Nady SP-5 Dynamic Cardioid Neodymium Mic
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The Nady SP-5 Dynamic Cardioid Neodymium Mic gives you great performance at a very economical price. It has a balanced, natural sound with bottom-end warmth, midrange presence, and smooth high end.
- Unidirectional cardioid pattern reduces feedback
- Neodymium design delivers high output
- Heavy-duty steel-mesh ball and rugged zinc chassis for optimum reliability
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Comments about Nady SP-5 Dynamic Cardioid Neodymium Mic:
I purchased an SP-5 on sale around a year ago. I was so impressed with it, I purchased four more. What initially piqued my interest, was the neodymium cartridge, and a low impedence of 250 ohms. This is one of those rare exceptions where "you get what you pay for" does not apply. I compared the SP-5 to a number of microphones... SM57 with A2WS windsreen, SM58, Samson R11 & R21S, Beyerdynamic Opus 29S, Sennheiser e815-S & 835, Radio Shack 33-3043, Peavey PVM22, Audio Technica M4000S, etc.
I found it closest to the Sennheiser e815, in terms of vocal reproduction and proximity effect. Bright vocal response, and crisp mid-range presence. Also, very good build quality. Non-slippery finish, unlike some others in this price range. It's also transformerless, and has a humbucking coil. Great proximity effect, where you don't have to sing at an exact distance from it. 4 to 6 inches is best, but it will also pick you up from a foot away. When singing closer, it will also pick you up from either side, as well as above and below. You don't have to worry about the slightest movement causing an alarming jump in decibles, and crackling mids.
I often prefer to use this over my SM58. I see people slamming mics for not coming with a cord and/or an on/off switch. Not valid reasons to give a mic a low rating. Most of your better mics have no switch, and come with no cord.