Neumann USA announces the introduction of the long-awaited 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 esteemed engineering and precision manufacturing to produce an innovative transformerless microphone that is optimized for that very special, warm, Neumann vocal sound.
Given the retro look, Neumann's proven 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 2kHz there is a gentle presence boost up to 3dB. 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 114dB without distortion and a dynamic range of 102dB (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.
The TLM 49 will be available May 2006.