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Nady TCM1050 Tube Condenser Microphone with Flight Case

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The Nady TCM1050 is an ideal tube condenser microphone for the most demanding applications, especially vocals. Gold-sputtered, ultra-thin Mylar dual ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The warmth, presence, and clarity of the original classics.

The Nady TCM1050 is an ideal tube condenser microphone for the most demanding applications, especially vocals. Gold-sputtered, ultra-thin Mylar dual diaphragm. Tube preamplifier circuitry with a specially selected 12AT7. Special output transformer designed for ultra-transparency. Almost all brass parts for studio workhorse reliability. 9 different polar patterns remotely selectable on power supply. The TCM1050 microphone comes complete with professional aluminum flight case, power supply pattern selector unit, XLR cable, elastic spider shockmount, and foam windscreen.
Requires phantom power.

FEATURES
  • Gold-sputtered, ultra-thin Mylar dual diaphragm
  • Tube preamplifier circuitry with a specially selected 12AT7
  • Special output transformer designed for ultra-transparency
  • Brass parts for studio workhorse reliability
  • 9 different polar patterns remotely selectable on power supply
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by PowerReviews
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

This can be more of a jem than you know.

I have had this mic for a year. It has worked Wonderfully on all the various intruments I have recorded from drums, hand percussion and lute. A nice smooth tube sound with that...Read complete review

I have had this mic for a year. It has worked Wonderfully on all the various intruments I have recorded from drums, hand percussion and lute. A nice smooth tube sound with that warmth we all crave. A smal hint for you audiophiles out there, the tube inside is a modular socket on the newer models and is made so the inexpensive tube they bought could be replaced with, let's say, a Mullard, or Telefunken or any other high ranked tube available to change the timbre if so desired. Heck, at this price, buy a few different tube types and experiment on what has the best sound. The electronics already sound good, so with an better tubes I bet you could get an even better response. It has been solid and dependable since purchase and has netted me some excellent recordings.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

4 tries and it never came together

I had four of these shipped to me, and all four were bad, one after another. All of them had wrinkles in the diaphrams, causing some very bad frequency responses (one had...Read complete review

I had four of these shipped to me, and all four were bad, one after another. All of them had wrinkles in the diaphrams, causing some very bad frequency responses (one had a 13 dB boost at 1.3 K!). One had a broken power switch out of the box. One had a broken pattern selector switch. Overall poor quality. Would not recommend this mic to any studio based on my experience with these mics and the company, when dealt with directly.

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5.0

Great mic for vocals and acoustic guitar

By GrRHpzTRx

from Omaha, NE

I've been experimenting with several of the inexpensive large diaphragm mics and this was my favorite on my voice.

 
5.0

Wow!

By Mindscape

from Tennessee

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I purchased one and liked it so much that I had to have a second. I am amazed at the performance of this microphone as it is comparable to many mics costing ten times more.

 
5.0

Very Impressed

By George Ware of Mac Money

from El Paso, TX

I heard this mike at a home studio and was blown away! So I picked two for my studio.I like the sound of the 1050 over some of my $$BIG$$ mikes. Thanks Nady

 
4.0

Vox Only Home Studio Great Value

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought this with the intention of replacing the use of my tube warmer(no brand name mentioned) and a simple SM 58 being used. After that I would use plug in on my computer to manipulate the sound and texture even more. The Nady is an excellent choice if you know what you are doing. It is a great upgrade with a very responsive and warm sound. I still compress it afterwards but have a wonderful file to work with. I would not use this live, or mic an instrument w/it, for that I would stick to a SM58. Home studio users or those with studios on a budget this is a terrific in my view.

 
5.0

Awesome mic for the price

By vin vee

from Detroit, MI

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Don't expect Neumann sound for this price, but this mic is awesome sounding for the money.

 
4.0

It is a decent mic for the money

By Andrew-k_EFl

from Madison, WI

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Well it doesn't like loud sounds, so for room mics in drums it's just out of the question...

 
5.0

Great single mic for bluegrass

By Mandoman-T.Lei

from Tolland, CT.

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My four piece acoustic band has been using this mic alone for about five years. The response is fabulous, voices are warm and clear, and instruments quite crisp with no distortion. My banjo is picked up clearly from 5 feet away! It's durable enough for a bluegrass band on the road.

 
5.0

Great value

By Riverdance

from Undisclosed

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Overall, a great buy and very good quality especially for the price.

 
5.0

Great mic for many scenerios

By James-QnsN.

from Baton Rouge, LA

I found this mic to be invaluable in the studio. It tracks vocal, acoustic guitar, guitar amps and even drums VERY well. Most recently I threw the Nady up when tracking drums and found that 1 of these mics was more effective in capturing the sound than 2 of the Audix F series condensers. I'm really impressed and plan on buying another!

 
5.0

A fantastic, warm, and versatile mic, not much $$$

By telefunkengroovin

from Margate, FL (Fort Lauderdale)

I purchased a pair of these microphones a few weeks back, wanting a warm stereo pair for recording acoustic instruments, voice, and overhead drums. They are fantastic. I have in the past recorded with tube mics such as the U-47 & U-67, which cost thousands of dollars each. While they are amazing, this Nady is more than I need for my home project studio (Protools). It has a warm but clear tone. It is fantastically quiet. The variable pattern control offers alot of flexability with acoustic instruments. Even the hard case is high quality. I can't find a fault. Every home studio should have at least one pair.

 
4.0

it does record sound.

By Cheyne Stokes

from Appleton, WI

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For the price it is hard to beat..I wouldnt scream in the thing but it is a useful tool to add to the Mic locker.. When I look at all this cheap stuff that is pretty good that I have bought over the years.. I could have had 1 Telefunken.

 
1.0

Garbage

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

3 out of 3 units shipped didn't work out of the box. The third one was shipped at my expense to NADY, and came back functioning poorly, with intermittent farting noises. Don't waste your time and money.

 
5.0

Nice Surprise

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Sometimes buying a microphone is like buying a pig in a poke. However, the TCM 1050 will suprise you! It performs like a microphone that cost ten times more. Wow!

 
5.0

This can be more of a jem than you know.

By Gnosis

from Nashville, TN

I have had this mic for a year. It has worked Wonderfully on all the various intruments I have recorded from drums, hand percussion and lute. A nice smooth tube sound with that warmth we all crave. A smal hint for you audiophiles out there, the tube inside is a modular socket on the newer models and is made so the inexpensive tube they bought could be replaced with, let's say, a Mullard, or Telefunken or any other high ranked tube available to change the timbre if so desired. Heck, at this price, buy a few different tube types and experiment on what has the best sound. The electronics already sound good, so with an better tubes I bet you could get an even better response. It has been solid and dependable since purchase and has netted me some excellent recordings.

 
5.0

Excellent sound quality!

By kfc33

from Houston, TX

Pleasantly surprised. Warm, clear sound. Very pristine without harshness. Incredible value.

 
1.0

4 tries and it never came together

By Wayne James

from Nashville, TN

I had four of these shipped to me, and all four were bad, one after another. All of them had wrinkles in the diaphrams, causing some very bad frequency responses (one had a 13 dB boost at 1.3 K!). One had a broken power switch out of the box. One had a broken pattern selector switch. Overall poor quality. Would not recommend this mic to any studio based on my experience with these mics and the company, when dealt with directly.

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