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Wide CardioidMicrotech Gefell M 950

Wide Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The M 950 is a wide-cardioid, large-diaphragm condenser mic that is known for its small size, low noise, and great sound. It is a nearly-identical sibling to the well-known M930, a cardioid-only mic.

The M950 uses an “M930” capsule, also used in the M930, M950, and the multipattern UM930 and UM930 Twin. The capsule is shockmounted within the headbasket, reducing sensitivity to structure-born noise. The directionality of the pickup pattern is varied in the M930/940/950 by the size of the holes in the backplate. Note that this is a Mylar diaphragm, not a PVC diaphragm.

The transformerless output circuit provides a high level of sensitivity (20 mV/Pa) and very low noise (7 dB-A).

See the M930 profile for links to relevant reviews.

The M 950 ships in a padded wooden case in either of two finishes:

  • Satin nickel (p/n 211191)
  • Dark bronze (p/n 211192)

The M 950 is also available in factory-matched pairs, shipped in a padded wooden case with two mic clips (p/n MH 93.1), bundled either with the SH 93 X/Y stereo bar adapter or the TD 93 ORTF stereo adapter.

The Microtech Gefell M 950 is also known as: M950.


Frequency Response - Wide CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
M 950 Wide Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Wide Cardioid (20 mV/Pa; 40 - 18,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 28mm
Capsule diameter: 32mm
100 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 142 dB
Self-noise: 7.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
210g (7.41oz) 118mm (4.65'') 45mm (1.77'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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