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Rode M5 Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)

B&H # ROM5MP Mfr # M5-MP
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You Pay: $199.00
Product Highlights
  • Matched Pair
  • 1dB of Less Sensitivity Between Mics
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • 1/2" Gold-Plated Membrane Capsule
  • Permanently Polarized
  • Gold-Plated Output XLR Connectors
  • Included Clips & Windscreens
  • Designed & Built in Australia
  • 10-Year Warranty with Registration

The Rode M5 Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphone matched pair have variation of no more than 1dB of sensitivity between microphones. The M5 itself is a pencil-style mic that features a 1/2" diameter gold-plated membrane capsule with a cardioid polar pattern. The mics have transformerless circuitry for low noise operation and can be used in typical live and studio applications for small diaphragm condenser mics, including on acoustic instruments, choirs, as drum overheads, and more.

The M5s are finished with Rode's proprietary ceramic coating and each include a WS5 windshield and RM5 mic clip. The pair was designed and built in Australia and has a limited 1-year warranty that extends to 10-years with on-line registration.

Acoustic Principle Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics JFET impedance converter with bi-polar output buffer
Capsule Diameter 0.50" (12.7 mm)
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Address Type End
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Output Impedance 200 Ω
Maximum SPL 140 dB SPL (@ 1 kHz, 1% THD into 1 kΩ load)
Maximum Output Level 13.5 dBu (@ 1 kHz, 1% THD into 1 kΩ load)
Sensitivity -34.0 dB re 1 V/Pa (10.46 mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level 19 dB-A (A-weighted)
Phantom Power 24, 48 V
Output 3-pin XLR
Dimensions (HxWxD) 4 x 1 x 1" (100 x 20 x 20 mm), per microphone
Weight 2.8 oz (80 g), per microphone
Rode M5 Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)
  • 2 x WS5 Windscreen for NT5 and NT6 (Grey)
  • 2 x RM5 Stand Mount for the NT5 Microphone
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty, Extends to 10-Years with On-Line Registration

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    RodeM5 Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)

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    Great, inexpensive Mic pair!

    By Sam

    from Saratoga Springs, NY

    Verified Reviewer


    • Light Weight
    • Small
    • Very portable


    • Stand Mount

    Best Uses

    • Choral
    • Pipe Organ
    • Vocals

    Comments about Rode M5 Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair):

    These mics sound great with any vocal, choir, or instruments. They have a very warm sound to them and the frequency response is great. They both sound exactly alike to one another. One downside of them is the stand mounts that come with them. It is difficult to put the mic into the mount, you have to force the microphones on and twist them which I don't like to do since they are very delicate.

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    Worth it

    By Rick

    from Pa

    Verified Reviewer


    • Faithful Reproduction
    • price
    • Quality
    • Transient Response


      Best Uses

        Comments about Rode M5 Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair):

        I love these mic's. Not much hype on the high end and a nice smooth low end. They sound much better than the price would suggest. I've used them on drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, violin and sax. I got them to use for location recording but they found a home in the studio as well.

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        So, so...

        By Doug_EX

        from Gaspé, Qc, Canada

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Rode M5 Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair):

        For the price they're ok. But the 2 mics don't sound alike. One is more sensitive to high frequencies than the other.

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