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7.8 out of 10

Nady RSM-2

The RSM-2 Ribbon Studio microphone is designed for use in contem Read more

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Expert Review

23 March 2009
  • Excerpt: The Nady RSM-2 is the latest entry into the field of inexpensive Chinese mics. Asian-made condensers have been on the market now for several years, so it was inevitable, given the retro craze in today’s recording studios, that we would see Chinese ribbon mics hit our shores. At a street price below $300, a ribbon mic is now affordable for even the lowest budget studio. The first thing I noticed when unpacking the mic was the manual!
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Nady RSM-2 Ribbon Mic

Pro Audio Review
9 February 2009
  • Excerpt: They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and that old adage certainly applies to the Nady RSM-2 ($249). When Pro Audio Review sent me one recently and I took it out of its box, I thought I was experiencing..
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Overall 8

"Go With Nady for a clean sound" - ericthegreat

24 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Overall its great, Combined with a 421 or a Royer 121, you can get some really nice guitar sounds happening. My Nady RSM -2 seems to have gotten better with age. Since mine is now almost 10 years old, it's hard to say whether a brand new one will have the same magic...but there is a good chance it will. I don't honestly know how you cou...
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Overall 7

"Neat, warm sounding mic." - themaddog

11 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Ribbon mics record using a different kind of technology than typical dynamic or condenser microphones. For someone looking for a vintage or unique kind of sound, a ribbon mic can sound great on vocals, but the user will have to deal with the figure 8 pattern. I used this mic on one album and was really satisfied with the results because we rec...
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Overall 9


29 January 2009
  • Excerpt: I've been using the the Nady RSM-2 ribbon microphone for a little bit less than a year. I find it to be a great option for someone looking to get a decent ribbon sound at a really low cost. This mic has a unique sound that can't be replicated with a condensor or a dynamic, but also isn't anywhere close to your non-China made ribbon microphones l...
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