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Large diaphragm, transformerless multi-pattern studio
microphone featuring the famous M7 capsule!
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.
- Multi-pattern large diaphragm
- Original M7 capsule-THE SOUND!!
- Ultra-low noise circuit
- Excellent dynamics & response
Three-pattern side-address condenser with dual large-diaphragm
& gold evaporated membranes. Transformerless output stage for
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.
- 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
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
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.
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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