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Rode NTR Active Ribbon Microphone and Grace Design M101 Preamp Kit

BH #RONTRM101K (B&H Kit)
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Rode NTR Active Ribbon Microphone and Grace Design M101 Preamp Kit
Key Features
  • Rode NTR Active Ribbon Microphone
  • Grace Design M101 Preamp
  • Mogami XLR Cable
If you want to add a versatile ribbon microphone to your locker with a clean preamp with ample gain, check out the Rode NTR Active Ribbon Microphone and Grace Design M101 Preamp Kit from B&H. Consisting of Rode NTR active ribbon microphone, a Grace Design M101 preamp, and a Mogami XLR cable, the kit allows you to mic up a wide variety of sources, ranging from strings to vocals to guitar amplifiers.
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Rode NTR Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Rode NTR Active Ribbon Microphone
  • 3Grace Design m101 - Microphone Preamp
  • 4Warm Audio Premier Series Balanced XLR Cable (15')

If you want to add a versatile ribbon microphone to your locker with a clean preamp with ample gain, check out the Rode NTR Active Ribbon Microphone and Grace Design M101 Preamp Kit from B&H. Consisting of Rode NTR active ribbon microphone, a Grace Design M101 preamp, and a Mogami XLR cable, the kit allows you to mic up a wide variety of sources, ranging from strings to vocals to guitar amplifiers.

Rode NTR Active Ribbon Microphone

Designed by Rode to be at home in world-class recording facilities as well as project and home studios, the NTR Active Ribbon Microphone is based around its sensitive 1.8-micron-thick ribbon element, which is capable of providing a wide 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, uncommon for a typical ribbon mic. Thanks to its broad response, its applications go beyond that of a typical ribbon mic, allowing it to be more accommodating for a broader range of vocal types, as well as strings, brass, electric and acoustic guitars, drum overheads or room mics, and more.

Internally, the mic features a custom-designed and manufactured transformer, in addition to an internal shock mounting system. A ribbon-securing travel screw is included, allowing you to secure the sensitive ribbon while transporting the mic, assuring it is not accidentally damaged. Like many Rode microphones, the NTR has an extended 10-year warranty with registration, which includes one free ribbon replacement during the period.

UPC: 698813004300

Grace Design m101 - Microphone Preamp

The m101 from Grace Design is a single-channel microphone preamplifier that uses the same fast, musical transimpedance amplifier architecture as the model 801 and model 201, but packaged and priced to be within the reach of any recording engineer, musician or studio. The preamp now employs 0.5% precision metal film resistors.

An upgrade from the model 101, the unit still employs fully balanced, transformerless circuit topology and has no electrolytic capacitors in the signal path. With incredible bandwidth, headroom and resolution, the unit is remarkably natural, musical and detailed. A universal power supply is internally mounted.

The m101 features a ribbon microphone mode which provides additional gain that is usually required by that type of microphone. Pushing the dedicated ribbon switch does three things. Phantom power is locked-out to prevent potential damage to ribbon microphones, the impedance of the microphone input is raised from 8.1kΩ to 20kΩ, and the 48V DC blocking input capacitors are bypassed with sealed gold contact relays.

The included instrument DI input is designed to accommodate a wide variety of high impedance input sources, making the unit an excellent choice as a DI box which will flawlessly preserve the sound of any plugged-in instrument while imparting lackluster sounding instrument pickups with clarity and detail.

Fully balanced, transformerless, single-channel microphone preamp with optimized DI instrument input
Fast, musical transimpedance amplifier architecture
Updated audio path with 0.5% precision metal film resistors
Built-in switchable 75Hz, 12dB/8ve high pass filter
Precision 12-position, gold contact, rotary switch gain control
10 to 75dB gain range
10dB output trim controls for fine level adjustment
Switchable 48V phantom power
Ribbon microphone mode with an optimized signal path
Input impedance, and 48V lockout
No electrolytic capacitors in the signal path
Enhanced RFI interference suppression
Sealed gold contact relays for all signal switching
Minimal internal signal wiring
Three output connectors: XLR balanced, TRS balanced and 1/4" unbalanced
Two color, bi-phase LED peak indicator
Internal, universal power supply
Made in the USA
UPC: 823821110105

Warm Audio Premier Series Balanced XLR Cable (15')

Presented here with a cable length of 15'', this Warm Audio Premier Series XLR Cable is designed to provide a high-end connection between balanced gear with XLR jacks, such as microphones, outboard equipment, and interface-to-monitoring connections. If you care about the details of your sound onstage and in the studio, use this cable to preserve your signal.

