Originally Posted by radiospace
The U87 sounds very good, but the Gefell sounds great.
Which model is that Gefell, exactly? (Looks like they made the UMT70S now, which may or not be the same mic as your UM70...)
UM70 is an older mic and has a transformer. The "U" designates multipattern. THe UM70 has Cardiod, Fig-8 and Omni patterns.
70 is multipattern as well, BUT it is TRANSFORMER-LESS
. Similar, but definately NOT the same mic.
There are conflicting reports that you might still be able to buy a 692 preamp body and UM70 head, (yeilding a UM70) but I have not confirmed this.