Neumann TLM 193

Reference-class studio condenser – cardioid
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Order Code: TLM193

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Neumann TLM 193 is a cardioid studio condenser microphone for voice, with an even frequency response on and off-axis.

While the outside looks suspiciously like a black U87, technically speaking, TLM 193 is a streamlined, cardioid-only version of the acclaimed reference microphone TLM 170 R. It uses the same K 89 large diaphragm capsule, which is a modern, edge-terminated design uniting the benefits of large and small diaphragm microphones.

TLM 193 combines the superior linearity and fast transient response of a small diaphragm capsule with the smoothness and high sensitivity only a large diaphragm microphone offers.

As a member of the TLM series, TLM 193 uses transformerless circuitry which minimises transmission losses and ensures a vast dynamic range of 130 dB. This means  TLM 193 is able to capture very soft and very loud sources without sonic degradation.

In numbers: The microphone’s self-noise of only 10 dB-A is way below the ambient noise in even a very quiet recording studio. And without requiring a pad switch, the TLM 193 is able to handle extreme sound pressure levels of up to 140 dB free from distortion artefacts.

TLM 193 features:

  • Very easy to use, even for novices
  • Uncompromised Neumann quality for small studios
  • Large diaphragm capsule with cardioid pattern
  • Even frequency response on- and off-axis
  • Transformerless circuitry with high SPL capability
  • Extremely low self-noise

In the box:

  • TLM 193 Microphone
  • SG 2 Swivel Mount
  • Wooden Box
Acoustical operating principlePressure gradient transducer
Directional PatternCardioid
Frequency Range20 Hz … 20 kHz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kohm18 mV/P23 mV/Pa = –32.5 dBV ± 1 dBa
Rated Impedance50 ohms
Rated load impedance1 kohms
Equivalent noise level, CCIR 121 dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted 210 dB-A
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5% 3140 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL) 473 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (re. 94 dB SPL) 584 dB
Maximum output voltage13 dBu
Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938)48 V ± 4 V
Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938)3 mA
Matching connectorXLR 3 F
Weightapprox. 480 g
Diameter49 mm
Length175 mm

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