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Rode NT3 Microphone

B&H # RONT3 Mfr # NT3
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You Pay: $269.00
Product Highlights
  • Studio Condenser
  • Small Diaphragm
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Transformerless Output
  • Includes Wind Shield & Stand Mt.
  • Uses 9V Batt. or +48V Phantom
  • On/Off Switch
  • 10-Year Warranty

The Rode NT3 Microphone is an affordable cardioid condenser microphone for studio use. It is ideal for location, studio, and live use, and its transformerless output and quality construction delivers open, pristine sound.

The NT 3's cardioid pick-up pattern effectively isolates source signal, and the output circuitry and diaphragm are manufactured to further minimize noise due from radio frequency interference or bad grounding. The NT 3 can be powered by either 48-volt phantom or a single 9-volt alkaline battery, and the convenient On/Off switch allows user flexibility and control for sound reinforcement applications.

Cardioid Design
The NT 3 features a cardioid pick up pattern effectively isolates source signal.
RF Rejection
The output circuitry and diaphragm are manufactured to further minimize noise due to radio frequency interference and bad grounding.
Flexible Power Options
The NT 3 can be powered via 48-volt phantom or a single 9-volt alkaline battery if phantom power is not available.
On/Off Switch
A convenient On/Off switch allows user flexibility and control for sound reinforcement applications.
Transducer Externally Polarized 3/4" (19mm) Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 123dB (per IEC268-15)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 77dB (per IEC268-15)
Maximum Input Sound Level 140dB SPL, (@ 1% THD into 1K)
Power Requirements P48, P24, P12 Phantom, or 9v Battery
Output Impedance 200 Ohms
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Pad None
Low Frequency Roll-Off None
Dimensions 8.24 x 1.28" (206 x 32mm) LxDdiameter
Weight 13.09 oz (371g) without Battery
Rode NT3 Microphone
  • Zippered Pouch
  • Stand Mount with 3/8 - 5/8" Thread Adapter
  • Wind Shield
  • 10-Year Warranty
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    RodeNT3 Microphone
     
    5.0

    (based on 10 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (8)
    • Good audio (8)
    • Durable (6)
    • Versatile (6)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

    • Bulky/heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Professional recording (7)
    • Amateur recording (3)
    • Home studio (3)
    • Performances (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5)

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    5.0

    Sounds Super

    By Marky Mark

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Rode NT3 Microphone:

      A very nice mic. I am not an audiophile but this mic sounds excellent to me. Very low noise and a very high peaking threshold. Outstanding build quality if a bit heavy. Love it.

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      5.0

      Rode deliver

      By Ryszard.S

      from Siloam Spring's, Arkansas.

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Rode NT3 Microphone:

      I purchase this Rode NT3 about 2 years ago from B&H. I'm very pleased with this mic. Is perfect a specialy for acoustic guitar.

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      5.0

      Awesome Microphone!

      By MikeP

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Indoor Film Dialogue
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Rode NT3 Microphone:

      I bought this mic to use for recording indoor dialogue in a low budget indie film production that will soon commence. I have performed several tests with this mic using a Tascam DR-40 Protable Recorder. The sound quality on this thing is amazing! Crisp and clear! The only thing that I can see that people wouldn't like about this mic is probably the weight. At the end of a boom pole it can get tiring after a while, but that doesn't bother me. If you are not using a dedicated preamp with this, you may have to raise the volume a bit in post; however the signal to noise ratio is so good that it wouldn't effect the quality. This is probably the best microphone I've ever purchased for such a low price!

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      5.0

      Sounds good

      By Brad

      from Bellingham, WA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Rode NT3 Microphone:

      From my research, this was the mic to have for indoor use. I've only used it once so far, but it sounds good. 9V battery power is nice, although I use 48v from my MixPre-D and it sounds very clear. Great for the price. Heavy.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good for Indoor Dual Interviews

      By Ben Jobe

      from Arcata, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Rode NT3 Microphone:

      I'm using this microphone to shoot video interviews with two people at once. I position the microphone between them and it's cardioid pattern picks up both of them just fine. Before I got this NT-3 cardioid I was using my NTG-2 shotgun for these interviews and I couldn't get the audio right. Now it's a cinch. I also like that it has an On/Off switch which should help to conserve battery life. The only drawback is that it's bigger and heavier than my shotgun mic.

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      5.0

      DELICIOUS

      By Edd the animator

      from England

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Rode NT3 Microphone:

        I have been after a good clear micrphone for a long time, and with the NT3 i was not dissapointed! As soon as i got it plugged in the sound was deliciously crisp and clear. The only downside to the product is sometimes it isnt clear when it is switched on, the light only flashes once if its not low on battery, which can be odd. But still you get used to it! Great mic!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic mic

        By Larsenjazz Productions

        from Cottage Grove, OR

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Rode NT3 Microphone:

        This microphone is a great workhorse mic around the studio. It works great for guitars, drum overheads, vocals, horns, and lots of other things. It is very sensitive so you get a lot of detail, but be careful around loud extra noises. It tends to pick up lots of room noises since it is so sensitve. It also performs very well as a field recording mic in a stereo pair or just mono. That is what I bought this mic for originally but I just keep finding more uses for it. Good buy at a great price.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for interviews and stage work

        By Producer

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Built Solid
        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Rode NT3 Microphone:

          I use the NT-3 with my Panasonic DVX100B for both interviews and for stage (band) video. Great sound.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow!

          By DB

          from Memphis

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Lightweight
          • Simple Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rode NT3 Microphone:

              This is my first mic for my home recording studio. I am just starting out while trying to keep the cost down. After recording a few tracks of acoustic guitar and vocals I could not believe my ears.
              This mic is unbelievable!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              pristine

              By batman

              from daly city, ca

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Long Lasting
              • Quiet
              • Simple Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Professional

                Comments about Rode NT3 Microphone:

                like the description says, pristine sound. great mic.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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