Neumann TLM 102 Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone (Black)

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Styled in a black finish, TLM-102 Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone from Neumann is a large diaphragm condenser microphone operating in a cardioid polar pattern. It has the ability to withstand very high sound pressure levels.

The capsule, with its high SPL rating, permits the recording of percussion, drums, amplifiers, and other very loud sound sources. The microphone is equally capable when recording lower volume sounds due to its very fast transient response. However, its most important applications are in the realm of vocals and speech.

A slight boost above 6 kHz provides great vocal presence, while below 6 kHz the frequency response is extremely linear for minimal coloration and a clearly defined bass range. The capsule has an elastic suspension for minimizing structure-borne noise, while an integrated pop screen in the grille aids in suppressing plosives in vocal and speech recording.

  • Large-diaphragm microphone with cardioid directional characteristic
  • Pressure gradient transducer
  • Compact, smaller-scale body
  • Very high maximum sound pressure level (SPL)
  • Slight presence boost above 6 kHz
  • Transformerless circuitry

In the Box

  • Neumann TLM-102 Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser Microphone (Black)
  • Stand Mount
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

Neumann TLM 102 Features

Analog Performance

  • Operating Principle: Pressure Gradient
  • Transducer: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 73 dB CCIR | 82 dB A-Weighted
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 21 dB CCIR | 12 dB A-Weighted
  • Maximum SPL: 144 dB SPL
  • THD: 0.5%
  • Impedance: 50 Ohms
  • Load Impedance: 1000 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 11 mV/Pa at 1 kHz into 1 kOhms


  • Output Connectors: 1 x 3-Pin XLR
  • Operating Current Consumption: 3.5 µA
  • Operating Voltage: 48 V ± 4 V
  • Length: 4.57″ / 116 mm
  • Diameter: 2.05″ / 52 mm
  • Weight: 0.46 lbs / 210 g

Packaging Info

  • Package Weight: 1.1 lb
  • Box Dimensions (LxWxH): 9.9 x 4.4 x 2.7″