Gefell M300 Stereo XY & ORTF Set
A boxed set that includes a stereo matched pair of M300 pencil microphones, two heavy duty Nylon insulated mic clips, and a combination ORTF and XY stereo bar.
The Gefell M300 is an exciting new microphone that combines the natural sound and detail of a gold evaporated 16mm diaphragm with 'space-age advancements in mechanical and circuit design. The M300 is very versatile, exhibits very low self-noise, and is extremely stable and linear at all temperatures making it an ideal choice for critical recording and location sound for film and television production.
The Gefell M300 begins with a beautifully handcrafted body that is both slim and elegant. The dark bronze finish reduces glare making the M300 almost invisible on stage.
Inside, the microphone is split into two zones. The M3 capsule features a 16mm 24-karat gold evaporated diaphragm with Mylar (PE) substrate which provides an excellent balance between articulation, high impulse response and a warm natural frequency curve. The smaller capsule has the benefit of reduced membrane distortion, resulting in a more linear response as sound pressure levels are increased.
The capsule is constructed with a ceramic housing providing greater stability when subjected to temperature changes. This of course benefits the microphone with exceptional consistency and repeatability in even the harshest environments. The capsule is pressure-mounted on a damped-spring pedestal. This has the function of improving the cardioid polar response while reducing unwanted reflections thus minimizing phase cancellation. The compact body further advantages the M300 with reduced vortex and disruption around the mic, which results in greater detail and a more natural sound.
The capsule itself is protected against severe pop blasts with a triple-layer front mesh and dual-layer side mesh. Pick-up pattern is axial, whereby maximum sensitivity is realized at the front of the microphone while off-axis response is both smooth and musical. A slight 2.5dB presence rise between 6kHz and 10kHz ads air, capturing subtle harmonic detail that is often lost as one moves off-axis.
To reduce noise, The Gefell M300 employs a newly developed circuit topology. This state-of-the-art design incorporates optical isolation of the power grid, for exceptionally low self-noise. Hash and ripple caused by voltage spikes from unfiltered 48V phantom power are eliminated resulting in clean noise-free power for the capsule. The transformerless preamp delivers a pristine, natural response while the symmetrical output assures quiet and efficient performance and exceptional rejection against RF.
Miniature pencil condenserNew M3 ceramic capsuleOptical isolation for low noiseExceptional sonic detail
Polar pattern: Cardioid
Acoustical operating principle: Pressure gradient transducer
Frequency range: 40 ... 18000 Hz
Sensitivity at 1 kHz: 12 mV / Pa
Output impedance: 100
Equivalent loudness level due to inherent noise:
CCIR 468-4: 26 dBDIN EN 60651: 16 dB - A
Signal-to-noise-ratio (re. 1 Pa at 1 kHz):
CCIR-weighted: 68 dBA-weighted: 78 dB
Max. SPL for THD 0,5 %: 147 dB
Total dynamic range of the microphone amplifier: 131 dB
Current consumption (P 48, DIN 45596, IEC 268-15): 3,3 mA
Output connector: 3-pin XLR-connector, gold plated contacts
Weight: 126 g
Dimensions (L x Ø ): 130 mm x 21 mm
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