Originally Posted by Tonear
Will someone please fill me in on Gefell. I have seen them recommended on this site many times. I look at their model letters and numbers, and cannot figure out what they mean? UM, M, MT, U, 70, 71, 91, 900, etc, etc. I suppose the Neumann system is just as confusing, but I know the mics and it seems to make sense. To me, their literature in not very clear in explaining what the models mean.
you´re right. This system is very confusing and you might have to know these mics to know what they are. Actually you should search for everyone of them to get an idea of what it is. For models which are still on their list look here: MICROTECH GEFELL GmbH Deutschland - english-
For the ones which are not continued, there is a modular system which can be a MV690, MV691 or MV692 (all these have a transformer). For these there are different type of capsules.
There are small diaphragm capsules like M70, M94 (cardioid), M93, M58 (omni) and large diapraghm capsules M71 and UM70. The M71 is the Cardioid only and the UM70 the capsule with changeable patterns cardioid, omni and figure-eight. Actually everytime you see UM stands for multiple patterns. (Sorry for my english, I´m from germany
The UMT70 or MT71 or UMT70s and MT71s are almost the same as UM70 with a mic-preamp MV692 but without a transformer. There the UMT70 is switchable patterns and the MT71 is the cardioid version.
The T there stands therefore for Transformerless.
There are other great mics like the M930 which I have and can highly recommend it! The UM930 is like 3 times its price.
So,... hope that helps a bit.
I can also highly recommend the MV691 from which I have 4 and almost all of the capsules besides the M93. The M93 for me wasnt really good. There its much better to get the M58 or the golden M93 which have M58 inside although they are designated M93.
Greetings from Germany,