Neumann TLM 193

Large Diaphragm Microphone

The "Plug and Play" - microphone for professional studios, musicians and the sophisticated home recording

The TLM 193 is a large diaphragm microphone for professional recording and live applications. It is the perfect microphone for professional production studios, for musicians and demanding home recording.

The TLM 193 is addressed from the front, marked with the red Neumann logo.

The large diaphragm capsule inside the headgrille has a very smooth frequency response, not only for the sound coming from the front, but also for sound, which laterally falls within an angular range of more than +/- 100 °.

  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Pressure gradient with dual-diaphragm capsule
  • Transformerless circuit
  • Extremely low noise: 10 dB (A)
  • Quality professional equipment for medium budget
  • With swivel mount in a wooden case
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Further information

Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut No
Pad No
shockmount included No
USB Microphone No
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Neumann TLM 193

AlainK, 03.06.2011
My motivations for this purchase:
- complete my home studio amateur
-being of a wide-diaphragm microphone around 1000 euros to record female and male voices, strings (acoustic guitars, violins) from the woods (flutes) of the brass (trumpets)
- Have a consistent recording chain: TLM 193 microphone, Avalon VT 737SP preamp, Presonus Studiolive 16-4-2 and Cubase 5.

Why this choice ?
- the reputation of the brand
- Various reviews: Audiofanzine, forums ...
- Local TV and professional studios that I know equipped with Neumann

My first impressions 3 days after the purchase:
- beautiful aesthetics and finishing
- disappointment its small size because I had seen only pictures on which it appeared larger.
- its sound quality: its neutrality, the natural sound with comparative tests between the KMS 105, the Behringer B2 and the TLM 193 via the Avalon VT 737SP preamp
- the KM 105 is very close (Neumann oblige) but the B2 which is more powerful metallic sounding
- the TLM 193 makes better on the male voices than the KMS 105
- the difference is blatant on an acoustic guitar (Gibson) the recorded sound is very close to the real sound. Until now I had always taken the acoustic guitars with 2 audiotechnica ATM 33 or T Bone SC 180
- I always have to apply plugin type Izotope or Wave to have a sound guitar correct
- For the TLM 193 which passes of course by the Avalon I think I will not add any plug'in because the sound of the guitar is there

I'm looking forward to testing this microphone on other instruments ...
I read on several forums that the tLM 193 was a mini U87 but I expect to have one to do the comparison.

The negative points :
- its wooden box beautiful but fragile especially for transport. Why did not Neumann put this microphone in a metal box? All low-priced microphones do.
- One suggestion: Neumann should like Brauner add a quality XLR cable given the price ...
- The booklet accompanying TLM 193 is in German and English. (I know German very well) but ...
- The use of this microphone is not specified. Fortunately I have recovered the use of all Neumann microphones in Frankfurt.
- On the Neumann site we find this in French

Overall impression after 3 days: Very satisfactory.
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Exately what I was looking for

JuF, 16.12.2014
If you are looking for a neutral large diaphragm microphone, which however a bit "shimmer" puts it, is right here.

The TLM193 is the little brother of the U89, the successor of the U87! The capsule is somewhat smaller, which results in a more neutral behavior at high frequencies. Compared to the U89, of course, the different directivity characteristics are eliminated, but the TLM 193 is less (about 6dB) and has a much larger dynamic capture. Oh, it's also a bit cheaper :-)

I wanted an addition to my previous AKG microphone arsenal (C414, C480, C451, ...). There should be 2 large membranes that are neutral enough to use as ORTF main microphones, which are very low noise and have a more vintage sound that does not show the usual 7-9kHz emphasis.

The microphone records a neutral image of the original source, but with a bit of color. Compared to more coloring microphones (TLM103) sounds in the first moment sometimes "good", but one has in the mix much more possibilities. Heights reindrehen is easier than 1-2 quite narrow narrowband resonances rauszufiltern. As shown in Fig.

I bought 2 of these microphones and run them as stereo pairs. Although these were not matched, the sensitivity is practically the same and the frequency response is in a + -0.5dB tube - not bad for a large diaphragm microphone! There are so many (favorable) stereo pairs worse matched.

So if you have the humming sound of a TLM103, you should try the 193 :-)
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