Like the U 67, the TLM 67 incorporates the K 67 capsule. In addition, the special new circuit design closely reproduces the sound characteristics of the classic U 67, without the use of tubes. Similar Neumann circuit technology has already proved very successful in the TLM 49.
The TLM 67 is extremely versatile. Its three switchable directional characteristics (omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8), selectable 10dB pre-attenuation, and high-pass filter permit detailed adjustments to be made depending upon the specific recording situation.
The TLM 67 introduces a novel Neumann dual-color design. The pearl-gray of the microphone body combined with the classic 'Neumann nickel' lends the microphone a touch of distinctive individuality. On the occasion of its 80th anniversary, the Neumann company is honoring its founder, Georg Neumann, with a three-dimensional metal emblem on the front of the TLM 67.
As Wolfgang Fraissinet, president of marketing/sales at Neumann Berlin explains, "The design and circuit technology of the TLM 67 represent a contemporary development of the U 67, conveying its positive attributes to the present era."