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RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone (Silver)

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RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone (Silver)
Key Features
  • For Recording, Streaming, and Podcasting
  • Cardioid Pattern Reduces Ambient Noise
  • Analog XLR and Digital USB-C Connectors
  • 192 kHz / 32-Bit Float A to D Converter
Featuring both an analog XLR connector and a digital USB-C connector, the silver Rode NT1 5th Generation represents another major leap forward for this highly regarded large-diaphragm workhorse microphone. The dual connection options offer a new level of flexibility, allowing users without an audio interface to plug directly into the computer for recording, podcasting, and streaming duties courtesy of the onboard 32-bit floating point A to D converter. Of course, if you have an audio interface, podcasting station, or favorite microphone preamp, no problem—just connect the mic's XLR output to your analog equipment and you're good to go. Combining a true-condenser capsule, ultralow-noise circuitry, and an extremely durable housing, the Rode NT1 5th Generation large-diaphragm cardioid microphone is well suited for high-resolution digital recording of vocal and instrument sources at home, in the studio, or even onstage.
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RODE NT1 Gen 5 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2An NT1 with XLR and USB for Recording, Podcasting, and Streaming
  • 3Internally Shockmounted HF6 Cardioid Condenser Capsule
  • 4Revolution Preamp and 32-Bit Floating Point Converters
  • 5Bundled Accessories
  • 6Unlock More Creative Potential with the Rode App Suite
An NT1 with XLR and USB for Recording, Podcasting, and Streaming
Featuring both an analog XLR connector and a digital USB-C connector, the silver Rode NT1 5th Generation represents another major leap forward for this highly regarded large-diaphragm workhorse microphone. The dual connection options offer a new level of flexibility, allowing users without an audio interface to plug directly into the computer for recording, podcasting, and streaming duties courtesy of the onboard 32-bit floating point A to D converter. Of course, if you have an audio interface, podcasting station, or favorite microphone preamp, no problem—just connect the mic's XLR output to your analog equipment and you're good to go. Combining a true-condenser capsule, ultralow-noise circuitry, and an extremely durable housing, the Rode NT1 5th Generation large-diaphragm cardioid microphone is well suited for high-resolution digital recording of vocal and instrument sources at home, in the studio, or even onstage.
Internally Shockmounted HF6 Cardioid Condenser Capsule
  • Behind the protective mesh grille, the mic features Rode's 1" gold-sputtered HF6 capsule, designed to provide a detailed midrange response with smooth highs and warm bass.
  • The cardioid polar pattern focuses audio capture on the souce in front of the mic, picking up less unwanted ambient sound from the back and sides.
  • 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 5th Gen is an incredibly quiet microphone, measuring only 4 dBA of self-noise.
  • The mic is powered by phantom power through the XLR connector or by bus power through the USB-C port.
Revolution Preamp and 32-Bit Floating Point Converters
  • Rode has equipped the digital side of the NT1 5th Gen with some innovative features to ensure you get outstanding audio quality from the USB connection, beginning with the built-in Revolution preamp which provides plenty of ultralow-noise gain to feed the analog to digital converter.
  • With its 32-bit floating point A to D converter, you'll never need to worry about clipping again. The converter supplies supplies such a high headroom and wide dynamic range that its virtually impossible to overload, allowing you to worry less about maintaining perfect recording levels and focus more on your creative work.
  • Sampling rates of up to 192 kHz are supported.
Bundled Accessories
  • The NT1 5th Generation is supplied with the SM6, a studio-grade suspension shockmount that provides isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone.
  • The SM6 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 and a USB-C to USB-C cable.
  • A carrying pouch is also supplied.
Unlock More Creative Potential with the Rode App Suite
Rode Central
  • Rode Central is an easy-to-use companion app for your NT1 5th Generation, giving you access to its processing and effects, input gain control, and firmware updates. 
  • Customize the sound signature to suit your voice with advanced APHEX processing, including the legendary Aural Exciter and Big Bottom.
  • After configuring your microphone in RØDE Central, these settings persist in order to be used with your DAW or other audio software.
  • All audio processing is managed by the powerful DSP chip inside the microphone, which takes a load off your CPU.
Rode Connect
  • Rode Connect is a simple and powerful software solution for podcasting with the NT1 5th Generation.
  • Along with offering access to the microphone’s advanced DSP and firmware updates, this software lets you connect up to four Rode USB microphones to a single computer and features an intuitive interface for mixing and recording your podcast.
  • Access powerful digital signal processing; including a noise gate, compressor and the legendary APHEX Aural Exciter and Big Bottom.
  • The software provides a fully featured recording interface, complete with broadcast-style faders, level metering, mute buttons, and more.
UNIFY
  • UNIFY is the ultimate virtual mixing software for streaming with your NT1 5th Generation.
  • The software gives you supreme control over your audio, whether you're a Twitch streamer, YouTuber, or content creator.
  • Route your audio sources into one intuitive mixer, find your perfect sound with professional processing, create completely independent mixes and record it all as multichannel audio for editing in post-production or simply output direct to OBS to stream it live.
  • Say goodbye to DMCA and other copyright issues with UNIFY’s in-built multichannel recording feature. Record every track as a separate audio file, allowing you to mix the perfect, copyright-safe content for any platform, whether it be Twitch VODs, Clips, or YouTube cuts.

