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Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone

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A percussion powerhouse and an unbeatable deal!

The Nady DM70 microphone is equipped to handle extremely high sound pressure levels without distortion. The DM70 mic is ideal for live and studio close-miking of all types of drums and percussion instruments, and also for accurate sonic reproduction of brass, woodwind, and other instruments producing high sound pressure levels.

FEATURES
Cardioid pattern allows close miking without bleed-through from other drum kit pieces
Neodymium element delivers maximum output
Up to 145dB SPL handling capacity for distortion-free reproduction of even the loudest drums and other instruments
Transformerless moving-coil dynamic design for enhanced bass and fast transient response
All-metal construction for maximum reliability
Special rubber shockmount mic holder minimizes floor vibration pick-up
Incredibly small, low-profile design for minimum visibility and versatile close-miking placement around the drum kit
Gold-plated XLR for maximum conductivity
Full frequency response for sonic punch with exceptional clarity: 70Hz - 16kHz

Plenty of kick is just a click away - DO IT NOW!

SPECIFICATIONS
Cartridge type: dynamic with neodymium cartridge
Directional pattern: cardioid
Frequency response: 70Hz16kHz
Sensitivity @ 1kHz, 74dB SPL): -73dB, +/- 3dB
Impedance: 600 ohm
Maximum SPL (@1% THD): >130dB
Dimensions: 1-5/8"D x 4-1/2"L
Weight: 8.5oz
Case material: die-cast zinc
Holder mount: rubber and plastic with brass insert
Ballscreen: steel mesh
Gold-plated XLR contacts
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NadyDM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone
 
4.9

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Good audio (16)
  • Compact (15)
  • Durable (13)
  • Lightweight (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (12)
  • Home studio (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Amateur recording (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (7)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great mic at any price

By Old Rocker Dude

from WNC

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

    I recently used the Nady DM70 and could not believe how good they sound. I own all "good" mics, a variety of Shure models, SM58s, Beta57As SM81. I'm very skeptical of cheap gear. Our drummer has the Nady set and brought them to practice. I really didn't expect much, however, when I plugged the DM70 in, I was blown away. I went back and forth, speaking into the DM70, and then the SM58, and the DM70 sounded every bit as good as the Shure. Then for the real test, I mounted the DM70 to a tom. The sound was really, really good - very professional. Run it through a compressor / gate, and the sound is pro all the way. The finish and build quality looks great too. It's hard to believe that a mic that looks and sounds this good is so inexpensive. I don't know how they can build them and sell them this cheap. I can't speak to the durability, but I will soon know how they hold up.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good bang for the buck!

    By soundmandj

    from Taylorville, IL

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

      This little guy is being used to mic up my Bugera V22 and I couldn't be happier. It's not a Sennheiser, but for the money, you can't beat these! I'd put them up against an SM57 anyday. 33 years under my belt of playing for my supper and this little guy was a very nice find!

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      ???

      By toekneesee

      from Maine

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      Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

      I cannot, for the life of me, figure out why a friend mocks Nady/Behringer gear. To date, I've yet to have any equip. from either of those companies go bad on me without getting more than my $'s worth out of them first (I've owned various pieces over many years time). This mic captures the snare VERY well. Makes it very present in the mix while maintaining a flat response; I've done a half dozen recordings of snare with this mic and haven't touched EQ to the snare yet (haven't had to - "It tracks great" is what one drummer friend of mine shockingly called it).

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I am very happy with this drum mic.

      By Woody

      from Victoria BC Canada

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

        I use this mic on my bodhran, and I find it picks up all the nuances of the instrument. With a small amp I attach the mic close to the head of the drum. With a full concert PA system, I mount the mic at the outer rim and it picks up and transmits the sound very well. Thoroughly happy with this purchase (it was very reasonably priced and shipped quickly).

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great mic for the buck

        By Witchback

        from Beckley WV

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        Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

        Ive had like 10 of these for over 3 years now, and they still work like new, all over the road and studio. Great mic for the price, I use them on drums, electric guitar, and VOX, getch a few!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great little mic.

        By B.W.

        from Salina,Ks.

