The Neumann TLM 107 is a condenser microphone featuring a newly developed transducer that was designed especially for this microphone. The TLM 107 is extremely versatile and has five selectable polar patterns, omnidirectional, cardioid and figure of 8, with intermediate patterns wide-angle cardioid and hypercardioid which is unusual for a large diaphragm condenser.
The TLM 107 has a new sound transducer with outstanding impulse fidelity. The consistency of the five polar patterns, omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8, with the intermediate patterns wide-angle cardioid and hypercardioid, is unusual for a large-diaphragm capsule. The mic ensures optimal sound right across the frequency range. The sound always remains balanced, with an almost linear reproduction up to 8 kHz, and a slight boost in the highest frequencies that lends presence and freshness to the voice.
The TLM 107 is particularly good at naturally reproducing speech - especially the critical 'S' sound. The grille is optimised for low sensitivity to pop sounds and the sound transducer is edge-terminated with both diaphragms at ground voltage. This ensures good sensitivity to dust and humidity.
TLM stands for transformerless circuitry mic which permits a high degree of linearity and a large dynamic range. The self-noise of only 10 dB-A is virtually inaudible and the mic also has impressive level handling. The max sound pressure level of 141 dB SPL can be increased to 153 dB SPL via pre-attenuation (Pad). This means the TLM 107 can be used on very loud instruments without distortion.
The Low Cut settings of Linear, 40 Hz, and 100 Hz are precisely adapted to practical recording situations. Without side effects, the 40 Hz setting cuts interference noise below the range of fundamental tones (where 41 Hz is the frequency of the double bass open E string), while the 100 Hz setting is optimized for speech and vocals (where 100 Hz corresponds to the lowest notes of a baritone).
The Neumann TLM 107 has an innovative and intuitive operating concept. All of the switch functions are controlled via a navigation switch. A visual highlight is the illuminated pattern display in the chrome ring, while the Pad and Low Cut status is displayed by LEDs to the left and right of the switch. In order not to distract singers, the switch and display are located on the back of the microphone. After ten seconds, the displays are turned off automatically.
- Multipattern large diaphragm microphone with 5 polar patterns (omni, wide cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-eight)
- Navigation switch with LED illuminated display for polar pattern, PAD and low cut
- Sound characteristics: transparent, natural reproduction of human voice, outstanding transient response
- Balanced sound in all 5 polar pattern settings