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RODE NT4 X/Y Stereo Condenser Microphone

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RODE NT4 X/Y Stereo Condenser Microphone
Key Features
  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • Dual 1/2" Gold-Sputtered Capsules
  • Phantom or Battery Powered
  • 5-Pin Stereo to 2 x 3-Pin XLR Cable
The NT4 X/Y Stereo Condenser Microphone from Rode combines an acoustically matched pair of 1/2" cardioid condenser capsules fixed in a perfect 90° near-coincident alignment. It can be used for drum overheads, percussion, choir vocals, environmental recording, and sound design in a studio or in the field.
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RODE NT4 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2X/Y Stereo Elements
  • 3Matched Capsules
  • 4Phantom or Battery Powered
  • 5Flexible Connectivity

The NT4 X/Y Stereo Condenser Microphone from Rode combines an acoustically matched pair of 1/2" cardioid condenser capsules fixed in a perfect 90° near-coincident alignment. It can be used for drum overheads, percussion, choir vocals, environmental recording, and sound design in a studio or in the field.

The NT4's versatility is extended by its ability to be powered by a 9V battery, in addition to 48V phantom power. Both stereo XLR and 3.5mm mini-jack cables are supplied to ensure the NT4 is ready to record to a mixing console, portable recorder, or camera. Also included is a WS4 pop filter/wind shield and a durable RM3 microphone clip.

X/Y Stereo Elements
The NT4 features dual cardioid elements mounted in an X/Y stereo configuration. The X/Y configuration results in accurate representation of signal within the "Left/Right" stereo field.
Matched Capsules
Both cardioid capsules are matched in sensitivity and frequency response for optimum results.
Phantom or Battery Powered
The NT4 can be powered via Phantom Power or a standard alkaline 9V battery.
Flexible Connectivity
The NT4 includes a dual XLR cable and a stereo 3.5mm mini-jack output cable making the it ready for use in any recording environment.
UPC: 698813000043

RODE NT4 Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
2x Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
On-Board Controls
On/Off
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
143 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD)
Analog Output
1x XLR 5-Pin (on Mic)
2x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Included Cable)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male (on Included Cable)
Power Sources
Battery / Phantom Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Live Sound, Studio Recording, Recording to Mobile Device, Audio for Video, Location Sound, Field Recording
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Instruments, Orchestra, Room Ambiance
Sound Field
Stereo
Element Type
2x Condenser
Diaphragm
0.5" / 12.7 mm
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Orientation
End Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
High-Pass Filter
No
Tone Adjustment
No
Gain Adjustment
No
On-Board Controls
On/Off
Performance
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
143 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD)
Impedance
200 Ohms
Sensitivity
-38 dB at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range
> 128 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
78 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level
16 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 5-Pin (on Mic)
2x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Included Cable)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male (on Included Cable)
Power
Power Sources
Battery / Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
48 V (Phantom Power)
9 V (Battery Power)
Battery Type
1x 9 V (Not Included)
Physical
Color
Nickel
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Environmental Protection
No
Dimensions
ø: 1.3 x W: 2.4 x L: 9.1" / ø: 33 x W: 61 x L: 231 mm
Weight
1.06 lb / 480 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.65 x 12.15 x 4.7"

RODE NT4 Reviews

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question

Is there a mount for this microphone on a HVX-255?
Asked by: Rich
Due to the weight and diameter of the Rode NT4 it is difficult to shock mount this mic on a camera. You are able however to adapt the incuded stand mount the RM3 to your cameras shoe with a simple adapter. The Tether Tools hot shoe adapter features a 3/8 male thread that will support the stand mount using the 3/8 thread adapter that was included with the stand mount.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Does Rode make any mics that have a built in ...

Does Rode make any mics that have a built in interface?
Asked by: Sayuri
Rode does offer several USB mics but they do not have a stereo X/Y style USB mic. You can use the NT4 with a dual-input USB interface such as the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (B&H # FOSCARL2I23G) to connect it to a computer. The included Y-cable for the mic has two 3-pin XLR connectors that will connect to each channel on the interface. Please contact us by phone or through live chat if you have additional questions or would like further assistance.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2020-11-30

question

What's the best blimp/dead for this microphone?
Asked by: Colin G.
The The Rycote Mini Windjammer that Mark suggested only has minimal extra wind protection in my opinion, only good for moderate breezes. For higher wind conditions you should check out the Rycote BBG Windshield instead
Answered by: David
Date published: 2023-11-12

Is the included female to 2x male XLR cable meant ...

Is the included female to 2x male XLR cable meant to be just an adapter as it seems short? I would be connecting to MixPre-3
Asked by: jason
The Y-cable that is included with the NT4 stereo microphone is 10.3 feet long and can be used to connect directly to the inputs on a MixPre-3. If a longer length is needed, you can attach standard 3-pin XLR cables onto each side as extensions. The included Y-cable is the Rode NT4-DXLR Stereo 5-Pin XLR to Dual 3-Pin XLR Cable for NT-4 Fixed X/Y Condenser Microphone (B&H # RONT4DXLRCBL).
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-05-19

question

Can this mic be plugged into a Panasonic GH-4 camera which I believe supplies minimal power to some mics?
Asked by: Mark
The GH4 will provide plug in power to some mics. The NT4 will require phantom power which is more than the 1-5 volts your camera can provide. You can however use the mic using a 9 volt battery which will power the mic, and a Stereo XLR to Mini 1/8 inch Cable is included in the package which allows for connection to your camera.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

The female to 2x male XLR cable seems short. Is ...

The female to 2x male XLR cable seems short. Is it meant to be just an adapter? I would be connecting the mic to a MIxPre-3 II.
Asked by: jason
Just buy yourself 2 XLR cables 10 to 15 ft and just use this as an extender with the cables the Rode NT4 comes with.
Answered by: Raul M
Date published: 2021-05-19

question

I noted that this microphone has 5 pins but my audio recorders are both 3-pin (Marantz PMD661 and Zoom H6). Can I purchase an adapter cable? This may be dumb question. I'm new to this aspect of recording, and I can't seem to find a definitive answer on any website.
Asked by: Samuel R.
Three reasons I bought the NT4 is that it comes with a five pin adapter to two three pin plugs, also a five pin adapter to 3.5mm audio adapter and it can be run off an internal 9 volt battery. None of my digital recorders supply Phantom Power . The audio level at analog output is more than sufficient to connect to my Sony PCM-D50.
Answered by: Ian S.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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