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Mods for the SCM-960

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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.

OmnidirectionalCardioidNady SCM-960

Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone

The Nady SCM-960 is an inexpensive large-diaphragm FET condenser. Onboard switches provide access to a 3-way pad (0dB, -10dB, -20dB) and a two-way pattern-selector (omni, cardioid).

SCM-960 CircuitThe mic’s circuit is transformerless, but is not obviously the common Chinese version of the Schoeps design.

PCB photo by Jonathan Rooke

The Nady SCM-960 is also known as: SCM960.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Omnidirectional (16 mV/Pa; 25 - 20,000 Hz)
Cardioid (16 mV/Pa; 25 - 20,000 Hz)
  • Pad: -10dB (Via Switch)
  • Pad: -20dB (Via Switch)
  • Pad: flat (0dB) (Via Switch)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 25mm
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 125 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
311g (10.97oz) 133mm (5.24'') 51mm (2.01'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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