Old Lyme, CT (April 6, 2006)–Neumann USA has released its TLM 49 large-diaphragm, cardioid, studio microphone with its roots firmly planted among the classic Neumann M 49 and M 50 microphones of the ’50s. The TLM 49 combines Neumann’s engineering and precision manufacturing to produce a transformerless microphone that is optimized for that Neumann vocal sound.
Neumann TLM 49 Given the retro look, Neumann’s transformerless circuitry technology, low self-noise, high gain levels, great sound and a reasonable price, the TLM 49 is poised to become yet another Neumann legend in vocal and speech recording. It is also suitable for instrumental applications in professional production studios and with home recordists.
The TLM 49 features the famous K47 capsule used in the M 49 and U47 microphones. The capsule has a linear frequency response up to the upper mid-range. Above 2 kHz, there is a gentle presence boost up to 3 dB. The capsule is enclosed by a large, acoustically open, neutral-sounding head grille. The large 34mm diaphragm cardioid capsule has a tendency towards supercardioid performance due to the special capsule construction. TLM transformerless technology ensures good common mode rejection, prevents RF interference and suppresses noise signals affecting balanced modulation. And the TLM 49 operates at SPLs of up to 114 dB without distortion and a dynamic range of 102 dB (A-weighted).
The TLM 49 comes in typical Neumann fine, matte, nickel finish with an EA 3 elastic suspension case. The entire interior structure is mounted elastically to prevent the transmission of structure-borne noise and the capsule is mounted with a rubber shockmount.
Dawn Birr, team leader, Neumann and distributed brands, said of the new mic, “With the TLM 49, Neumann has once again expanded the professional microphone palette available to musicians, producers and engineers. There are a lot of copycat microphone manufacturers lurking about claiming to have somehow captured that ‘Neumann’ sound. The truth is only Neumann is capable of delivering that ‘Neumann’ sound. As usual, Neumann elevates the standard of recording excellence and adds a cast-iron link in the often fragile audio chain.”
The TLM 49 will be available May 2006.