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Rode M3 Multi-Powered Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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Product Highlights
  • 24 - 48V Phantom Powered
  • 9V Internal Battery Powered
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern

The Rode M3 Condenser Microphone is a reliable, cost-effective end address microphone that is ideal for recording applications, sound reinforcement and more. This low-noise, wide-response condenser microphone features a heavy-duty metal body, low self-noise, battery status LED and a High Pass Filter. A three position Pad switch maximizes headroom up to -10dB and -20dB. The M3 is capable of either 24-48V phantom power or internal 9V alkaline battery. The compact, versatile M3 is designed for maximum flexibility and is ideal for general instrument or vocal capturing.

Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser
The M3 is capable of either 24-48V phantom power or internal 9V alkaline battery.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern reduces off-axis noise and maximizes gain.
-10dB and -20dB Pad Switch
A three position Pad switch maximizes headroom up to -10dB and -20dB.
High Pass Filter
A high pass filter switch eliminates noise and hum at the lower frequency range.
Transducer Permanently polarized condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 40Hz - 20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 121dB (per IEC651)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 73dB SPL (per IEC651)
Maximum Input Sound Level 142dB (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1k ohm load)
Power Requirements 1.6mA (battery)/6.5mA (48V Phantom Power)
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Output Connectors 3-pin XLR
Pad -10dB and -20dB
Low Frequency Roll-Off High Pass Filter
Dimensions (LxDiameter) 1.29 x 8.85" (33 x 225mm)
Weight 13.40 oz (380g)
Rode M3 Multi-Powered Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • RM3 Microphone Clip
  • Windscreen
  • Carrying Case
  • 10 Year Warranty
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    RodeM3 Multi-Powered Cardioid Condenser Microphone
     
    5.0

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (6)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Versatile (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Professional recording (3)
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        • Experienced (3)

      Reviewed by 6 customers

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      5.0

      Great mic!

      By Chris

      from Geatineau, Canada

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Events

      Comments about Rode M3 Multi-Powered Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

      This is my second M3. I use it to mike loud speakers at wedding receptions. And it's been great!

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        5.0

        Great Mic

        By Etienne

        from Maryland

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Audio for Video
          • General Purpose Audio

          Comments about Rode M3 Multi-Powered Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

          Sturdy, high quality sound at good price!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Rhode M3 mic

          By Pete

          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events

            Comments about Rode M3 Multi-Powered Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

            I bought two of these and, so far, they meet my expectations. Sensitive, apparently fairly robust and free from phantom power challenges.

            Pete

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            5.0

            Great Mic

            By Rusty

            from Dallas Fort Worth

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Rode M3 Multi-Powered Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

              A great microphone. The forward only sound field had made this my mic of choice when I do not want ambient sound on interviews. At this price point this IS the mic of choice.

              It is self powered so it does not put a load on the video camera battery.

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              5.0

              M3 is an amazing mic

              By James

              from Chicago, Il

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Rode M3 Multi-Powered Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

                I have owned many mics over the years including the AKG C1000 which is the only other contendor in this category. I can honestly say the M3 now sets the standard for mics such as this. Low noise, great sound and cool features such as a high pass filter and battery status LED. The fact that you can use it on phantom power or battery for location work makes this an unbeatable deal. If you need a multi purposes mic for recording or live use, you cant go past the M3 in my opinion. Amazing value.

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                5.0

                Excellent quality at a very good price

                By AFUMCBill

                from Alpharetta, GA, USA

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Rode M3 Multi-Powered Cardioid Condenser Microphone:

                  I used a pair of these mics for recording a Beach Wedding. With the mics lowcut filter enabled, they worked extremely well to minimize the background high wind and surf noise while still picking up the minister, groom, and brides voices. I am extremely happy with the results I got.

                  The only caveat I might mention was the need to remove the small washer inside the M3 mic so the XLR cable mic connector could insert into the mic fully and lock on.

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