The M149 Tube is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone with switchable polar patterns. It is the first new 'Tube' microphone design from Neumann in over 30 years, and also the world's first transformerless tube microphone. The head grill is instantly recognizable to vintage Neumann afficionados as that of the classic M49/M50. The capsule (K49), also from the M49, is a select version of the K47 capsule from the famous U47. The M149 Tube has the lowest self-noise of any tube microphone on the market and features 9 polar patterns switchable on the microphone body. There is also a 7 position high-pass filter on the rear of the microphone body. The circuitry of the M149 Tube includes a tube amplifier coupled with the FET 100 transformerless circuitry as used in the award-winning TLM50 microphone. Neumann has been approached by scores of customers asking them to build the classic U47 again. Unfortunately, the VF14 tube of the U47 is no longer available. Neumann has optimized the M149 Tube to have a sound "character" very similar to the U47. Also, by incorporating modern technology with the tube amplifier, they are able to produce a tube microphone with unprecedented specifications. Vintage and modern technology combined!The M149 tube won the TEC award in 1999. Specifications Directional patterns: Nine different patterns with Omni, Cardioid, Wide-Angle Cardioid, Hypercardioid, and Figure 8 Acoustic operating principle: Pressure Gradient Transducer (K49 Capsule) Frequency Range: 20 to 20 kHz Sensitivity: 30/44/55 mV/Pa Rated Impedance: 50 ohms Equivalent loudness level due to inherent noise: (DIN 45 405 CCIR 468-3) 28/25/23 dB (DIN/IEC 651) 16/13/11 dB-A S/N ratio related at 1 Pa at 1 kHz: (CCIR) 66/69/71 dB (A-weighted) 78/81/83 dB-A Typical SPL (tube characteristic) for less than 0.5% THD: 114 dB Typical SPL (tube characteristic) for less than 5.0% THD: 134 dB Total dynamic range of the microphone amplifier (cardioid) with max. o
The TLM 49 is a large-diaphragm studio microphone with a cardioid directional characteristic and a warm sound which is especially optimized for vocal performance. It is supplied as a set, with an elastic suspension. The TLM 49 design is inspired by that of the mythical M 49 and M 50 microphones of the 1950s. Naturally the TLM 49 has the typical Neumann fine matte nickel finish. The "sound design" is also oriented toward that of the M 49 and the U 47. By combining its retro look with proven Neumann transformerless circuit technology, this microphone ensures low self-noise and the use of high gain levels.
The TLM193 is a large diaphragm, double membrane cardioid condenser microphone designed for critical recording, broadcast and live sound applications. The capsule of the TLM 193 is the same legendary large diaphragm capsule used in the U89i/TLM170 family. This unit is mated to the proven FET100 circuitry of the KM100 series. Offering state-of-the-art specifications and performance in a value-conscious package, the TLM193 is without peer: Ultra-low self noise (10dB-A), high sound-pressure capability (140dB before overload), dynamic range (130dB), wide frequency response (20Hz - 20kHz) and the quality, durability, longevity, and glorious sound which has earned Neumann its reputation. The TLM193 is the perfect microphone for both budget-conscious project studios and larger facilities who want Neumann performance without paying for the additional features of their flagship models. It excels at many applications including overhead and close-miking drums, capturing the nuances of acoustic performances, and recording critical vocals in the Neumann tradition.The TLM193 package includes the microphone, a swivel-mount stand adapter, and a foam-lined wooden jeweler's case.Acoustical Operating Principal: Pressure gradient transducer Directional Patterns: Cardioid Frequency Range: 20 to 20,000 Hz Sensitivity: 11 mV/Pa ±1 dB Rated Impedance: 50 ohms Rated Load Impedance: 1000 ohms Equivalent Loudness Level Due To Inherent Noise: (CCIR 468-3 weighted) 21dB (DI...
