Strong even in Corona times - The Power Tiny M 930 in a new edition

Classical, broadcast, live recording and hygiene - one mic for everything

Microtech Gefell M930 on air

Absolute hygiene, even in the studio, is currently the top priority. Solutions are in high demand that offer both optimum working conditions and effective, individual protection.

The M 930 from Gefell guarantees both.

For TV and radio presenters, it offers optimum handling, the best sound and a clear view of text and concept sheets.

The individually usable, exchangeable and washable popscreen, which was specially developed by MTG's Swedish partner (mikrofonen.se), not only ensures the best possible sound when speaking or singing, but also guarantees an optimum level of hygiene.

Due to its compact design, the M 930 is a thoroughly independent, not to say unique, construction handmade in Gefell.

Microtech Gefell/MTG succeeded in combining modern 1-inch large diaphragm capsule technology with the latest semiconductor circuit technology in the M 930.

The dimensions of only 45 x 118 mm in combination with a flexible elastic support as well as an optimally matched, special, compact and hygienic popscreen offer a wide range of possible applications, even in times of pandemic.

Today, the smallest microphone in its class has become a modern standard for large diaphragm microphones in studios around the world. It offers TV and radio presenters optimum handling, the best sound and a clear view of text and concept sheets.

The qualities of the M930 are appreciated by German TV stations such as ARD and ZDF, as well as a large number of international radio stations and studios, for example: Radio Sweden, BBC UK, Radio Denmark, Radio Belgium, Radio Vaticana, Canadian Radio, Energy Basel, North Film Studios and others.

The microphones are also ideally suited for universal use in professional sound recording studios as well as in ambitious home recording studios.

Possible applications are: Vocals, announcers, radio plays or as a spot microphone for recordings of guitars, keyboard, percussion, wind and string instruments.

The sonorous sound of the MTG large diaphragm microphones, including the tiny Gefell microphone with the large capsule, is trusted by well-known musicians such as Xavier Naidoo, Peter Maffay, the Beatsteaks, Silbermond, Die Toten Hosen, Die Ärzte, Johnny Hill, Bettina Meske, Volker Stegmann (Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden/ Semperoper), the Scorpions, Jürgen Drews and many others.

The Håkan P110 Pop Killer is a very special pop killer that has been specially developed to effectively prevent plosives (pops) and at the same time eliminate the audible discolouration that other pop filters often exhibit. It is extremely effective at eliminating pops without affecting the frequency response and character of the microphone.

The foam used in the P110 has been carefully selected to reduce pop noise and discoloration to a minimum - the specially selected foam is "hydrophobic", meaning it does not absorb water. This means that the breathing moisture is not absorbed by the foam and therefore does not remain on the filter, which minimizes cracking sounds and discoloration.

The foam cushion in the Håkan Pop Killer is absolute hygienic and hydrophobic. It is very easy to clean (even in the dishwasher) and dries quickly. So the pad always stays hygienic and clean.

Important in times of corona - each person can use their own foam pad, so there is no risk of transferring viruses or germs to others via the pad.

The M 930 guarantees high dynamic range and exceptionally low noise.

The high-quality condenser microphone capsules - cardioid - ensure a balanced frequency response with a slight high frequency presence of 7 to 11 kHz and a high suppression for rear or side sound incidence.

The electronic impedance converter uses a newly perfected high-end circuit topology. This design reduces the noise floor to an extremely low level while also raising the maximum output capability. As a result, these microphones have a clean, distortion free sound over an extremely wide dynamic range. RFI susceptibility is very low.The microphone capsule and electronics are elastically suspended inside the compact metal housing. This reduces the sensitivity to mechanical impact and structure born noise.

The M 930 connect to the microphone cable with a standard 3-pin XLR Powering must be provided by an external 48 V phantom supply according to IEC 61938. An innovative feature is the conversion of the polarization voltage of the capsules. An optocoupler (transfers electrical signals between two isolated circuits by using light) is used as part of the transformerless electronics. A light-emitting diode emits onto a photocell. The voltage generated is multiplied by a specially tuned impedance converter so that the microphone capsule is operated at a comparatively high voltage. This is exactly what ensures the unusually high output capability (for low-noise transmission of quiet signals) and distortion-free imaging of even very high sound pressures.

The EMC resistance of the M 930 is significantly higher than that of conventional microphones.

In the compact microphone housing, the inner construction together with the capsule is elastically mounted to dampen structure-borne noise and shocks. The capsules, which are optimally protected behind a robust, close-meshed microphone headgrille, are elastically mounted by a rubberized ring which is in contact with the high-quality steel housing alone. The result is maximum damping of shocks, vibrations, jolts and structure-borne noise. In addition, an EH 93 P type elastic mount, in which the microphone shaft is enclosed by a special rubber ring, provides optimum cushioning or damping of vibrations.

The microphone is equipped with a 3-pin XLR connector for connecting a microphone cable, e.g. C 70. The power supply is a standardized 48 V phantom power according to IEC 61938.

The microphones are finished in a satin nickel or dark bronze color and will be delivered in a high-quality wooden case.

The compact design of the currently smallest large diaphragm microphones M 930 allows them to be used for stereo recordings. For two-channel stereo recordings in XY arrangement or in ORTF mode, two microphones that are precisely matched to each other are required.

Microtech Gefell M930 stereo

The M-930 stereo set includes an extensive accessory package, including a Tripod holder with fine laser engraving with high practical value for recordings in XY-technique or ORTF-arrangement. The engravings "0", "45" and "90" degrees (XY) or "ORTF" as well as matching microphone holders, the stereo holder SH 93 and the tandem TD 93, allow an uncomplicated positioning of the microphones. The M 930 stereo set is thus a cost-effective alternative to a expensive, real stereo microphone and has the advantage that each microphone can also be used individually.

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