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Microtech Gefell UMT70S - 3-Pattern Condenser Microphone - featuring the famous M7 capsule

Microtech Gefell UMT70S


 
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The "real "Neumann Microphone--(not a Sennheiser)

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UMT70S FET

Large diaphragm, transformerless multi-pattern studio microphone featuring the famous M7 capsule!

  • Multi-pattern large diaphragm
  • Original M7 capsule-THE SOUND!!
  • Ultra-low noise circuit
  • Excellent dynamics & response
The Gefell UMT70S is a multi-pattern FET microphone that features the legendary M7 dual-membrane, gold evaporated capsule with a new, state-of-the-art low-noise capsule amplifier for exceptional transient response, wide bandwidth and a natural uncolored sound. The ultra-slim design benefits the UMT70S with less acoustic field disruption around the microphone and greater placement ease when lose mic'ing instruments. The UMT70S is ideal for recording, broadcast, voice-over and live sound reinforcement.

Studio Condenser

Three-pattern side-address condenser with dual large-diaphragm & gold evaporated membranes. Transformerless output stage for exceptional dynamics.
Each pattern yields a slightly different frequency response curve: the omni adds extra air in the 10kHz region while the cardioid and figure-8 have a 7kHz presence lift for voice. Comes with deluxe wood case.

Specifications:

  • Pattern: Omni, cardioid, figure 8
  • Response: 40Hz ~ 18kHz
  • Sensitivity: 13mV/Pa (cardioid pattern)
  • Level / Roll off: -10dB pad / -10dB @ 90Hz
  • Self noise: 14dB-A
  • Signal to noise: 80dB-A
  • Maximum SPL: 149dB with 10dB pad
  • Dynamic Range: 120dB
  • Power requirement: 48V Phantom

Development

Early on, Gefell combined metal-film diaphragms with FET pre-amps as a means to reduce microphone self-noise, expand dynamic handling, and take advantage of the convenience of 48V phantom powering.

Gefell first appeared in America in 1992 after Germany's Reunification with the launch of the original M70 Perestroika microphone. This Eastern-Block 'secret' was quickly heralded as an incredible bargain with literally thousands being sold around the world. Almost overnight, the UMT70 became an industry favorite for voice and instruments, and was immediately honored with a prestigeous 1992 Tec Award nomination.

With the shift to 24bit/96kHz recording a new microphone was developed that could properly address the demands for lower noise, wider bandwidth and the need for greater sound pressure handling. The Gefell UMT70S is the latest version of this 'classic' featuring the same highly acclaimed M7 large diaphragm with an improved preamplifier section.

Design Features

The Gefell UMT70S features a stylized slim-body design with a flared head that houses the capsule and the 'super-cool' pattern selector switch. This diminutive design reduces sound pressure build-up and subsequent 'vortex' around the mic while making placement easy when close mic'ing instruments.

Inside, mounted on Gefell's unique triangulated pedestal is the legendary M7 capsule. The Gefell M7 is a pressure gradient transducer, renown for its warm and natural tone. It features a dual 1-inch (25mm), 24-karat gold evaporated membrane design with a PVC substrate. The M7 is considered by many to be the finest capsule ever made. The triangulated capsule pedestal deflects unwanted body reflections away from the microphone, reducing phase cancellation and comb-filtering. This of course benefits with greater source detail, improved upper-harmonic reach, and a more articulated rendering.

With the advent of digital recording and digital broadcast, the demand for improved performance set the path to upgrade the UMT70S circuitry. The introduction of a new transformerless preamplifier with a symmetrical output stage benefits the microphone with a significant reduction in self-noise, a broader and more uniform frequency response, and an explosive transient response that is capable of 149dB.

The UMT70S features a precision-machined pattern selector switch below the capsule grill that is rotated to select between the omnidirectional, cardioid and figure-8 polar curves. Mid-way down the body stem are controls for the 10dB pre-attenuation pad and the smooth low-frequency roll off (-10dB@90Hz).


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