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RODE M3 Versatile End-Address Condenser Microphone

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RODE M3 Versatile End-Address Condenser Microphone
Key Features
  • Heavy-Duty Metal Body
  • Internal Capsule Shockmount
  • High Level of RF Rejection
  • On-Mic Selectable High-Pass Filter
The M3 Versatile End-Address Condenser Microphone from Rode is designed to be completely at home in the studio, on stage, or on location. It features a heavy-duty metal body and an internally shockmounted 0.5" condenser capsule. The mic can be powered with 24V or 48V phantom power or an internal 9V battery.
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RODE M3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Battery or Phantom-Powered Condenser
  • 3Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • 4-10 dB and -20 dB Pad Switch
  • 5High-Pass Filter

The M3 Versatile End-Address Condenser Microphone from Rode is designed to be completely at home in the studio, on stage, or on location. It features a heavy-duty metal body and an internally shockmounted 0.5" condenser capsule. The mic can be powered with 24V or 48V phantom power or an internal 9V battery.

The microphone's -10 dB and -20 dB level attenuator pad is selectable from inside the battery compartment and allows you to record loud sources like a snare drum or guitar amplifier. A selectable high-pass filter is built into the microphone power switch that introduces a filter at 80 Hz and helps reduce low-frequency sounds and handling noise. The Rode M3 includes a windshield, a mic clip, and a zip pouch.

Battery or Phantom-Powered Condenser
The Rode M3 microphone can be powered by 24 to 48V phantom power or an internal 9V alkaline battery.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The microphone's cardioid polar pattern reduces off-axis noise and maximizes gain.
-10 dB and -20 dB Pad Switch
A three-position pad switch maximizes headroom up to -10 dB and -20 dB.
High-Pass Filter
A high-pass filter switch eliminates noise and hum at the lower frequency range.
UPC: 698813001033

RODE M3 Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Small Diaphragm
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
142 dB SPL Peak
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin
Power Sources
Battery / Phantom Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Live Sound, Studio Recording
Form Factor
Small Diaphragm
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Condenser
Diaphragm
0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Pad
-10 dB
-20 dB
High-Pass Filter
80 Hz
Gain Adjustment
No
Performance
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
142 dB SPL Peak
Impedance
200 Ohms
Sensitivity
-40 dB
Equivalent Noise Level
21 dB A-Weighted
THD
1%
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Power Sources
Battery / Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
24 to 48 V (Phantom Power)
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Physical
Color
Black
Dimensions
ø: 1.3 x L: 8.86" / ø: 33 x L: 225 mm
Weight
0.86 lb / 390 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.56 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.9 x 5.2 x 3.05"

RODE M3 Reviews

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Would this work well for interviews on a boom? As ...

Would this work well for interviews on a boom? As well as off camera audio for YouTube videos? Thanks
Asked by: Justin
It probably wouldn't work very well. It's not a shotgun it's just a condenser mic. It will not have the distance that a shotgun would. Nor will the polar pattern be the same.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-07-03

How close does this need to be to the source? I ...

How close does this need to be to the source? I have to film 3 people at once and was told I could boom a condenser or cardioid mic Can this plug directly into dslr of using battery power?
Asked by: Gary
Close proximity (within .5 meter, .25 meter or less is better). This mic is designed for use on ONE person. While one could POTENTIALLY use with more than one person, it is NOT designed for that purpose. Additionally, a "Boom" Mic is typically designed to pick up only one person at a time. To use one microphone for 3 people, the room or environment would have to be very quiet. One Mic for each person is best, or, you may want to consider a "wider angle Boom Mic, such as those listed on B&H as "Stereo Shotgun Mics": https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/products/Shotgun/ci/8533/N/4291086008?filters=fct_stereo-mono_7426%3Astereo
Answered by: james
Date published: 2021-03-01
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