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Rode NT5 - Matched Pair Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Pair)

You Pay: $429.00
Product Highlights
  • Matched Pair
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Small Diaphragm Condensers

The Rode NT5 is a cardioid condenser microphone offering a full frequency response and low-noise output circuitry. Designed for general instrument recording and sound reinforcement, the NT5 package is shipped in a matched pair adding convenience to quality. Both microphones are perfectly matched in sensitivity and frequency response providing accurate recordings when capturing in stereo or mono. The cardioid polar pattern effectively minimizes audio at the off-axis sections, reducing noise caused by, leakage, monitors, additional instruments etc. The NT5 offers a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz allowing the microphones to be used in a wide variety of applications such as drum over-head miking, stereo capturing of instruments, vocal capturing etc. The NT5 is powered via +48, +24 volt phantom power. The package is complete and includes dual wind screens and stand mounts in a durable road case.

Matched Pair
The NT5 is shipped as a matched pair. The capsules are matched in sensitivity and frequency response to provide accurate sound reproduction when capturing in stereo.
Cardioid Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern is effective in minimizing of-axis noise due to leakage, additional instruments, room ambiance etc.
Wide Frequency Response
The NT5 features a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz allowing the flexibility to capture accurately in any recording or sound reinforcement scenario.
Complete Package
The NT5 kit includes dual wind screens, stand mounts and is shipped in a durable road case.
Transducer 2 Externally Polarized 1/2" (13mm) Pressure Gradient Condensers
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) > 128dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 78dB
Maximum Input Sound Level 143dB, (@ 1% THD into 1k)
Power Requirements 4mA, P48 (38v-52v) 2mA, P24 (20v-26v) 2.8mA, P12 (10.8v-13.2v)
Note: The microphones operate in accordance with the above specifications to a minimum of 18v. (It will operate with some performance degradation below 18v.)
Output Impedance 200 Ohms (Each)
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Pad None
Low Frequency Roll-Off None
Dimensions 4.72 x 0.8" (118 x 20mm) LxDdiameter
Weight 3.53 oz. (100g)
Rode NT5 - Matched Pair Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Pair)
  • WS-5 Wind Shields
  • RM-5 Stand Mounts
  • 2 (3/8" - 5/8") Thread Adapters
  • Custom Foam Lined Carry Case
  • 10 Year Warranty
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    RodeNT5 - Matched Pair Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Pair)
     
    4.7

    (based on 11 reviews)

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      (3)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (10)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Compact (7)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Versatile (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (5)
      • Amateur recording (4)
      • Professional recording (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Performances (3)
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      5.0

      Very good mics

      By Andres Schmidt

      from Santiago de Chile

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rode NT5 - Matched Pair Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Pair):

          I use them to capture ambient sounds. They work very good. Are clean and pristine.

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          5.0

          Fabulous Mics Worth Every Penny!

          By Anthony

          from Southampton, Bermuda

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Audience Recording Mic
            • Events
            • Piano Mics

            Comments about Rode NT5 - Matched Pair Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Pair):

            I am very happy with these microphones. Use them with an upright piano facing the soundboard on the low and high side. Excellent pickup and clarity. Have also used the pair at wedding, positioned on mic stand (40in), to pick up the pastor, bride and groom. The guests clearly heard every word and the pastor was impressed with the pickup. Also makes great audience (ambient) mics for recording church services. Worth every penny.

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            4.0

            Fantastic bang for the buck!

            By Mitch

            from Cambridge, MA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Affordable
            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Rode NT5 - Matched Pair Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Pair):

            The NT5's are fantastic small diaphragm condensers that compete with much more expensive mics in their field. I've used these mics overheads for a drumset, miscellaneous persuasions, acoustic instruments like mandolin and guitar, and room mics. Their present high end response helps in picking up the detail and personality that you would otherwise potentially not hear without extensive EQ work. I definitely use these mics on acoustic instruments before electric instruments, as dynamic mics are better for picking up the full body of electric guitar and bass. A pair of NT5's with a handful of other mics can give you a top quality recording set up for much cheaper than you'd think! Great purchase.

