Rode NT5 Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Matched Pair)

Rode NT5 Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Matched Pair)

Rode NT5 Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Matched Pair)

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Product Highlights

  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Low-Noise Output
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Rode NT5 overview

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The NT5 from Rode is a matched pair of small diaphragm microphones featuring full frequency response and low-noise output circuitry. Designed for general instrument recording and sound reinforcement.

The cardioid polar pattern effectively minimizes audio at the off-axis sections, reducing noise caused by, leakage, monitors, additional instruments etc. The NT5 offers a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz allowing the microphones to be used in a wide variety of applications such as drum over-head miking, stereo capturing of instruments, vocal capturing etc. The NT5 is powered via +24V or +48V phantom power. The package includes dual windscreens and stand mounts in a durable road case.

Cardioid Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern is effective in minimizing of-axis noise due to leakage, additional instruments, room ambiance etc.
Wide Frequency Response
The NT5 features a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz allowing the flexibility to capture accurately in any recording or sound reinforcement scenario.
UPC: 698813000081
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Rode NT5 Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Matched Pair)
  • 2 x WS5 Windscreen for NT5 and NT6 (Gray) bbsfebtubxvyafyyxwvyyabwdctbyrdyyxx
  • 2 x RM5 Stand Mount for the NT5 Microphone
  • RC5 Road Case
  • 3/8" and 5/8" Thread Adapter
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    Rode NT5 specs

    Analog Performance
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 0.5" / 12.70 mm
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 78 dB 
    Equivalent Noise Level 16 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 143 dB SPL
    THD 1%
    Impedance 100 Ohms
    Sensitivity -38 dB
    Dynamic Range 128 dB
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Voltage 24 V
    48 V
    Length 4.65" / 118 mm
    Diameter 0.79" / 20 mm
    Weight 0.22 lbs / 100 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.6 x 12.3 x 4.4"

    Rode NT5 reviews

    NT5 Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Matched Pair) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 18.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic bang for the buck! The NT5's are fantastic small diaphragm condensers that compete with much more expensive mics in their field. I've used these mics overheads for a drumset, miscellaneous persuasions, acoustic instruments like mandolin and guitar, and room mics. Their present high end response helps in picking up the detail and personality that you would otherwise potentially not hear without extensive EQ work. I definitely use these mics on acoustic instruments before electric instruments, as dynamic mics are better for picking up the full body of electric guitar and bass. A pair of NT5's with a handful of other mics can give you a top quality recording set up for much cheaper than you'd think! Great purchase.
    Date published: 2012-10-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rode NT5 - Matched Pair Got these from BH Photo Video primarily for instrument stereo instrument miking; especially drums, so I use it for just that, and these mics gave me a wow the first time I used it. Excellent stereo imaging when used as drum overheads. I noticed a clean/clear, almost flat sounding response! no annoying frequency hype to my ears. They're small, light, compact and powerful. I should mention that the included mic clips are rugged, pretty much the best clips I've ever had/used. The included pop screens aren't as effective on reducing vocal 'plosives' as well as conventional pop filters that hook up to the mic stands. But this is not your extra versatile multi-polar pattern microphone as it is fixed Cardioid. There is also no built in Pad/attenuation. But generally, for what it is, and what it was made for, its an excellent choice- buy it!
    Date published: 2010-03-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelent Pair of Mics I just used these mics to record a classical voice recital for a client's audition reel. These mics did the trick. I plugged them directly into my Zoom h4n with standard xlr cables and they were ready to go! (note: these mics use phantom power) I placed each mic 5-6 ft. away on either side of the singer with my Zoom in the center giving me a clear 4 channel stereo recording. The singer stood next to a piano and the mics also clearly picked up the piano's sound as well without drowning out the vocals. I recorded in a small black box theatre and these mics did a great job of eleminating any background noise and echo. My only complaint is small. The carying case, although still great, is not exactly what it looks like in the picture. In the picture there are foam cut outs fit specifically for the individual pieces. What you get is a plastic lid with spots for each piece but not formed exactly around the pieces. I would have liked the foam cut out but that is a very minor problem to an excelent product!
    Date published: 2012-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Affordable Mics These are not your top of the line Neumanns, but for the price you will be hard pressed to find mics that are much better. Very even frequency response, compact size, and cardiod polarity make these matched mics a perfect addition to any studio. I have been using them to mic my grand piano and have been able to achieve crisp stereo sound. These are 5 stars for what you get for the price, 4 stars compared to what you could buy for more money.
    Date published: 2010-08-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value microphones! I use these mics for recording pipe-organ, choirs and piano and all sound great with the right positioning. The sound seems fairly uncoloured, perhaps on the brighter side. In combination with other microphones I have been getting some really well rounded results. For the price, these really seem to be a great quality product.
    Date published: 2008-06-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good mics I use them to capture ambient sounds. They work very good. Are clean and pristine.
    Date published: 2013-08-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Mics Worth Every Penny! I am very happy with these microphones. Use them with an upright piano facing the soundboard on the low and high side. Excellent pickup and clarity. Have also used the pair at wedding, positioned on mic stand (40in), to pick up the pastor, bride and groom. The guests clearly heard every word and the pastor was impressed with the pickup. Also makes great audience (ambient) mics for recording church services. Worth every penny.
    Date published: 2013-03-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again and again I have been doing sound for a few years now and I'm always looking for the next best thing and now i think i found it. I use the NT5 for field recording indoors for independent films and for live sound recording on drums and left and right of the room its great. Rode mic i love because they are so natural sounding. they give the best balance of highs mids and lows
    Date published: 2012-05-01
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