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RODE NT55 Compact Condenser Microphone with Interchangeable Capsules (Single Microphone)

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RODE NT55 Compact Condenser Microphone with Interchangeable Capsules (Single Microphone)
Key Features
  • For Recording and Live Performances
  • Includes Cardioid & Omni Capsule
  • 3-Position Pad, 3-Position High-Pass
The NT55 from Rode is a compact condenser microphone designed to accurately reproduce vocals and general instruments in recording and sound reinforcement applications. The NT55 features a 3-position pad switch for added headroom while capturing loud, peaking audio signal. A 3-position low-cut filter switch eliminates low-frequency noise. The NT55 is a great choice for vocals, guitar, drums, cabinets, and more. The NT55 includes interchangeable omnidirectional and cardioid capsules for even further flexibility.
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RODE NT55 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Interchangeable Capsules
  • 33-Position Pad Switch
  • 43-Position Low-Frequency Roll-Off

The NT55 from Rode is a compact condenser microphone designed to accurately reproduce vocals and general instruments in recording and sound reinforcement applications. The NT55 features a 3-position pad switch for added headroom while capturing loud, peaking audio signal. A 3-position low-cut filter switch eliminates low-frequency noise. The NT55 is a great choice for vocals, guitar, drums, cabinets, and more. The NT55 includes interchangeable omnidirectional and cardioid capsules for even further flexibility.

Interchangeable Capsules
Omnidirectional and cardioid capsules are included for added flexibility.
3-Position Pad Switch
0, -10 and -20 dB pad switch enhances headroom and minimizes distortion.
3-Position Low-Frequency Roll-Off
Flat, 75, and 150 Hz roll-off filter switch minimizes low-frequency noise.
UPC: 698813000999

RODE NT55 Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid / Omnidirectional
On-Board Controls
High-Pass Filter, Pad
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
136 dB SPL
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin (on Mic)
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Live Sound, Studio Recording
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Dialogue, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums, Percussion, Cymbals, Overhead, Instruments, Choir, Orchestra
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Condenser
Diaphragm
0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar Pattern
Cardioid / Omnidirectional
Pattern Selection
Switched
Orientation
End Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
Pad
-10 dB
-20 dB
High-Pass Filter
75 Hz
150 Hz
Tone Adjustment
No
Gain Adjustment
No
On-Board Controls
High-Pass Filter, Pad
Performance
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
136 dB SPL
Impedance
100 Ohms
Sensitivity
-38 dB
Dynamic Range
121 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
79 dB
Equivalent Noise Level
15 dB A-Weighted
THD
1%
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin (on Mic)
Power
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
V ()
Physical
Color
Nickel
Mounting Thread Size
3/8"-16 Female (5/8"-27 Female with Included Adapter)
Construction Material
Brass
Dimensions
ø: 0.79 x L: 5.71" / ø: 20 x L: 145 mm
Weight
0.24 lb / 110 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8 x 3.5 x 1.9"

RODE NT55 Reviews

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The question isn't why are 2 mics more expensive ...

The question isn't why are 2 mics more expensive than 1, it is why is there a $100 premium over buying 2 separately. Is it because they are 'matched'?
Asked by: Joshua
The difference in cost between purchasing two Rode NT55 Compact Condenser Microphones with Interchangeable Capsules as opposed to the Matched Pair item can indeed be credited to the fact that the pair is matched, making them more ideal for recording as a stereo pair.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2023-08-02

Why is the matched pairs expensive than the ...

Why is the matched pairs expensive than the single Nt55?
Asked by: Marcelo
Why is the matched Pair more than double the price of 2 single NT55's?
Answered by: Jerome
Date published: 2021-12-16

Would you use these mics on a camera for field ...

Would you use these mics on a camera for field reference audio?
Asked by: J
Yes, the Rode NT55 Compact Condenser Microphone with Interchangeable Capsules could be used on a camera with XLR inputs providing phantom power to capture reference audio. The cardioid capsule included with the NT55 is suggested as opposed to the omni capsule for this application, in order to capture an audio perspective reflective of what the camera is seeing.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2023-08-02
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