TLM 103 or SP C1-C3?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by sufoco001, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. sufoco001

    sufoco001 Guest

    any tip?
  2. ghellquist

    ghellquist Member

    May 25, 2004
    any tip?

    Talk on the side with the mark on it. Use a pop filter. Connect to a micpre with 48V Phantom Power. Avoid moisture.
  3. maintiger

    maintiger Well-Known Member

    Dec 3, 2003
    Whittier, California, USA
    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.
  4. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    This is either a troll or a bad joke...
  5. sufoco001

    sufoco001 Guest

    thanks !
  6. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    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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