Studio Microphone

TLM 193

An affordable reference class microphone, extremely easy to use.

  • Easy “plug-and-play” handling
  • Cardioid pattern without off-axis coloration
  • Very low self-noise and distortion
  • Even frequency response, excellent transient behavior
TLM 193
TLM 193

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Suited for:

Max. SPL
140 dB
S/N Ratio
84 dB
Sensitivity
18 mV/Pa

Simply Beautiful & Beautifully Simple

The TLM 193 is a reference class studio microphone for project studios and all applications that do not require selectable polar patterns. The TLM 193 is a switchless design with a fixed cardioid pattern and a remarkably even frequency response. This makes it extremely easy to use: Just aim it at the source and press record.

Dealer Description

What You Hear Is What You Get

The TLM 193 is a studio condenser microphone with an exceptionally uniform cardioid pattern for a very linear response both on- and off-axis. This makes the TLM 193 a very truthful and straightforward microphone which will capture the source and its room ambience without unwanted coloration. Thus, the TLM 193’s sound image is very close to what you hear with your own ears.

Pure Cardioid

Technically speaking, the TLM 193 is a streamlined, cardioid-only version of our acclaimed reference microphone TLM 170 R. It uses the same K 89 large diaphragm capsule, which is a modern, edge-terminated design uniting the benefits of large and small diaphragm microphones. The TLM 193 combines the superior linearity and fast transient response of a small diaphragm capsule with the smoothness and high sensitivity only a large diaphragm microphone offers.

As a member of our TLM series, the TLM 193 uses transformerless circuitry which minimizes transmission losses and ensures a vast dynamic range of 130 dB. This means, the TLM 193 is able to capture very soft and very loud sources without sonic degradation. In numbers: The microphone’s self-noise of only 10 dB-A is way below the ambient noise in even a very quiet recording studio. And without requiring a pad switch, the TLM 193 is able to handle extreme sound pressure levels of up to 140 dB free from distortion artifacts.

Simply Beautiful

Its sonic purity and technical excellence make the TLM 193 a very easy to use microphone for many applications. Just point it at the source to capture its natural sonic beauty. The TLM 193 is a superb microphone for vocals and speech, especially dubbing and voice-over work, where it will capture the authentic voice character without “added flavors”. Of course, the TLM 193 may also be used for a great variety of instruments such as acoustic and electric guitar, drums and percussion, piano, and much more.

The TLM 193 is mainly designed for home, project, and broadcast studios but is also a very useful and versatile addition for larger setups. Its linear, uncolored sound image both on- and off-axis makes the TLM 193 an excellent spot mic in orchestral recordings e.g. for low strings, woodwinds and brass an. Due to its slightly smaller size and dark color scheme, the TLM 193 is visually unobtrusive.

  • Very easy to use, even for novices
  • Uncompromised Neumann quality for small studios
  • Large diaphragm capsule with cardioid pattern
  • Even frequency response on- and off-axis
  • Transformerless circuitry with high SPL capability
  • Extremely low self-noise
Acoustical operating principle Pressure gradient transducer
Directional Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 20 Hz ... 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm 18 mV/P23 mV/Pa = –32.5 dBV ± 1 dBa
Rated Impedance 50 ohms
Rated load impedance 1 kohms
Equivalent noise level, CCIR¹⁾ 21 dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted¹⁾ 10 dB-A
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5%²⁾ 140 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL)¹⁾ 73 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (re. 94 dB SPL)¹⁾ 84 dB
Maximum output voltage 13 dBu
Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938) 48 V ± 4 V
Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938) 3 mA
Matching connector XLR 3 F
Weight approx. 480 g
Diameter 49 mm
Length 175 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 193

Cardioid TLM 193 Cardioid TLM 193
TLM 49 Set

EA 2

EA 2
TLM 49 Set

EA 4

EA 4
TLM 49 Set

PS 15

Popscreen

PS 15
TLM 49 Set

PS 20 a

Popscreen

PS 20 a
TLM 49 Set

WS 89

Windscreen

WS 89
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 193

Color black

CAT. NO. 008381

TLM 193
  • TLM 193 Microphone
  • SG 2 Swivel Mount
  • Wooden Box

Suited for:

Max. SPL
140 dB
S/N Ratio
84 dB
Sensitivity
18 mV/Pa

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WARNING (for California residents only): This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.p65warnings.ca.gov.

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