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Nady TRM-6 Tube Ribbon Studio Microphone
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The Nady TRM-6 microphone is both a great value and an asset to any studio mic locker. With classic ribbon mic sound and the natural warmth and music...Click To Read More About This Product
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Mellow ribbon mic sound at a fraction of the usual cost!
The Nady TRM-6 microphone is both a great value and an asset to any studio mic locker. With classic ribbon mic sound and the natural warmth and musicality of an Internal tube preamp. The TRM-6 is built with a low-tension 45mm long, 2 micron thick aluminum ribbon design. You get typical large, mellow ribbon audio reproduction producing smooth, natural extended low and high ends and detailed, realistic mids,
The integrated 12AX7A preamp tube provides unmatched tube audio at levels higher than that of ordinary ribbon mics and can be used with all mixer inputs without requiring external preamplification.
The Nady TRM-6 mic's versatile design is perfect for many applications including vocal and instrument recording and live sound uses. The stunning realism with fast, accurate transient response, ultra-high dynamic range, and >135 dB SPL capability means you will turn to this mic time and again for critical miking needs.
It offers the utmost versatility in dialing in the desired sound by varying the mic placement. It has a figure-8 audio directional pickup pattern for both front and rear side, with extended sweet spots (as compared to large diaphragm condenser mics). It can an be used with a second TRM-6 for individual recording volume control of 2 separate sources by placing each source in the principal axis of one mic and the off-axis null of the other.
Nady manufactures the TRM-6 with the finest materials -- the machined housing with advanced internal shockmount construction offers the highest structural integrity and rugged reliability.
Supplied complete with a zippered vinyl carrying bag, spider shockmount, foam windscreen, TMPS-6 power supply, 33' XLR cable, and foam padded lockable aluminum flight case.
- Classic, mellow ribbon mic sound
- 45mm long, 2 micron thick aluminum ribbon design
- 12AX7A preamp tube provides unmatched audio at levels higher than ordinary ribbon mics
- Fast, accurate transient response
- Ultra-high dynamic range
- 135 dB SPL capability
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I recently picked up one of these mics. I've long been a fan of ribbon mics, and have had quite a bit of experience with both an RCA 44 and the Beyer M260.Impedance matching is a significant issue with traditional ribbon mics. And so I was especially interested to see if the tube stage in the TRM-6 would helpful in this area.I've matched the mic with a Trident S-40, an A-Designs Pacifica and a UA LA-610. In all instances I needed to crank the gain nearly to full-out. The best result came from the LA-610, using the highest impedance setting. It is remarkable the difference that makes. The sound is noticeably more open, and offers a bit more gain. It seems that the TRM-6's tube section does little to help with impedance matching, as that openness was lost with the Trident and the Pacifica (and the LA-610 at the lower impedance setting).Although it is a noisy mic, with some work it does offer those qualities I love about ribbon mics. Detailed and relaxed top, without the sharpness you sometimes get with a condenser, and a wonderful texture. Think of an acoustic guitar where you still have top and detail, with lessened pick attach and "click." They "feel" different, but often in a very pleasing way.I did find it takes far more EQ to get there than other ribbons mics I've used. Basically, you can probably get a sound you like, but be prepared to work at it. Also, if you are new to ribbon mics (especially those using figure-eight patterns) be prepared for an enormous proximity effect.One very negative thing to report is the build quality of both the flight case interior and the shock mount. The mic comes with some nice extras, but when I saw the interior build quality I was startled. It was perhaps the most sloppily assembled packaging I've ever seen. Chipped and poorly fitted, unevenly seated foam. Worse yet is the fact that the shockmount literally fell apart within hours of use. I contacted NADY and was told that I would have to pay to ship the faulty shockmount back and that a replaceement would not arrive for 6-8 weeks. This experience alone docks my rating of the mic.If these serious build-quality issues can be overcome I'd notch the review rating up a bit. Granted, it does not sound like a Royer or an AEA mic, but if you are new to ribbons mics this might make you a convert.
The Nady TRM-6 is exactly what one would expect from Nady. A solid, reliable performer, in a probably over-engineered housing, with an audio response which, while it may be a touch below a more expensive product, nonetheless performs quite admirably.I purchased two of these to try them out (as a member of the younger generation, I have only once or twice had the opportunity to use a ribbon before). On one of these mics I removed the inner protection around the ribbon, on the other I did not.This mic has excellent, excellent low end, especially for its price class, and does deliver on the promise of hadling uber-high SPLs without difficulty. I have found this mic to be particularly susceptible to noise (of various kinds) and to have very pleasant -- if not particularly accurate -- uppers.While I do not often have the opportunity to produce rock (read: guitars) I recently did, and used this to mic a fender amp, with the axis parrellel to the amp. The TRM-6 performed admirably.From a construction standpoint, this mic is built like a tank. The solid metal housing is beautifully machined and virtually indestructable. While I would not reccomend getting this as a first mic in this price range, it is definatly a worthwhile addition to any production rig.