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Nady RSM-1 Ribbon Studio Microphone   

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The Nady RSM-1 is a versatile ribbon mic designed to record vocals and numerous instruments with stunning realism. A low-tension 2", 2-micron thick a...Read More

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A classic ribbon mic design for an unheard-of price.

The Nady RSM-1 is a versatile ribbon mic designed to record vocals and numerous instruments with stunning realism. A low-tension 2", 2-micron thick aluminum ribbon delivers smooth, uniform, natural reproduction; fast transient response; and ultrahigh 165dB SPL capability. Directional figure-8 pattern for both front and rear sides. Rugged machined housing and advanced internal shockmount design for the highest structural integrity and rugged reliability.

  • Excels at recording vocals and many instruments
  • 2", 2-micron thick aluminum ribbon
  • Ultrahigh 165dB SPL capability
  • Figure-8 polar pattern
  • Rugged machined aluminum housing

RSM-1 Ribbon Studio Microphone

  • Ribbon type & Dimensions: Pure aluminum 2-microns thick, 50mmL x 5mmW
    Polar pattern: Figure 8
    Sensitivity: -54dB ±2dB
    Frequency Response: 30Hz15kHz
    Impedance: <= 600Ohms
    Recommended load impedance: 3,000Ohms
    Max SPL (1% THD @1,000Hz): 148dB
    Equivalent noise level to IEC 268-4 (A-weighted): 18dB
    S/N ratio 1Pa: 70dB
    Mic cable: 3-pin XLR standard link cable
    Diameter: 2.2" (55 mm), length 4.6" (170 mm)
    Weight: 1.15oz (524g)

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Nady RSM-1 - Look out for the slack ribbons!

By Michael Joly-Ise1l

from Springfield, MA

In my business, I've had the opportunity to examine nearly one hundred Chinese manufactured ribbon mics like the Nady RSM-2. I've found that 30-40% of them have extremely slack ribbon tension - the ribbon actually sagging out of the magnet gap over 80% of its length. This causes low output and distortion. Once way to check for slack ribbon tension (if you own one of these mics) is to listen in headphones as you rock the mic back and forth. A ribbon that is too slack will produce a metallic "clanging" sound as if flops back and forth across the gap. This should be repaired.


lives up to the hype

By Axeman 61

from Boise, Idaho

This Nady ribbon mic is the only mic I use now for vocals. It differs from condensers in that it's not "too" sensitive - pops and excessive silibance are far less a concern with this ribbon. What comes through is the "musicality" of the human voice, with seemingly little or no eq required to "fix" recorded vocal tracks, and with words like "warm" and "smooth" coming to mind. A bit boomy on acoustic guitar, and quite good on electric guitar cabs as well.



By I12BPhil

from Los Angeles, CA

Used this on guitar cabinets with incredible results. Originally mixed it with an SM-57, but later need only the RSM-1. Very rich and full and needed almost no EQ for final track. Tons of low end.I can't wait to try it on vocals.


Feels good

By Randy-LKhgJ

from Blissfield, MI

Nice mic for the price. It feels warmer then the rest of my collection of mic's. I will use it as often as I can. I don't like the fact that I have to prop it up to keep the ribbon from sagging but I'll live with that. It's a ribbon thing..I'm now looking at the Nady RSM 2 and for the price I may have a couple of them soon.



By B3122

from Oxford, Maine

With the Nady RSM-1's, Finally I was able to afford a pair of ribbon mics!As soon as I got them I tried them in my home studio recording voice, accoustic guitar, electric guitar (and bass) along with drums and a Hammond organ with a Leslie.I can honestly say the wait was well worth it!So far I am stunned at how good these mics sound - and how easy it is to get that sound. The figure 8 pickup pattern is much easier to work with then I had been led to believe.The sound of the RSM-1 is quite simply - very natural! I love these mics!

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