neumann tlm-103 The TLM-103 may be the most acoustically sensitive cardioid microphone in its class. recording using Studio 192 interface with XMAX pres. Neumann U87 is a rather slender and relatively long mic, whereas Neumann TLM 103 is short but thick to the sides. You can hardly notice the weight difference. It is available in two finishes, matte black and nickel. See also: Neumann TLM 102 vs 103. It has a hand-tensioned diaphragm, which isn’t common in microphones these days. On the other hand, Neumann U87 is quite bigger and heavier. Neumann U87 is 500 grams whereas Neumann TLM 103 is 450 grams. No EQ, No Compression, flat signal. Neumann TLM 103 vs Rode NT1A shoot-out on acoustic guitar. Hence, Neumann TLM 102 can be a more portable mic that is easy to handle. It has the same capsule that is found in the Neumann U87 mic, but with a presence boost that the U87 doesn’t have. However, they weigh almost similarly. The bundle includes a stand mount which is quite useful and effective for eliminating mechanical noise.