Nady Systems has added four ribbon microphones to its RSM line, which comprises the original RSM-2, RSM-1, RSM-3, RSM-4 and RSM-5. All models feature low-tension aluminum ribbon design (although with slightly differing thickness and lengths) and “large, mellow” ribbon audio reproduction with smooth, natural extended low and high ends.
All models also have fast, accurate transient response and ultrahigh-SPL capability. Other features include figure-8 audio directional (pickup) pattern for both front and rear wide; extended sweet spots (as compared to large-diaphragm condenser mics); increased off-axis high-frequency response on sides, with decreased high response above and below on-axis; individual recording volume control of separate sources; and machined housing with advanced internal shockmount construction.
Each mic has a slightly different ribbon construction, audio sensitivity and reproduction, and housing shape to be suited and adaptable for specific applications, depending on the subjective demands of the recording engineer. For example, the RSM-4 is recommended for miking instruments and guitar amp cabinets; the RSM-3 is an ambient sound and choral mic; the RSM-1 is best for use in all-around applications requiring a compact mic; and the RSM-5 is geared for instrument miking requiring a compact mic size. The original RSM-2 is well suited for all-purpose ribbon mic applications.
The new RSM Series models began shipping in the third quarter of 2005. For more information, visit Nady online at www.nadywireless.com.