- Large-diaphragm microphone with cardioid directional characteristic (pressure gradient transducer)
- Compact Neumann design
- Very high maximum sound pressure level (144 dB)
- Slight presence boost above 6 kHz helps vocals to shine in the mix
The TLM 102 defines a new generation of Neumann studio microphone. It sets a new performance and value standard for microphones at this price. It's reduced overall size contributes to an exceptionally compact appearance, which unites all of the typical design components of a Neumann microphone.
The harmonious proportions and gleaming grille ring ensure that even at first glance, the TLM 102 attracts attention. The TLM 102 delivers impressive sound. It's newly developed large-diaphragm capsule (cardioid) clocks a maximum sound pressure level of 144 dB, permiting the recording of percussion, drums, and amps at extremely high output levels. Acoustic instruments benefit from the exceptionally fast transient response of the TLM 102.
Where the TLM102 really shines is with vocals and speech. It has a slight boost above 6 kHz providing excellent vocal presence in an overall mix. Up to 6 kHz the frequency response is extremely linear, ensuring minimal coloration and a clearly defined, extended bass range. The capsule has an elastic suspension system reducing handling and structure-borne noise. A pop screen integrated into the grille serves to suppress plosives in vocal and speech recording.
Due to its price and flexible field of application, the TLM 102 is ideal for home recording and project studio, as well the broadcasting area, especially when clear lines of sight to the speakers are a priority. The TLM 102 is available in black and nickel; a stand mount is included.