Microtech Gefell M294 Cardioid


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 newly developed, transformer-less 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 direction of maximum sensitivity is axial. The studio microphones are equipped with a wide range of accessories for many microphone mounting methods. 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. The microphones are equipped with a standard 3-pin XLR connector fitting to a microphone cable, e.g. C 70. The operation voltage is provided by 48 V phantom powering according to the international standards DIN 45596 and

IEC 268-15. They are available in a satin nickel or a black matt finish.

Both condenser microphone capsules are pressure gradient transducers. The converter elements contain a nickel diaphragm with a thickness of less than 1 μm. The back-plate electrodes are Teflon-coated to increase operational reliability.

M 294

The desired presence boost of ca. 5 dB in the 8 kHz range gives this microphone its special clarity.


The frequency response in the upper range is nearly linear while in the lower frequency band it features a slight roll-off to counteract the bass lift of close speech (proximity effect). The microphone is thus ideally suited for recordings in close proximity of the sound source

It is recommended to use a pop screen and to switch on the microphone’s bass roll-off for close range applications. A windscreen can be utilized to enhance life-like recording.