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Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic

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The Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic has the quality for even the most demanding digital recording use. The hand-tooled brass microphone capsule features a...Click To Read More About This Product

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All the ingredients for great sound at an unbeatably low price!

The Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic has the quality for even the most demanding digital recording use. The hand-tooled brass microphone capsule features an ultrathin (3 micron), 1" gold-sputtered Mylar diaphragm. The FET preamp offers natural reproduction. Cardioid pattern, internal shockmount construction, gold-plated XLR jack, 30Hz-16kHz frequency response, -6dB@100Hz low cut filter, 125dB SPL handling, and 76dB S/N ratio. 48V phantom power required.

FEATURES
  • 1" gold-sputtered diaphragm
  • FET preamp
  • Internal shockmount construction
  • Cardioid pattern
  • Frequency range: 30Hz-16kHz
  • Low cut: 100Hz, -6dB
  • Impedance: < 200 ohms
    Recommended load impedance: ?1,000 ohms
  • Max. SPL (1% THD @1,000Hz): 125dB
  • Connector: 3-pin XLR (gold-plated)
  • 76dB S/N ratio

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NadySCM 900 Condenser Mic
 
4.5

(based on 32 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

There's a reason why this could be better!

Lo' and Behold!
Some of you may have noticed the reviews here to be a bit divisive. Well there's a reason why.

See, there's a budget mic called...Read complete review

Lo' and Behold!
Some of you may have noticed the reviews here to be a bit divisive. Well there's a reason why.

See, there's a budget mic called the ECM 87 made by Gauge. This is a chinese large condensor microphone modeled after the Neumann U87. No surprise this mic, the ECM 87 and the Neumann all look similar.

As far would have it Gauge sends these mics to 2 men in California for quality testing. Mics that pass the test are moved straight into sales, mics that do not are sent back to china, painted black and... you guessed it! Sold for 49 on musicians friend!

Suffice to say the least the quality of this mic will always vary. If you want a mic like this with more quality assurance extend your budget and get the ECM 87. It's a pretty stellar mic for being what's essentially a 139 version of a 3200 mic. It's obviously not as good as a Neumann.. but it's as close as you can get if your wallet isn't kind to you.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Adequate El Cheapo Mic

As is the general consensus about this mic, it is cheap and does produce sound. That's about all, though. A 'studio' mic for seventy clams that has any quality sound at...Read complete review

As is the general consensus about this mic, it is cheap and does produce sound. That's about all, though. A 'studio' mic for seventy clams that has any quality sound at all? Not likely. In the long run, it's a wasted seventy, as you could have added a hundred to that and got something with actual quality in the sound.

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(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Adequate El Cheapo Mic

By Mick

from Austin, TX

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Bettern~'~~ Nuthin~'~~

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

As is the general consensus about this mic, it is cheap and does produce sound. That's about all, though. A 'studio' mic for seventy clams that has any quality sound at all? Not likely. In the long run, it's a wasted seventy, as you could have added a hundred to that and got something with actual quality in the sound.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nady SCM 900

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

I purchased two SCM 900?s about a month ago. I was impressed with how quiet they are in terms of their signal to noise ratio. The sound that comes out of them is closely matched to what goes in. They pick up subtle things I never noticed before. The tone is clear and sharp, and they sound professional ? no spectacular additions or subtractions, just honest reproduction. I was curious what was inside of them so I unscrewed the case bottom and slid down the casing to take a look. Inside there is a little 100Hz -6db switch that can be used to cut the bass if a person wants to do that. In looking inside, the electronics seem very well built, and let you know you are getting a lot of microphone for your money. If you decide to take the bottom off to access the bass cut switch inside, be sure to screw it back on tightly to get good ground contact. The casing is used as a ground shield and the microphone will pick up 60 Hz hum if the casing doesn?t make tight contact with the caps that hold it on. If you touch the casing and hear hum, you know that end cap of the casing is not screwed back on tight enoughBeing a poor musician, I used a 3 inch long piece of inch pvc pipe to mount the microphone. I reamed it out a little with some course sandpaper so it would be large enough to screw on the mic bottom, threaded the mic cable through the pvc and plugged it in to the bottom of the mic, then screwed the pvc pipe onto the bottom of the mic. I then pushed pvc pipe with the SCM 900 mounted on top of it into my Shure SM57 swivel mounts. The pvc pipe also fits into many other swivel mounts. Eventually, I plan to buy some shock mounts.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sax Mic

