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Nady SP-5 Mic Special/Buy 1, Get 2 Free!

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The Nady SP-5 microphone delivers balanced, natural sound with bottom-end warmth, midrange presence, and smooth high end. Tight unidirectional cardio...Click To Read More About This Product

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An excellent vocal mic and a terrific deal!

The Nady SP-5 microphone delivers balanced, natural sound with bottom-end warmth, midrange presence, and smooth high end. Tight unidirectional cardioid pattern reduces feedback. Neodymium design delivers high output. Heavy-duty steel mesh ball and rugged zinc chassis for optimum reliability. Gold-plated XLR connector resists tarnish and ensures best possible connection.

FEATURES
  • Balanced, natural sound with bottom-end warmth
  • Midrange presence
  • Smooth high end
  • Tight unidirectional cardioid pattern
  • Neodymium design delivers high output
  • Heavy-duty steel mesh ball
  • Rugged zinc chassis
  • Gold-plated XLR connector
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4.7

(based on 110 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not bad for the price

I bought these on the strength of some of the reviews I've read. Not wanting to waste any precious gear money on junk but wanting a few extra mikes, I finally decided to give...Read complete review

I bought these on the strength of some of the reviews I've read. Not wanting to waste any precious gear money on junk but wanting a few extra mikes, I finally decided to give these a chance. I never buy cheap gear, but the price was too tempting. I thought I'd just give them away or use them for emergencies if they turned out to be junk. My first surprise was at how sturdy they were built, with some real weight - comparable to the weight of a 58, and just as solid. All three came in separate boxes with info and spec information, which was a plus. I thought, what the hell, and took them to an acoustic gig with my partner. The lowdown - you will have to use a little more EQ than a 58 or more expensive mike, but once you get that down you are good to go. I find them to be less boomy than a 58 - less proximity effect for sure. They also were a little "sweeter," than a 58, which was great for me, since I don't possess a "loud" vocal instrument. They were also acceptably feedback resistant and sounded just fine for the most part. Much better than I expected, to be honest. Drawbacks - clearly not as much output as a 58, and you definitely have to get a little closer to the mike to get more mids and bass. But I took care of that with a little quick creative EQing. The only thing that bothered me was the occasional annoying "P" pop sound, which I couldn't seem to EQ out at the gig without losing the mike's sweetness. I might just have to work with it a little more to figure out the best EQing for the mike, but I'm confident it can be taken care of.The verdict - this is a great buy if you want to have some extra mikes for instruments or backup vocals or even use them as your main vocal mikes. But I would definitely advise spending some time with them at a board before getting to the gig, particularly if you use them for vocals.All in all a great buy for a musician or band on a tight budget.

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This mic is weak and thin-not the construction. You can touch it up with some processing but fundamentally you should be starting with a nice rich signal.The tone is sort of poppy and mono...Read complete review

This mic is weak and thin-not the construction. You can touch it up with some processing but fundamentally you should be starting with a nice rich signal.The tone is sort of poppy and mono with a lack of body primarily in the bass and mid-bass. It would probably serve well for getting a a very "cosmetic"/detailed, surreal pop sound for dance/rap/electronica/techno etc. but for any other style of music, I wouldn't put it on my worst back up singer. It's a very monotone sounding mic that gives a thin, electronic tone to vocals. Instrument wise, it just sounds too spacey and plastic. I think they sell them in 3's because you'll get the best results by using all 3 to mic the same thing then isolating the midrange, bass and treble response to individual mikes with your mixers EQ.The good news is, the cylinder detaches allowing you access to the capsule leads. A simple cap and resistor filter on these should bring them to life and makes them worth the investment and trouble.

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5.0

Seriously a GREAT mic!

By SoulmissionBand

from Pittsburgh, PA

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I bought a pair of these mics quite a while back to use with my Tascam 4 track recorder to record song ideas. Of course, I never realized the sound quality of these things. A few years back, my band got it's first gig where we needed our own equipment (sans house sound system). We were in a pinch, so I pulled out these mics. Let me just tell you, we used one for vocals, and one to mic the bass drum. Even though these were never intended for this, it worked great and sounded clear and crisp and the bass was BOOMING! The vocals also sounded great! We used them another time to mic the toms and cymbals and sounded pretty awesome as well. I have an AKG D5 for the lead vocals, and seriously, other than the Nadys being a little hotter (just keep the gain down on your mixer), there is not much of a difference in sound quality! If you need extra mics, back up mics, or even just don't want to pay $100 a piece for a mic, then you are NUTS if you don't make the tiny investment for a bunch of these!!!!
No surprises, great range, what better features could there be?
All-Metal Construction, Rugged grill, these things are built like a mortar shell!
The only reason I gave it a 10 is because I can't give it an 11.

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5.0

Nady SP-5 Mic

Pulled it out of the box and did a quick comparison with a Shure 48 and a 58. Sound quality was a surprise. Better than the 48, really close to the 58, with both Shures winning on handling noise. Still the Nady was well worth the price paid. Shocked, at how good it sounded is the word I would use.
Great finish with nice weight. No on off switch. but thats OK. Gold connection pins a surprise.
Build quality is nice with metal construction.
I just couldnt pass up the deal. I wish I had brought eight more. Its waaaaaay beyond a great deal.

 
5.0

Good mic, great deal

By outtanowhereband

from Klamath Falls, OR

I bought these expecting to clearly hear a cheap mic sound. Nope. Did an A-B test with a trusty Shure SM58, and blindfolded I'd have a hard time telling the difference! They are shaped about the same, except this one is about 1" longer in the body than the SM58. For the price, all I can say is wow.