This XLR cable is chock-full of features that enable a top-of-the-line performance, such as gold-plated connectors and a star-quad wiring scheme for superior RFI rejection in the balancing process. Double-Ruessen shielding helps protect against EMI, and a braided outer wrap fights against tangling. To guarantee an optimal performance, Warm Audio partnered with Gotham AG, one of Switzerland's best producers of premium cable.

The Premier Touch

Warm's Premier cables go above and beyond, adding features like gold-plated connectors, a braided outer wrap, four-conductor star-quad construction (helping aid in giving you powerful rejection of RFI), and double-Ruessen shielding (also for increased rejection of EMI).

Braided Premier Wrap

This braided wrap removes the friction that occurs when rubber or PVC rub together, so it's much easier to handle and wrap the cable. No more fighting with a rat's nest of cable spaghetti. The braided wrap also adds an element of strength and reliability, as it helps to protect the cable's PVC jacket from damage due to pinching or binding.

Star Quad Explained

A traditional balanced cable uses three cores of wire to carry audio signals—one shielded core for the positive leg, one shielded core for the negative leg, and a plain outer wrap that functions as the ground. The idea is this: a fully balanced system flips the phase of the signal, merges the positive and negative signals together, and effectively cancels out interference encountered along the cable's length by throwing it out of phase with the audio.

Star-quad construction takes that concept even further by using five cores instead of three. Two cores are provided each for the positive and negative legs, as well as a single ground. This helps to further shield the audio from RFI (radio frequency interference), ensuring an even better performance.

Double-Ruessen Shielding Explained

Most cable construction techniques use an outer wrap of wire to act as the ground. Some manufacturers braid this wire, while others simply wrap the wires in a highly uniform way to shield the interior wires from electromagnetic interference.

Double-Ruessen shielding goes further than more traditional techniques in two ways: First, the cable is wrapped with two separate shields. Secondly, the outer shield is wrapped in a contrary direction to the inner shield, creating a stronger and more complete barrier from EMI for the internal cores.

Gold-Plated Connectors

Precious metals aren't famous for their looks alone, some also have characteristics that are advantageous for signal transfer. These gold connectors provide such characteristics, as well as one other one: gold offers more resistance to corrosion than other precious metals do, making it well-suited for cable connectors.
UPC: 850016400055

Rode NTR Active Ribbon Microphone Specs

Microphone
CapsuleRibbon
Polar PatternFigure-8
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL130 dB SPL
Impedance200 Ohms
Sensitivity-30.5 dB
Equivalent Noise Level15 dB A-Weighted
THD1%
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Operating Voltage48 V
Physical
Dimensionsø: 2.56 x L: 8.5" / ø: 65 x L: 215.9 mm
Weight2.31 lb / 1.05 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13 x 6 x 4"

Grace Design m101 - Microphone Preamp Specs

Number of ChannelsSingle
Inputs1 x XLR Microphone (rear panel)
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Instrument (front panel)
Output1 x XLR
1 x 1/4" TRS phone
1 x 1/4" TS phone
Phantom PowerYes
Multi FunctionNo
Gain Range10dB to 65dB, in 5dB steps
Output trim control adds 0dB to +10dB
Maximum Output Level+25dBu, 100kΩ load, 0.1% THD
Frequency ResponseMic Input: 4.5Hz to 390kHz, -3dB @ 40dB gain
Hi-Z Input: 2.5Hz to 195kHz, -3dB @ 20dB gain
Noise<-124dB, 600Ω source
Power Requirements100~240VAC
Dimensions8.5 x 9.0 x 1.7" (216 x 228 x 43mm)
Weight2.4 lbs (1.09 kg)
SpecialtiesPeak LED meter
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.7 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.4 x 14.2 x 4.7"

Warm Audio Premier Series Balanced XLR Cable (15') Specs

Connector 11 x XLR 3-Pin Male Straight
Connector 21 x XLR 3-Pin Female
Contact PlatingGold
Cable Length15' / 4.6 m
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.65 x 8.55 x 2.5"

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