Neumann TLM 103 Anniversary Stereo Pair

Large-diaphragm Cardioid Microphone with Aluminum Carrying Case and Shockmount - Stereo Pair
Write review Item ID: TLM103AnnST
Neumann TLM 103 Anniversary Stereo Pair image 1
Neumann TLM 103 Anniversary Stereo Pair image 1
$2,499.95

Or just $105/month§ for 24 months

0% interest for 24 months*. 24 equal monthly payments required. Valid through 12/31/2017. Learn more

Special Order
Special-ordered from Neumann and usually arrives to you within 1-2 weeks. Please note: special orders cannot be canceled or returned.
Note: While most of the items we sell ship for free, this item does not qualify for free shipping due to special circumstances.

Share this with your friends:

Most popular accessories & related items...

Neumann TLM 103 Anniversary Stereo Pair
Special Order

Classic Neumann Sound in a Stereo Pair!

Note: This is a stereo pair of the famous TLM 103 Anniversary large-diaphragm condenser mic, complete with aluminum carrying case and shockmounts.

The Neumann TLM 103 Anniversary large-diaphragm cardioid condenser mic boasts a capsule drawn from the U 87 and transformerless circuitry - not to mention classic Neumann sound! The TLM 103 Anniversary is a great mic for any pro or project studio use and, due to its minimal self-noise, it's been used for classical recordings with a wide dynamic range, sampling (especially for very low amplitude sources), and Foley work. This mic is also robust enough for the live stage, as Jack White has employed the TLM 103 to mic amps in live situations.

Neumann TLM 103 Anniversary at a Glance:
  • Cardioid pattern to limit bleed
  • Classic design for transparent sound
  • Neumann's "TLM" technology

Cardioid pattern to limit bleed
The cardioid TLM 103 Anniversary utilizes a tried-and-true transformerless circuit found in high-end Neumann microphones to achieve its otherwise unattainable low self-noise and the highest sound pressure level transmission possible. By focusing on this pattern - used in most recording situations - the attenuation of unwanted rear sound has been optimized. Off-axis sounds are rendered naturally while isolation is increased. This also leads to a high feedback suppression when the microphone is used in live situations or where loudspeaker playback is a factor. Also available as a single TLM 103 mic with a wooden box and stand mount, in matte black finish, or as a single TLM 103 Anniversary, complete with aluminum carrying case and shockmount.

Classic design for transparent sound
The TLM 103 Anniversary is addressed from the front, marked with the red Neumann logo on the microphone body. The K 103 large diaphragm capsule is based on the K 87, well known from the U 67/U 87 microphones.The capsule has a flat frequency response up to about 5 kHz, and above that, a wide flat 4 dB presence boost. The large wire mesh headgrille protects the capsule from plosive sounds and effectively prevents pop noises. These characteristics are achieved without resorting to corrective resonance effects. Therefore, the TLM 103 maintains an excellent impulse response and reproduces the details of music and speech without coloration. With the incredibly low self-noise level of the TLM 103 even the smallest signals are reproduced basically noise-free. As it is capable of handling sound pressure levels up to 138dB without distortion, the TLM 103 provides a dynamic range of 131dB (A-weighted).

Neumann's "TLM" technology
The letters TLM stand for "transformerless microphone". With TLM technology the usual output transformer is replaced by an electronic circuit. As with traditional transformers, it ensures good common mode rejection, and prevents RF interference that may influence the balanced audio signal.

Neumann TLM 103 Anniversary Features:
  • Stereo pair
  • Nickel finish
  • Large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone
  • Pressure gradient transducer with with one-diaphragm capsule
  • Transformerless circuitry
  • Extremely low noise
  • Includes swivel mount
  • Minimal self-noise
  • Frequency range: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Rated impedance: 50 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: 1 kohms
  • Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%2: 138 dB
  • Aluminum case and shockmount included
  • Requires +48V phantom power
Get classic Neumann sound onstage or in the studio with the TLM 103 Anniversary!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Mono/Stereo Stereo Pair
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 138dB
Output Impedance 50 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 87dB (A weighted)
Self Noise 7dB (A weighted)
Color Nickel
Connector XLR
Weight 1 lb.
Manufacturer Part Number 008501

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this product.
Write your review
See also: Condenser Mics, Neumann, Neumann Condenser Microphones, Neumann Condenser Microphones