Neumann TLM 49 Large-diaphragm Studio Microphone

Neumann TLM 49 Large-diaphragm Studio Microphone

VINTAGE SOUND WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY The Neumann TLM 49 brings back the vintage tone of Neumann’s post-war 1950 classics such as the legendary M 49...

Vendor :Neumann

Type :Studio Microphones


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The Neumann TLM 49 brings back the vintage tone of Neumann’s post-war 1950 classics such as the legendary M 49 and M 50. The TLM 49 is a large-diaphragm studio microphone with a cardioid directional characteristic and a warm sound which is especially suited for vocal performance and broadcasting. Naturally, the TLM 49 has the typical Neumann fine matte nickel finish and uses the same K 47 Capsule with the iconic large Headgrille design of Neumann’s legendary M 49. 

By combining its retro look with proven Neumann transformerless circuit technology, this microphone ensures smooth vocals and acoustic instruments with timeless elegance, low self-noise and the use of high gain levels.

Re-Engineering the Past
The main difference between the TLM 49 and its famous predecessors lies in its electronic circuit. Instead of electron tubes, the TLM 49’s head amplifier uses reliable transformerless solid state technology – yet with a special sound design that closely reproduces the sonics of tube circuits. For instance, the TLM 49 intentionally produces soft saturation at higher sound pressure levels, resulting in a seemingly low max SPL figure of 110 dB for 0.5% THD, rising slowly to 5% at 129 dB SPL. The TLM 49 thus captures the sound and dynamic behaviour of its legendary precursors without the inconvenience of an external PSU or expensive tube replacements, yet with a substantially improved self-noise figure of only 12 dB-A.

The TLM 49 has a fixed cardioid pattern and is designed mainly as a microphone for vocalists, but its clear bass and superb midrange with a gentle presence boost above 2 kHz will produce excellent results with various instruments, too, such as acoustic guitar and upright bass.

Main features: 

  • Transformerless large-diaphragm cardioid condenser mic
  • 34mm capsule diameter
  • Polar pattern has a tendency toward super-cardioid for excellent rejection
  • K 47 capsule is a proven performer
  • Gentle presence boost above 2kHz captures "air"
  • Excellent common mode rejection
  • Can operate at SPL up to 114dB
  • Dynamic range 102dB (A-weighted)
  • Interior structure mounted elastically
  • Rubber shock mount for capsule
  • Includes EA 3 shock mount
  • Requires +48V phantom power
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

  • Tech Specs:

    • Microphone Type: Condenser
    • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
    • Max SPL: 110dB / 129 dB SPL (0.5% / 5% THD)
    • Output Impedance: 50 ohms
    • Signal to Noise Ratio: 71dB, 82dB (A-weighted)
    • Self Noise: 23dB, 12dB (A-weighted)
    • Maximum SPL: 129dB
    • Maximum Output Voltage: 13dBu
    • Supply Voltage: 48V, ±4V
    • Current Consumption: 3.2mA
    • Connector: 3-Pin XLR
    • Colour: Nickel
    • Weight: 825g
    • Dimensions: 78mm x 165mm (D x L)