Menu × Recording Live Sound Microphones DJ Lighting Installation Video Accessories Brands Services We Offer Events
My Account Track Order Contact Us Services Blog Newsletter Apps

Toll Free: (800) 771-8330

Neumann TLM 170 R Stereo Set Microphone Package (Black)

  • Lifetime Tech Support
  • Just Updated!
  • Q & A
You Pay: $6999.95 QTY
  • Lifetime Tech Support
  • Just Updated!
  • Q & A

Factory Matched Stereo Pair of Two TLM 170 R Microphones with EA 170 Suspension Mounts in Mic Briefcase - Black Finish

Overview

The TLM 170 R was the first microphone to use the successful fet 100 technology. Along with a balanced, transformerless output stage it features extremely low self-noise and an impressive dynamic range.

Five directional characteristics are selectable by means of a rotary switch. In the sixth position, marked "R", the directional patterns can be controlled remotely with the N 248 power supply. There is no special cable necessary for this purpose.

The microphone has at its rear a 10 dB attenuation switch for extremely high sound pressure levels, and a high-pass filter to suppress structure born noise.

Applications
The TLM 170 R condenser microphone is a large diaphragm microphone with multiple polar patterns. Its sound has a very transparent characteristic, in contrast to some of our other microphones that have a distinct personality.

Therefore, this microphone is used for many diverse applications in professional recording studios, in broadcasting, film and television, and for semiprofessional productions. The polar patterns can be selected either at the microphone itself, or controlled remotely through the special N 248 power supply.

Acoustic features
The microphone is addressed from the front, marked with the Neumann logo. The large diaphragm capsule inside the headgrille has a very smooth frequency response for all polar patterns over a wide acceptance angle. The curves are flat and parallel to the 0 frequency curve up to 10 kHz within an angle of +/- 100.

As a result the TLM 170 R has a very even diffuse-field response for all polar patterns. This is important in a reverberant environment, as more reflections arrive at the microphone from different directions. The acoustic information is not affected in its tonal quality when recorded by the microphone. This characteristic is achieved without resorting to corrective resonance effects.

Therefore, the microphone maintains an excellent impulse response reproducing all transient phenomena of music and speech without any coloration. The capsule is elastically mounted to avoid any structure borne noise that could interfere with its operation.

Polar patterns
In addition to the usual directional polar patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-8, we have added a hypercardioid and wide-angle cardioid characteristic. When compared to the standard cardioid pattern, the hypercardioid characteristic suppresses sound from the side more efficiently. The wide-angle polar pattern is especially useful to record large sound sources.

Remote control
The N 248 controls the polar pattern remotely by varying the phantom voltage. The range is +/- 3 V of the nominal 48 V value. (According to DIN standard a range of +/- 4 V is permissible.)

The rotary switch on the microphone must be in the position R (= remote control). In this switch position the TLM 170 R microphone analyses the absolute value of the phantom power and selects the corresponding polar pattern. A standard 3-pin microphone cable is used, similar to the microphone's conventional operation. Cable lengths may be up to 300 m (1000 feet).

Electrical features
The letters TLM stand for "transformerless microphone". With TLM technology the usual output transformer is replaced by an electronic circuit. As with traditional transformers, it ensures good common mode rejection, and prevents RF interference, that may influence the balanced audio signal.

Use on tripods
The TLM 170 R is provided with a tilting side bracket to attach the microphone to booms or stands. The bracket is equipped with rubber elements that effectively protect the microphone from mechanical shock. If necessary, it can be mounted on the other side of the microphone as well.

When using the IC 4 cable (for example to suspend the microphone from the ceiling with the MNV 87 auditorium hanger), the bracket and its holder need to be removed. The microphone can then be connected to the swivel mount connector of the cable.

Filter and attenuation
The TLM 170 R microphone has a 10 dB attenuation switch to prevent the input of the following unit from being overloaded. A second switch at the rear allows to attenuate the frequency response below 100 Hz to suppress undesired structure borne noise.

Operational safety
All exposed surfaces of the capsule, including the diaphragms, are at ground potential. This technology makes them highly immune to electrical and atmospheric interference and contamination through dust particles.

Features

  • Local and remote controlled large diaphragm microphone
  • Pressure-gradient transducer with double membrane capsule
  • Five directional characteristics: omni, wide angle cardioid, cardioid, hypercardioid, figure-8
  • Patented circuitry for remote and local switching of directional characteristics
  • Switchable low frequency roll-off and 10 dB preattenuation
  • Tiltable, elastically suspended bracket mount

Specifications

  • Transducer: Pressure Gradient Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional, Wide Angle Cardioid, Cardioid, Hypercardioid, Figure-8
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Dynamic Range (Typical): 130 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
    68 dB: CCIR 468-3
    80 dB: DIN/IEC 651
  • Maximum Input Sound Level:
    Without Preattenuation, 144 dB
    With Preattenuation, 154 dB
  • Power Requirements: Phantom 48v
  • Output Impedance: 50 Ohms
  • Output Connectors: 3-Pin XLR Type
  • Pad: Yes, -10 dB Preattenuation
  • Low Frequency Roll-Off: Yes, Switchable Low Frequency Roll-Off
  • Dimensions: 6.08 x 2.4" (152 x 60mm) LxDdiameter
  • Weight: 22 oz. (625 g)

Documents

Q & A

Brand
Neumann
Model
TLM 170 R mt ST
MFR Part Number
008504
UPC
615104085046
EAN
4006087085042
Product Category
Studio Microphones, Stereo Microphones
Unit of Measure
EACH
Shipping Weight
10.98 lbs.
Page Views
3846
Previous Neumann product
Next Neumann product
Connect with Performance Audio
Sign up for our newsletter.
Click here to see our current newsletter >
Why Choose Performance Audio?
Light Bulb

40+ Years in the Business

Performance Audio isn't new to Pro Audio & Video. We have been servicing the needs of professionals for over 40 years! We have the expertise to help you get the job done right. The first time.

Globe

Real World Convenience

Performance Audio has built lasting relationships with the brands you love! We have decades of experience working with our suppliers. We are equipped to get you what you need, when you need it. When you need it.

Staff

Staff with Know-How

Performance Audio has long believed that experience and knowledge are vital to building relationships with our customers. We focus on getting, and keeping, a staff who know and love the Pro Audio & Video world. People like you.

Prices

Prices That Don't Suck

Performance Audio is one of the largest suppliers of professional audio & video gear in the Mountain West. We have one of the largest inventories in the industry. That means we can save you money! The right price.

Resources

Shop by Brand Manufacturer Directory Request a Quote Get our iOS Apps
McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams
Performance Audio LLC BBB Business Review

Performance Audio Coupons on Ultimate Coupons
Performance Audio Apps on the iTunes App Store, Audio Tool, Decibel Meter Pro, Tone Generator Pro

© 2017 Performance Audio, LLC. All rights reserved.

All brand, company or product names contained may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Prices, specifications, and images are subject to change without notice. Not responsible for typographical or illustrative errors. All prices listed are in US dollars and do not include shipping and/or sales tax, when applicable.