Neumann TLM49 SET

The sound of 1950s tube classics recreated with trouble free FET circuitry

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Order Code: TLM49SET

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Neumann TLM 49 SET is a studio condenser with cardioid pattern and includes suspension.

TLM 49 uses the same K 47 capsule and the iconic large headgrille design of Neumann’s legendary M49, 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.

The legendary Neumann M 49 microphone was associated with countless jazz and pop recordings of the 1950s and 60s. This TLM 49 shares the same large, acoustically open headgrille and the same large diaphragm condenser capsule design. The 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.

Rather than being a valve microphones, 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 power supply or expensive tube replacements.

TLM 49 has a fixed cardioid pattern and is designed mainly as a microphone for vocalists. 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.

TLM 49 SET features:

  • 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

In the box:

  • TLM 49 Microphone
  • EA 3 Shock Mount
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 = –38 dBV ± 1 dB
Rated Impedance 50 ohms
Rated load impedance 1 kohms
Equivalent noise level, CCIR 1 23 dB
Equivalent noise level, A-weighted 2 12 dB-A
Maximum SPL for THD 0.5% 3 110 dB
Maximum SPL for THD < 5 % 4 129 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, CCIR (re. 94 dB SPL) 5 71 dB
Signal-to-noise ratio, A-weighted (re. 94 dB SPL) 6 82 dB
Maximum output voltage -1 dBu
Supply voltage (P48, IEC 61938) 48 V ± 4 V
Current consumption (P48, IEC 61938) 3.2 mA
Matching connector XLR 3 F
Weight 825 g
Diameter 78 mm
Length 165 mm

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