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RODE NTK Valve 1" Condenser Microphone

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RODE NTK Valve 1" Condenser Microphone
Key Features
  • Large-Diaphragm Condenser
  • Class-A Tube Circuitry
  • Mylar Dual-Diaphragm Capsule
  • Jensen Transformer
The Rode NTK Valve 1" Condenser Microphone is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone, which employs Class-A valve circuitry resulting in a warm sonic character. Sporting a cardioid polar pattern, the NTK is designed for vocal and general instrument recording, while providing the sonic character found in higher-priced tube microphones. The capsule features a mylar dual-diaphragm, sputtered in gold to provide transparent signal reproduction and wide frequency response.
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RODE NTK Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Tube Circuitry
  • 3Quality Transformer Design
  • 4Separate Power Supply

The Rode NTK Valve 1" Condenser Microphone is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone, which employs Class-A valve circuitry resulting in a warm sonic character. Sporting a cardioid polar pattern, the NTK is designed for vocal and general instrument recording, while providing the sonic character found in higher-priced tube microphones. The capsule features a mylar dual-diaphragm, sputtered in gold to provide transparent signal reproduction and wide frequency response.

The hand-selected and graded 6922 twin-triode valve comprises the core of the NTK's circuitry, providing an analog "warmth" and presence that meets the standards of the most demanding engineers. The microphone features a custom-built, Mu-metal transformer developed by Jensen Transformers. The end result is quiet, noise-free output at high-gain levels. The NTK includes a separate power supply.

Tube Circuitry
The Rode NTK features the 6922 twin-triode valve at the heart of its circuitry. The result is a warm sonic character similar to that found in higher-priced tube microphones.
Quality Transformer Design
The custom-designed, Jensen Mu-metal transformer provides a low-noise, high-gain signal path on output.
Separate Power Supply
The NTK Valve comes with a separate power supply.
UPC: 698813000050

RODE NTK Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
158 dB SPL
Microphone
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Sound Field
Mono
Operating Principle
Pressure Gradient
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
High-Pass Filter
Yes
Gain Adjustment
No
Performance
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
158 dB SPL
Sensitivity
-38 dB at 1 kHz
Physical
Color
Silver
Packaging Info
Package Weight
14.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
25.9 x 13.2 x 5.4"

RODE NTK Reviews

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question

I read in the Product highlights that the NTK comes with a dual diaphragm capsule, and 9 polar patterns? Is this correct? ( I believe that describes is the Rode K2, and not the NTK.) Nor does it use phantom power.
Asked by: Dan E.
I apologize for the confusion, the NTK is a cardioid patterned mic, not variable, and utilizes its own included power supply.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Can this be used as a stage mic as well? I would be using this to record students in my studio of voice in my living room. Is this a good option for not being in a recording studio?
Asked by: Sharon T.
Generally speaking, Large diaphragm microphones are not recommended choices for stage use. They are just too delicate for this application.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Your website says that the NTK comes with a 6072 tube. I thought it came with a 6922 tube?
Asked by: Dan E.
We stand corrected. According to RODE: Hand selected and graded 6922 twin-triode valve . Thanks for pointing this out.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Can this mic be used as a voice over mic plugged into an audio interface then into a computer?
Asked by: Matthew D.
Sure can. Remember not to supply phantom power from the interface.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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