Using most of the same components as the UM25C, the UM25 is designed as an entry point into the world of
performance microphones for serious enthusiasts or a reliable professional tool for studios on a budget. Built with our focus
on sound quality, the UM25 shares many attributes with the UM25C, making it one of the highest spec’d and best value
microphones in its class.
The UM25 uses the exact same circuit, NOS tube, and transformer as the UM25C. To achieve
a lower price-point, we replaced the Tim Campbell capsule with a custom Asian-built CK12 style capsule. Using original CK12
blueprints, along with extensive modifying in the US, we were able to work with the manufacturer to create the CK25 capsule,
optimally tuned to the UM25. The microphone is also assembled on the same chassis designed specifically for the C version.
With the top plate made out of Plexiglas, it provides an easy platform to work on for those who at some point would
like to change the UM25’s capsule later on.
For its components, the UM25 uses a NOS Telefunken tube, an AMI
T14 transformer and the Blackspade CK25 capsule. The low profile power supply is modified and stringently tested in the US,
providing the user with a remote control for 3 different patterns- Omni, Cardioid and Figure 8. Every microphone ships with
a custom Rycote shock mount built to the exact weight ratings of the UM25. The entire system is covered by our 5 year limited
warranty, with all units burnt-in and tested for 3-days prior to delivery.
In terms of its performance, as a guideline only, the UM25 remains in the same tonal category
as the historic Ela M251 with a smooth top end and the ability to capture details even as a room or overhead mic.
As with all our microphones, we highly recommend you contact your dealer for a demo in your own room, to experience
UM25 Owner's Manual
- Historic Ela M251 circuit updated by Oliver Archut
- AMI T14 transformer
manufactured in Gaylord, Kansas US
- CK25 capsule: a CK12-style
capsule modified in the US
- NOS Telefunken tubes (will be disclosed at
- Point to point
- Power Supply w/cable
Mount and wind sock
- 7-pin Connector Cable
- Flight Case
- Assembled, burned in and tested
in the US
- 5-year limited warranty on all components except the tube which
has a 6-month warranty, customer pays for shipping
|Internal shot of UM25 (and UM25C)
- Type: Condenser pressure gradient
- CK25 Capsule: 34mm, CK12 style, dual-sided gold sputtered
- Polar Patterns: Remote 3-position switch; Cardioid, Figure 8 and Omni
- Frequency Range: 20Hz to 20,000Hz
- Impedance: 200Ω
- SPL: To be tested
- Sensitivity: To be tested
- Equivalent Noise: To be tested
- Non-linear Distortion: To be tested
- Mic Dimensions: TBD
- Weight: TBD
This unit available Spring 2012. List price: $2199.