The TLM50 is a true capacitor pressure microphone with an omni‑directional pickup pattern operating over the frequency range 20Hz‑20kHz. Though the frequency response is very flat up to 1kHz, it rises gently above this to exhibit dual presence humps, one centred at around 3kHz and another at around 10kHz. Sensitivity is 20mV/Pa at 1kHz or 6.3mV/Pa with the attenuator switched in, and the equivalent input noise is quoted as 25dB. The A‑weighted equivalent SPL due to noise is 13dB.
The maximum SPL for 0.5% distortion is 136dB or 146dB with the attenuator switched in, and the phantom power requirement is 48V +/‑ 4V. The TLM50 weighs 490g and measures 56mm x 145mm.
Accessories include wooden box, cloth cover, cable with swivel‑mount, MNV87 auditorium hanger, and thread adaptor for 3/8‑inch and 1/2‑inch threads.
This Neumann TLM 50 comes to us in very good condition with its cable and mount (non-shock mount). The case has some wear on the top but is structurally sound.