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Rode NT5 Condenser Microphone

Rode's highly sensitive 1/2"-diaphragm cardioid condenser shines on acoustic guitar and more. Pick up a matched pair for capturing performances in stereo. (67) Read 9 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Rode NT5 is a condenser microphone specifically designed for instruments including guitar, saxophone, drums, violin, and many others. Its design allows for tight positioning where small mics are most useful.

Finished in durable satin nickel, the NT5 is intended for either single or stereo X/Y mic set-ups. The NT5 matched pairs come supplied in a custom carry case with windshields and mounts.

Features

- Externally biased condenser
- Gold sputtered 1/2" capsule
- Heavy-duty satin-nickel plated body
- Surface mount circuitry
- Low noise
- Full frequency response

Applications

Intended for recording acoustic instruments, drum overheads, cymbals and live performances, the compact externally polarized mic employs a 1/2" capsule, an active J-FET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer.

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- Acoustic Principle: Externally polarized single diaphragm condenser transducer
- Capsule Size: 0.5 in. (13 mm)
- Active Electronics: JFET Impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
- Directional Response: Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
- Sensitivity: -38 dB re 1v/Pa +/- 2 dB equivalent to 12mV/Pa where 1 Pa = 94dBSPL
- Equivalent Noise: <16 dBSPL, (A-weighted per IEC268-15)
- Maximum Output: +13.9 dBu @ 1% THD into 1k ohm
- Dynamic Range: >128 dB
- Maximum SPL: 143 dB @ 1% THD into 1k ohm
- Signal to Noise: 78dB
- Power Requirements: 4 mA, P48 Supply (38V-52V) 2 mA, P24 Supply (20V-26V) The microphone operates in accordance with the above specifications to a minimum of 18V. It will operate with some performance degradation below 18V.)
- Packed Weight: 1.8 kg (Mic only 100g)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Single Microphone
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 5 x 2 in
Matched Pair (with Case)
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 16 x 12 x 5 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 805-566-7777
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (67 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Great mic for the price"
Sound: I recently purchased the NT5 pair before Rode's price jump in November. I also had the chance to do a "shoot out" with the NT5 and 6 other mics (TLM 103, Pro 37r, AT 4033, SM 81, AKG 414, AKG 451). The results were quite surprising. The output on the 103, the 4033, and the NT5 were very similar. The NT5 was a little less hot, but had a higher output than all the other mics. As for noise, I found that the NT5 had a little more noise than the 4033, and the 103. As far as frequency response, the NT5 was very similar to the 451. There was a nice high end presence that added clarity and brightness to the sound. Feature: Would be nice to have a bass rolloff, but that's what filters are for. Would be nice to have a pad, the output is fairly hot. Value: After doing the shoot out, I realized that for $300.00 a pair, the quality was outstanding. It held up to the 414, the 103, and the 4033, qutie nice for a fraction of the cost.
Style of Music: Classical, Metal, Jazz
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This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "living stereo at it's best!!"
Sound: Crystal clear and in a wonderful presence! I use these mics for live to two track stereo recording. I record both vocals and acoustic guitar all in one unit stereo right and left. These little microphones have a substantial and and exacting vocal presence that is not logical for small condensors and the most balanced sound on acoustic guitar I have ever heard. Feature: great mounts but a shockmounts for a bit more money would have been even better Value: get them before someone at Rode figures out what they are really worth Manufacturer Support: have not needed them The Wow Factor: beautiful little mics
Style of Music: folk
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