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

          I use this to mic my d15m Martin and It really picks it up well. for the price it is great. I actually used my shure sm 58 and I thought the nady was better. I would buy it again.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great mic

          By mitch

          from East Texas

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

            I play Dobro and this mic does all I want.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works for me

            By The420Four

            from Toledo Ohio

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

              I use this mic on my snare mounted right on the hoop with a mount that I welded up with some sheet metal that I use to make cowbells with. The mic came with a 5/8" to 3/8" adapter in the mount so I just welded on a 3/8" stud to screw the mic on to. It sits about 4" away from the batter head at a 45 degree angle. I find that it is directional enough to reject most of the hi-hat which sits right next to the snare in my cheapo kit. It rejects it so much that I really need a dedicated condenser just for the hi-hat. IMHO, I think this mic sounds as good as the old standard SM57. I run it through my Behringer Xenyx 1202 into my Lambda interface using Cubase LE to record with. I have included links to two original songs of mine that were recorded using this mic, a Nady DM90 on the kick, as well as a Nady SCM 960 picking up the room sound along with several other non Nady products doing other chores like my modified Realistic PZMs for Cymbals and my Shure B.G. 4.0 on the hi hat. I also mic'd the guitar with the SCM 960 and the bass with the DM90. Vocals were done with the SCM 960 as well. I do not claim to be a professional sound engineer or even a good musician. But I like to write and record songs so I wanted some equipment that I could afford. Since I have no dreams of rock and roll stardom, this low cost mic fit the bill for me. It does what I wanted it to do so I'm happy.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great mic for if you're budget is tight!

              By soundmandj

              from Taylorville, IL

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

                I've used this mic for all sorts of applications, including KICK DRUM! It just simply takes it! I've been a professional musician for 33 years and I wouldn't be afraid to use this mic for anything! Very, very good for the money!!!

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                DM70 Drum Microphone

                By John A

                from Chicago

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

                  This is a good quality microphone which delivers a tight clean sound at high pressure levels. I use it as for drums not because I must (as I also have Sennheiser 609s and 421s and sure 57 and 58s). It is a cost effective easy to use ow profile microphone which will take a beating. It may not be as high quality as the 421 but I like using it more than the Shure 57 and 58 as the profile is lower and the sound seems a bit tighter on the low end. It will give a decent representation of your toms. I think it is well worth the cash.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I like it!!

                  By Dave B.-_vHij

                  from Punta Gorda Fl.

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Cheep And Worksfor Me
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

                  OK...I have an 18 in. Bass Drum that wasn't geting accross in open air shows..... installed a cheep port and added this mike on a stand..Pushed the signal through the PA.and Monitors. BINGO!!!!!

                  Cheep..Fix

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  DM70 is great!

                  By T. Ourettes

                  from Mississippi

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                  Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

                  BEen using this in demo studio for 2 years and it always sounds great. Full and warm, always clean, and works for micing amp cabs, close-up acoustic guitar and just got blown away on its sound for vocals! Gotta get more of these!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Capturing the garage

                  By Anonymous

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

                  I am a professional engineer and producer who is just getting started so I don't have a lot of $$$ for great microphones. I recently recorded a heavy rock band in their garage and used this mic as a drum overhead, vocal mic, and I used it to mic guitar and bass amps. The vocalist screamed and I needed something rugged so I used this mic which was just laying on the floor. The vocalist could scream into this mic and have it not distort which was wonderful. Great on drums and amps too,

                   
                  5.0

                  Yes I would buy this microphone again.

                  By Bob

                  from Newnan. GA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

                    Well a nice sonic curve with high SPL. Sax, Brass and any close miking situation makes this a winner and a great value. Bopalot Music

                     
                    5.0

                    I will be purchasing more of these

                    By Kody* from Near November

                    from New River Valley, VA

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                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

                      This is an awesome deal. I'll definitely purchase these again

                       
                      5.0

                      Compact, capable

                      By Segovia Junior

                      from S.E.

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                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

                        You can sneak this Mike practically anywhere on the drum set, has very nice response for snare, toms, and bass. Great value.

                         
                        5.0

                        I would buy again

                        By Flip

                        from N.C.

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio

                          Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

                          Using for kick drum great for price

                           
                          4.0

                          Good value for the money

                          By strumgeezer

                          from Topeka, ks

                          About Me Novice

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Studio

                            Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

                            This mike is used as a snare mike for home jam sessions.

                             
                            5.0

                            Sounds great!

                            By not my real fake name

                            from PHX

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Home Studio

                              Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

                              This mic sits clamped on my snare drum, between two toms. The compact size, excellent sound, and fair price make it a good fit for my needs and an excellent buy.

                               
                              4.0

                              Purchased to mic a guitar amp.

                              By semi-gloss

                              from Texas

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Performances

                                Comments about Nady DM70 Drum and Instrument Microphone:

                                Using to mic a guitar amp for live performance, and it is adequate for the price. No complaints.

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