RODE NT1 Gen 5 Specs

Key Specs
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
On-Board Controls
No
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
142 dB SPL
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (Locking, on Mic)
USB/Digital Output
1x USB-C Female (on Mic)
Power Sources
Bus Power / Phantom Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Live Sound, Studio Recording
Form Factor
Large Diaphragm Mic
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Speech/Voice-Over, Instruments
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Condenser
Diaphragm
1" / 25.40 mm
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Orientation
Side Address
Circuitry
Solid-State (JFET)
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Tone Adjustment
No
Gain Adjustment
No
On-Board Controls
No
Performance
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
142 dB SPL
Impedance
100 Ohms
Sensitivity
-32 dBV/Pa / 25 mV/Pa at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level
4 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (Locking, on Mic)
USB/Digital Output
1x USB-C Female (on Mic)
USB Class-Compliant
Yes
Headphone Output
No
Cable Length
19.7' / 6 m
Wireless
No
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion
24 / 32-Bit Floating Point
Sample Rate
48 / 96 / 192 kHz
Digital Signal Processing
Compressor, EQ, Noise Reduction, Sound Presets (via Software)
OS Compatibility
Windows 10
macOS 10.15
Mobile App Compatible
No
Power
Power Sources
Bus Power / Phantom Power
Bus Power
USB
Operating Voltage
5 V (USB Bus Power)
48 V (Phantom Power)
Physical
Color
Silver
Mounting
Shockmount (Included)
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female
Construction Material
Aluminum
Environmental Protection
No
Dimensions
ø: 2H: 7.4" / ø: 52H: 189 mm (Microphone)
Weight
10.9 oz / 308 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.4 x 8.2 x 6.7"

RODE NT1 Gen 5 Reviews

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What is the Signal to Noise ratio?

What is the Signal to Noise ratio?
Asked by: Rajnesh
The manufacturer has not provided a specification for signal to noise ratio for the RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone, but they have provided a specification for the equivalent noise level (self-noise) which is listed as 4 dB. This would indicate that the mic has a very low level of internal noise which typically produces a high rating for the signal to noise ratio.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-06-26

Are the Rode Apps can work in Android system?

Are the Rode Apps can work in Android system?
Asked by: Li Jia
No, the RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone is not compatible for use with Android devices. This microphone is intended for use with Mac and Windows computers.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-05-23

Can the NT1 Gen 5 be connected to a MacBook Air ...

Can the NT1 Gen 5 be connected to a MacBook Air M2 through a USB hub, because my 2 USB-C ports are taken?
Asked by: Abrasha
Yes, the RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone can be connected to an Apple MacBook AIR equipped with the M2 chip using a USB hub.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2024-04-07

Can the NT1 Gen 5 be directly connected the a ...

Can the NT1 Gen 5 be directly connected the a MacBook Air M2 either directly through a USB-C port or a USB-C port on a USB hub?
Asked by: Abrasha
Yes, the RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone (Black) can be directly connected to a MacBook Air via USB-C.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2024-04-05

Can this microphone be connect as an iphone audio ...

Can this microphone be connect as an iphone audio input through USB-C?
Asked by: Yiwen
The RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone is not officially compatible with iOS, so although it may work it cannot be guaranteed.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2023-11-12

can directly plug to mackie mixer?

can directly plug to mackie mixer?
Asked by: Tomas
Yes, the Rode NT1 can be connected directly to any mixer that can provide 48v phantom power to its microphone inputs.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2023-07-14

Can the USB-c connect/adapt to a portable ...

Can the USB-c connect/adapt to a portable recorder, such as a plug in power, or is it for laptops only?
Asked by: Kreig
You would use the XLR connector on the NT1 to connect to a portable recorder. The USB port is not compatible with a portable recorder. It is only compatible with a computer.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2023-10-26

Can you recommend a deadcat that would fit this ...

Can you recommend a deadcat that would fit this mic?
Asked by: Kreig
For outdoor wind protection for the RODE NT1 5th Generation Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser XLR/USB Microphone, BH #RY055428 could be used in conjunction with BH #RYLDM4510001.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2023-11-19
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