Neumann TLM 49
Neumann TLM 49

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 8 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent
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Massimino's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" VERY GOOD!"

Neumann TLM 49
micro voice specialist. It can be versatile on other instruments.

Studio microphone with a large capsule cardioid. TLM (turn less microphone) so transformerless microphone with the famous K47 capsule as on. Famous U 47 and M 49.


I use it for about 1 month.

I try some model such as MXL v. 67 g, k2 Rode, Rode NTK, and prodipe TT1.

The pros: The sound it delivers is very natural and very balanced frequency EQ so for the simple mixing.
- Printing of the "big" impressive micro
- Respect for the stamps
- Quickly found its place in the mix

I was hesitant but I am fully satisfied. High-quality microphone.

I certainly do it again this choice.

Jsax's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Neumann TLM 49 YES"

Neumann TLM 49
This mic is kind of versatile very interested.
I operate: singing, sound and even taking instruments and Yes!

-Technology: -

Sensor pressure gradient, using the capsule of the legendary U


I use it for 3 years!
And indeed I have tried several micro before.


Pako5633's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Neumann TLM 49"

Neumann TLM 49
_Microphone Song.

_The TLM 49 uses the famous K 47 capsule, which was also used in the M 49 and the U 47. Response curve is linear down to the midrange; beyond 2 kHz, it has a slight presence peak, peaking at 3 dB.


_In Possession since July 2012.

_Habitué The brand RODE.

_I Would do without this choice problem.

_Bon Quality / price ratio.

Jiem_971's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very good mic for voice"

Neumann TLM 49
Neumann TLM 49, a dedicated mic on vocals and the vocals ... everything has already been said in previous reviews

transformerless condenser microphone, which gives it a very low noise (12dBA) and is cardioid


I use it for 4 months, I tried it with my 3 preamps (Tube Tech MP1-A, Universal Audio LA 610 and Avalon VT 737 SP), it also deserves a good mic preamp to be highlighted: with the MP1-A sound is "soft and warm" as described in Neumann, not at all aggressive, a wonderful mid-bass; with the Avalon, the sound is very colorful and Dedini, the microphone and the side "silk effect" of the preamp goes well, with The 610 is very very good, the microphone transcribed the nuances of the preamp 610 (well this and fat, or more clear and clean).

this microphone provides the sound and the recognizability of Neumann microphones, a clear, well defined, with the slight bump to 3/4 KHz. However, the TLM 49 has its character, its not an aggressive, a hint of vintage (mediums are present without being mushy) which recall almost a tube sound, yet it does not micro.

we feel that the microphone has been designed for the vocals, it is worth its price. there is a range over a TLM 103 even if it is not a U87 (though). comparison with the M 149 is plausible, the two levels are close bcp sound reproduction, as well as the capsule of the TLM 49 is identical to that of Neumann prestigious (M 49, M 50 and U 47 qd same!)

very good mic, I'm happy :)

Bear2Beer's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Small diamonds in the voice"

Neumann TLM 49
Electrostatic transformerless cardioid (tlm). It just does not regret the single directivity and the lack of attenuation. Supplied with suspension. Its cardboard box is more than enough to store in the studio.


I agree completely Phil29's opinion. Personally, I tested it on RME preamps (OctaMic) presonus (Digimax), Neve (5012), and Universal Audio (Slice 6176), it is this association that really satisfies me. I found it curious and nasal sound on the first preamp very clean, the AU is open, warm, expressive and versatile, but still it is mostly the voice that he excels, although recovery amp (guitar and bass) he does, too, is sharp and can pack quite a mix. To voice the opposite, it is rather mild, with clear sound without Sybil what I research. It's modern but classy with the grain of Neumann. It also affects the mix in this use. If you want to make you happy: UA610 + TLM49.
In my case having one is enough.

fabrice.fargues's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Neumann TLM 49
Cardio, specially in the voice ....
Indniable quality manufacturing ...
Be careful, he does not like "strong dmoniaque, 110dB SPL eligible to del a twist .....


TLM in the range, and it is an opinion that is only my opinion, is THE specialist in voice. I just try it, and I'll break my piggy bank ...
Dfine is hot as always with Neumann ... I do not think it is usable in other situations, but you never know, why not test it on other sources that the voice ... Sitt book I make an update of that opinion ...
The sound is "large" deep, it has a medium low trs warm, surprisingly without a lamp, and the high end is still Carved without being aggressive, all common CHARACTERISTICS large capsule mics that I 'I was able to test in the German manufacturer. Even when it's not an M149, but it is not far from the voice. Choosing a good pramp will be crucial, because this micro MRIT to be developed.
Since the takeover by Sennheiser Neumann, prices for the TLM SERIES almost digested, the company in the world of excellence is "affordable", but has a nice even when chque complete: 1400 specially for micro voice in the decision, you still get the same ... But the sound is l. ..

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On other sound sources, the range is close to the human voice, it makes a remarkable job, but making "semi-proximity", the micro needs air ... I have a well liked tnor sax, cello .... Like what, you always try ... Trs good microphone, his trs prcis with a supper of "vintage" ... On a Fearn VT2 is beautiful ... A smart purchase for those who can not afford the M149, jewel ultimate range Neumann ....

Phil29's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Neumann TLM 49
Condenser microphone with cardioid capsule with large output circuit transistor designed primarily for vocals.
Supplied with a suspension, but in a cardboard box (it must reduce production costs ...), the finish is at the top as always.
Its use is much broader than that, from the time the source does not generate a sound level too high
(110 dBspl anyway)


Downslope in the lower limit proximity effect without reducing the response so far. The top spectrum is very defined but without highlighting the sibilants. He deserves the best pre-amps with whom he will easily top of the range.
The background noise is well controlled. (12 dBA)
Cons-bass, guitar, flute, violin, ... have a sound very clean and quite "classy" as often at Neumann.
He criticized perhaps its single directivity, the absence of attenuator or filter, but at the price offered must admit that it is a total success side audio quality and is the main!

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

Neumann TLM 49
The TLM 49 is a cardioid (good) Designed for making voice and although I have been able to try it on other source, it should work well on instruments that do not s'inquitent its size! As a reminder, PSE 825 grams, 80 grams against the 184 of one kilometer! You will find others on the site CHARACTERISTICS Neumann.

I notice a 9 / 10 parcequ'au level dynamic cash, it is confined to a 110 dB THD <0.5% only (up 129 dB, but when you take a harmonic distortion of 5% prs !) compared to 138 dB for THD 0.5% of the TLM 103, one wonders how a singer sounds OPRA open strong


I tried for a month on various voice and is more convincing: over my TLM 103, it is less flashy, subjectively "less flat", vaguely warm. But if in addition it is a branch prampli lamp (here, my Universal Audio 610) Difference is the landmark. On this prampli, the TLM 103 sounds almost bitter when the TLM 49 sounds really Describes as "soft", "hot" with a grain and a really flattering finesse in the mix. On a Focusrite is less marked.

Here too, 9 / 10 because of its size limits its use even when (vocals, bass, acoustic guitars - and probably not enough to absorb the high SPL dynamic brass prs taken too!)
on the other hand, there really is a face of "big studio microphone" and is sure to impress the singers go home! A psychological effect that is probably not for a ngligeable INTERPRETATION ...
Note also that automatically comes with its suspension, which justifies a little better qualitprix report from the TLM 103.