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Old 5th July 2005
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No, the tlm 193 do's not sound like a u87, the u87 is very mid rangy, the tlm 193 is the opposite. It has a dip right around where the u87 has a peak.
The tlm193 is really a nice mic, it has a rich bottom and is very smooth, some would say dark but then you can use an e.q.
You can use the tlm193 as an ambient bass drum mic, for vocals you'll probably have to add some 2-4k, it's really nice on strings and horns, its also very nice on bass cabs ( thats where I use it the most ).
If you want to compare it to another mic it would be the u89 but the tlm193 is cardioide and transformless.