The TLM 103 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 transformerless circuit found in numerous Neumann microphones, the TLM 103 features yet unattained low self-noise and the highest sound pressure level transmission. The capsule, derived from that used in the U 87, has a cardioid pattern, is acoustically well-balanced and provides extraordinary attenuation of signals from the rear.The TLM 103 is available in satin nickel and matte black. Delivery includes an SG 1 metal swivel mount and a wooden jeweler's box.
The Blue Microphones Blueberry consists of a Class A discrete microphone amplifier perfectly matched to BLUE's single pattern, cardioid, hand built large diaphragm capsule. First and foremost, the Blueberry has been designed to provide the commanding, intimate presence associated with the world's best (and most expensive) vintage vocal microphones. With its shimmering, detailed highs, smooth midrange, and minimized proximity effect (a bass boost inherent in all unidirectional mics), the Blueberry excels at delivering a vocal right to the front of the mix where it belongs. When processed with limiting and/or compression, as is standard practice for most pop vocals, tracks recorded with the Blueberry will be free of pumping, low frequency thumps. Acoustic guitar, hand percussion, drums, and other critical high end sources also shine in front of the Blueberry, gaining an extra measure of presence that enables the most delicate sounds to cut through a mix, even at very low levels. Designed to fill the needs of the home musician and the professional alike, the Blueberry includes the Series Two Shockmount and comes handsomely packaged in its own cherrywood box. Whatever your music, add a Blueberry to the mix and let your ears feast on the sound. Review Guitar World (September 2003)Shocking Blues: Blue Microphones Dragonfly, Blueberry and Baby Bottle Capture the Heart of What's in Your Head With BLUE Microphones BLUE microphones are more than just a recording tool, they are an investment in value, quality, and expression. You will display them for their artistic beauty, covet and protect them for their investment value, and treasure them for conveying the heart and soul of any musical recording. BLUE stands for Baltic Latvian Univ
A LEGEND SINCE 1971the most versatile microphone for vocals and instruments in studio and on stage The C414 XLS multipattern condenser microphone offers a choice of nine polar patterns for the perfect sonic capture for every application. A peak hold LED displays even the shortest overload peaks. For live-sound applications and permanent installations, all controls can easily be disabled for trouble-free use.The C414 XLS maintains the sonic character of the legendary C414 B-ULS, the most popular AKG C414 version since 1971. Engineered for highest linearity and neutral sound, it has been the most versatile large-diaphragm microphone for decades. Feature Graph View larger INCLUDED ACCESSORIES View larger A Legend The legendary C 414 is a tool found in most recording studios and has been used on thousands of hit records; it’s been on stage with artists of every musical genre and is also used by leading broadcast facilities the world over. The C 414 family has been one of the world’s most widely-used and respected studio and stage microphones in audio history. New useful features and even greater ease of use are the answer to the demands from our ever–growing customer base all over the world. Nine Pickup Patterns The new C 414 XLS offer nine pickup patterns that enable it to choose the perfect setting for every application. For live-sound applications and fixed installations, all controls can be disabled easily for trouble-free use, and the peak hold LED displays even the shortest overload peaks. The new C 414 XLS has three switchable bass cut filters as well as three pre-attenuation levels that allow lead vocals and solo instruments to be placed in even the densest mixes. Leading-Edge Technology The C 414 XLS maintains the sonic character of the legendary C 414 B-ULS, the longest-lived C 414 model. Engineered for the highest linearity and neutral sound, it is the most universal and versatile large diaphragm microphone released in decades. Widely used for accurate, beautifully detailed pickup of any acoustic instrument, the new C 414 XLS combines proven reference quality, leading-edge technology and state-of-the-art components. Unique Sonic Signature The C 414 XLII is the successor of the famous C 414 B-TL II. It shows the unique sonic signature of the highly sought-after AKG C 12, which enables lead vocals and solo instruments to be placed even in a dense mix. The unrivalled up-front sound is also well known for distant miking applications like classical music recording or drum ambience miking. Classical Music Recording View larger PEAK HOLD LED The polar pattern indicator LEDs also provide an overload indication. With conventional peak indicators, overload peaks lasting only for a fraction of a second may easily escape your attention. The new peak hold function makes sure you will notice even the shortest overload peak: If the output level of the microphone exceeds the overload limit, the currently active polar pattern LED will change to red for about 3 seconds. Specifications Audio Frequency bandwidth 20 to 20000 Hz Sensitivity 23 mV/Pa Equivalent Noise Level 6 dB-A Signal to Noise 88 dB-A Preattunation Pad -6; -12; -18 dB Bass Cut Filter 160; 80; 40 Hz Electrical Impedance 200 Ohms Recommended Load Impedance 2200 Ohms
Neumann KM 185 Hypercardioid Microphone, 20Hz - 20kHz Frequency Response, 50 Ohms Output Impedance, Black
Hypercardioid mic with K 50 capsule, SG 21 BK, WNS 100
Handheld mic/transmitter with AEW-C5400 cardioid condenser capsule and a metal-body construction. Microphone has an operating frequency of 541.500 - 566.375 MHz (TV Channels 25 - 30).
