load impedance – 1 kohms
Equivalent noise level, CCIR1) – 21 dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted1) – 12 dB-A
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR1) (rel. 94 dB SPL) – 73 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted1) (rel. 94 dB SPL) – 82 dB
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%2) – 144 dB
Maximum output voltage – 13 dBu
Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938) – 48 V ± 4 V
Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938) – 3.5 mA
Matching connector – XLR3F
Weight approx. – 260 g
Diameter – 52 mm
Length – 116 mm
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