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Microtech Gefell with M7 capsules v. vintage Neumanns

Discussion in 'Microphones' started by John Stafford, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    Hi all
    I'm curious to know how the Microtech Gefell mics with the M7 capsule stack up against their revered counterparts from the past.

    I've rarely come across a reference to the UM92.1. How does this stack up against the M49 and U47?

    Everybody seems to love the M930/940 with the M9 (?) capsule, but the UMT70S with the M7 has a much lower profile, or at least that's the impression I get. I know the MG capsule in itself is very highly regarded, but I suppose the huge difference in electronics makes comparison difficult. Anyway, I'm just a little curious.

    John Stafford

    PS I really like the Peluso U47 -and it's quite cheap compared to some of the other contenders.
  2. sdelsolray

    sdelsolray Active Member

    I have a MG UMT800 which uses the M7 capsule. The internal electronics, though, are not anything like the older Neumanns, but are similar in some respects to modern Neumann non-tube mics.

    The UMT800 is an incredible mic. It's not going anywhere. I've used many of the current MG mics, including the UM92.1 and UMT70s (both of which use the M7 capsule). They're certainly a vibe with the mics using the M7 capsule. There's a slight softness added to the edge of things, and there's a blending of sound into something that is more homogeneous. That's a bit metaphysical, but it's hard to describe.

    The MG LD mics using the other capsule, such as the M930, UMT71, etc., are nice too. Of course, when you get into talking about SDs, MG makes some of the best there are.
  3. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your opinion :cool: To me, it sounds like you're describing a classic mic, especially the way the sound comes together. I have a rather long list of mics to buy, and most of them are MGs. I still need to decide on my next LDC.

    Thanks again
  4. sdelsolray

    sdelsolray Active Member

    That blending of sonics is not at the expense of detail or accuracy. The MG mics that use the M7 capsule are very pleasing to the ear.
  5. John Stafford

    John Stafford Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you have one SERIOUS microphone. I have some money set aside for a pre, but the temptation to get another mic is almost irresistible!

  6. J-MADD

    J-MADD Active Member

    Yeah you guys have got me rethinking my next mic purchase for vocals. I was really leaning towards a U87, but after further research the UMT 70s is really looking cool. It is also about a grand cheaper. :D


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