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

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

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Product Highlights

  • Matched Pair
  • 1 dB or 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
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You Pay: $199.00

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

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

1/2" capsule with gold-plated membrane
Cardioid polar pattern
All-metal body
Ultra-low noise
UPC: 698813003143

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Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
Transducer Condenser
Diaphragm 0.5" (12.70 mm)
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level 19 dB A-Weighted
Maximum SPL 140 dB SPL 1%
Impedance 200 ohms
Sensitivity -34 dB, re: 1 V/Pa
Power Requirements 24 V, 48 V
Output Connectors 3-Pin XLR
General
Length 3.94" (100 mm)
Diameter 0.79" (20 mm)
Weight 2.82 oz (80 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 6.2 x 2.4"
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 10-Year Warranty
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    RodeM5 Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)
     
    4.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    75%

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    5.0

    Very Sensitive

    By Russ

    from Mt Zion, IL

    Verified Buyer

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

    Recording Appalachian dulcimer & Irish Whistle. Great results.

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    4.0

    Great, inexpensive Mic pair!

    By Sam

    from Saratoga Springs, NY

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Light Weight
    • Small
    • Very portable

    Cons

    • 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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    5.0

    Worth it

    By Rick

    from Pa

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Faithful Reproduction
    • price
    • Quality
    • Transient Response

    Cons

      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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        2.0

        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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