14th December 2009 #31. RD 05-01-2003 #5. tdukex. Gear Addict . Quote: Originally Posted by Dcatbeach3. From there, the TLM 103 slowly began building its reputation as the industry standard. Neumann TLM 103 vs. Rode NT2A vs Neumann TLM-103 Review Colbert • June 29, 2015 • No Comments • When shopping for a professional high quality microphone Neumann and Rode are two companies that come to mind in delivering a high quality product that will last for years. Especially since I passed on the TLM 103 that I always thought I was gonna get, and bought the NTK instead. Jay Dee. Rode K2? While both condenser microphones are outstanding, the almost double-price for the TLM-103 is warranted, for its fuller, richer bass response, and crisper, airier high frequencies. When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Neumann TLM-102 vs TLM-103: Which Is The Better Mic? It's big, fat sounding superhigh level output, keeps your microphone gain cranked near its lowest position. So it is singularly uni-directional. Also it is nice {e.g., K2} to have the sweep-able polar patterns. With a capsule design based on the legendary U87, the TLM-103 also has a louder output signal and lower self-noise. The TLM 103, is a simply fabulous, superhigh output microphones utilizing the same front capsule as a U87. Learn more Page 2 of 2 < 1 2 Reply OPTIONS. It was released back in the late 1990s and was designed after the company’s well-known U87 A. AT4050 vs Neumann TLM103 vs Rode K2 They were running on MCI 500D straight into RME 9632 I already posted this @other topic, but it seems that … Neumann’s TLM 103 is an old school-styled large-diaphragm mic, with a large condenser capsule.