Neumann TLM 103 D Digital Microphone - Nickel

Pure Neumann sound in the digital domain, for use with AES/EBU, AES 42 or S/PDIF - nickel
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Neumann TLM 103 D Digital Microphone - Nickel
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The Neumann TLM 103 D Digital Microphone combines the award winning qualities of the TLM 103 with a state-of-the-art A/D converter—saving you time, money and space. By utilizing a digital AES 42 output, the 103 D offers the same classic Neumann sound you know and love with software controlled conversion, amplification and DSP. Ideal for home studios, the TLM 103 D large diaphragm condenser mic makes capturing radio-ready recordings easier than ever.


With the TLM 103 D, there’s no need for external converters or preamps—connect directly to the DMI-2 digital microphone interface and control everything right from your computer. Instead of being used with the DMI-2, the TLM 103 D large-diaphragm microphone can be connected to the AES/EBU or S/PDIF input of your interface using a Connection Kit.


The TLM 103 D utilizes Neumann’s legendary transformerless circuit—found in classic microphones such as the M 149, TLM 49 and TLM 107 models to achieve the lowest self-noise of any mic in its class.

The TLM 103 D is equipped with Neumann’s coveted K 103 capsule, which is modeled after the K87 capsule used in the U 67 and U 87 models. The K 103 capsule delivers a flat frequency response up to 5 kHz, with a wide, flat 4 dB presence boost on the top-end.

Capable of recording with sample rates up to 192 kHz (24 bit), and equipped with a digital AES 42 output, the TLM 103 D sets a new milestone in digital audio. Best of all, TLM 103 D can be controlled right from your DAW using the RCS software.


The cardioid pickup pattern provides optimum sound rejection—making the TLM 103 D ideal for recording vocals in untreated rooms. The large wire mesh grille reduces plosive sounds and prevents pop noises without resorting to corrective resonance effects.

Off-axis sounds are rendered naturally while isolation is increased. This also leads to a high feedback suppression when the microphone is used in live situations or when recording in front of studio monitors.

Capable of handling signals up to 138 dB SPL, the TLM 103 D is perfect for recording loud instruments like guitar cabs, heavy-hitting drummers, and brass.


  • Capsule design derived from the legendary U 87 A
  • Consistent cardioid pattern
  • Broad presence boost for enhanced sound definition
  • Integrated A/D Converter, DSP functions

Additional Information

Condition New
Package Contents TLM 103 D Microphone, SG 2 stand mount swivel, and wooden box
Length 132 mm
Diameter 60 mm
Unit Weight 460 g
Transducer Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Phantom Required Yes
Frequency Range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Sensitivity Free-field: -39 dBFS
Max. SPL 134 dB
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