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Old 26th July 2018
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Fake Gefell MV691 Amplifiers

I’ve recently been looking for amplifiers for my Gefell M94 and M70 capsules. Along my journey I’ve encountered some MV691 amplifier fakes that have Chinese SDC circuits in them, much like the Nady CM90 currently $40 at musicians friend. I just wanted to share my experiences to hopefully prevent anyone else from sharing the same misfortunes. Here is 2 pair of fakes that I have came across lately.
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Old 26th July 2018
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This is the inside of a Nady CM90.
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Old 26th July 2018
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This is a real Gefell MV691 & MV692.
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Old 26th July 2018
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Thank you for letting us know.
Old 26th July 2018
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I’ve recently been looking for amplifiers for my Gefell M94 and M70 capsules. Along my journey I’ve encountered some MV691 amplifier fakes that have Chinese SDC circuits in them, much like the Nady CM90 currently $40 at musicians friend. I just wanted to share my experiences to hopefully prevent anyone else from sharing the same misfortunes. Here is 2 pair of fakes that I have came across lately.
Please let Gefell know about this, including the listings and websites where these fakes are being sold.

Thanks.
Old 26th July 2018
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Please let Gefell know about this, including the listings and websites where these fakes are being sold.

Thanks.
I just sent an email to Gefell. Fortunately for me I was able to return 1 pair. The other pair came with genuine m70 capsules so I’m not out too much money. Thanks for the suggestion. I’d hate to hear someone else ended up with some of these.
Old 29th July 2018
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Thanks for the alert!!
Old 29th July 2018
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thanks for informing us!
Old 30th July 2018
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There is a special place in hell for these scammers
Old 30th July 2018
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Ugh. Gefells? Seriously?
Old 30th July 2018
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Ugh. Gefells? Seriously?
You don't like Gefells, or you don't like that people are making fake Gefells?
Old 30th July 2018
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You don't like Gefells, or you don't like that people are making fake Gefells?
I love Gefells. Some of my favorite mics are Geffells.
Old 30th July 2018
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I love Gefells. Some of my favorite mics are Geffells.
I was gonna say!
Old 31st July 2018
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I was gonna say!
It was one of those brands you didn't have to worry about. Who'd counterfeit a Gefell? Who has even heard of them but a handful of secretive wood gnomes? Everyone, apparently.
Old 31st July 2018
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There is a special place in hell for these scammers
plus
Old 31st July 2018
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Gefell said, after I pointed them to this thread:

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We don't have such conic housing tubes and we don't have such a finish and, additionally, the preamps are engraved with UM70/MV691B. The UM70 is always separate. That's a bad copy of our products.

We decided to add information about these fake mics on the new homepage to inform all customers that this preamp is a fake product by someone.
Old 31st July 2018
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This is Nigerian Prince level fraud, doesn't Gefell warrant a little effort?
Old 31st July 2018
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It's a very odd company. Not shocked at the "reaction".
Wonderful and often unique product. Peculiar management, IMHO.
Old 1st August 2018
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Gefell said, after I pointed them to this thread:
Cool deal. I thought I saw some of those mic bodies on eBay some time ago, or at least some that were really clean like that. Glad I didn't take the plunge.
Old 14th October 2018
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Old 14th October 2018
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Wow, that's pretty cheesy looking!
Old 17th October 2018
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It's a shame these are still listed. I messaged the seller and got this back:

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Hei ! Thanks for your sharp eye . You have a point : The engravement was ordered from me ( the reason is not of importance ). I used to work for the factory in Gefell and have some special deals . So those 691 are not like
the usual ones you may know . KN
This guy has a future in U.S.A. politics. All he needed to add was "Many people are saying they are better!"

Apparently Ebay doesn't seem to give a fvck.
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