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Gefell M296 vs. Josephson 617/mk221 Condenser Microphones
Old 16th September 2011
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Gefell M296 vs. Josephson 617/mk221


Has anyone had the opportunity to hear these side-by-side? Preferences? Differences? Likes and dislikes?

Old 17th September 2011
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In this test performed by the Formation Supérieure pour les Métiers du Son, a French high school associated to Conservatoire Nationale de Musique de Paris, where you can listen to the Josephson, there was another set including the Gefell M296 on the same piano but with another piece.

According to the presentation given for this test, the DPA 4006 should be present in both sets, which would give an indirect way for comparing mics from both sets. But there was not any 4006 file for this second set in what I downloaded from here. However there was a file named MK2H, which might be the misnamed 4006 track or a recording made by means of Schoeps MK2H, not mentioned in the presentation, or something else.
Here attached the M296 track and this mysterious track, which is the one that I like best in this second test including also Mojave, Rode, Oktava, Audix and Charter Oak mics.

I am also interested in the Josephson but I guess that the new Gefell M221, with the same capsule and Gefell electronics, delivered with two diffraction spheres, might be a better choice.
Attached Files

4006 ou Schoeps MK2H.wav (3.72 MB, 1012 views)

Microtech-Gefell M296.wav (3.81 MB, 1117 views)

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