Microtech Gefell M 296

Studio Condenser Microphone with omni-directional polar pattern


Microtech Gefell M 296

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


The M 296 condenser microphone is an addition to the metal diaphragm microphone family which includes the M 294 / M 295. Based on the nearly linear frequency response of the transmission factor up to 20 kHz it guarantees orthophonic recordings in the near and far field as well as recordings of high sound levels. It is designed for professional applications in radio and television broadcasting, sound studios, concert halls, theatres, and for high-quality recordings of all genres.

The transformerless microphone preamplifier shows a high output capability and has a symmetrical output stage. A 10 dB pre-attenuation pad and the bass roll-off extend the application range. The two switches are sunk into the middle of the preamplifier.

A special version -the M 296 S- is available for measurement applications. Its frequency response complies with DIN IEC 651 for Class 2 sound level meters.

technical data

Polar pattern omni
Acoustic operating principle pressure transducer
Frequency range 20 Hz to 20.000 Hz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz 15 mV/Pa
Switch position “reduced bass roll-off” at 90 Hz -10 dB
Output impedance 150 Ohm
Noise level CCIR 468-4 22 dB
DIN EN 60268-4 14 dB-A
Signal-to-noise ratio CCIR weighted 72 dB
A-weighted 80 dB
SPL for THD 0,5 % 134 dB
with 10 dB pre-attenuation 144 dB
Dynamic range 120 dB
Current consumption 3 mA


Output connector XLR3M
Weight 157 g
Length 156 mm
Diameter 21/24 mm
Surface satin nickel, black matt

product contents

in wooden case 210 mm x 68 mm x 50 mm