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Mods for the SCM-1000

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    The Nady SCM microphones come with a K67-type capsule, which produces a bright, exaggerated high-frequency response that can quickly become tiring on many sources. The mics can be quickly revoiced by swapping the capsule for the RK-47, a Neumann K-47 copy that has a broader, flatter, and lower HF presence peak than the K67, and which naturally presents a more honest, less hyped, mids-forward sound.

OmnidirectionalCardioidBidirectionalNady SCM-1000

Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

The SCM-1000 is a large-diaphragm, multipattern FET condenser microphone. Like all Nady microphones, it is manufactured in China using off-the-shelf components, and has found to be internally similar to the Studio Projects C3 (although the C3 is claimed to have a different capsule).

The dual 3-micron diaphragms measure 1.1'' (28mm) in diameter. Capsule construction is brass. This is a “true condenser,” externally-biased design.

A switch on the mic body provides access to three polar patterns: cardioid, omni, figure-of-8. Additional switches provide a high-pass filter (the EQ curve it imparts is unspecified) and a -10dB pad.

The SCM-1000 is considered the top microphone in the SCM series.

The microphone ships in a soft case with a warranty of indeterminate length. Optional accessories include: foam windscreen (p/n FW-1/1000), spider shockmount (p/n SSM-3), aluminum flight case (p/n SMCC-2), dedicated 48V phantom power supply (only needed if your preamp does not supply phantom power, p/n SMPS-1).

We were able to find only one review of this microphone, and decided not to include it because 75% of the review text simply restated the specs, prior to concluding that it compares favorably to a Neumann U-87. [insert dismissive wave here]

The Nady SCM-1000 is also known as: SCM1000.

The mic was released in 2000.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (10 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (10 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Bidirectional (10 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Filter: HPF (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 28mm
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 134 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
430g (15.17oz) 165mm (6.50'') 55mm (2.17'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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