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RODE NT1-A Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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RODE NT1-A Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone
Key Features
  • For Vocals, Podcasts, and Instruments
  • Cardioid Pattern Reduces Ambient Noise
  • Ultralow Self-Noise of 5 dBA
  • Internally Shock-Mounted Capsule
Combining a true condenser capsule and ultralow-noise circuitry, the Rode NT1-A large-diaphragm studio microphone offers a warm, clear, and quiet sonic signature that makes it popular for voice and instrument capture at home or in the studio. Plus, its bundle of accessories—shockmount, pop filter, XLR cable, and dust cover—help the NT1-A serve vocalists, rappers, and podcasters especially well.
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RODE NT1-A Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2A Versatile Solution for Vocals and Instruments
  • 3NT1-A Samples from Audio Test Kitchen
  • 4Large-Diaphragm True Condenser
  • 5Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • 6Transformerless Output
  • 748V Phantom Power
  • 8Accessory Package
  • 9Features at a Glance
A Versatile Solution for Vocals and Instruments
Combining a true condenser capsule and ultralow-noise circuitry, the Rode NT1-A large-diaphragm studio microphone offers a warm, clear, and quiet sonic signature that makes it popular for voice and instrument capture at home or in the studio. Plus, its bundle of accessories—shockmount, pop filter, XLR cable, and dust cover—help the NT1-A serve vocalists, rappers, and podcasters especially well.

With low noise being a top priority of the NT1-A, its 1" gold-sputtered capsule is internally shock-mounted to further isolate it from handling and vibration noise. Additionally, the mic's cardioid polar pattern naturally rejects a good deal of sound behind it, which yields less background noise and room sound than other patterns such as omnidirectional and figure-8. Since it can run on 24 or 48 VDC phantom power, the NT1-A can be used with a variety of professional and entry-level XLR mic preamps.
NT1-A Samples from Audio Test Kitchen
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Large-Diaphragm True Condenser
This true condenser (externally biased) features a 1" gold-sputtered diaphragm that provides a broad frequency response, wide dynamic range, and excellent signal-to-noise ratio.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern of the NT1-A effectively minimizes off-axis noises such as room ambience, monitor bleed, and instruments behind the mic.
Transformerless Output
The transformerless output electronics result in an ultralow-noise output (just 5 dBA) while maintaining maximum signal gain.
48V Phantom Power
The NT1-A operates reliably on 24 or 48 VDC phantom power, which can be supplied via most XLR-connected mic preamps, mixer channels, or audio interfaces.
Accessory Package
The accessory package includes a studio-grade shockmount with an integrated pop filter, a premium 20' XLR mic cable, a dust cover, and a downloadable instructional video packed with recording tips.
Features at a Glance
  • True condenser (externally biased)
  • Large 1" capsule with gold-sputtered diaphragm
  • Cardioid polar pattern reduces background noise
  • Self-noise of only 5 dBA
  • Ultralow-noise, transformerless, surface-mount circuitry
  • Wide dynamic range
  • Gold-plated XLR output contacts ensure optimal signal transfer
  • Internally shock-mounted capsule
  • Includes SM6 shockmount, pop filter, and dust cover

RODE NT1-A Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsStudio Recording
Form FactorLarge Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Speech/Voice Over, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Diaphragm1" / 25.40 mm
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationSide Address
CircuitrySolid-State (JFET)
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenNone
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL137 dB SPL
Impedance100 Ohms
Sensitivity-31.9 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Level13.7 mV (1 kHz)
Dynamic Range132 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio88 dB SPL (1 kHz)
Equivalent Noise Level5 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Cable Length20' / 6.1 m
Power
Bus PowerNone
Operating Voltage24 V (Phantom Power)
48 V (Phantom Power)
Physical
ColorSilver
MountingShockmount (Included)
Included CaseMic Sock
Included FiltersPop Filter
Dimensionsø: 2 x L: 7.5" / ø: 5 x L: 19 cm
Weight11.5 oz / 326 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.59 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.35 x 10.65 x 5.25"

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