Nady Systems TCM 1150 User Manual

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TCM 1150 Studio Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone


Congratulations on purchasing the Nady TCM 1150 Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone. This superior microphone is perfect for recording studio vocals, acoustic instruments, orchestras and choral groups, ambient instrument audio, and many live sound applications. Powerful and versatile, the TCM 1150 meets the stringent requirements of even the most demanding digital recording and live broadcasting applications.

This manual covers the operation of the TCM 1150 and the TMPS-2 power supply. To take full advantage of the superb features of this microphone, and to enjoy long and trouble-free use, please read this user’s guide carefully.


Your TCM 1150 microphone was carefully packed at the factory, and the shipping carton was designed to protect the unit during shipping. Please retain this container in the highly unlikely event that you ever need to return your microphone for servicing.


TMPS-2 power supply/pattern polar pattern select unit, with switchable 115/230VAC operation

Power cord

SSM-1150 elastic suspension shock mount

XC-7P 30 ft (10 m) connecting cable with 7-pin XLR

FW-1150 foam windscreen

User guide

Warranty card


The TCM 1150 is the best value available today in studio tube condenser microphones–with the classic vintage look and the same extraordinary sound and performance of a legendary vacuum tube microphone, at a fraction of their original cost. For the first time, the superior technology of these classic microphones is affordable even to the most modest project studios. With the superior rugged construction and unparalleled warmth, presence, and clarity of the original classics–but with unbeatable affordability—the TCM 1150 studio vacuum tube condenser microphone delivers both superb sound and unsurpassed value.

Ideal for the most demanding applications, including all forms of vocal and instrument pickup

Gold-sputtered, ultra-thin (1” diameter) mylar dual diaphragm

Tube preamplifier circuitry with 6072 vacuum tube (a classic 12AT7 specially selected for low distortion, superior signal-to-noise ratio and minimum sensitivity to mechanical vibrations)

Special output transformer designed for ultra transparency and natural warm reproduction of sound

Almost all brass parts for years of studio workhorse reliability

Power provided by a dedicated AC power supply with a balanced XLR output for connection to any mixing console, with no phantom power required

Nine different polar patterns remotely selectable on power supply for ultimate versatility in use and ease of operation: omnidirectional, cardioid, figure 8, and six intermediate stages

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