Neumann TLM 102 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
The TLM 102 defines a new generation of Neumann studio microphones. This applies not only to the design of the microphone but also to the price. The reduced overall size contributes to an exceptionally compact appearance, which unites all of the typical design components of a Neumann microphone.The TLM 102 is impressive in terms of sound: In the interior is a newly developed large-diaphragm capsule (cardioid) with a maximum sound pressure level of 144 dB, which permits the recording of percussion, drums, amps and other very loud sound sources, for example. Instruments that are not especially loud also benefit from the very fast transient response of the TLM 102. However its most important applications are in the realm of vocals and speech; a slight boost above 6 kHz provides for excellent presence of the voice in the overall mix. Up to 6 kHz the frequency response is extremely linear, ensuring minimal coloration and a clearly defined bass range. A pop screen integrated into the grille serves to suppress plosives in vocal and speech recording.