By Planman

from New Albany, IN

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

I bought a pair of these mics to use in my portable studio. I also have a selection of other mics (MXL, Shure, AKG & ElectroVoice). I normally use them for backing vocals since they have a nice warm tone without the strident top end present on some condensers. I've also used them to mic the body of acoustic guitar for the same reasons then balanced it with a small diaphram condenser for the lower neck. However, recently I had to mic an alto sax and I tried all the mics in my case that I thought would give good results and the SCM 900 gave the richest, most balanced sound out of all of them. I later used the mic on a live gig at a club where the sound man there had quite a few reservations about using a condenser mic on stage due to their sensitivity, but after hearing the SCM 900 he raved about the clean full sound and since this mic has a somewhat reduced high end freq. response (16,000 K) feedback problems were practically eliminated. If you are selective about what you use this mic for, it's a great mic for the price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Mic

By Dan-YmO-S

from Hewitt, TX

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

This is a good mic for studio use. Crisp highs and also very responsive on the low-end. There is no bass roll-off. It doesn't come with a stand mount, so be prepared to spend $ more to mount it to your mic stand.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good sound... oddly packaged

By SoundDog20

from Boston, MA

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

The microphone is quiet, has a warm overall tone, and sounds like it costs much more than it does. It didn't come with a mount for a mic stand (not even a cheap ring mount), so have a spare mount handy. Some later serial numbers of this model have a "secret" low-cut filter built-in (mine did), but those later models do not have a galvanic isolation transformer as the earlier serial numbers did.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good First Mic

By Lestat-x3UZq

from Tempe, AZ

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Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

If you're looking for a good first condenser mic then you can't go wrong here. However, this mic's construction is rather poor. The sound quality is very good for the price. Would I buy it again? Probably not, I would just spend $100 and get a better mic. If it's your first condenser then go for it. Just remember you need 48v phantom power. Look into a Behringer preamp (Ultragain Mic100 is a good one to pair with this mic).

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Mic, Great Price

By Nate Teikari

from Ashburn, VA

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Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

I've used this mic many times when self-producing demos for my band. When recording my band, I try to make things sound as professional as possible, so I'm picky with sound quality. The quality of sound reproduction with this mic is outstanding. You can get better, but for a mic at this price, and with as good as the sound is, you can't get a better deal.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It's a good Mic

By Pennsylvanian Hunger

from Harrisburg, PA

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

I've been using this mic in my home studio. The sound quality is pretty good, very clear, even when using driven high gain amps. It really lets the tone of the amps come through.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Stuff NADY

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

I have owned this Mic for over a year now and have used it one and off in my home studio. It was my first Large-D Cond Mic, and was about the only thing that I could afford at the time ($79). This is a great mic to get started with if you are ready to start getting a more pro sound in your home studio. I bought an scm1000 more recently because of the increased features and found that it was better for vocals because it seemed 'tighter' than the 900. My only complaints on the 900 are that it seems a bit over-bearing on the highs sometimes and the diaphram seems a bit too sensitive (easy to get popping noises or other unwanted sounds). So the windscreen is a MUST. This mic could not be confused for a really nice mic, but for the money it is a GREAT deal. Thanks for the cheap price NADY!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Performance for $49!

By Paul Roberts - Prospekt Media

from Kansas City, MO

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

I bought two of these to try out as front of house recording mics for various music groups, (mainly acoustic groups like jazz combos, big bands, concert bands and orchestras). Along with the $19 shock mount I recorded a big band (4 trumpets, 3 trombones, 5 saxes and rhythm section) using these in a near-coincident array about 4 feet in front of the band. I engaged the bass roll off switch (you open the case to access it!) and got a really good "live" sound. In the studio, I tested it out on trumpet, trombone, bass trombone and various percussion getting very good results. I'm going to probably buy more of these to give me more mics for "accent" micing an orchestra or other large group.

 
4.0

There's a reason why this could be better!

By Tark

from Canada

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

Lo' and Behold!
Some of you may have noticed the reviews here to be a bit divisive. Well there's a reason why.

