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Rode NT5 - Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Single)

B&H # RONT5S Mfr # NT5
You Pay: $219.00
Product Highlights
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Low-Noise Output

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 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.

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.
Transducer 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 - Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Single)
  • 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 - Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Single)
     
    4.3

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    • Good audio (3)

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      • Professional recording (3)
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      5.0

      Great Mic

      By Hawk21

      from Little Rock,Arkansas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

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

        I used this mic to record dialogue inside a small room. Got good sound from it.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Sound at an Affordable Price

        By Michaelnotmike

        from Salisbury, MD

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

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

          I primarily use this mic on acoustic guitars, but it also works great on the bottom snare or as an overhead for drums. This microphone has such a vibrant, yet clean sound that has had a huge impact on my recording quality. I have also used the Rode NT1-A and have had great success with both. I highly recommend Rode microphones for recording artists who want a big sound, but are on a budget.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good mic value

          By Peter

          from New Zealand

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

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

            I already had one, this is the second one, great for recording acoustic guitar, or other acoustic instruments. This is not an issue to be concerned about but the microphone holder is very tight (same as my last one), you have to push quite hard to clip it in, However it doesn't seem to hurt it any.

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            (1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Decent Mic for the money - No complaints

            By Raven

            from Orlando, FL

            Verified Buyer

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

            While spending a lot more money will likely yield a much better quality mic, for the money, I think this mic is a good value.

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