Pearlman TM 1 Tube Condenser Microphone with German Tube
The Pearlman TM 1 Microphone was designed by and is hand made by Dave Pearlman of Rotund Rascal Recording Studio. It is a high quality microphone made for professional studio use but priced for the home recordist. Many studios using digital recording, (Pro Tools, etc.), need a front end system to warm up their recordings. This mic is for you!
A large diaphragm, 6 micron, gold sputtered capsule sends the incoming signal to a New Old Stock tube (electrically identical, except for the heater voltage, to the very expensive Telefunken VF14 used in the famous Neumann U47) to the hand-wired circuit which includes selected WIMA polypropylene coupling capacitors to a state of the art output transformer custom designed (to match the European Tube output impedance) by either the wonderful folks at CINEMAG Transformers in Los Angeles or by the Tamura Transformer Company.
This is NOT an assembly line microphone; each unit is hand-wired, point to point, and voltage tuned for maximum performance. The microphones were originally built to fill the need for more high quality tube microphones and are now in demand by everyone who has heard them.
If you’re looking for a tube microphone with characteristics similar to the venerable Neumann U47 but at a tenth of the cost, then you will love this mic!
- Pearlman TM 1 Microphone
- Custom built power supply
- Custom tube microphone cable with Neutrik connectors and Mogami cabling
- Heavy duty shock mount
- Aluminum shipping case
The TM-1 comes stock with a European Tube
"My recent vocal session at Rotund Rascal Recording using the Pearlman TM 1 microphone was great! I got the exact sound I was looking for."
– Ken Scott (The Beatles, David Bowie, Elton John, Jeff Beck, etc.)
|Package Contents||PSU, shock mount, case, mic cable|
|Tube or Solid State||Tube|
|Polar Pattern||Cardioid, Omni-Directional|
|Number of Microphones||Single Microphone|
|Frequency Range||20 Hz - 20 kHz|
I could not be happier with this mic. I was in the market for a tube ldc with warmth/vibe and a modest price point. Deliberated between mojave, peluso, warm, lawson, etc. Ended up going for the pearlman because the 1:1 customer service and hand wired vibe appealed to me. I have one long time client who is extremely particular about their vocal sound. I put up the tm1 and client was immediately in love with the sound. The tm1 helped me capture those magic early takes, before insecurity and fatigue take their toll. To me that is priceless!
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