Neumann TLM 49 with a K&M 210/9 microphone stand in black, Mogami Gold Studio 25' XLR and K&M Popkiller XL.
The TLM 49 brings back the vintage tone of Neumann's post-war classics. The TLM 49 uses the same K 47 capsule and the iconic large headgrille design of Neumann's legendary M 49, but instead of electron tubes the TLM 49 relies on trouble free FET circuitry with a special sound design for smooth vocals and acoustic instruments with timeless elegance.
Vintage Sound with New Technology
Many engineers, these days, long for the smooth sound of classic tube microphones of the 1950s. Unfortunately, vintage originals come at staggering prices and are often in need of maintenance. But for those who want a recording tool rather than a collector's item, Neumann has developed an elegant solution: The TLM 49 combines the sonic excellence of Neumann's legendary U 47 and M 49 microphones with the convenience and high reliability of a modern phantom powered microphone. Its looks are classic, too!
As the model number implies, the TLM 49 is inspired by its famous precursor, the legendary Neumann M 49, a microphone associated with countless jazz and pop recordings of the 1950s and 60s. The TLM 49 shares the same large, acoustically open headgrille and the same large diaphragm condenser capsule design. This classic K 47 capsule, renowned for its unsurpassed sonic elegance, was also used in the Neumann U 47, the vocal mic of choice for Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, and scores of famous artists up to the present day.
Re-Engineering the Past
The main difference between the TLM 49 and its famous predecessors lies in its electronic circuit. Instead of electron tubes, the TLM 49's head amplifier uses reliable transformerless solid state technology - yet with a special sound design that closely reproduces the sonics of tube circuits. For instance, the TLM 49 intentionally produces soft saturation at higher sound pressure levels, resulting in a seemingly low max SPL figure of 110 dB for 0.5% THD, rising slowly to 5% at 129 dB SPL. The TLM 49 thus captures the sound and dynamic behavior of its legendary precursors without the inconvenience of an external PSU or expensive tube replacements, yet with a substantially improved self-noise figure of only 12 dB-A.
K&M 210/9 Microphone stand - black
A more compact version of the classic 210/2. The combination of the long-legged 201A/2 mic stand and the 211/1 telescopic boom arm. Like the 210/2, the 210/9 sets the standard for professional microphone boom stands.
Mogami Gold Studio 25'
25 Feet - Black body/gold pin XLR connectors. Made with Mogami 2534 Quad cable.
From large recording facilities to small project studios, engineers and artists trust Mogami Gold Studio microphone cables. Wired with Neglex studio quad, this 4-conductor cable offers the highest cancellation of noise and is the quietest, best sounding cable you can buy. Mogami Gold helps cure many of the problems encountered in a typical project or home studio, creating a pin-drop quiet recording environment with enhanced dynamic range.
K&M 23966 Popkiller - black
The large Popkiller for modern studio engineering. The large 200 mm nylon screen guarantees optimum sound filtering during studio recording. The Popkiller with flexible gooseneck can be screwed to all standard microphone stands (rod diameter max. 30 mm).
TLM49 - Data
Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
Directional pattern: Cardioid
Frequency range: 20 Hz ... 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm: 13 mV/Pa
Rated impedance: 50 ohms
Rated load impedance: 1 kohms
Equivalent noise level, CCIR1): 23 dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted1): 12 dB-A
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR1) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 71 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted1) (rel. 94 dB SPL): 82 dB
Maximum SPL for THD
TLM 49 - Applications
The TLM 49 has a fixed cardioid pattern and is designed mainly as a microphone for vocalists, but its clear bass and superb midrange with a gentle presence boost above 2 kHz will produce excellent results with various instruments, too, such as acoustic guitar and upright bass.
- Same capsule as legendary Neumann U 47 and M 49 microphones
- Cardioid pattern
- Classic sound for silky vocals
- Large, acoustically open headgrille
- Transformerless solid state circuit with tube sound characteristics
- Very low self-noise
1 x Neumann TLM 49
1 x K&M 210/9 Black
1 x K&M 23966
1 x Mogami Gold Studio XLR-XLR 25'