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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 inter...Read More

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OVERVIEW

An affordable studio condenser with dual polar-pattern flexibility.

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

SCM 960 Studio Condenser Microphone

  • 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)
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NadySCM 960 Studio Condenser Microphone
 
4.8

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Compact (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (9)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Professional recording (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Performances (3)
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    • Experienced (7)

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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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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5.0

GREAT MIC AT ANY PRICE

By Poetryman

from Milky way galaxy

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Nady SCM 960 Studio Condenser Microphone:

    Home studio vocals sound better than ever with this mic. Works perfectly with my Behringer QX1002USB mixer. I'm very impressed, and pleased.

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    5.0

    An absolute bargain

    By STANLEY

    from undisclosed

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Nady SCM 960 Studio Condenser Microphone:

      This may be the best very-low-priced condenser on the market. Works well with voice and acoustic instruments, two patterns and dual pad, decent specs, and a good performer. Clear but not overly hyped in the high end. Compare this mic's performance to a JoeMeek JM-37dp (I have both). Not a mic to be moved (hand-held) or hit (drum close-miking) during a session because the "floating" capsule construction can cause mechanical noise. Using a typical shock mount can be less than straight-forward because of the shape, size and switch configuration of the mic. Even with these caveats, I still keep a pair of these and have bought more as gifts for friends. The plain packaging will make you think you received a piece of plumbing. What this mic might lack in visual sizzle is made up for in the way it sounds and performs for a mic in this price range.

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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.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great little microphone.

        By john

        from undisclosed

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        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.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Truly a great value!

          By wuhanman2112

          from Coldwater, MI

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          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!!!

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best mic for the price

            By Smartt13

            from Ontario, Ca

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            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.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good buy

              By guitmesa

              from Covington, LA

              About Me Novice

              Ask me a question

              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.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Price - Professional Sound

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                By DGentry

                from McCalla Alabama

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                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.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

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

                By The420Four

                from Toledo Ohio

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                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.

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                (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:)

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