Description

Multi-faceted versatility, no-compromise sound and innovative operation: With five directional characteristics and a novel operating concept, this standard-setting large-diaphragm microphone provides sound without any coloration. Featuring equally impressive level stability and low self-noise, it captures everything from the softest whisper to thundering drums. For studio, broadcasting and demanding home recording applications.

Classic proportions combined with attractive styling and fresh ideas – the TLM 107 perfectly embodies the Neumann philosophy: Innovation based on tradition. Far from evoking vintage or retro nostalgia, the standard-setting TLM 107 represents an impressive, modern studio microphone. Its extensive performance spectrum and high-precision reproduction, very close to the original, make the TLM 107 universally applicable, opening up previously unknown design freedom possibilities in mixing and post-production.

Neumann Engineering
The newly developed sound transducer, which was designed especially for this microphone, is impressive with its outstanding impulse fidelity. The great consistency of the five polar patterns, omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8, with the intermediate patterns wide-angle cardioid and hypercardioid, is also unusual for a large-diaphragm capsule. The TLM 107 provides optimal sound not only for the cardioid setting; it also ensures maximum precision over the entire frequency range for all of the other directional characteristics. 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. Here particular attention has been paid to the natural reproduction of speech sounds, especially the critical “s” sound. The grille is acoustically optimized for low sensitivity to pop sounds. In addition, the sound transducer is edge-terminated, with both diaphragms at ground voltage. Specifically, this ensures considerably reduced sensitivity to dust and humidity.

No-Compromise Sound Design
Transformerless circuitry permits a high degree of linearity and a large dynamic range. The self-noise of only 10 dB-A is practically inaudible, while at the same time, the TLM 107 features high level stability. The maximum sound pressure level of 141 dB SPL can be increased to 153 dB SPL via pre-attenuation (Pad). This enables the TLM 107 to transmit the sound of even the loudest 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).

Innovative Operating Concept
For the first time, all of the microphone switch functions are controlled intuitively 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 15 seconds, the displays are turned off automatically.

Delivery Package
The TLM 107 is available in the colors matte nickel and black. A stand mount (SG 2) is included. It can also be delivered as Studio Set incl. an elastic suspension.

Technical Data
Acoustical operating principle Pressure gradient transducer
Directional pattern Omnidirectional, wide angle cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-8
Frequency range 20 Hz ... 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm 11 mV/Pa
Rated impedance 50 ohms
Rated load impedance 1 kohms
Equivalent noise level, CCIR1) 22 dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted1) 10 dB-A
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR1) (rel. 94 dB SPL) 72 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted1) (rel. 94 dB SPL) 84 dB
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%2) 141 dB
with preattenuation -6 dB 147 dB
with preattenuation -12 dB 153 dB
Max. output voltage for THD < 0.5 % 10 dBu
Power Supply (IEC 61938) P48
Current consumption 3.2 mA
Required connector XLR 3 F
Weight 445 g
Diameter 64 mm
Length 145 mm
1) according to IEC 60268-1; CCIR-weighting acccording to CCIR 468-3, quasi peak; A-weighting according to IEC 61672-1, RMS
2) measured as equivalent el. input signal
Diagrams

Omni

Polardiag_TLM107_Kugel

Wide Angle Cardioid

Polardiag_TLM107_Breite Niere

Cardioid

Polardiag_TLM107_Niere

Hyper Cardioid

Polardiag_TLM107_Hyperniere

Figure 8

Polardiag_TLM107_Acht

Omni

Frequenzdiag_TLM107_Kugel

Wide Angle Cardioid

Frequenzdiag_TLM107_Breite Niere

Cardioid

Frequenzdiag_TLM107_Niere

Hyper Cardioid

Frequenzdiag_TLM107_Hyperniere

Figure 8

Frequenzdiag_TLM107_Acht

Accessories
Elastic Suspension EA 4 (bk)

Elastic Suspension EA 4 (bk)
It has a swivel mount with a 5/8"-27 female thread, plus a thread adapter to connect to 1/2"- and 3/8" stands.

Order Information

EA 4 nickel Cat. No. 008641
EA 4 bk black Cat. No. 008642
Stand Mount SG 2

Stand Mount SG 2
The microphone mount of the SG 2 is made of metal. The SG 2 has a 5/8"-27 female thread, plus a thread adapter to connect to 1/2"- and 3/8" stands.

Order Information

SG 2 black Cat. No. 008636
Battery Supply BS 48 i

Battery Supply BS 48 i
The battery unit supplies one microphone with 48 V phantom powering (P48). The maximum supply current is 5 mA.

The audio output is dc-free. Therefore, no transformer is needed when connecting to unbalanced inputs. The cables couple to the BS 48 i through XLR 3 connectors.

Maximum length of operation depends on the type of battery and the current drain of the microphone. A microphone requiring e.g. 2 mA can be operated at least 20 hours with one alkaline battery.

Technical Data

Output voltage 48 ± 1 Vdc
Maximum current output 5 mA
Battery IEC 6 F 22, 9 V
Weight 270 g (without battery)
H x W x D 37 x 80 x 102 mm

Order Information

BS 48 i black Cat. No. 006494
Battery Supply BS 48 i-2

Battery Supply BS 48 i-2
The battery unit supplies one or two microphones with 48 V phantom powering (P48). The maximum current drain is 5 mA for each microphone. The audio outputs are dc-free. Therefore, no transformer is needed to connect to unbalanced inputs. The unit has two XLR 5 connections which can be split to XLR 3 connectors with AC 20 and AC 21 adapter cables.

Maximum length of operation depends on the type of battery and the current drain of the microphone. A microphone requiring e.g. 2 mA can be operated at least 20 hours with one alkaline battery.

Technical Data

Output voltage 48 ± 1 Vdc
Maximum current output 2 x 5 mA
Battery IEC 6 F 22, 9 V
Weight 310 g (without battery)
H x W x D 37 x 80 x 102 mm

Order Information

BS 48 i-2 black Cat. No. 006496
Power Supply N 248

Power Supply N 248
The N 248 supplies one stereo microphone, or two mono condenser microphones with 48 V phantom power (P48). All connectors are of XLR 3 type. The audio signal outputs are DC-free. The 5 directional patterns of the TLM 170 R can be remote controlled with rotary switches. The remote control operates by varying the nominal phantom voltage of 48 V over a range of ± 3 V (patented). As in standard operation, cable lengths up to 300 m are permissible. Set to P48, all conventional microphones can be used as well. Even mixed operation is possible, with one channel remote controlling a TLM 170 R, while the second output supplies a conventional microphone.

Technical Data

Mains voltage EU 230V/50 Hz
Mains voltage US 117V/60 Hz
Mains voltage UK 230V/50 Hz
DC voltage input 5...15 V
Power consumption max. 3 VA
DC voltage output 48 V ± 3 V each
Current output max. 5 mA each
H x W x D 38 x 143 x 103 mm
Weight 415 g

Order Information

N 248 black Cat. No. 008537