For many years the analog version of the TLM 103 D has played an important role for ambitious home recording and project studios. This microphone has made the Neumann sound available to a broad spectrum of demanding audio engineers and musicians. The TLM 103 D provides all of the sound features of its analog counterpart, in addition to the advantages of digital circuit technology described above.
- Large diaphragm cardioid microphone
- Pressure gradient transducer with with one-diaphragm capsule
- Includes swivel mount
- The legendary Neumann sound in the digital realm. Pure Neumann capsule sound.
- The satisfaction of recording the uncolored original, with no "bottlenecks" between the capsule and the recording system.
- The guarantee of having one of the best A/D converters available.
- Anti-clipping processing ensures handling safety, and reduces stress.
- Reduced time requirements and personnel costs, particularly due to faster post production processing.
- Lower investment costs, since separate A/D converters and preamps are no longer needed. This also means space and weight savings (e.g. in the OB van).
These are just some of the most common applications. We recommend additional experimentation to gain maximum use from this microphone.
- A universal cardioid mic
- Vocalist recording
- Announcer's mic for broadcasting/voice over
- Due to minimal self-noise: on-air mic for radio/broadcast, very low amplitude signals, radio drama, sampling, foley/sound effects
- Home recording and project studios
- Spot mic for: wind instruments, strings, percussion, guitar amps, drum overhead
Directional characteristic: Cardioid
- Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Free-field sensitivity1):–39 dBFS
- Equivalent noise level, CCIR3): 17.5 dB
- Equivalent noise level, A-weighted3): 7 dB-A
- Signal-to-noise ratio2), CCIR3): 76.5 dB
- Signal-to-noise ratio2), A-weighted3): 87 dB
- Maximum SPL at 0 dBFS: 134 dBSPL
- Dynamic range, A-weighted3): 127 dB
- 44,1/48 kHz: 52 samples
- 88,2/96 kHz: 61 samples
- 176,4/192 kHz: 121 samples (AES 3)
- Sampling rate: 48 kHz
- Gain: 10 dB (variable with DMI-2)
- Compressor on, Attack time 100 ms, Release time 0.5 s,
Weight: approx. 460 g, Diameter: 60 mm, Length: 132 mm
- Polar pattern4)
- Low-cut: flat, 40, 80, 160 Hz
- Pre-attenuation: 0 , -6, -12, -18 dB
- Gain: 0...63 dB in 1 dB steps, clickless
- Testsignal: 1 kHz, pink noise, white noise
- Sampling rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
- Parametric compressor/limiter (incl. de-esser function)
- Independent peak limiter avoiding any clipping
- Switch functions: soft muting, phase reverse, signal lights
- Signal lights: red4) and blue LEDs
- System functions, firmware download
A/D conversion: Neumann process (patented), 28-bit internal word length
Digital signal processing: Fixed-point, variable internal word length 28 bits to 60 bits
- Asynchronous operation (free-running, AES42 - Mode 1), basic frequency accuracy: ± 25 ppm
- Synchronous operation (AES42 - Mode 2), pulling range: Min. ± 100 ppm
Power supply (phantom power complying with AES42)
Output: XLR3M, 24 bits as per AES/EBU (AES3)
1) at 1 kHz
2) re 94 dBSPL
3) according to IEC 60268-1;
CCIR-weighting according to CCIR 468-3, quasi peak;
A-weighting according to IEC 61672-1, RMS
4) D-01 only