Nady SCM 960 Studio Condenser Microphone  

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The Nady SCM 960 Studio Condenser Microphone is a large, pressure-gradient condenser mic with a gold-sputtered diaphragm, FET preamplifier, and internal shock mount construction for structural integri... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Nady SCM 960 Studio Condenser Microphone is a large, pressure-gradient condenser mic with a gold-sputtered diaphragm, FET preamplifier, and internal shock mount construction for structural integrity and reliability. It has selectable cardioid/omni polar patterns and selectable -10dB or -20dB attenuation. 48V phantom power required.

Features
  • True condenser pressure-gradient microphone
  • 1" gold-sputtered diaphragm
  • FET pre-amplifier
  • Cardioid/omni polar patterns
  • 0, -10dB, -20dB attenuation pad
Specifications
  • Sensitivity: 16mV/Pa
    Frequency range: 25Hz-20KHz
    Impedance: <200 Ohms
    Max. SPL (1% THD @1000Hz): 125dB
    Equivalent noise level to IEC 268-4(A weighted): 19dB
    S/N ratio re 1Pa: 76dB
    Power requirement: +48VDC phantom power
    Current consumption: <3mA
    Diameter: 2.0" (50.5mm)
    Length: 5.25" (133mm)
    Net weight: 11 oz (311g)
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
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NadySCM 960 Studio Condenser Microphone
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Price - Professional Sound

I received this Mic on time and in excellent shipped condition. It was packed well. I did not pay attention when ordering that it does not include a Stand Mount, and was disappointed...Read complete review

I received this Mic on time and in excellent shipped condition. It was packed well. I did not pay attention when ordering that it does not include a Stand Mount, and was disappointed to open the box and find no mount. Though this was my own oversight, I still believe a mount should be included with this Mic. I have numerous Studio Mics and was able to utilize a mount from another Mic that worked fine with the Nady. That was my only "Con" concerning this Mic.
The Price is not a reference to Quality. This Nady has a very Clear and Distinct characteristic. This is even more evident when comparing recorded results by trying other Mics and listening to the Vocals. The Attenuation works well in my environment to keep some PC Fan noise and other enviromental noises from being a problem. I think this Mic will become a favorite as I continue to experiment with it under various recording scenarios. I think it is a very good value in comparing it's price to it's quality.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Does well for my home studio

Has a very good, clear sound for the price. Works well for my home studio. The only thing thats "bad" is the inner mic itself is free floating. DO...Read complete review

Has a very good, clear sound for the price. Works well for my home studio. The only thing thats "bad" is the inner mic itself is free floating. DO NOT shake or bump the mic stand while its active. Makes a very loud noise.

Not sure if its intentional or if it got loosened in shipping. Does say built with inner shock mounted mic.

Other than that it works very well for my home application.

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3.0

Does well for my home studio

By DWC

from Brockway, PA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Nady SCM 960 Studio Condenser Microphone:

    Has a very good, clear sound for the price. Works well for my home studio. The only thing thats "bad" is the inner mic itself is free floating. DO NOT shake or bump the mic stand while its active. Makes a very loud noise.

    Not sure if its intentional or if it got loosened in shipping. Does say built with inner shock mounted mic.

    Other than that it works very well for my home application.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great little microphone.

    By Toomanyguitars

    from Long Island,New York

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Nady SCM 960 Studio Condenser Microphone:

      Well no. 1 you cannot beat the price.No. 2 it would be great for even twice the money.No. 3 it's a great mic.This little workhorse dispels the saying "A mic is only as good as your pre-amp" because for amateur recording into a DAW or the like you can get a great signal without one.VERY user friendly.It's a little tough to get it to fit into a "normal" sized shock mount but that's a small gripe.It fits- just not easily.The omni feature is nice especially if you have the acoustic/folk circle thing going on.Records vocals and acoustic guitar equally well.It was on sale and I wish I had bought 2.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Truly a great value!

      By wuhanman2112

      from Coldwater, MI

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Nady SCM 960 Studio Condenser Microphone:

        This mic out performs any mic on the market twice its price.I use it on my floor toms and as drum overheads.This application will create a low end on your kit you haven't heard or felt before.I own 4 of them. I also use them for congas and bongos that I have incorporated into my drumkit. Using the 20 db reduction with the cardioid option selected,obtained the best control for me when applying multiple mics.Please Don't be tentative to use some EQ with these to reduce some mids and give the highs a little extra. You will love the smooth high end and the powerful well defined low end.Just experiment a little with your mic placement. You won't be disappointed. Enjoy this amazing value!!!