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            5.0

            Excelent Pair of Mics

            By Brandon York Productions

            from NYC

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Rode NT5 - Matched Pair Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Pair):

              I just used these mics to record a classical voice recital for a client's audition reel. These mics did the trick. I plugged them directly into my Zoom h4n with standard xlr cables and they were ready to go! (note: these mics use phantom power) I placed each mic 5-6 ft. away on either side of the singer with my Zoom in the center giving me a clear 4 channel stereo recording. The singer stood next to a piano and the mics also clearly picked up the piano's sound as well without drowning out the vocals.

              I recorded in a small black box theatre and these mics did a great job of eleminating any background noise and echo.

              My only complaint is small. The carying case, although still great, is not exactly what it looks like in the picture. In the picture there are foam cut outs fit specifically for the individual pieces. What you get is a plastic lid with spots for each piece but not formed exactly around the pieces. I would have liked the foam cut out but that is a very minor problem to an excelent product!

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                5.0

                I would buy this product again and again

                By Avkidd

                from Westchester, NY

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Rode NT5 - Matched Pair Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Pair):

                  I have been doing sound for a few years now and I'm always looking for the next best thing and now i think i found it.
                  I use the NT5 for field recording indoors for independent films and for live sound recording on drums and left and right of the room its great.
                  Rode mic i love because they are so natural sounding. they give the best balance of highs mids and lows

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                  4.0

                  Using Live on Upright Piano

                  By Anthony H

                  from Southampton, Bermuda

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Live Sound

                    Comments about Rode NT5 - Matched Pair Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Pair):

                    Great pickup and clarity. Our church pianist is very pleased with the results. It's replacing a single SM57, with which we were fighting sufficient gain before feedback due to pianist's light playing style. BTW, using a Presonus StudioLive 24 board so it all sounds very nice now. Great service from B&H as usual.

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                    5.0

                    wonderfull mics for a wonderfull job

                    By celson

                    from belo horizonte Brazil

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Rode NT5 - Matched Pair Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Pair):

                      i use and recommend this mics because theirs are very versatile. I can use in my set drums,acoustic guitar in a recording session .

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Affordable Mics

                      By Mike

                      from Baltimore, MD

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact

                      Cons

                      • Carrying case not rugged

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Instrumental Music
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Rode NT5 - Matched Pair Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Pair):

                      These are not your top of the line Neumanns, but for the price you will be hard pressed to find mics that are much better. Very even frequency response, compact size, and cardiod polarity make these matched mics a perfect addition to any studio. I have been using them to mic my grand piano and have been able to achieve crisp stereo sound.

                      These are 5 stars for what you get for the price, 4 stars compared to what you could buy for more money.

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                      5.0

                      Rode NT5 - Matched Pair

                      By Danodeniel

                      from St. Lucia, West Indies

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Limited Functions

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about Rode NT5 - Matched Pair Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Pair):

                      Got these from BH Photo Video primarily for instrument stereo instrument miking; especially drums, so I use it for just that, and these mics gave me a wow the first time I used it. Excellent stereo imaging when used as drum overheads. I noticed a clean/clear, almost flat sounding response! no annoying frequency hype to my ears. They're small, light, compact and powerful. I should mention that the included mic clips are rugged, pretty much the best clips I've ever had/used. The included pop screens aren't as effective on reducing vocal 'plosives' as well as conventional pop filters that hook up to the mic stands. But this is not your extra versatile multi-polar pattern microphone as it is fixed Cardioid. There is also no built in Pad/attenuation. But generally, for what it is, and what it was made for, its an excellent choice- buy it!

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                      5.0

                      Nice Mics

                      By indianafl85

                      from Ocala, Fl

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events

                        Comments about Rode NT5 - Matched Pair Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Pair):

                        We have been very impressed with the quality of this pair. They are compact,but don't let the size fool you. They sound great & can be used in a variety of ways!

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                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great value microphones!

                        By Melbourne Musician

                        from Melbourne, Australia

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Quiet
                        • Simple Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Professional

                          Comments about Rode NT5 - Matched Pair Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Pair):

                          I use these mics for recording pipe-organ, choirs and piano and all sound great with the right positioning. The sound seems fairly uncoloured, perhaps on the brighter side. In combination with other microphones I have been getting some really well rounded results. For the price, these really seem to be a great quality product.

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