The TLM 103 is one of the standards for home recording and the music industry. It is the ideal large diaphragm microphone for all professional and semi-professional applications requiring the utmost in sound quality on a limited budget. By utilizing the tried and true transformer less circuit found in numerous Neumann microphones, the TLM 103 features ultra low self-noise coupled with high sound pressure level capability. The cardio id capsule, derived from the legendary U 87, is acoustically well-balanced and provides extraordinary attenuation of signals from the rear. Because of it’s universal cardio id pattern, straightforward handling, extremely low self-noise level, the TLM 103 is an ideal choice for all demanding applications. This include home recording, professional broadcasting and commercial recording studios. The TLM 103 is equipped with a large diaphragm capsule with cardioid pattern. This pattern, used in most studio recording situations, attenuates unwanted rear sound while off-axis sounds are rendered naturally. This also leads to high feedback suppression for use in live situations or where loudspeaker playback is a factor. The TLM 103 is addressed from the front, marked with the red Neumann logo on the microphone body. The K 103 large capsule diaphragm is based on the K 87, well known from the legendary U 67 / U 87 microphones. It has has a flat frequency response up to about 5 kHz, and above that, a wide flat 4 dB presence boost. The large wire mesh head grille protects the capsule from plosive sounds and effectively prevents pop noises. The TLM 103 is an excellent choice for versatility, performance and long-term value.