Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic  

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The Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic has the quality for even the most demanding digital recording use. The hand-tooled brass microphone capsule features an ultrathin (3 micron), 1" gold-sputtered Mylar dia... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic has the quality for even the most demanding digital recording use. The hand-tooled brass microphone capsule features an ultrathin (3 micron), 1" gold-sputtered Mylar diaphragm. The FET preamp offers natural reproduction. Cardioid pattern, internal shockmount construction, gold-plated XLR jack, 30Hz-16kHz frequency response, -6dB@100Hz low cut filter, 125dB SPL handling, and 76dB S/N ratio. 48V phantom power required.

Features
  • 1" gold-sputtered diaphragm
  • FET preamp
  • Internal shockmount construction
  • Cardioid pattern
  • Frequency range: 30Hz-16kHz
  • Low cut: 100Hz, -6dB
  • Impedance: Recommended load impedance: ?1,000 ohms
  • Max. SPL (1% THD @1,000Hz): 125dB
  • Connector: 3-pin XLR (gold-plated)
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Wireless Equipment (Most) *1 Year
DKW-Duo, DKW-3 *90 Day
Pro-Audio (Most *1 Year
SPC-4C, ProPerformer microphones *90 Day
RSM-1,2,3,4,& 5 *1 Year
TRM-6 *1 Year
Speakers/Powered Speakers *1 Year
Headphones *1 Year
Power Amps *1 Year
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NadySCM 900 Condenser Mic
 
4.5

(based on 34 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

There's a reason why this could be better!

Lo' and Behold!
Some of you may have noticed the reviews here to be a bit divisive. Well there's a reason why.

See, there's a budget mic called...Read complete review

Lo' and Behold!
Some of you may have noticed the reviews here to be a bit divisive. Well there's a reason why.

See, there's a budget mic called the ECM 87 made by Gauge. This is a chinese large condensor microphone modeled after the Neumann U87. No surprise this mic, the ECM 87 and the Neumann all look similar.

As far would have it Gauge sends these mics to 2 men in California for quality testing. Mics that pass the test are moved straight into sales, mics that do not are sent back to china, painted black and... you guessed it! Sold for 49 on musicians friend!

Suffice to say the least the quality of this mic will always vary. If you want a mic like this with more quality assurance extend your budget and get the ECM 87. It's a pretty stellar mic for being what's essentially a 139 version of a 3200 mic. It's obviously not as good as a Neumann.. but it's as close as you can get if your wallet isn't kind to you.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Adequate El Cheapo Mic

As is the general consensus about this mic, it is cheap and does produce sound. That's about all, though. A 'studio' mic for seventy clams that has any quality sound at...Read complete review

As is the general consensus about this mic, it is cheap and does produce sound. That's about all, though. A 'studio' mic for seventy clams that has any quality sound at all? Not likely. In the long run, it's a wasted seventy, as you could have added a hundred to that and got something with actual quality in the sound.

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4.0

There's a reason why this could be better!

By Tark

from Canada

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

Lo' and Behold!
Some of you may have noticed the reviews here to be a bit divisive. Well there's a reason why.

See, there's a budget mic called the ECM 87 made by Gauge. This is a chinese large condensor microphone modeled after the Neumann U87. No surprise this mic, the ECM 87 and the Neumann all look similar.

As far would have it Gauge sends these mics to 2 men in California for quality testing. Mics that pass the test are moved straight into sales, mics that do not are sent back to china, painted black and... you guessed it! Sold for 49 on musicians friend!

Suffice to say the least the quality of this mic will always vary. If you want a mic like this with more quality assurance extend your budget and get the ECM 87. It's a pretty stellar mic for being what's essentially a 139 version of a 3200 mic. It's obviously not as good as a Neumann.. but it's as close as you can get if your wallet isn't kind to you.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice mic

By Randy McKay

from Port Byron, IL

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

Recorded a few songs. Takes a little eq adjustment. Once adjusted got some good quality sound. Now quite CD quality but close. For the price it's hard to beat.

