Neumann TLM 103
Neumann TLM 103
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U-FLYstudio's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Neumann TLM 103
Large diaphragm cardioid microphone without att and without high-pass
SG1 clamp supplied with a wooden box, suspension ELESTA Optional AI1 (TLM 103, M 147)
comes in two colors: gray and mtal foncbr /> Dtails technique at:


For the price it is a good micro trs is also in this price range most Aesthetics and well done, it proposes a circuit without output transformer (Transform Less Microphone) or of the pr TLM fixed. It is a micro extrment clean, with a bump is higher than the microphones oldest brand, which gives it a modern and trsdtaille color at the top of the spectrum. The main diffrence with models like the M 147, the equivalent lamp, is a somewhat broader directivity and rstitution of mdium mdium up a little less pronounced.
Its main dfault when compared to less affordable models is its lack of body, sound was less than its full NSAIDs (U89i) notte on acoustic guitars and strings. necessitte this investment more complex than a U89 that is my opinion one of the easiest to use microphones!
micro competitor cost: Blue Dragon (excellent!)
The result is well located and trs nanmoins comparable to micro BPM, it remains in this price range that most cohrent AKG C 3000, AT 4033 etc ...
If you love color, 4050 AT Savre srieux a competitor to the same extent as the C414 and U89 of Thiers OCCAZ (his sober and full) of OCCAZ TLM 170 (extreme versatility, high quality!
The brand offers each microphone to the sound Extremely diffrent, it becomes a matter of taste, appropriate, but the TLM 103 is the finish and the name for him.
it's more of a microphone on a robust and significant cash pressures.
With ca 103 will not always can be fabulous, but it does not ever be bad, and that's what dj price compared to other brands!

bidule-truc's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Neumann TLM 103
IT CAN BE USED I for voice but trs versatile well located in front of a guitar it also works well


J'utilse this micro depuit more than 1 year
I love the percision sound and look like small but robust.
It replaced my AT 4033 for vocals.
trs good value qualitprix (optional suspension llastique regrettable especially the price)
I do not regret my choice of any value is fawn Neunamnn sre.

John_fr's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Neumann TLM 103
Cardioid condenser microphone type.


I use the microwave for 2 years.
This is a microphone that makes all the finesse of a male or female voice.
Associated with a prampli of good quality (T1953 Behring), it will reproduce a sound full and prcis.
However, a small correction work in mediums is necessary to achieve a warmer sound.
Branch sixties sound, to say the Beatles, I get this color if the micro characteristic.
Trs a good choice, sincrement.

Babar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Neumann TLM 103
Condenser microphone large-diaphragm, more particularly suitable for singing.


I use it for 1 year already
Appreciated features: the price, "true" pro microphone. Too bad the suspension is so expensive.
Compared to big brother U87, or the TLM 193, the 103 sounds a bit tight, lacks precision and clarity, it requires a good equalizer to make good sound. So the logical "price" is met, the TLM103 sounds worse compared to others, but it is also cheaper. I'd say it's a microphone in the entry level range (although the price may seem high). But if you really want a more precise mic, I recommend waiting a little longer and buy a TLM193 (possibly second hand), which is a one class (price) higher.
Mike Crophone04/28/2002

Mike Crophone's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Neumann TLM 103
Condenser microphone transformater output.
Capsule of U87 (LA studio reference).
Single cardioid directivity
No general mitigating
No high-pass filter
No supension original livery
Excellent sensitivity
(For more information see the test Audiofanzine)


I use this mic for about a year mainly for making voice together with a tube amp ART TUBE.
What strikes me first is the big sound obtained immediately without correction. Grain and a great mid-bass presence effect without distortion, like a large magnifying glass over the sound.
No overflow in the treble, the vocals are always very well mastered.
It is the quality offered to Pro Home Studios.
The unique Directivity Cadio not too troublesome for working in a Home Studio.
Pop filter needed.
For use in a room large enough (12 M2 mini cab abstain)
This is the best condenser microphone, or electret that I have never used for singing (I always use or have used the Audio Technica 4033, RODE NT2, AKG C535 EB).

I do not understand how can Neumann can sell this excellent microphone without its suspension (there are elastically effective and inexpensive suspensions, see one of NT2)

The protection box is beautiful but wooden hinges and lock closure are a little cheap. A suitcase-type flight case might have been preferable.

The value is good considering the quality of the gear ...