Studio Microphone

TLM 102 White Edition

Neumann’s most affordable large diaphragm microphone - Now also in white

  • True Neumann quality at a very affordable price
  • Very low self-noise
  • Handles extreme SPLs without distortion
  • Integrated pop shield

COLORS AND VARIANTS

Suited for:

Max. SPL
144 dB
S/N Ratio
82 dB
Sensitivity
11 mV/Pa

Small, Smart & Powerful

The TLM 102 brings Neumann quality to even the smallest studio. Like its more expensive siblings, the TLM 102 combines technical excellence with a beautifully balanced sound for silky vocals, crisp guitars and powerful drums. With its cardioid pattern and an integrated pop screen the TLM 102 is a joy to use, even for novices.

The Perfect Introduction to the Neumann Sound

The TLM 102 is Neumann’s most affordable large diaphragm condenser microphone. And, of course, it is a true Neumann, designed and manufactured in Germany with great attention to every detail. Compared to more expensive Neumann microphones, the TLM 102 is reduced in size and features, but Neumann would never compromise on sound quality. Despite its affordable price, the TLM 102 has a very attractive look with a gleaming chrome ring between a classic tapered headgrille and the famous Neumann diamond.

Smart Looks – Smart Engineering

The TLM 102 sounds as smart as it looks! Its newly developed large diaphragm condenser capsule has all the qualities that made Neumann microphones the first choice in recording studios all over the world: a clear and focused sound with superb definition. Due to its remarkably linear response across the entire midrange, the TLM 102 is able to capture the authentic character of any voice or instrument, enhanced by a slight lift around 10 kHz for silky highs. The TLM 102 has gorgeous bottom end, too, enriched by the well-controlled proximity effect of a large diaphragm cardioid capsule. A joy for every singer! The TLM 102’s technical performance is impressive, too. Its self-noise of only 12 dB-A is much lower than the ambient noise in even a very quiet room. At the same time, the TLM 102 is capable of handling extreme sound pressure levels of up to 144 dB free from distortion. As a member of the TLM range, the TLM 102 is equipped with a transformerless output stage, which means: powerful bass, even at highest signal levels, and a very direct sound without transmission losses.

Big Sound for Small Studios

Due to its enormous dynamic range of 132 dB and a remarkably uniform cardioid pickup pattern, the TLM 102 is a very easy to use microphone for home and project studios, and also for demanding live applications. Its uncolored sound and fast transient response make the TLM 102 an excellent choice for male and female vocals as well as a wide range of instruments, such as acoustic and electric guitar, bass guitar and double bass, drums, percussion, brass, saxophone. The TLM 102 is a true workhorse for any small studio!

  • Compact microphone with genuine Neumann large diaphragm capsule
  • Uniform cardioid pattern
  • Transformerless circuitry for high SPLs without distortion
  • Very low self-noise
  • Gentle treble lift for silky highs
  • Integrated pop screen

TLM 102 White Edition

Extravagance with noble understatement: The TLM 102 is now also available in white! The White Edition comes as a studio set including an EA 4 shock mount that matches the microphone’s glossy white finish. The TLM 102 White Edition is a limited run of 1000 – with its timeless elegance, it is the ideal microphone for all those who love a clean, purist look.!

Acoustical operating principle Pressure gradient transducer
Directional Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 20 Hz ... 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm 11 mV/Pa
Rated Impedance 50 ohms
Rated load impedance 1000 ohms
Equivalent noise level, CCIR¹⁾ 21 dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted¹⁾ 12 dB-A
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%²⁾ 144 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL)¹⁾ 73 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (re. 94 dB SPL)¹⁾ 82 dB
Maximum output voltage 13 dBu
Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938) 48 V ± 4 V
Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938) 3.5 mA
Matching connector XLR 3 F
Weight approx. 210 g
Diameter 52 mm
Length 116 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

Cardioid TLM 102

Cardioid TLM 102 Cardioid TLM 102
TLM 49 Set

EA 4

EA 4
TLM 49 Set

WS 2

Windscreen

WS 2
TLM 49 Set

N 248

Power Supply

N 248
TLM 49 Set

MF 3

Table Stand

MF 3
TLM 49 Set

MF 4

Floor Stand

MF 4
TLM 49 Set

MF 5

Floor Stand

MF 5
TLM 49 Set

STV 4

Stand Extension

STV 4
TLM 49 Set

STV 20

Stand Extension

STV 20
TLM 49 Set

STV 40

Stand Extension

STV 40
TLM 49 Set

STV 60

Stand Extension

STV 60
TLM 49 Set

Z 26 mt

Shock mount

Z 26 mt
TLM 49 Set

MNV 87

Auditorium Hanger

MNV 87
TLM 49 Set

DS 120

Double Mount

DS 120
TLM 49 Set

SG 2

Stand Mount

SG 2
TLM 49 Set

IC 3 mt

Microphone Cable

IC 3 mt
TLM 49 Set

IC 4

Microphone Cable

IC 4

TLM 102 White Edition

Color white

CAT. NO. 399005

TLM 102 White Edition
  • TLM 102 White Edition Studio Microphone
  • EA 4 Elastic Suspension, white
  • Quick Guide
  • Safety Guide

Suited for:

Max. SPL
144 dB
S/N Ratio
82 dB
Sensitivity
11 mV/Pa

Reviews

Neumann TLM 102 Microphones - Drum Overheads
video by sound pure
Youtube Video

"Little Sweety"
TLM 102 review on bonedo.de, German
Link

TLM 102 review
Keys 12/2009, English
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TLM 102 review
Sound & Recording, 12/2009, English

TLM 102 review
Sound & Recording 12/2009, German
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Neumann TLM 102 Microphones - Acoustic Guitar Recording, Classical
video by sound pure
Youtube Video

Neumann TLM 102 Microphones - Saxophone Recording
video by sound pure
Youtube Video

TLM 102 review
Sound on Sound 01/2010, English
PDF download with costs

TLM 102 review
Keys 12/2009, French
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TLM 102 review
Keys 12/2009, German
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Some quotes from the TLM 102 review
Sound On Sound magazine, English

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