Microtech Gefell M 221 Omni Small Membrane Condenser Microphone
- Small diaphragm capsule
- Metal diaphragm
- Pressure transducer
- Free field equalization
- Frequency responce M 221
Because of the small capsule dimensions the M 221 is ideally suited for applications where a low interference with the sound field is demanded. It is usable as a main microphone for recordings which should include a certain amount of the room response. As well the M 221 is suited as a spot microphone for recording instruments very close where the low frequencies should be transmitted in detail and original. Moreover it can be used for multichannel main microphone arrangements like AB stereophony or decca tree. For these applications the microphone is ideal because of its precise and long-time stable transmission properties. The M 221 has an excellent transient response because of the pressure transducer capsule and is really suitable to record instruments with extreme transients. With the both different sized spherical corpuses a high frequency accentuation can be produced in an acoustical way to increase the presence and to compensate the high frequency roll-off in the diffuse sound field.
The M 221 can operate also in unfavorable climate conditions especially referring the temperature and air humidity for which the accessory humidity adaptor TA 202 is purchasable.
The pick-up pattern is equivalent to the longitudinal direction of the microphone. As sound transducer a condenser capsule with a diameter of 12,5 mm and a very thin metal diaphragm is used. The pressure transducer capsule exhibits an omni-directional polar pattern without proximity effect. Because of the free field equalization the M 221 has a constant frequency response from 3,5 Hz up to 20 kHz (± 2 dB). The static pressure equalization between the capsule interior and the atmosphere goes through a vent to the preamplifier. Therefore the humidity adaptor TA 202 is usable to protect the microphone in application with high air humidity. The use of the M 221 with the spherical corpus KA 3 effects a frequency response accentuation which begins at approximately 1 kHz and goes constant at 3 dB from approximately 4 kHz up to 12 kHz. With the spherical corpus KA 4 the accentuation of the high frequencies starts also at approximately 1 kHz and goes constant at 3 dB between 3 kHz and 12 kHz.
The transformerless circuit design of the electronic impedance converter with symmetrical output facilitates an output capability for sound pressures from15 dB(A) up to 136 dB with a maximum of 0,5 % THD (total harmonic distortion). The microphone is connected by a standard 3-pin XLR-male plug with gold-plated pins which realizes the powering by an external 48 V phantom supply according to IEC 61938 with a current consumption of 6 mA.