Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by sufoco001, Aug 24, 2004.
Talk on the side with the mark on it. Use a pop filter. Connect to a micpre with 48V Phantom Power. Avoid moisture.
the tlm 103 has its fans and its detractors- the fans rave that it has the Neumann sound, the detractors claim is overpriced and not quite the Neumann sound... The c1 and the c3's have a legion of fans. Most claim that they have the Neumann sound in a budget. they actually sound pretty good but sorry they do not sound like the U87, which they are often compared to. I feel that all three mics, the tlm 103, the C1 and the C3, are all worthy mics and I wouldn't kick them out of my mic cabinet.
however if you are strapped for cash, you can get 2 c1's and one c3 for the price of a 103- the best advice is to beg borrow or rent these misc and use your own ears before you buy. Only you knows what's best for your needs and applications.
This is either a troll or a bad joke...
I'm a TLM103 fan.
A U87 it is not, but it is a quality mic in its own right. (s'posed to have the same capsule as the U87)
It was a HUGE step up from my MXL V67, and my mate's C1 and CAD E200.
Crystal clear yet full and warm.
I'm using a Buzz Audio SSA1.1 preamp for it which is super clean and very fast.
For the first time my tracks sounded "right" (if you know what I mean).
I want another.
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