Old tlm 103 vs new tlm 103
Old 20th November 2011
  #31
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The left one looks normal and the right one like a curious skinny thing. Never seen a skinny one like that. Odd.
Old 20th November 2011
  #32
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Yep, definitely different. Mine is in the 6000, too (which makes me wonder if they started at 0, but that's another story) and is like the one on the left, including the matte screw thread near the bottom.

Could the right be a counterfeit or are all new ones like that?

BTW does Martin Schneider from Neumann post here?


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Old 20th November 2011
  #33
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CAT5 View Post
First ; I post this in high end as I think the members here now mikes way better than the 103 as well, and can probably judge this better than some guys in other GS sections that own a bunch of chinese crap Mikes and nothing else ... (don't want to offend anybody though)

Has anybody else noticed that older 103's look and sound very different from the new onces? I bought 2 when they where just on the market. I recently had them side by side with 2 new onces. The older once are a couple off mm's longer and slightly wider. The mesh protecting the capsule is different (new onces have much 'finer' mesh). And even the capsules look slightly different.

I have read a lot of bad stuff about 103's. Mostly about it being harsh sounding. I never understood why. My 103's are on the bright side but certainly not harsh. Now I heard the new onces and I understand the critisism.

Does anybody know if Neumann changed factories, capsule, electronics...??? I can post some examples if somebody wants to hear for themselves.
I have a vintage 103 just FYI. And I handle it with white gloves.
Old 20th November 2011
  #34
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CAT5 View Post
First ; I post this in high end as I think the members here now mikes way better than the 103 as well, and can probably judge this better than some guys in other GS sections that own a bunch of chinese crap Mikes and nothing else ... (don't want to offend anybody though)
...really?...

...seems "a bunch of chinese crap Mikes" mugged your TLM103...call the cops!

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Old 20th November 2011
  #35
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Amazing? Isn't it? Both bought at a respectable pro audio store so nothing of eBay / chinese ripoffs ...
Old 20th November 2011
  #36
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Well come one. We all know that older = better! Just a shame this doesn't quite blanketly apply to romantic partners too.
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