Everything you love about Sweetwater in the palm of your hand. Yes. However, the base edition unfortunately does not include a shock mount. The K 103 large diaphragm capsule is based on the K 87, well known from the U 67/U 87 microphones.The capsule has a flat frequency response up to about 5 kHz, and above that, a wide flat 4 dB presence boost. It's so obvious that when you A/B this mic against other microphones like the Shure SM7B and Electrovoice RE20 (which are nice microphones), the TLM103 wins out hands down on everything from vocals to acoustic guitar ! If you're trying to get a "radio ready" pop vocal sound, this mic will make that job a lot easier. Finding success as a music producer is about much more. Use it on everything from vocals to acoustic to guitar cabs(But not too loud) The result is sweet and crisp with a smooth bottom end. Whilst reading your review on the sound card I scrolled down and wonderfully there was a review for the TLM 103! “TLM” stands for “transformerless microphone”. I don"t think you can find a better mic for anywhere close to the same price point. Unlike the legendary U87, the TLM 103 uses an electronic circuit rather than the usual output transformer. It is also above the $1,100 mark. Nothing bad about the sound other than a little nasal sounding mids on some vocals. As soon as I plugged it in and spoke my first few words I was blown away. I would pair this mic with an Avalon VT737 for the best audio quality. I love the sound of this Mic, very little needed to do on Mixing side, Best Mic ive ever purchased. It is a controversial topic. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer will get back to you shortly. The TLM 103 was designed to be an affordable modern update on Neumann’s legendary U87 microphone. this mic was 10000 times better than the previous one (Neumann U67 Collector's Edition Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone) which smoke billowed from the tip and caught my custom white stitched shag carpet on fire. Review: Warm Audio WA-14 Condenser Microphone, Review: AKG C414 XLII Condenser Microphone, Review: Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (Why Do You Need an Audio Interface? Neumann considers the TLM 103 to be a low-budget microphone (we don’t know about that..). I also own a AKG C414 XLII, but this mic seems to surpass it — not just for vocals, but also for acoustic guitar. Interestingly enough, there is also a digital version, the TLM 103 D, which features built-in A/D conversion. It is prone to picking up a lot of ambient sounds in a noisy environment. To learn more about our cookie policy, please check our Privacy Policy. In terms of finding an incredibly high quality mic in your studio that has the signature of the classic Neumann sound than the TLM- 103 is a great choice. The build quality is solid. It is true that with the TLM 103, you’ll want to be very aware of your distance and microphone technique. Now is the perfect time to get the gear you want with simple, promotional financing. The transparency gives you room to make whatever adjustments you need. Although, there has been significant progress in production and machine technology, Neumann prefers to manufacture their microphones through a great deal of handicraft. It's also about motivation, creativity, marketing, and the ability to sell your music and personal brand. The TLM 103 is available in both satin nickel and matte black. The K 103 large diaphragm capsule is based on the K 87, well known from the U 67/U 87 microphones.The capsule has a flat frequency response up to about 5 kHz, and above that, a wide flat 4 dB presence boost. In this article we review the 2i2. I own 2 TLM103's and I own 2 Neumann U87's .