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The Nady RSM-5 Studio Microphone has a low-tension aluminum ribbon design for smooth, natural extended low and high ends. With fast, accurate transient response, ultra-high SPL capability, and stunnin... Read More

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The Nady RSM-5 Studio Microphone has a low-tension aluminum ribbon design for smooth, natural extended low and high ends. With fast, accurate transient response, ultra-high SPL capability, and stunning realism. The compact shape of the RSM-5 makes unobtrusive placement a breeze when recording instruments. Other features include: Figure-8 audio directional pickup patterns with front and rear wide, extended sweet spots (as compared to large diaphragm condenser mics); increased off-axis high frequency response on sides, with decreased high response above and below on-axis; individual recording volume control of separate sources; and machined housing with advanced internal shock mount construction for the highest structural integrity and rugged reliability.

Looking for smooth, clear-sounding vocals? Ribbon technology gives you the natural-sounding highs while the figure-8 pattern eliminates proximity effect and the low frequency rumble that comes with the off-axis coloration of cardioid mics. Plus, you get a little room tone for added ambience and realism.

  • Low-tension, 45mm long, 2-micron thick aluminum ribbon design with large mellow ribbon audio reproduction
  • Smooth, natural extended low and high end detail with realistic mid-range
  • Perfect for miking guitar amps and cabinets, brass instruments, strings, piano, percussion, vocals and orchestra ambiance
  • Up to 135dB SPL capability for stunning realism and accurate transient response
  • Figure-8 pick-up pattern with extended sweet spot for both front and rear sides
  • Polar pattern: figure 8
  • Sensitivity: -60±2dB (0dB=1V/Pa.)
  • Frequency response: 30-18KHz
  • Output impedence: 200 Ohms
  • Recommended load impedence: 1000 Ohms
  • Max. SPL (1% TDH @ 1000 Hz): 165 dB
  • Mic cable: 3-pin XLR standard link cable
  • Size: diameter 2.125" (54 mm), length 6.5" (165 mm)
  • Weight: 11 oz. (312 gr.)
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Nady RSM-5 Ribbon Studio Microphone

By Roger Morton

from St Petersburg,FL

Comments about Nady RSM-5 Ribbon Studio Microphone:

I like the sound a Ribbon Microphone provides, I have a higher level NADY Ribbon so I thought I knew what to expect. I bought this as one-half of a live mic pair for remote recordings. The Figure 8 pattern will allow ambient sounds (like an audience) to be recorded at a lower level than the front loaded ribbon and reject side extraneous noise. I also like the 'pumping effect' produced by the proximity effect if you get it up close and personal to the source. Unboxing the mic as Nady advises I checked for ribbon tension and it seems to be spot on, no rattles even at high amplifier volume. SWEET! The build is pretty robust and the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the lack of an exterior windscreen (necessary) and the cloth bag that comes with it. Nady advises to store it upright but that is a little bit difficult when it is in a cloth bag and has no skeleton to it. I would gladly pay another 15-20.00 for these two items but enough of that lament. It sounds BIG! I was surprised when I played back the recordings from this passive mic (as opposed to the 48v Ribbon I have already have). It did EXACTLY what I was looking for and nothing less. Skip the cork sniffing if you are looking for a decent Ribbon Mic, at this price point, there is nothing else remotely close. I would replace it in a heartbeat if necessary. Excellent microphone, well done Nady.

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