TLM 671759 €
Common name: Neumann TLM 67
Production Status: In production
The TLM 67 is a large diaphragm microphone manufactured by Georg Neumann GmbH from 2008. It belongs to the “fet 100” series (48 V phantom powered and is engineered) with the purpose to reproduce the overall sound features of the original U 67 tube microphone, creating a relatively cheap and very reliable microphone with tube sound characteristics but without the need for a dedicated PSU or tube maintenance. The microphone body is exactly the same as in the U 67 and U 87 microphones and so is the K 67 capsule. Most mechanical parts are in common with the U 87 Ai produced today. The K 67 capsule is directly coupled to a modern SMD technology PCB. The transformer-less circuit emulates the tube circuit with output transformer, exhibiting a smooth and progressive distorsion at higher SPL. This soft saturation design produces, for the TLM 67 in cardioid pattern, a 0.5 % THD for 105 dB SPL that rises slowly to 5 % THD for 125 dB SPL. The equivalent noise is very low (12 dBA in cardioid mode) and the sensitivity is high, especially in cardioid pattern (18 mV/Pa). The microphone has the same control switches used in the U 67. The polar pattern control swichable between omnidirectional, cardioid and bidirectional pickup responses, the -10 dB attenuation PAD and the 100 Hz -6 dB 6 dB/octave slope low cut-filter. The microphone has the classical cone-shaped body, but it is clearly detectable from the others thanks to its unique dual color finish (classic nickel for the grille and locking nut with a dark grey main external cone sporting the Neumann red logo and a large medallion with Mr. Georg Neumann’s bust reproduction).