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best mic for the price

        By Smartt13

        from Ontario, Ca

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Nady SCM 960 Studio Condenser Microphone:

          I absolutely love this mic. I have owned several other condenser mics and a ribbon mic, using brands such as Shure and MXL and these off brand mic is by far the best sounding mic I have ever owned. It is so crisp, clear and natural sounding, it really gives my vocals that sparkle that I was looking for in my recordings.It also makes acoustic guitar come alive, I made some great acoustic recordings with this mic and I love how clean and vibrant my recordings came out. I highly recommend this mic to anyone no matter what the application, for the price every recording artist should keep this mic in their arsenal.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good buy

          By guitmesa

          from Covington, LA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Nady SCM 960 Studio Condenser Microphone:

            This is one of my first condenser mics, I researched a little bit about it and it seemed to have decent reviews. I didn't have the money for a so called better one right now, and honestly, I'm kind of glad I didn't. This thing sounds great. You will need some sort of adapter to mount it properly, however I just stuck it in one of my regular rubber mic holders, from bottom side, and so far so good. If your on a budget it's worth a try.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Price - Professional Sound

            By DGentry

            from McCalla Alabama

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Appearence
            • Clear Sound
            • Versatile
            • Weight

            Cons

            • No Mount Adapter

            Best Uses

            • Acoustic Guitar Mic
            • Amateur Recording
            • Group Vocals
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Nady SCM 960 Studio Condenser Microphone:

            I received this Mic on time and in excellent shipped condition. It was packed well. I did not pay attention when ordering that it does not include a Stand Mount, and was disappointed to open the box and find no mount. Though this was my own oversight, I still believe a mount should be included with this Mic. I have numerous Studio Mics and was able to utilize a mount from another Mic that worked fine with the Nady. That was my only "Con" concerning this Mic.
            The Price is not a reference to Quality. This Nady has a very Clear and Distinct characteristic. This is even more evident when comparing recorded results by trying other Mics and listening to the Vocals. The Attenuation works well in my environment to keep some PC Fan noise and other enviromental noises from being a problem. I think this Mic will become a favorite as I continue to experiment with it under various recording scenarios. I think it is a very good value in comparing it's price to it's quality.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Well, for the money you can't beat it.

            By The420Four

            from Toledo Ohio

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Low Spl

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Guitar
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording
            • Vocals

            Comments about Nady SCM 960 Studio Condenser Microphone:

            This mic sounds AWESOME for the money spent on it. The only thing that it can't seem to handle real well is room mic with a loud kick drum. Switch on the -20 pad and everything gets better. Re-adjust the volume to make up for the loss in sensitivity and there's that very slight distortion again. Hmmmm. Sounds really awesome on everything else so far though. After checking the specs I noticed the SPL was kinda low on this mic so it might not be best suited to certain loud situations. This mic makes my so so voice sound ok with some slap back delay introduced. It also handles my over-driven guitars really well.

            (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Yeah Yeah

            By Yeah Gangsta

            from alaska

            Comments about Nady SCM 960 Studio Condenser Microphone:

            This mic is straight gangsta ain't nothin like it it makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside:)

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for vocals. Clear sound.

            By Acappella Man

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Nady SCM 960 Studio Condenser Microphone:

            This mic produces a clear crisp sound and rejects background noise very well. The Nady SCM 960 is even better than the Nady SPC-21 and SPC-25. I was so impressed with the clarity of the SPC-25 that I decided to give the SCM 960 a try. I was not disappointed. This microphone rocks and I suspect that it outperforms others costing hundreds of dollars more. The attenuation and pick up pattern switches make it very versatile. Nady microphones are the best kept secret for professional high quality mics that don't hurt the pocket.

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastic for the Money

            By Songman-sbO-.

            from Texas

            Comments about Nady SCM 960 Studio Condenser Microphone:

            I've used it for about a year now.... couldn't be more pleased!
            This mic surprised me ....... It's warm yet very detailed. Great for male and female Vocals.
            If your on a budget you won't find a better large diaphragm condenser at this price....it even lets you switch between patterns! Fantastic for the price!
            No Quality issues for me!
            For the price you can't go wrong!

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