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RODE NT5 Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Single Microphone)

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RODE NT5 Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Single Microphone)
Key Features
  • For Recording and Live Performances
  • For Instrument and Vocal Pickup
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Low-Noise Output
The Rode NT5 is a small diaphragm microphone featuring full frequency response and low-noise output circuitry. Designed for general instrument recording and sound reinforcement.
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RODE NT5 Overview

The Rode NT5 is a small diaphragm microphone 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 overhead miking, stereo capturing of instruments, vocal capturing, etc. The NT5 is powered via +24V or +48V phantom power. The package includes a windscreen, mic clip, and padded zip pouch.

Cardioid Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern is effective in minimizing off-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: 698813000661

RODE NT5 Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
143 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Live Sound, Studio Recording, Audio for Video
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Speech/Voice-Over, Overhead, Instruments
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Condenser
Diaphragm
0.5" / 12.7 mm
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Orientation
End Address
Circuitry
Solid-State (JFET)
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Gain Adjustment
No
Performance
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
143 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Impedance
100 Ohms
Sensitivity
-38 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range
> 128 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
78 dB A-Weighted (1 kHz)
Equivalent Noise Level
16 dB SPL A-Weighted
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Power
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
24 to 48 V (Phantom Power)
Physical
Color
Nickel
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Dimensions
ø: 0.79 x L: 4.65" / ø: 20 x L: 118 mm
Weight
0.2 lb / 101 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.865 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.6 x 5.35 x 2.1"

RODE NT5 Reviews

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Will the matched pair still be a matched pair if ...

Will the matched pair still be a matched pair if I replace it with two NT45-O omnidirectional capsules?
Asked by: Simon
If you replace one of the RODE NT5 Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones in a matched pair, it should be very close, but may not be identical to the other mic.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-12-01

Can I plug this into a 3.5mm mini input on my ...

Can I plug this into a 3.5mm mini input on my DSLR and camcorder with a Kopul LMT-100 adapter on the end?. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/885062-REG/kopul_lmt_100_lo_to_hi_impedance.html
Asked by: Aaron
This mic can not be directly plugged into the 3.5mm input of a camera since they require 48v to operate. If you did want to connect this to a camera, you would a mixer with an xlr input and phantom power such as this BH #SASRPAX1.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2023-07-14

Why do you need a match pair?

Why do you need a match pair?
Asked by: Thomas
Hello Tom, A matched pair of microphones keeps them as accurate as possible for stereo recording techniques. If they are different, then the stereo image could potentially change. If you're recording in stereo, we highly recommend the matched pair.
Answered by: Ryan w/ RØDE
Date published: 2021-06-09

Does the omni capsule come included in the box or ...

Does the omni capsule come included in the box or is that sold separately?
Asked by: Shawn
The RODE NT5 Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphone includes a cardioid capsule only. The RODE NT45-O Omnidirectional Replacement Capsule for Rode Microphones (B&H # RONT45O) is available separately.
Answered by: Naftoli
Date published: 2023-09-12

Why are my NT5 pairs creating some buzzing noise ...

Why are my NT5 pairs creating some buzzing noise when the XLR cables are being touched? No matter what gain level it's at, same problem. (Btw, I'm connecting the pairs to the Tascam X8.) Will some better XLR cables help?
Asked by: Zifeng
If buzzing noise occurs when you touch the XLR cables, it could be a problem with the cables and the shielding or a bad ground connection inside the cables. Try swapping out one cable at a time and see if it makes any difference. Keep the mics away from any fluorescent lights, computers, monitors, or other items that tend to hum. You can also try plugging your amplifier, mixer, recorder, interface, or other device that the mics are connected to or any other electronic items within the signal chain into a different power outlet. Sometimes the power line can be the source of the noise. But the first thing to check is the cables. If the cables are good and the noise is coming from the power line, you can use a power conditioner to help eliminate the noise. Please feel free to contact us directly by phone or through live chat and we can help you to troubleshoot.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-06-08

Can I use these mics to record instrument and ...

Can I use these mics to record instrument and orchestral ensemble?
Asked by: Zifeng
Yes, the matched pair of RODE NT5 Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones can be used to record instruments and orchestral ensembles.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-03-13

Can I connect these directly to my Zoom F3 ( ...

Can I connect these directly to my Zoom F3 ( since the NT5 has Male 3 Pin XLR) or do I need an XLR connector?
Asked by: Alby
Although the Rode NT5 Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones have XLR male connections onboard, their form factor would not allow them to be connected directly to the inputs on the Zoom F3 Portable Field Recorder. The NT5 should make connection to the F3's inputs via standard 3-Pin XLR cable.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-09-07

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Is this suitable for stereo Audio/Video recording in an X/Y arrangement?
Asked by: Nicholas
Yes. This is a matched stereo pair.
Answered by: ANDREW G I.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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