 
5.0

Good mics, good price

By NJmaster123

from NJ

Good mics, good price

 
5.0

Awesome mics!

By RMS Studios

from Pittsburgh, PA

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I took these mics to church and used them side by side with Shure Beta 58s. The Nadys had a MUCH better vocal pattern. The Praise Band now uses 6 of these Nadys. I also video all of our services for webcasting. I use 2 of these mics to 'open air' record the Praise Band and congregational responses. They work wonderful. Use a pop filter in front of these for impressive vocal recordings.

 
5.0

Nady SP-5 - Great Deal!

By BigDaddyGlenn

from West Des Moines, IA

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These are great sounding microphones. Up against a SM58 they do pretty well except for the high end presence. Great mics for a budget or good for backup if you have a better high end mic for lead vocalists. You definitely can't beat the price!

 
5.0

Low Noise

By oldiebutgoodie

from Brazil

I bought three of these about a year ago and played around trying to record with a Lexicon Lambda going into my Macbook. They seemed very clear for the price. I recently had a chance to set up the sound for a musical play at my church. since the church mics were mostly broken I volunteered mine. The clarity and low handling noise were fantastic. They also didn't pick up the noise of people walking on stage, like some other mics we scrounged up did. I recommend these. You certainly can't beat the price. I just bought three more!I just wish they had an on/off switch.

 
5.0

Great Deal

By David-jiEv-

from Pittsburgh, PA

Used for home recording. I record drums, acoustic guitar and vocals. This is a great deal. I have used them for 5 months and have not had any problems. A great way to start recording without spending tons of cash.

 
4.0

GO FOR IT YOU CAN'T GO WRONG..

By GNP72

from murphy, NC

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Excellent value for beginner or pro great back ground vocals or micing amps or instruments..The only draw back is that they have no on/off switch, if you can handle that worth every penny and then some....

 
4.0

Nice Warm Sounding Mic

By sosstudio

from San Carlos, CA

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I've owned these for quite a while and have always been happy with them. Wonderful for vocals and acoustic guitar, and I even used them for a drum kit once. They have a very warm sweet sound to them. The only draw backs are no power switch, and they clip pretty easy if you arent careful with your SPLs. But if you know how to use a mic, esp for the price, you'll love these babies. I own around 9 I think :)

 
5.0

Good Mics

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought these mics after looking around for a while and was amazed with how they sound! I am the drummer in a band and they pick me up just as good if not better than normal drum mics! For the price they are perfect for a band that doesn't have much money and needs some mics.

 
3.0

Not so hot.

By Music Man.

from WV

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These mics are not the best but they get the job done for practice but I reccomend Peavey mics for live performances or anything were your performing.

 
5.0

good value

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

The mic doesnt fit into the mic clips. Good for the value. Amazed how good the pick up is.

 
5.0

Denny Sylvern

By Whitley's Sound

from charlotte nc

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Super, I have had major recording artist to ask me about these mics. When I tell them what I paid for them they all but call me a liar. I have installed them in several churchs and they real sound as good as a SM58. Best deal

 
5.0

I love this mic!!!

By ThrashMetal

from New Philadelphia, OH

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I bought these for my DJ job but found out they sound better then my sure SM 58. I have used them with my band for about 3 months and they kill the sure as far as quality and value. I would recommend this for any hard rock musician.

 
5.0

Amazing Mics!

By Vocalist49

from Milford, PA

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I love these microphones! I Scream in a band and most mics barely pick up the pitch that I get when I scream. These mics don't have an on/off switch, so i have to be even more careful not to hit anything when i swing it around my neck (so it doesnt make a big bang). My only complaint is that cables don't really stay in the mic very well. That's not really a problem for me (being that i duct tape all my mics to svae the end of the wrie from shorting out anyway), but it might be a bad thing for you. GET THESE MICS, THEY'RE WORTH EVERY PENNY AND WAYYYYYYY MORE!

 
5.0

eh

By Ryan-QsCDP

from nj

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these mics are really a great deal, but depending on what you want them for. I have a ska band and practice in my basement and I use these mics for horns and vocals. The sound is good enough for band practice / a backyard show but I tried recording with them and most stuff sounded pretty empty. I didnt expect much from the mics cause I got them for cheap, but truthfully I thought they would be much worse. I gave it an overall 10 stars based on what I use them for.

 
5.0

Serious BANG 4 the Buck

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have had experience with Sennheiser, Shure, AKG, and Audio Technica. Let me assure you that this is a bona-fied studio and stage quality mic that can damn near run with the big boys! Its crisp yet soft high end and mellow, warm low end response make for a superb vocal mic. And its high-level of response across the board provides a seriously hot signal that I wasn't even getting out of my Sennheisens. Whether you are budget-conscious or not, this is a VERY worthy mic.

 
5.0

CANT GO WRONG

By yellow68chev

from Clovis, CA

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I bought 6 for my HS band. How can you not love it for the $! GREAT mic for what you pay for it. Works great, durable, dont look or feel too cheap, resists feedback, Works for vocals, instrumunts, evenb drums. And if a student drops, looses, steals one, WHO CARES!! I love these mics. Its no Audix OM, but a formidible mic. EVERYONE should own 3 of these just to have as resort mics.

 
4.0

They're pretty good

By Dark-D9m6P

from Winston-Salem, NC

I was on a limited budget and needed some mikes so I bought these with minimal expectations. Compared to more expensive mikes, they seem to lack some midrange frequencies and sometimes sound muddy in the low-mid range, making them better for instrument sound than vocals. I don't travel much with them and I've had one go bad in a little over a year's time. However, they work well for miking instruments, don't feedback much, and have a reasonable sound. For someone on a tight budget, this is a good buy.

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