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Mods for the SCM-800

  • Microphone PartsMicrophone Parts offers two mods for the SCM-800. Any of the company’s large-diaphragm replacement capsules will upgrade the SCM 800 to have lower noise and wider-bandwidth sound, and give it a more musically useful frequency response. The new DIY circuit mod kit will replace the entire audio circuit with handpicked parts, yielding better transient response, deeper lows, cleaner highs, and much lower noise.

Nady SCM-800

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $75


SCM-800 Documentation

CardioidNady SCM-800

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The SCM-800 is a small-diaphragm condenser with a transformerless impedance conversion circuit.

SCM-800 InternalsThe circuit is a derivation of the Schoeps circuit used in many transformerless Chinese-made microphones. In this implementation, a pushbutton switch on the circuit board (not accessible from outside the microphone) enables a high-pass filter, specified as -6dB/octave @ 100Hz.

The product package proclaims that the SCM-800 delivers “the superb sound of a classic high-end large-diaphragm studio microphone.” Nonetheless, this is not a large-diaphragm microphone.

The mic ships in a storage pouch. No mount is included. Optional accessories include a shockmount (p/n SSM-3), aluminum flight case (p/n SMCC-2), and foam windscreen (p/n FW-2).

The Nady SCM-800 is also known as: SCM800.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (10 mV/Pa; 30 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Filter: HPF: -6dB/octave @ 100Hz (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 17mm
250 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 128 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
335g (11.82oz) 151mm (5.94'') 44mm (1.73'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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