Neumann TLM 67 Set

Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone with 20Hz-20kHz Frequency Response, Variable Polar Patterns, K 67 Capsule, Shockmount, and Transformerless Design
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A Modern Development of the Classic U 67!

The Neumann TLM 67 contains the legendary number "67" in its name for good reason. Indeed, the TLM 67 is Neumann's contemporary development of the studio classic U 67. Closely reproducing all the sound characteristics of the famous 1960s staple, the TLM 67 incorporates the same K 67 capsule as the U 67, with TLM 49 tube circuit. This particular TLM 67 "Set Z" comes with its own professional shockmount. An extremely versatile three-pattern, large-diaphragm condenser microphone, take a piece of Neumann - and recording - history into your studio with the TLM 67.

Neumann TLM 67 at a Glance:
  • Today's development of a classic
  • A versatile three-pattern condenser
  • Classic Neumann look with commemorative emblem
Today's development of a classic

Along with the numbers "47" and "87," the number "67" resonates within studio professionals the world over. All classics in their own right, The elite Neumann U 47, U 67, and U 87 have attended some of the most legendary recording sessions in music history. Today, Neumann gives us a contemporary development of the classic U 67 in the form of the TLM 67. Using the same K 67 capsule as the U 67, the TLM 67 employs a transformerless design - the same circuitry proved extremely successful with the TLM 49.

A versatile three-pattern condenser

The TLM 67 maintains all the hallmark qualities of the U 67, including its versatility. Switchable between three patterns - omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-eight - the TLM 67 is a perfect vocal microphone for all types of music and spoken voice. It's also excellent as a main microphone and as a spot mic for individual instruments.

Classic Neumann look with commemorative emblem

The TLM 67 is all-Neumann in its presence, yet features a new and elegant dual-color pearl-gray/nickel exterior. What's more, on the occasion of its 80th anniversary Neumann pays honor to founder, Georg Neumann, with a three-dimensional metal emblem adorning the front of the TLM 67.

Neumann TLM 67 Features:
  • Sound characteristics based on the legendary U 67
  • Three switchable directional characteristics (omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8)
  • Switchable highpass filter and pre-attenuation
  • Transformerless circuit technology
  • New dual-color exterior design
  • Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
  • Directional pattern: Omni/cardioid/figure-8
  • Frequency range: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Sensitivity at 1kHz into 1 kohm: 10/18/9 mV/Pa
  • Rated impedance: 50 ohms
  • Rated load impedance: 1 kohms
  • Equivalent noise level, CCIR1) 29/24/30dB
  • Equivalent noise level, A-weighted1) 16/11/17dB-A
  • Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR1) (rel. 94dB SPL) 65/70/64dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted1) (rel. 94dB SPL) 78/83/77dB-A
  • Maximum SPL (tube characteristic) for THD < 0.5 %2) 110/105/111dB
  • Maximum SPL (tube characteristic) for THD < 5 %2) 130/125/131dB
  • Maximum output voltage: -1 dBu
  • Dyn. range of the mic. amplifier (A-weighted, 0.5 %2)) 94dB
  • Dyn. range of the mic. amplifier (A-weighted, 5 %2)) 104dB
  • Matching connector: XLR 3F
  • Weight: 490 g
  • Diameter: 56 mm
  • Length: 200 mm
  • Includes E87 Shockmount
  • Requires +48V phantom power
The Neumann TLM 67 is a contemporary development of the U 67 studio legend!

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Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 105dB (Cardioid), 110dB (Omni), 111dB (Figure-8)
Output Impedance 50 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 83dB (Cardioid), 78dB (Omni), 77dB (Figure-8)
Self Noise 11dB (Cardioid), 16dB (Omni), 17dB (Figure-8)
Low Cut Filter Yes
Pads -10dB
Color Pearl Grey
Connector XLR
Weight 1.08 lbs.
Included Accessories Shock Mount, Wooden Box
Manufacturer Part Number USTLM 67 SET Z

Customer Reviews

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Awesome Mic

Probably the best mic I have used for my voice. I have not had to use EQ......


