HI there, I want to join the neumann family buying a neumann mic. I use the Universal Audio's La-610 and my recordings usually are limited on male vocals. My budget is up to 1000£ maximum. Any suggestions please! Thanks a lot! Regards! Marcus
in the price range, TLM102 or TLM103 would be my recommendations. Probably the TLM102 (with EA4 suspension) would be the more suitable choice, as it has roughly 6dB lower sensitivity compared to the TLM103, which has quite a "hot" output. As the UA is not the best in handling very high signal levels [maximum of -8dBu @ 15 dB pad], from a technical point of view, the TLM102 should be the better choice. And, to check if it fits your voice & expectations, you'd have to try it out.
Best regards, Martin Schneider / Neumann Mic. Development