Rode NT1-A Studio Condenser Microphone

- Acoustic Principle: Externally polarized 25mm (1 in.) condenser.
- Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
- Pickup Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 20Hz ~ 20kHz
- Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
- Sensitivity: 31.9dB re 1volt/pascal (25mV @ 94dB SPL) +/-2dB
- Equivalent noise: 5dBA (SPL (per IEC651, IEC 268-15)
- Maximum Output: + 13.7dBu (@ 1% THD into 1kOhm)
- Dynamic Range: 132dB (per IEC651, IEC 268-15)
- Maximum SPL: 137 dB (@ 1% THD into 1kOhm)
- Signal/Noise: >88dB (1kHz rel 1 Pa; per IEC651, IEC 268-15)

NOTE: Lock ring found on shockmount
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
with Free Anniversary Package
Shipping Weight: 4.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 15 x 11 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NT1A Anniversary
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 562-364-7400

Rode NT1-A Studio Condenser Microphone

The Rode NT1-A has become an industry standard; delivering the warmth, extended dynamic range, clarity and high SPL capability usually only featured by some of the most expensive microphones.

Rode NT1-A Anniversary Package

The NT1-A Anniversary model includes a premium shock mount with integrated pop filter, high quality 6m (20") XLR cable, microphone dust cover and even a bonus instructional DVD. Presented by RODE founder and company president, Peter Freedman, the NT1-A Studio Secrets DVD features a range of tips and techniques to help NT1-A owners get the most from their microphone.


- Large 1" (25mm) capsule with gold-plated diaphragm
- Cardioid polar pattern
- Self-noise of only 5 dB(A)
- Ultra-low noise, transformerless surface mount circuitry
- State-of-the-art surface mount electronics
- Wide dynamic range
- Gold plated output contacts
- True condenser (externally biased)
- Internal capsule shock mounting

Although the Rode NT1-A is best-known as an exceptional vocal microphone, it's also an extremely capable mic for almost any recording application, including acoustic and electric instruments and percussion.

Certified Matching Pair

Matched pair has been acoustically matched for equal sensitivity from each mic. Includes 2 Rode NT1A microphones, and SM6 shock mounts.
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For as long as I own this mic, I will be most likely happy with it.
Noise free. What a beautiful microphone! I can't help but first comment on how noise-free it is. I understand condensers pick up a lot more sound than other mics (dynamic mics). This microphone is a condenser - it picks up a lot of sound, but it picks up very little noise! I love it.
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This is as good as it gets for the price when buying a condenser mic.
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I know nothing of their support services, but I do know this mic appears to be of good working quality and not the type to break in a long while.
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Uhh. It's a very good-looking mic with shapely curves and a delightful coat of shiny wet gold.
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7 years playing guitar.
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