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    Q. Why Are Some A-B Stereo Arrays Angled Outwards?

    Can you offer any guidance on what’s essentially an A‑B stereo array, but with the mics angled slightly outwards?

    Sound Advice Dec 2020
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    Q. What is making my 'kicksnare' mic distort?

    I couldn't use the Neumann TLM103 as my 'kicksnare' mic, as it couldn't handle the sound level produced by the drummer. Even with zero gain at the preamp this mic produced a distorted signal. What was I doing wrong?

    Sound Advice Apr 2019
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    Q. What are the US and European standards for microphone output impedance?

    Your article about matching mic and preamp impedances in the May 2014 edition of Sound On Sound...

    Sound Advice Jun 2017
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    Neumann U47 FET

    Capacitor Microphone

    Nearly 30 years after production of the original U47 FET ceased, Neumann have revived this iconic large-diaphragm capacitor mic.

    Reviews Jul 2015
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    AES 2014: Neumann U47 FET Collectors Edition (Video)

    Legendary studio mic back in production

    We brought you news only a few days ago that the U47 FET was to be produced...

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    Neumann reissue U47 FET

    Legendary mic goes back into production

    Neumann has resumed production of this classic mic, according to the original production documents and schematics.

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    AES 2013: Neumann TLM107

    First multi-pattern Neumman mic under $2000
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    Neumann TLM102

    Cardioid Condenser Microphone

    The new TLM102 embodies everything weve come to expect from a large-diaphragm Neumann studio mic — except the price!

    Reviews Jan 2010
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    Neumann KM184D

    Digital Microphone

    Digital technology opens up a world of possibilities when applied to Neumann's classic KM-series microphones.

    Reviews Mar 2007
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    Q. Can dust affect microphone performance?

    If I left my Neumann TLM103 mic out on its stand when not in use for long periods of time, would its performance be affected, by dust in particular?

    Sound Advice Oct 2004
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    Neumann KMS105

    Vocal Condenser Microphone

    Hugh Robjohns auditions the latest addition to Neumann's renowned range of KM-series condenser mics.

    Reviews Feb 2001
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    Neumann M147

    Tube Studio Condenser Microphone

    Neumann have rejuvenated one of their most celebrated capsule designs, allowing Hugh Robjohns to bask in that unmistakable glow...

    Reviews Dec 2000
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    Neumann TLM103

    Cardioid Condenser Microphone

    The TLM103 is, of course, a complete impossibility — it has supposedly been designed to a project studio price whilst retaining the qualities of Neumann's top-flight, large diaphragm U87.

    Reviews Jun 1998
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    Neumann TLM50

    Capacitor Microphone

    Neumann's versatile TLM50 omni-pattern mic combines transparency with a subtle high-end lift.

    Reviews Feb 1998
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