Neumann’s new state of the art microphone: extremely versatile and surprisingly affordable!
- State of the art, yet affordable large diaphragm microphone
- Versatile studio workhorse for vocals and instruments
- Extremely flexible: 5 polar patterns, multiple pad and low cut options
- Transformerless circuitry for ultra-transparent sound
- Extremely low self-noise
- Distortion-free even at highest sound pressure levels
The nickel Neumann TLM 107 is a high-quality, flexible large diaphragm condenser microphone with five selectable polar patterns that is designed to accommodate a wide variety of professional studio, broadcast and demanding home recording applications.
The TLM 107 is engineered with a transformerless design that permits a high degree of linearity and a large dynamic range. Featuring selectable omnidirectional, wide angle cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid and figure-8 polar patterns, this microphone is suitable for a wide range of miking techniques and configurations.
The Modern Studio Workhorse
The TLM 107 is a reference class microphone for vocals and instruments with breathtaking realism. Five polar patterns plus variable pad and low cut settings make the TLM 107 exceptionally flexible. And with a dynamic range of 131 dB the TLM 107 captures anything from a slight whisper to massive drums without unwanted noise or distortion.
21st Century Microphone
The TLM 107 offers true high definition sound quality at an affordable price. Neumann developed this microphone for project and home studio users who prefer to capture an uncolored sound image, true to the original source, in order to retain all options for post processing and mixing. The TLM 107, in turn, offers all the flexibility required to make a high quality recording of any source in any situation.
Neumann decided to give the TLM 107 a modern look, although the large tapered headgrille does echo the iconic design of such Neumann classics as the M 49 tube microphone. The stylish navigation toggle on the back of the microphone is a joy to use as it controls all settings in one place: pad (0/–6 /–12 dB), low cut (lin/40 Hz/100 Hz) and polar patterns (omni/wide cardioid/-cardioid/¬hyper¬cardioid/¬figure-8).
The newly developed dual diaphragm condenser capsule is specially designed for the TLM 107 to offer outstanding transient response and an extended, carefully balanced frequency response for all polar patterns. This means, you can adjust the directional pattern according to the recording situation without affecting the overall sound balance. Which is quite extraordinary for a large diaphragm microphone! And, needless to say, the TLM 107 offers true Neumann quality in any setting.
As a member of our TLM series, the TLM 107 operates with a transformerless circuit ensuring an open, transparent sound and a full, unrestricted bass transmission, even at highest levels. Two low cut settings are available to reduce rumble and compensate for the proximity effect in close miking situations. Even without engaging the two pad settings, the TLM 107 can handle enormous sound pressure levels of up to 141 dB without clipping (up to 153 dB with preattenuation). The TLM 107 has a self-noise of only 10 dB-A, which is much lower than the ambient noise in a very quiet recording studio. In other words, the TLM 107 will add neither noise nor unwanted distortion to your recordings.
The TLM 107 is primarily designed for small studios but due to its no-compromise sound quality can also be used for high-end professional applications including broadcast and classical recordings. Not only is the TLM 107 an extremely versatile workhorse microphone for a wide range of instruments, such as acoustic and electric guitar, piano, upright bass, drums and percussion; it is also an outstanding vocal microphone.
|Acoustical operating principle
||Pressure gradient transducer
||Omni, wide angle cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-8
||20 Hz … 20 kHz
|Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm
|Rated load impedance
|Equivalent noise level, CCIR 1
|Equivalent noise level, A-weighted 2
|Maximum SPL for THD 0.5% 3
|Maximum SPL for THD < 0.5% with pre-attenuation -6 dB 4
|Maximum SPL for THD < 0.5% with pre-attenuation -12 dB 5
|Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL) 6
|Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (re. 94 dB SPL) 7
|Maximum output voltage
|Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938)
||48 V ± 4 V
|Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938)
||XLR 3 F