Microtech Gefell M 294

Cardioid Studio Microphone


Microtech Gefell M 294

  • condenser microphone
  • cardioid
  • small diaphragm capsule
  • nickel diaphragm
  • transistor pre-amplifier
  • phantom powering P48


The microphones M 294 and M 295 extend the studio microphone system SMS 2000. The reliable microphone capsules M 70 and M 94 form a unit with the modified microphone preamplifier MV 200. These microphones are designed for universal applications in professional recording and sound reinforcement and meet the requirements of modern technology. The transformerless circuit design substitutes the previous transformer for a symmetrical output stage. Its intrinsic noise and remarkable output capability emphasize the advantages of the microphone capsules M 70 and M 94. Microphone capsules with an extremely thin metal diaphragm enable brilliant sound transmission.

The desired presence boost of ca. 5 dB in the 8 kHz range gives the M 294 its special clarity. It is possible to activate a 10 dB attenuator pad for handling very high sound pressure levels. A sensitivity reduction for low frequencies can be utilized to suppress the proximity effect. The two switches are sunk into the middle of the preamplifiers.

technical data

Polar pattern cardioid
Acoustic operating principle pressure gradient transducer
Frequency range 20 Hz to 20.000 Hz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz 17 mV/Pa
Switch position “reduced bass roll-off” at 60 Hz -15 dB
Output impedance 150 Ohm
Noise level CCIR 468-4 22 dB
DIN EN 60268-4 13 dB-A
Signal-to-noise ratio CCIR weighted 72 dB
A-weighted 81 dB
SPL for THD 0,5 % 133 dB
with 10 dB pre-attenuation 143 dB
Dynamic range 120 dB
Current consumption 3 mA
Output connector XLR3M
Weight 160 g
Length 166 mm
Diameter 21/25 mm
Surface satin nickel, black matt

product contents

in wooden case 210 mm x 68 mm x 50 mm