Neumann TLM 103
The TLM 103 is one our favourites for the simple fact that it gives a professional sound (it’s capsule is based on the legendary Neumann U87 model) at an affordable price of approximately $1100.
It has a beautiful nickel finish and a large-diaphragm which will help capture an awesome range of frequencies. Also, based on this model’s Transformerless Circuitry Design (“TLM”) you are going to get an extremely low noise floor. The Neumann TLM103 is a very solid mic and can handle sound pressure levels of up to 138dB.
If you’re looking for a rich and professional sound at an affordable price, this is your mic. We promise you will love using it!
- It’s versatile (you can pretty much record anything with this mic, from vocals to drums)
- It’s lightweight and compact
- For the high quality you get, it’s very reasonably priced
- It’s a cardioid mic so there are limitations on functionality
Who should buy this product?
- You want a professional sounding mic that doesn’t break the bank.
- You’re a professional or semi-professional vocalist/musician who wants a small setup at home.
Who should not buy this product?
- If you’re just intending to have a bit of fun and doodle, then it’s not necessary to spend a thousand or so bucks.
- Although it’s a great sounding microphone, it should still not be compared to a top-tier premium mic such as the Brauner or even a Neumann U87 (though to be fair, it does a great job simulating the latter). Point is, don’t get your hopes too high.
This is a great sounding mic at a very affordable price. It’s guaranteed to provide pristine results and comes highly recommended.