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Rating and Reviews: Neumann TLM49 Microphone

Based on the iconic Neumann M49 and U47 mics, the transformerless TLM49 large-diaphragm condenser flatters nearly any vocal with its gentle presence boost.

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"Best mic i ever used!" submitted June 17, 2010

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Musical Background: Producing, Recording
Music Style: HipHop, RnB, POP
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Sound: The sound through this mic is AWSOME. It is very crisp and clear.. just what i wanted. Hook it up to a GOOD PREAMP (tube or solidstate) and u will get awsome results. I use it exclusively for vocals which is what its designed for. I recorded using the TLM103 before and the tlm49 KNOCKS IT OFF !! It's brand new, and from the first couple of tests it sounds amazing. Gives u that richness and depth in the low frequencies. Feature: It only included a shockmount EA3, which was kinda hard to assemble, i dunno if i assembled it the way i should but it works so im fine with how i assembled it!! Its a one pattern cardiod mic, so it got no additional features. Ease of Use: With a good preamp, u can go from rich thick warm voice to crisp crystal clear sound. It gives me the variation i need. Quality: IT'S A NEUMANN!! Its heavy and fees like it could last for age.. Value: It was a bit over my budget and compared to other mics too. But considering that it's a NEUMANN and vocalist reviews i read, it was worth it. And when i first plugged it in to give it the 1st try, it was worth it! Manufacturer Support: Didn't try and hope i wont need to. The Wow Factor: Its not sexy, its CHARISMATIC! The color, the heavy (almost 1 KG) weight, the hard solid metal its made out of, the shape and its LAARRGGE grill gives it an attitude and its very very appealing. Overall: Replace it ? Ofcourse not! I will be using this mic for a long long time! If i get another mic i will definitly use both in different projects as the tlm49 is irreplacable!
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"PERFECT MIC!! FORGET THE REST!" submitted September 17, 2008

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Musical Background: Active Musician
Music Style: Rap
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Sound: It sounds great..The only thing better would be a Sony C800G..Im really impressed! Feature: Solid Build, Nice Mount, Beautiful appearance..There is nothing more you could ask for.. Ease of Use: Plug in and record!! Thats it! Quality: Neumann is the Rolls Royce of Mic's...Quality is top notch Value: It really is worth the money..It costs a bit, but you only get one shot to impress a listener..why not do it with quality? Manufacturer Support: Never had to call support..but if im paying 1500 bucks..they better work extra hours! Overall: I love this mic..It was just what I needed to get that professional sound that I have always been searching for!
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"Go ahead, you only live once !" submitted April 20, 2008

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Musical Background: Recording Engineer, Active Musician
Music Style: Country
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Sound: Clean, pure, silky smooth Feature: It's a Neumann..... Ease of Use: Plug and enjoy Quality: If you take care of it it should last forever Value: Yeah, it's expensive, but you really get what you pay for with this mic Manufacturer Support: Unknown The Wow Factor: It Looks as good as it sounds Overall: I'm sure I'll be happy for years. !!!
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Neumann TLM49 Microphone Customer Review submitted June 25, 2009

By a customer from netscape.net
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Musical Background: 44 years of musical experience
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Sound: The TLM49 is a little hyped in the 4k to 5khz range. If you got a good channel strip like an Avalon VT737 you're going to be able to raise the 15khz (by about 3 db) to balance the mic out for some great vocal recordings. Quality: Uses the k47 capsule that the M49 and U47 used then. Value: Priced very fairly for this type of quality.
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