Rode NT1-KIT Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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Rode NT1-KIT Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Key Features
  • For Vocals, Instruments & Live Stage
  • Cardioid Pattern Reduces Ambient Noise
  • Ultralow Self-Noise of 4.5 dBA
  • Internally Shock-Mounted Capsule
Combining a redesigned true condenser capsule, ultralow-noise transformerless circuitry, and an extremely durable housing, the Rode NT1-KIT large-diaphragm cardioid microphone is well suited for high-resolution digital recording of vocal and instrument sources at home, in the studio, or even on stage. Plus, its bundle of accessories—shockmount, pop filter, XLR cable, and dust cover—help the NT1-KIT serve singers, rappers, and podcasters especially well.
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Rode NT1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2NT1 vs NT1-A
  • 3Tone Signature
  • 4Internally Shock-Mounted Capsule
  • 5Durable Housing
  • 6Bundled Accessories
  • 7Features at a Glance

Combining a redesigned true condenser capsule, ultralow-noise transformerless circuitry, and an extremely durable housing, the Rode NT1-KIT large-diaphragm cardioid microphone is well suited for high-resolution digital recording of vocal and instrument sources at home, in the studio, or even on stage. Plus, its bundle of accessories—shockmount, pop filter, XLR cable, and dust cover—help the NT1-KIT serve singers, rappers, and podcasters especially well.

While the body of the NT1 still resembles the NT1-A, the mic has been completely revamped except for the mesh grille. It features Rode's updated HF6 capsule, which is designed to provide a detailed midrange response with smooth highs and warm bass. The HF6 capsule is suspended inside the microphone using Rycote's industry-leading Lyre system to help reduce vibration and handling noises. Also, with self-noise measured at only 4.5 dBA, the NT1 is an exceedingly quiet microphone. Since it can run on 24 or 48 VDC phantom power, the NT1 can be used with a variety of professional and entry-level XLR mic preamps

NT1 vs NT1-A

Although the body of the NT1 closely resembles the NT1-A, the microphone has been completely redesigned from the ground up, with the only shared component being the mesh grille. Rode's design engineers approached the NT1 as a marriage of innovation and tradition, starting with the capsule, which is a completely new design. Codenamed the HF6, it is the perfect example of Rode's fusion of artistic design approaches and cutting-edge manufacturing techniques, and features a sound signature reminiscent of the famous microphones of old while at the same time exhibiting extremely low noise.

Tone Signature

It has been developed with a focus on detailed midrange response, coupled with silky smooth high frequencies, and warm, round bass reproduction to make the NT1 an absolute standout in its class.

Internally Shock-Mounted Capsule

The transducer itself is suspended inside the microphone using Rycote's industry-leading Lyre system, minimizing external vibrations at the capsule level. The capsule is then married to high-grade electronics that have been designed to provide an extremely low noise level. The NT1 is an incredibly quiet microphone, measuring only 4.5 dBA of self-noise.

Durable Housing

The NT1's body is machined from 6061 aluminum and then nickel plated for resistance against corrosion. Finally it is coated in a durable, military-grade ceramic layer, using advanced electrostatic application techniques developed by Rode to ensure an extremely hard wearing finish that is resistant to scratches or marks.

Bundled Accessories

The NT1 is supplied with the SM6, a high-quality suspension shockmount that provides isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone. It includes a removable pop shield with two axes of adjustment and a telescopic arm for ultimate application versatility. The mic also comes with a balanced XLR microphone cable.

Features at a Glance

  • Large 1" capsule with gold-plated membrane
  • Cardioid polar pattern rejects off-axis sound behind the mic
  • Internal Rycote Lyre-based capsule shock-mounting system
  • Ultralow-noise transformerless circuitry
  • State-of-the-art, surface-mount electronics
  • Heavy-duty matte black finish
  • Gold-plated XLR output connector
  • Operates on 24 or 48 VDC phantom power
  • Includes shockmount, pop filter, dust cover, and XLR mic cable
UPC: 698813003044

Rode NT1 Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsLive Sound, Studio Recording
Form FactorLarge Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Speech/Voice Over, Instrument
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Capsule1 x Condenser
Diaphragm1" / 25.40 mm
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationSide Address
CircuitrySolid-State (JFET)
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenNone
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL132 dB SPL
Impedance100 Ohms
Sensitivity-29 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Level8 mV (Max, 1 kHz)
Dynamic Range128 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio90 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level4.5 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Power
Bus PowerNone
Operating Voltage24 V (Phantom Power)
48 V (Phantom Power)
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingShockmount (Included)
Included CaseNone
Included FiltersPop Filter
Construction MaterialAluminum
Dimensionsø: 2 x L: 7.4" / ø: 5 x L: 18.7 cm
Weight15.5 oz / 440 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.5 x 8.25 x 6.75"
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