Rode NTK Tube Condenser Studio Microphone

Give your vocals, amps, drums and acoustic instruments the rich sound of a tube mic. The Rode NTK comes with a power supply, stand mount, 30' cable and case.
If you're on a budget and looking to expand your recording arsenal, then the Rode NTK tube condenser studio microphone is right up your alley. This powerhouse of a mic delivers rich, warm character with a slight presence boost to capture your performance and enliven vocals and instruments, even in humble recording settings. This baby's super-low self-noise of only 12 dB makes it a great choice for capturing delicate voices and acoustic sources.

An Alluring Vintage Tinge

Your Rode NTK is a solid combination of classic character and modern design. A hand-selected twin-triode 6922 valve provides incredibly smooth quality that works wonders for a wide range of instruments. The custom-built Mu-metal transformer is quiet as can be, even during sessions that require higher gain settings. Don't be afraid to push this baby a little -- the high SPL of 158 dB allows you to take advantage of this mic's gentle presence boost that comes out nicely at higher decibel levels.

One Mic -- Many Uses

Aside from delivering crystal-clear audio capture, your Rode NTK yields a wide reach of recording possibilities. The wide frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz makes it a solid companion for tracking vocals, acoustic guitar, strings, piano, percussion, wind instruments, voice over sessions, and many other sources. A versatile large diaphragm mic in the studio is a must-have for recording studios of all shapes and sizes, and the Rode NTK is a great read more "get" for a burgeoning engineer.

Accessories Included to Get You Going

Rode has made sure that you have everything you need to get recording as fast as possible. Along with your Rode NTK tube condenser studio microphone, you also get a carry case, an external power supply, a 30' cable, and a stand mount. Add this dynamic tool to your list of gear to see how much versatility you can bring to your tracking sessions.

Features:

- Rode's affordable tube condenser microphone
- Large 1" capsule with gold plated diaphragm
- Cardioid polar pattern
- Class "A" valve circuitry
- Frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Maximum SPL of 158 dB
- High level of RF rejection
- Low self-noise: only 12 dB
- Output impedance of 200 ohms
- Connects via XLR
- 1.68 pounds
- Cary case, external power supply, 30' cable, and stand mount included
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- Capsule: Externally polarised 1 in. pressure-gradient condenser
- Active Electronics: Unity-gain closed-loop impedance converter; vacuum-tube input with bipolar buffering
- Pickup Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz (+/-6dB)
- Output Impedance: 200 ohms (100 ohms per leg)
- Sensitivity: -38dB re 1V/Pa (12mV @ 94dB SPL) +/-1dB
- Equivalent Noise: 12dB SPL (A-weighted per IEC268-15) +/-2dB
- Maximum Output: > +29dBu (@ 1kHz, 5% THD into 1k (load)
- Dynamic Range: > 147dB (A-weighted, per IEC268-15)
- Maximum SPL: > 158dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 5% THD into 1k (load)
- Signal/Noise Ratio: > 82dB (A-weighted, per IEC268-15)
- External power supply: 100-120V/200-240V AC (user selectable) 50Hz/60Hz, 25VA maximum Packed Weight: 4.53 kg (Mic only 760 gm)

Accessories included
- Power Supply
- 30 ft (10 m) Multicore Cable
- M2 Standmount plus 3/8-5/8 in. Thread Adapter

- Optional Extras: SM2 Shockmount
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 14.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 26 x 13 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ROD NTK
with Microphone Pack
Shipping Weight: 24.25 lbs
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 562-364-7400

Rode NTK Tube Condenser Studio Mic

Rode's NTK has the quality and warmth demanded from a tube mic. With the large 1 in. capsule gold-plated membrane and twin triode tubes (hand graded and selected), Rode is again setting the standard for value. This is a tube mic designed exclusively for recording professionals who want what only the best can offer.

Features:

- Dynamic range of 47 dB
- Ultra-low self-noise of only 12 dB
- Internal capsule shock mounting
- Cardioid polar pattern
- 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response
- Includes a power supply, 30 ft. cable, and stand adapter
(97 ratings)
Submitted February 5, 2008 by a customer from mac.com
"looking for that U87 sound at about 600.00??"
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Sound
an amazing all around mic. From instruments to vocals, this mic right here is going deliver. Ive had this particular mic now over two years. Nothing negative to say about it. It gives me the right amount of warmth that I'd expect from much more expensive mics. Paired up with an LA-610, this mic gives that amazing big round sound that every hip-hop record is known for, but at the same time very translucent. Simply said.... Just amazing.
Features
I wish it came with a shockmount, but its actually very inexpensive. The 30-foot cable to connect to the power supply was a great idea.
Ease of Use
just plug it in, let it warm up for aout a half hour. Then your ready to start recording.
Quality
very rugged mic. It even comes in a vey rugged hard plastic carry case that holds everything!!
Value
Its worth it.
Manufacturer Support
I haven't had to call support since I bought the mic.
Musical Background:
Recording/mixdown engineer, producer
Musical Style:
Hip-Hop, R&B/Soul, Reggae
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