Rode M3 Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

The Rode M3 small-diaphragm condenser excels in the studio and in on-location recording thanks to its extremely low self-noise and tough chassis.

The M3 is an extremely versatile microphone that is at home in the studio, on location, or wherever a low-noise wide-response cardioid condenser microphone is demanded.

An end address condenser microphone, the M3 features a heavy-duty metal body, category leading low self-noise, three stage PAD (O, -10db, -20db), a battery status LED and a High Pass Filter.

The M3 also comes complete with windshield and a stand mount, and can be powered via a 9V battery or 24-48V Phantom.

- Acoustic principle: Permanently polarized condenser
- Directional pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency range: 40Hz ~ 20kHz
- Output impedance: 200 Ohms
- Signal noise ratio din iec 651: 73dB SPL (per IEC651)
- Equivalent noise: 21dbA SPL (a - weighted per IEC651)
- Maximum SPL: 142dB (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1k Ohm load)
- Sensitivity: -40dB+/-3dB re 1V/Pa @ 1kHz (6.3mV/Pa @ 94db SPL)
- Dynamic range din iec 651: 121dB (per IEC651)
- Power supply voltage: 1.6mA (battery)/6.5mA (48V Phantom Power)
- Battery life: >200 hours
- Output connection: 3 pin XLR
- Weight without battery: 390g
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 15 x 12 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): M3

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 562-364-7400

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (24 ratings)
Submitted August 14, 2008 by a customer from
"Blown away by the quality and clarity"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I have used much more expensive mics but this macthes with all of them if not more
I absolutly love the sound of this micrphone, it has a rich full sound when close miked . Plus its very clear , I sing in resturants and wine bars and since using this mic , the responce has been great. It gives a nice airly lift to my vocals and makes it a real joy to sing. It sounds a lot more expensive then it actually is.
I love the bonuses os having a high pass filter and a -20db and a -10db gain.
Ease of Use
Straight forward , I just put a 9v battery in the mic and switcth it on .
The microphone feels solid and sturdy
Excellent value
Manufacturer Support
Great support from Rode
The Wow Factor
I could'nt reccomend this mic more it really is a treat.
Musical Background:
Active musician
Musical Style:
ballads and easy listening
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