(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Adequate El Cheapo Mic

By Mick

from Austin, TX

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Bettern~'~~ Nuthin~'~~

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

As is the general consensus about this mic, it is cheap and does produce sound. That's about all, though. A 'studio' mic for seventy clams that has any quality sound at all? Not likely. In the long run, it's a wasted seventy, as you could have added a hundred to that and got something with actual quality in the sound.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great vocal mic!!!

By rashad carrier

from corpus christi, Tx.

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

this mic is really great for the price, i didn't expect much but it sure did exceed my expectations, the fet's in side this thing really give it a great clean sound, and actually a sound that i would expect from a much pricier mic, its great on vocals I've used it on singers, rappers and it never lets me down, and the great price gives you extra money to spend on a good pre amp or studio foam

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great vocal

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

Bought this as i wanted somethinfor a better vocal sound without getting close to the mic , and i am impressed much better than the marshall 990 can be disassembled easily,internal shock mounts build quality is very good not as heavy as a mic costing 1000s but very good , less top end makes for a very smooth vocal mic though it is still good for resonater guitar i prefer it for vocal ran through a behringer tube mic 100 preamp this sounds fantastic for the money, very warm a. b. comparison without the preamp it still blows the 990 marshall away not as ragged on the top, of course it is a bigger capsule ,4.5 five on features as a pad maybe 6 db would be nice but hardly need it as less high frequencies it does not feed back bad at all , if you want a large condenser sound with less feedback and more clarity you cannot beat this mic.

 
5.0

A Sound Value

By eddgie

from Portland, Oregon

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

I bought one of these mics several years ago and did not expect it to last as long as it did. I have used my SCM-900 heavily for live recording and it has outlasted all of my expectations. It is not a replacement for a Neumann microphone but, the SCM-900 is a very good value for chump change.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Performance for $49!

By Paul Roberts - Prospekt Media

from Kansas City, MO

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

I bought two of these to try out as front of house recording mics for various music groups, (mainly acoustic groups like jazz combos, big bands, concert bands and orchestras). Along with the $19 shock mount I recorded a big band (4 trumpets, 3 trombones, 5 saxes and rhythm section) using these in a near-coincident array about 4 feet in front of the band. I engaged the bass roll off switch (you open the case to access it!) and got a really good "live" sound. In the studio, I tested it out on trumpet, trombone, bass trombone and various percussion getting very good results. I'm going to probably buy more of these to give me more mics for "accent" micing an orchestra or other large group.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sax Mic

By Planman

from New Albany, IN

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

I bought a pair of these mics to use in my portable studio. I also have a selection of other mics (MXL, Shure, AKG & ElectroVoice). I normally use them for backing vocals since they have a nice warm tone without the strident top end present on some condensers. I've also used them to mic the body of acoustic guitar for the same reasons then balanced it with a small diaphram condenser for the lower neck. However, recently I had to mic an alto sax and I tried all the mics in my case that I thought would give good results and the SCM 900 gave the richest, most balanced sound out of all of them. I later used the mic on a live gig at a club where the sound man there had quite a few reservations about using a condenser mic on stage due to their sensitivity, but after hearing the SCM 900 he raved about the clean full sound and since this mic has a somewhat reduced high end freq. response (16,000 K) feedback problems were practically eliminated. If you are selective about what you use this mic for, it's a great mic for the price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Mic, Great Price

By Nate Teikari

from Ashburn, VA

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

I've used this mic many times when self-producing demos for my band. When recording my band, I try to make things sound as professional as possible, so I'm picky with sound quality. The quality of sound reproduction with this mic is outstanding. You can get better, but for a mic at this price, and with as good as the sound is, you can't get a better deal.

 
4.0

Unusual quality for the price...

By descallyjr

from Burbank, California

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

I put this mic on a $25 shock mount, ran it thru the $30 ART pre-amp, used a pop filter and was simply blown away by the quality. I sing loud and this mic can take it well. You don't have to be poor to appreciate the price/quality ratio here! Very well done folks.

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