Rode NT2A Variable Pattern Studio Condenser Microphone

- The NT2-A is designed to operate from phantom power to the P48 standard.
- The NT2-A will operate between 44V and 52V applied with positive polarity to pin 2 and pin 3 of the output XLR connector.

Output Impedance
- The NT2-A will operate satisfactorily into a load impedance as low as 1K. If a load below this is used, the output signal level will be reduced.
- The NT2-A output is balanced between pin 2 (hot) and pin 3 (cold). Pin 1 is ground.

- Acoustic principle: Externally polarized 25 mm (1 in.) dual diaphragm.
- Directional pattern: Multi-pattern
- Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 000 Hz
- Output impedance: 200
- Signal/Noise ratio DIN/IEC 651: 87 dB (1 kHz rel 1 Paper IEC651, IEC268-15)
- Equivalent noise: 7 dBA SPL (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
- Maximum SPL: 147 dB (@1%THD into 1k) 157 dB (@1%THD into 1k) - pad at maximum
- Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1k: -36 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (16 mV @94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB
- Maximum output voltage: +16 dBu (@1%THD into 1k)
- Dynamic range of the mic amplifier: DIN/IEC 651 140 dB (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
- Power (Supply voltage): 48 Volts (P48)
- Output Connection: 3 pin XLR,balanced output between pin 2 (+) and pin 3 (-). Pin 1 ground
- Weight approx.: 860 grm (4.23 oz)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Complete Vocal Recording Solution Package
Shipping Weight: 5.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 16 x 11 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NT2A Anniversary
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 562-364-7400

Rode NT2A Variable Pattern Microphone

The NT2-A is a professional large-capsule (1 in.) condenser studio microphone with variable pickup pattern, variable high pass filter and variable pad. These features provide greater creative control and versatility.

Three 3-position switches located on the mic body provide the freedom to step from Figure 8, Cardioid or Omni polar pickup patterns; from a flat response to either 80 Hz or 40 Hz high-pass filter and a Pad adjustment of 0 dB, -5 dB or -10 dB attenuation.

The heart of the NT2-A is the Australian designed and manufactured TYPE HF1 dual diaphragm capsule. The frequency and transient response of this transducer has been voiced to complement today's modern recording techniques, and yet still evoke the silky-smooth character of the legendary microphones of the '50s and '60s. The NT2-A includes a soft pouch and clip.


- The Australian designed and manufactured HF1 1 edge terminated, gold sputtered, dual 5 um diaphragm capsule.
- 3-position variable polar pattern: Omni, Cardioid &Figure 8; all controlled on the mic.
- 3-position variable high-pass filter: Flat, 80 Hz or 40 Hz.
- 3-position variable pad: 0 dB,-5 dB or -10 dB.
- Ultra-low noise, transformerless SMT circuitry.
- Wide dynamic range.
- High strength heat-treated steel mesh head.
- Durable satin nickel finish.
- Internal capsule shock mounting.
- Supplied complete with soft pouch and clip.
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"Weel worth your money."
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Will definitely keep this guy around. It is definitley a nice addition to any mic collection. Can't beat it for the price.
I use this product primarily for vocals and I like the way it sounds.
This product came with a shockmount and a pre-mounted pop filter. The mic itself has cutoffs and is multi-directio0nal which I'm sure serves its purposes as an all-around microphone.
Ease of Use
Plug and play. Pretty simple. Comes with a DVD with some insights into useage.
This thing is solid, has weight to it. Not a flimsy microphone. Good quality. Well built. It is cosmetically appealing as well.
Go get this mic, you will not be dissappointed.
Manufacturer Support
Not sure, haven't had the need to use them.
The Wow Factor
Wouldn't have bought it otherwise!
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