The TLM line of Neumanns seem to get knocked a lot. I'll agree that this doesn't have the sheen in the upper mids of my Beeznees Arabella (based on a u47 and m49), but neither does a U67! This mic is FULL and warm sounding. Think Crosby Stills and Nash - that dark but not dull sound. When doubled or stacked, it doesn't get muddy, but NEVER approaches harsh. It's ribbon-esque in that way and a perfect compliment to the DAW era of you can't let go of "warmth." With the tube emulation circuit, you can hear some of that vintagey saturation as you push into the mic. The best way I can describe this mic is versatile for some, but not for everyone. I, being a classic rock lover, f'ing love it! This mic might be fantastic on Dave Grohl, but might not work for Taylor Swift (based on their production style, not that it wouldn't compliment Taylor's voice well!) It's also fantastic on amps, upright bass, as a room mic.. I'm still experimenting with it, and there's nothing I hate it on so far. I guess they wanted a modern workhorse that's vibed like the u67. For me, that's exactly what Neumann has created!
Music background: Degree in music production and engineering

Best all-around mic for rock and roll

The tlm67 is my go-to mic for everything rock and roll. It has depth and character for vocals, and adds a touch of harmonic distortion that thickens guitar amps. It takes eq brilliantly, so if you want the modern "breathy" character, the tlm67 delivers it with a midrange that has more flavor than most "airy" mics. I have never used a vintage u67, but I've used the u87 for years, and I pick the tlm67 for most duties, but prefer the u87 for more "realistic" sounds like backing choirs. The tlm67 is my "desert island" mic.
Music background: Home recordist/song writer


AMAZING MIC!!!. use it to record a vintage drum and I get the classic and warm sound I was looking for the recording, plus is exquisite for vocals and saxophones, the truth, you can record anything with this microphone, definitely going to buy another
Music background: Owner Recording Studio

Dream mic!!!!!!

This microphone sounds better and works better than any other mic I've used. I'd go ahead and say its the greatest of all time! So warm, crisp, and clean sounding. If you record vocals or any instrument, this is the microphone!!! SOUNDS EXACTLY LIKE THE U67
Music background: Audio Engineer, Producer, Composer, and Performing artist.

Sweetwater Advice

Kenny Bergle

Owning a pair of M149s, I thought I was done buying large-diaphragm mics.  Silly me!  The TLM 67 sounds so great, it's now my #1 go-to vocal mic for the high-profile studio client that wants the best in world-class studio sound. Also it's perfect, although slightly counter-intuitive, for the less experienced recordist as it overcomes rookie mistakes by virtue of the amazing sound it transduces. The TLM67 is the best investment possible in vocal recording, besides voice lessons!  (It's also tremendous sounding on guitar cabinets!)

Zach Neels

This microphone is AMAZING! Not only did it give my voice the clarity that I haven't heard in years, when using it on my 1x12 recording guitar cab, the bass was heavy, the mids were clean, and the highs were absolutely soaring. If you're in the market for one of the best condensor microphones in the world, pick this up!

Zach Neels

When picking up the Neumann TLM 67 Set Z, the classic styling already had me imagining crooning into this great mic, a la "The Chairman of the Board" Frank Sinatra. After the initial set up (the Mic comes with it's shock mount, ensuring that it is in the best hands when you're laying the next great track), I was content with the sounds from the stock phantom power from the Mbox2 Pro. Thinking about taking it up a notch, I plugged it into a Daking Mic Pre One to test out some professional Mic Pre and to contour the sound of the transformer based Mic Pre. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the mic did wonders when slowly crafting new tones. While adding small amounts of gain, the tonal characteristics of the classic Neumann U87 were apparent, and I will admit, I was blown away within the first 20 minutes of tracking. Wanting to see how easily it translated to guitar cabs, I transported it to my isolated cabinet and cranked the gain up. What came next would surprise even the most jaded engineers; the bass was heavy, the mids were full, and the highs sounded immaculate. I was trying to throw new tones every few minutes to see if I could stump the German powerhouse, but in the end it was ME who was stumped. Every style I could conjure up; Blues, Funk, Rock, Jazz and Metal all were handled with aplomb. This microphone really handles itself in the highest regard. So, after every instance I could put together to test every facet of this mic, I was left dumbfounded. My only conclusion? This is my new go to mic on all vocals and guitar!
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