Neumann TLM 49 B-Stock

B-Stock with full warranty

Large diaphragm microphone

  • With cardioid directional characteristic
  • Optimised for vocal sounds
  • Features the same large diaphragm capsule of the legendary U47
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Equivalent noise level: 12 dB-A
  • Maximum sound pressure level (SPL): 129 dB
  • Transformerless output circuit
  • Includes an EA3 shock mount and cardboard packaging
  • Colour: nickel

Further Information

Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut No
Pad No
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No
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A special microphone
Colze, 10.12.2009
In search of a vocal microphone with character, I came across the TLM49.

The sound characteristics of the microphone are based on the M49 and U47, in combination with an up-to-date and extremely low-noise electronic balun. The K47 capsule was used, which was also responsible for its sound in the U47-FET. However, the TLM49 does not use a double membrane, which limits the guideline to a solid kidney. Nor does the microphone unfortunately have a switchable pre-attenuation or a high-pass, which sets the application possibilities comprehensible limits.

The microphone is delivered without a case, but with the high-quality spider EA3. This looks a bit meager for a microphone in this price range, but lets assume that here really every mark was put into the chocolate. This assumption is confirmed by the really high quality workmanship.

And as soon as you've recorded the first vocal takes with the TLM49, all the minor blemishes actually seem trivial. The TLM49 allows for silky, melting vocals, with the 'bigger than life' effect and does not go down even with bellowed rock vocals. The excellent noise behavior is learned especially in commercial voice recordings, which are later to be heavily compressed. Of course, the TLM49 can also be great for example for acoustic string instruments or as a distance micro in some distance in front of the amp. However, the discreet increase in presence predestines it for the human voice.

With its weight of just over 800 grams you should not save on a sensible tripod. There is not much that hurts to see through a pane of glass as an undersized tripod begins to stumble before the microphone hits the ground.
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