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Neumann TLM 49 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Neumann TLM49 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Based on the iconic Neumann M49 and U47 mics, the transformerless TLM 49 large-diaphragm condenser flatters nearly any vocal with its gentle presence boost.

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Submitted June 17, 2010 by a customer from gmail.com
"Best mic i ever used!"
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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!
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.
Features
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.
Musical Background:
Producing, Recording
Musical Style:
HipHop, RnB, POP
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Submitted September 17, 2008 by a customer from yahoo.com
"PERFECT MIC!! FORGET THE REST!"
I love this mic..It was just what I needed to get that professional sound that I have always been searching for!
Sound
It sounds great..The only thing better would be a Sony C800G..Im really impressed!
Features
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!
Musical Background:
Active Musician
Musical Style:
Rap
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Submitted June 25, 2009 by a customer from netscape.net
Neumann TLM 49 Microphone Customer Review
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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.
Musical Background:
44 years of musical experience
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Submitted April 20, 2008 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Go ahead, you only live once !"
I'm sure I'll be happy for years. !!!
Sound
Clean, pure, silky smooth
Features
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
Musical Background:
Recording Engineer, Active Musician
Musical Style:
Country
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