See, there's a budget mic called the ECM 87 made by Gauge. This is a chinese large condensor microphone modeled after the Neumann U87. No surprise this mic, the ECM 87 and the Neumann all look similar.

As far would have it Gauge sends these mics to 2 men in California for quality testing. Mics that pass the test are moved straight into sales, mics that do not are sent back to china, painted black and... you guessed it! Sold for 49 on musicians friend!

Suffice to say the least the quality of this mic will always vary. If you want a mic like this with more quality assurance extend your budget and get the ECM 87. It's a pretty stellar mic for being what's essentially a 139 version of a 3200 mic. It's obviously not as good as a Neumann.. but it's as close as you can get if your wallet isn't kind to you.

 
5.0

Excellent mic, great price!!

By The Rover

from pa

See all my reviews

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

I use it in my home studio and it compares to much more expensive mics with ease. Excellent!

 
4.0

Unusual quality for the price...

By descallyjr

from St. Louis, Missouri

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Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

I put this mic on a $25 shock mount, ran it thru the $30 ART pre-amp, used a pop filter and was simply blown away by the quality. I sing loud and this mic can take it well. You don't have to be poor to appreciate the price/quality ratio here! Very well done folks.

 
5.0

Great Deal!

By Elementhirteencom

from Milwaukee, WI

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

I have owned and have been home recording with this mic for about a year and have been nothing but impressed with it! When using for vocals, i use a popper stopper and it smoothes it out quite nicely. I started using it for recording acoustic guitars and was even more shocked at how good it picked up and the quality at which it did it! i reccommend this to ANYBODY that wants to have a decent home studio. I record on my PC with the cubase software that came with my little tascam us-122 powerhouse , and it work great! i have recorded about 6 albums worth of stuff with this combo and thats not including the takes in between. Dont forget to get the shock mount...you will not be disappointed. I have an old mixing board that I run the Nady drum set mics through into the us-122 and throw a couple shure sm57's in there and I have a pretty decent recording studio. You can't loose with this combo!

 
5.0

A Sound Value

By eddgie

from Portland, Oregon

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Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

I bought one of these mics several years ago and did not expect it to last as long as it did. I have used my SCM-900 heavily for live recording and it has outlasted all of my expectations. It is not a replacement for a Neumann microphone but, the SCM-900 is a very good value for chump change.

 
5.0

Good deal

By W1BUydHgu

from Cincinnati, OH

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

Crisp vocal recordings, great sound compared to a dynamic mic.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great vocal

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

Bought this as i wanted somethinfor a better vocal sound without getting close to the mic , and i am impressed much better than the marshall 990 can be disassembled easily,internal shock mounts build quality is very good not as heavy as a mic costing 1000s but very good , less top end makes for a very smooth vocal mic though it is still good for resonater guitar i prefer it for vocal ran through a behringer tube mic 100 preamp this sounds fantastic for the money, very warm a. b. comparison without the preamp it still blows the 990 marshall away not as ragged on the top, of course it is a bigger capsule ,4.5 five on features as a pad maybe 6 db would be nice but hardly need it as less high frequencies it does not feed back bad at all , if you want a large condenser sound with less feedback and more clarity you cannot beat this mic.

 
5.0

Amazing mic for process

By Dan-cLl-L

from Shorewood, IL

See all my reviews

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

This mic is a great deal. The sound quality of this thing is amazing. Better than more expensive mics I've used. Could of came with shockmount or stand clip. All in all if your looking for a amazing studio mic at a sweet price get this!

 
5.0

This mic is great!

By BigNasty84

from Detroit, MI

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

I recently purchased a Nady SCM 900 for recording the vocals to my latest rap album. I used a Shure pop screen and and Audio Technica phoantom power box. I had only used dynamics before purchasing the SCM 900 so I really have nothing to compare it to. I will say this though, it picked up perfectly, listening to the playback of the track I had just recorded with it, I had never imagined my recorded voice could sound so natural. I love it.

 
5.0

Great value and sound for recording

By MKT1212

from Montgomery, AL

Comments about Nady SCM 900 Condenser Mic:

Awesome mic - very surprised. Has helped me create stunning vocals and beautiful rich sounds when recording guitar!

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