Neumann TLM-193 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
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- A universal cardioid mic
- Ideal for close miking of instruments with high sound pressure levels
- Announcer's mic for broadcasting/dubbing
- Home recording and project studios
- Vocalist recording
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The TLM193 is a large diaphragm, double membrane cardioid condenser microphone designed for critical recording, broadcast and live sound applications. The capsule of the TLM 193 is the same legendary large diaphragm capsule used in the U89i/TLM170 family. This unit is mated to the proven FET100 circuitry of the KM100 series. Offering state-of-the-art specifications and performance in a value-conscious package, the TLM193 is without peer: Ultra-low self noise (10dB-A), high sound-pressure capability (140dB before overload), dynamic range (130dB), wide frequency response (20Hz - 20kHz) and the quality, durability, longevity, and glorious sound which has earned Neumann its reputation. The TLM193 is the perfect microphone for both budget-conscious project studios and larger facilities who want Neumann performance without paying for the additional features of their flagship models. It excels at many applications including overhead and close-miking drums, capturing the nuances of acoustic performances, and recording critical vocals in the Neumann tradition.The TLM193 package includes the microphone, a swivel-mount stand adapter, and a foam-lined wooden jeweler's case.Acoustical Operating Principal: Pressure gradient transducer Directional Patterns: Cardioid Frequency Range: 20 to 20,000 Hz Sensitivity: 11 mV/Pa ±1 dB Rated Impedance: 50 ohms Rated Load Impedance: 1000 ohms Equivalent Loudness Level Due To Inherent Noise: (CCIR 468-3 weighted) 21dB (DI...
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By contrast, the cardioid-only TLM 193 is frequently described as having a "darker" sound. This is not exactly the case. I would say this mic is more honest (and, perhaps, a little less flattering) than many high end large diaphragm condensers. It is very neutral. As such, it can really tame a harsh or sibilant vocalist. It truly shines on "bright" pianos, brass instruments and percussion. I find I use this mic more frequently than others. While any quality microphone will benefit from being connected to a high quality pre-amp, of all Neumann mics, the TLM193 will probably give recordists more "bang for the buck" when plugged into the stock mic pre's found on mixers from Presonus, Allen & Heath, Toft, and Mackie. Physically, the TLM-193 looks like a smaller version of the black finish U-87 - it's gorgeous and very well constructed. Being smaller, it may not receive the "wow factor" of other offerings from Neumann, Telefunken, Brauner or others - but it can be placed inside a grand piano or over a drum kit more easily. Unfortunately, it doesn't ship with a shock mount, so factor that recommended accessory along with your purchase price. All in all, the TLM-193 deserves a better reputation - it's much more than adding that Neumann badge" to the project studio mic locker. This is a superb vocal and instrument mic, with a very flat response, and one that should earn a place among studio favorites. Check it out.