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Neumann TLM 103 D DIgital Studio Microphone

Neumann TLM 103 D DIgital Studio Microphone
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Pure Neumann sound in the digital domain, for use with AES/EBU, AES 42 or S/PDIF. The signal is converted directly at the capsule. Difficult questions concerning the optimal preamp and A/D converter for a Neumann mic are thus a thing of the past.
NZ $2,425.00

Key Features

  • Large diaphragm cardioid microphone
  • Pressure gradient transducer with with one-diaphragm capsule
  • Includes swivel mount
  • The legendary Neumann sound in the digital realm. 
  • Pure Neumann capsule sound.
  • The satisfaction of recording the uncolored original, 
  • with no "bottlenecks" between the capsule and the recording system.
  • The guarantee of having one of the best 
  • A/D converters available.
  • Anti-clipping processing ensures handling safety, 
  • and reduces stress.
  • Reduced time requirements and personnel costs, 
  • particularly due to faster post production processing.
  • Lower investment costs, since separate A/D converters and preamps are no longer needed. This also means space and weight savings (e.g. in the OB van).
For many years the analog version of the TLM 103 D has played an important role for ambitious home recording and project studios. This microphone has made the Neumann sound available to a broad spectrum of demanding audio engineers and musicians. The TLM 103 D provides all of the sound features of its analog counterpart, in addition to the advantages of digital circuit technology.
Acoustic transducer Pressure gradient transducer
Directional characteristic Cardioid
Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Free-field sensitivity1) –39 dBFS
Equivalent noise level, CCIR3) 17.5 dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted3) 7 dB-A
Signal-to-noise ratio2), CCIR3) 76.5 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio2), A-weighted3) 87 dB
Maximum SPL at 0 dBFS 134 dBSPL
Dynamic range, A-weighted3) 127 dB
Latency 44,1/48 kHz: 52 samples
88,2/96 kHz: 61 samples
176,4/192 kHz: 121 samples (AES 3)
Preset - Sampling rate: 48 kHz 
- Gain: 10 dB (variable with DMI-2)
- Compressor on, Attack time 100 ms, Release time 0.5 s,
Threshold –10 dBFS, Ratio 2:1
Supply voltage range +6 V to +10.5 V
Current consumption max. 150 mA
Weight approx. 460 g
Diameter 60 mm
Length 132 mm
Interface AES42
Remote controlled functions - Polar pattern4)
- Low-cut: flat, 40, 80, 160 Hz
- Pre-attenuation: 0 , -6, -12, -18 dB
- Gain: 0...63 dB in 1 dB steps, clickless
- Testsignal: 1 kHz, pink noise, white noise
- Sampling rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
- Parametric compressor/limiter (incl. de-esser function)
- Independent peak limiter avoiding any clipping
- Switch functions: soft muting, phase reverse, signal lights
- Signal lights: red4) and blue LEDs
- System functions, firmware download
A/D conversion Neumann process (patented), 28-bit internal word length
Digital signal processing Fixed-point, variable internal word length 28 bits to 60 bits
Synchronization - Asynchronous operation (free-running, AES42 - Mode 1),basic frequency accuracy: ± 25 ppm
- Synchronous operation (AES42 - Mode 2), pulling range: Min. ± 100 ppm
Power Power supply (phantom power complying with AES42)
Output XLR3M, 24 bits as per AES/EBU (AES3)

All data with respect to 0 dB pre-attenuation and 0 dB gain.
1) at 1 kHz
2) re 94 dBSPL
3) according to IEC 60268-1; 
CCIR-weighting according to CCIR 468-3, quasi peak; 
A-weighting according to IEC 61672-1, RMS
4) D-01 only

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