Rode M5 Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)

Rode M5 Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)

Rode M5 Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)

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  • 1/2" Capsule with Gold-Plated Membrane
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • All-Metal Body
  • Ultra-Low Noise
  • Includes Microphone Clips
  • Includes Windshields
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Each of this matched pair of M5 Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphones from Rode features a cardioid polar pattern, an all-metal body, active electronics, and a 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response. This permanently polarized condenser mic can be used in several environments including stage, theater, studio, and home applications. It is well-suited for instruments, choirs, or anywhere you would employ a small-diaphragm condenser microphone.

The matched pair has been carefully selected to ensure a variation of no more than 1 dB sensitivity between the microphones. The M5 is finished with Rode's ceramic coating, which offers a sleek matte-black finish. WS5 windshields and RM5 stand mounts are included.

This matched pair has been carefully selected to ensure a variation of no more than 1 dB sensitivity between the microphones
Ceramic coating with matte-black finish
1/2" capsule with gold-plated membrane
Cardioid polar pattern
All-metal body
Ultra-low noise
UPC: 698813003143
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Rode M5 Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair)
  • 2 x WS5 Windscreen for NT5 and NT6 (Gray) bsueerteycyeszrxru
  • 2 x RM5 Stand Mount for the NT5 Microphone
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    Rode M5 specs

    Analog Performance
    Sound Field Mono
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 0.5" / 12.70 mm
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Equivalent Noise Level 19 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 140 dB SPL Peak
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Sensitivity -34 dB at 1 kHz
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Voltage 24 V
    48 V
    Length 3.94" / 100 mm
    Diameter 0.79" / 20 mm
    Weight 2.82 oz / 80 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 6.2 x 2.4"

    Rode M5 reviews

    M5 Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prefect for Group Audio on a Budget! I purchased these mics to take place of purchasing 10 lavalieres for a large group interview setup on a closed set. The M5s did a great job handling voice for the situation I was encountering. But of course, as any good audio pro knows, you will not get the same sound as individual lavalieres. I took the room tone and the roominess of the mics pickup pattern and just owned it. I would not recommend these in a live or open set environment, but closed set was perfect. I have also place these mics out in the audience at live shows to pick up crowd and show audio and the blew me away! So long story short, just because these mics have certain things they were made for, you can fit them into many different situations to satisfy your audio needs.
    Date published: 2016-09-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, inexpensive Mic pair! These mics sound great with any vocal, choir, or instruments. They have a very warm sound to them and the frequency response is great. They both sound exactly alike to one another. One downside of them is the stand mounts that come with them. It is difficult to put the mic into the mount, you have to force the microphones on and twist them which I don't like to do since they are very delicate.
    Date published: 2014-09-14
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from So, so... For the price they're ok. But the 2 mics don't sound alike. One is more sensitive to high frequencies than the other.
    Date published: 2014-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressed I'm a magician/videographer, and I often combine both of those skillsets. So whether I am filming tutorials, performances, or anything, these microphones are gems. Great sound quality, especially for their price. They require 48V Phantom Power, which isn't even an issue. It's nothing a simple Phantom Power Supply can't fix. So glad I purchased these. Fantastic product!
    Date published: 2017-01-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it I love these mic's. Not much hype on the high end and a nice smooth low end. They sound much better than the price would suggest. I've used them on drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, violin and sax. I got them to use for location recording but they found a home in the studio as well.
    Date published: 2014-02-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product I'm very happy with my purchase. Excellent quality both in build and sound.
    Date published: 2016-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Sensitive Recording Appalachian dulcimer & Irish Whistle. Great results.
    Date published: 2015-12-28
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