Handheld mic/transmitter with AEW-C5400 cardioid condenser capsule and a metal-body construction. Microphone has an operating frequency of 655.500 - 680.375 MHz (TV Channels 44 - 49).
The KM 184 (cardioid) has become the studio standard for high-quality miniature microphones. Because of its optimized mechanical construction, the KM 184 is designed for economy-minded production and home recording studios who don’t want to compromise on quality. The KM 184 features incredibly detailed sound in a low-profile microphone. It excels as a spot microphone for instruments and is known worldwide for use with acoustic guitar. The mic can also be used in pairs as overheads or for ambient room recordings.
The Neumann KM 184 Small Diaphram Cardioid Microphone has become the classic high-quality miniature microphone. The pressure gradient transducer used in the KM 184 features very smooth frequency response not only for the 0 axis, but also for lateral (off-axis) sound incidence. In typical usage, there is no coloration of sound over a wide pickup angle. Although the KM 184 has the same capsule as the KM 84, the microphone differs slightly on the 0 frequency response: The KM 184 has a gentle rise at about 9 kHz (which brings out the sizzle in cymbals), a characteristic that was introduced very successfully with the KM 140. The result is a tonal balance that is fresher and livelier when compared to the KM 84 with its flat frequency response in that band. This difference was achieved with just a slight change of the capsule's rear opening, and is not due to resonances.With the same transformerless circuitry as is used in the KM 100 system, the KM 184 has excellent technical specifications. Compared to the KM 84 the dynamic range of the KM 184 increased by 24 dB mainly through the reduction of self-noise level to only 22 dB (CCIR) and an increased sound pressure handling capability of up to 138 dB. The KM 184 mic will operate without any problems, even if the input of following equipment happens to be unbalanced, for example as in some DAT recorders. The output is balanced and phantom (48V) powered.The KM 184 is a good economical alternative choice for users looking for a high-quality miniature microphone. You don't have to give up the electroacoustic features you expect from a Neumann microphone!
The MXL R77-L turns instruments into crooners. This ribbon microphone leaves instruments sounding smooth and warm—with just the right amount of room sound rolling in with every note. You'll get a mellow sound that's full without booming at the low end. The balance is perfect. And the R77-L microphone has a high SPL capability, so even the loud stuff comes out smooth.
At first glance, the TLM 102 stands out from other Neumann microphones because of its extraordinarily compact design. Don't let its size fool you! Inside the TLM 102 sits a large-diaphragm, cardioid capsule that Neumann developed specifically for their next generation of microphones intended for a broad range of applications. Like the rest of the TLM series, the TLM 102 is built around low-noise circuitry and captures sound sources without adding extensive color. It particularly excels with vocals, and the ability to handle extreme SPLs makes the TLM 102 a truly versatile microphone.
The KMS 104/104 plus and the KMS 105 microphones have been developed to optimally transmit the human voice with respect to the demanding conditions present on the live stage. The KMS series has become the internationally acknowledged standard for first-class stage microphones.