Nady Systems SCM 900 User Manual
Nady scm series, User guide
NADY SCM SERIES
SCM 900/910/920 Studio Condenser Microphones
Your SCM Series microphone was carefully packed at the factory, and the shipping carton (or carrying case) was designed to
protect the unit during shipping. Please retain this container for subsequent transport and in the highly unlikely event that you
ever need to return your microphone for servicing. The optional SMCC-2 aluminum carrying case is highly recommended for the
most convenient and safe transport or permanent storage. It has roomy compartments for your SCM Series microphone and all
available accessories, plus XLR cables.
Congratulations on purchasing a Nady SCM Series FET Condenser Microphone. These superior microphones are
perfect for recording studio vocals, acoustic instruments, orchestras and choral groups, ambient instrument audio,
and many live sound applications. Powerful and versatile, the SCM Series microphones meet the stringent require-
ments of even the most demanding digital recording and live broadcasting applications.
UNPACKING, INSPECTION, STORAGE AND TRANSPORT
48V phantom power supply (SMPS-1)
Aluminum flight case (SMCC-2)
Foam windscreen (FW-2)
The SCM Series microphones offer transformer-coupled balanced outputs and true condenser design (elements constantly biased
by the pre-amp) for exceptionally low self noise and increased dynamic range, enhanced low and high end response with
improved linearity across the frequency range and maximum SPL capacity.
The SCM Series microphones are available in a choice of 3 configurations: the SCM 900 (cardioid pattern only), The SCM910
(cardioid pattern, with selectable 10 dB attenuation pas and low-cut filter), and the SCM 920 (with selectable low-cut filter and
omni or cardioid polar patterns).
Each of the three SCM Series microphones features a large diaphragm capsule (1.0 inch), hand tooled from brass and featuring
an ultra-thin (3-micron) gold-evaporated on Mylar diaphragm for maximum sensitivity, transient response, long life, detail and
tone. The SCM Series microphones use carefully selected Field Effect Transistors (FET), specially chosen for their low distortion
and superior signal-to-noise ratio.
(Note: For optimum performance, it is best to let your microphone warm up for 5 to 10
Each SCM 900/910/920 is manufactured with the finest materials and features a machined housing with advanced internal
shock mount construction for the highest structural integrity and rugged reliability. It requires 48V phantom power to operate,
typically supplied by the microphone pre-amplifier or mixing console. The optional Nady SMPS-1 phantom power supply can
also be used.
STANDARD ITEMS SUPPLIED
This manual covers the operation of the SCM 900/910/920 microphones and the available optional accessories.
To take full advantage of the superb features of your microphone, and to enjoy long and trouble-free use, please read this user's
guide carefully. Since these 3 models, the SCM 900, the SCM 910 and the SCM 920 share most
features, this guide will refer to all three collectively as the SCM Series, and their differences will be noted as applicable.