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RSM-4 Vocals / Instrument / Amp Cabinets Ribbon Microphone

4.75 out of 5
(4 customer reviews)

  • Unparalleled, uncompromised sound of a classic ribbon (velocity) mic
  • Ideal for close miking of guitar amps and cabinets and many other vocal/instrument recording and live sound applications
  • Low tension 45 mm long, 6 micron thick aluminum ribbon design for characteristic large, mellow ribbon audio reproduction with smooth, natural extended low and high ends
  • Unmatched fast, accurate transient response, ultra-high 165 dB SPL capability, and overall stunning realism
  • Figure-8 audio directional (pickup) pattern for front and rear sides, extended sweet spots (as compared to large diaphragm condenser mics), slightly different frequency responses from front and rear, and increased off-axis high-frequency response on sides, with decreased treble and lower audio levels above and below on-axis
  • Discrete volume control of separate sources possible with stereo (dual) mics setups (source in principal axis of one mic and in off-axis null of the other)
  • Manufactured with the finest materials, machined housing, and advanced internal shock-mount construction for structural integrity and rugged reliability
Reviews (4)

4 reviews for RSM-4 Vocals / Instrument / Amp Cabinets Ribbon Microphone

  1. Daniel S
    5 out of 5


    This is a new classic. Those of you who know the warmth of expensive ribbon mics will be surprised by the sound of this budget ribbon. Warm, responsive and accurate is how this mic performs. A ratings winner.

  2. Joey Z
    5 out of 5


    Very nice sub-hundred dollar ribbon microphone. Works well in a Blumlein pair (you will need to buy two). Frequency response (compared to Apex 205 or Apex 210 ribbon) is stronger in the high end (above 8,000 Hz) and weaker in the low end (below 150 Hz), in the middle (between 150 and 8,000 Hz) they respond similarly. The result is a brighter and clearer sound with less accurate recording of low-frequency rumble. As usual for ribbons, works very well for recording a trumpet, which can be easily done without a high-gain preamp.

    The enclosed mount is too shallow for keeping the microphone securely and needs to be replaced by, e.g., a cheap Apex/Nady shock mount.

  3. JJ "J"
    5 out of 5


    Nady RSM-4 – Accurate, natural and warm sound. The high end rolls off quite a bit, and the output is a little low, but the sound is clean ,warm and accurate. Taking the low price into consideration 5 stars. This mic is hard to find on other web sites, thnx amazon !

  4. Kenneth Bailey
    4 out of 5


    I got the MIC out of curiosity, I had heard of the rich texture of sound ribbon mics give. It’s all true, you can hear a lot of overtones and colors that typical condensers, well, condense. The only beef I had was it was marketed as coming in a wooden box, when it comes in a cardboard box, but hey, for the price, I can live with that. I haven’t used it to mic a guitar cab (I have SM57s that do that nicely). Remember, this device is for warm sound, think acoustic or soft vocals, not screaming metal. IF you treat it like the delicate instrument it is, don’t expose it to any kind of drastic change in air pressure (such as walking with it uncovered) it will do nicely, It does for me. If you’re miking an AC/DC cover band, stick with the 57s and a condenser for the vocals. This tool is designed to capture nuances in softer music. Please use it wisely…

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