I bought a Neumann TLM103 for the 4th time for voice talent applications

For voice overs, the TLM 103 is a ‘Really Good Mic’.    Nothing spectacular, but a very good mix of frequency response and saturation to give the voice over a nice neutral sound.    I sold my TLM before I got the Apollo.  Once I got the Apollo, I wanted to hear how a TLM 103 would sound for voice overs using the different preamps.   Found a never used, 6 month old TLM 103 on Craigslist near here listed for $600.   I think the guy thought he was going to be a music producer at one time, but now he needed to pay his mortgage.   I pull up and he brings out a pile of stuff, TLM 103 on a small stand, wires, boxes, etc.  Hands it all to me and says ‘here’   Sweet.  He took $550.  I took the extra Mogami cables and left him the crappy little stand.   He was happy and I was blown away by the deal.    I have to admit, the TLM is nothing great, but through the Apollo, it does sound a bit more pro than the modified MXL v67 I had been using and has some more saturation than the Mojave 201 I use on occasion.    If you have the cash, a TLM 103 will never let you down for voice overs.  Just be sure to pair it with a preamp that adds some saturation to the sound in order to tame the sometimes referred-to ‘harshness’.   I don’t think the mic introduces anything obnoxious, but if you are using a cheap preamp, it won’t flatter the TLM at all.   Good combo is the Daking mic Pre One or the apollo using a Neve or Manley preamp and the LA2a compressor to soften it all up.  For your voice over needs, visit us at here



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