Large diaphragm FET capacitor microphone with 5 switchable pick-up patterns

  • Large diaphragm dual-capsule
  • 5 switchable polar-patterns
  • Extreme dynamic range
  • Very low noise level of just 7 dBA
  • Transformerless output
  • Elastic capsule suspension
  • Muting function
  • Optical functioning indicator
  • Finish: satin nickel / dark bronze

“a beautifully produced, multi-pattern, solid-state
large-diaphragm mic with a relatively neutral and
accurate character and impressive technical specs.”
Hugh Robjohns, Sound On Sound, June 2008

The UM930 features 2 separately mounted capsules mounted on an elastic capsule suspension system with a transformerless balanced output FET pre-amplifier. The five polar patterns are selected by a switching ring on the body, magnetically operating reed relays giving omni-directional, wide cardioid (hypo-cardioid), cardioid, super-cardioid and figure-8 characteristics. The output is automatically muted when switching patterns, allowing hot switching when live without clicks. Excellent dynamic range, handling sound pressure levels up to 149dB with a cardioid self noise level of only 7dBA to DIN EN 60 651. An excellent choice for a wide range of recording purposes from vocal soloists and solo instruments to orchestral and music of every genre, in music studios broadcast and film scoring stages.

Finish: satin nickel or dark bronze

A Brief History of Microtech Gefell

UM 930 Data Sheet

Sound On Sound review of the UM 930
LineUp review of the UM 930
Resolution review of the UM 930

Supplied complete with:
Wooden case

Optional accessories
Windscreen – W 93
Microphone holder – MH 80
Elastic suspension – EA 92 satin nickel
Elastic suspension – EA 92 matt black
Phantom power supply – N 200
Rycote/Gefell “Lyre” suspension – G-USM-L (use with Håkan P110 Pop Killer Gooseneck version)
XLR cable, 10m – C 70

Recommended – Håkan P110 Pop Killer – see HERE


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