Rode NT2-A Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone

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Rode NT2-A Large-Diaphragm Multipattern Condenser Microphone
Key Features
  • For Vocals and Instruments
  • Cardioid, Omni & Figure-8 Polar Patterns
  • Pad Switch at -5 or -10 dB
  • High-Pass Filter at 40 or 80 Hz
Combining a true condenser capsule, three selectable polar patterns, and ultralow-noise circuitry, the Rode NT2-A large-diaphragm studio microphone offers a clear and smooth sonic signature along with versatile pickup responses, making it ideal for all sorts of voice and instrument sources at home or in the studio. Plus, its bundle of accessories—shockmount, pop filter, XLR cable, and dust cover—help the NT2-A serve vocalists, rappers, and voice-over artists especially well.
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Rode NT2A Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Large-Diaphragm True Condenser
  • 3Three Polar Patterns
  • 4Special Voicing
  • 5Transformerless Output
  • 648V Phantom Power
  • 7Accessory Package
  • 8Features at a Glance

Combining a true condenser capsule, three selectable polar patterns, and ultralow-noise circuitry, the Rode NT2-A large-diaphragm studio microphone offers a clear and smooth sonic signature along with versatile pickup responses, making it ideal for all sorts of voice and instrument sources at home or in the studio. Plus, its bundle of accessories—shockmount, pop filter, XLR cable, and dust cover—help the NT2-A serve vocalists, rappers, and voice-over artists especially well.

With low noise being a top priority of the NT2-A, its 1" gold-sputtered capsule is internally shock-mounted to further isolate it from handling and vibration noise. Enhancing its professional character are the onboard pad (-5 or -10 dB) and high-pass filter (40 or 80 Hz) settings, which help avoid distortion and bass builup. Since it can run on 24 or 48 VDC phantom power, the NT2-A can be used with a variety of professional and entry-level XLR mic preamps.

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.

Three Polar Patterns

With three polar patterns selectable on the mic, the NT2-A offers excellent versatility for single-source close miking (cardioid recommended), dual-source pickup (figure-8 recommended), and room ambience capture (omnidirectional recommended).

Special Voicing

The frequency and transient response of this transducer has been voiced to complement today's recording techniques, and yet still evoke the silky smooth character of the legendary microphones of the '50s and '60s.

Transformerless Output

The transformerless JFET output electronics result in an ultralow-noise output (just 7 dBA) while maintaining maximum signal gain.

48V Phantom Power

The NT2-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" HF1 capsule with gold-sputtered diaphragm
  • Cardioid, figure-8, and omnidirectional polar patterns
  • Self-noise of only 7 dBA
  • Transformerless JFET active circuitry
  • Wide dynamic range
  • XLR 3-pin output connector
  • Runs on phantom power
  • Internally shock-mounted capsule
  • Includes SM6 shockmount, pop filter, and dust cover
UPC: 698813000395

Rode NT2A Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsStudio Recording
Form FactorLarge Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Speech/Voice Over, Instrument
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Diaphragm1" / 25.40 mm
Polar PatternCardioid, Figure-8, Omnidirectional
Pattern SelectionSwitched (Adjustable on Mic)
OrientationSide Address
CircuitrySolid-State (JFET)
Pad-5 dB
-10 dB
High-Pass Filter40 Hz
80 Hz
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsHigh-Pass Filter, Pad, Polar Pattern
WindscreenNone
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL147 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
157 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load, with Pad)
Impedance200 Ohms
Sensitivity-36 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Level16 mV (Max, 1 kHz)
Dynamic Range140 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio87 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level7 dB SPL 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: 2.2 x L: 8.2" / ø: 55 x L: 209 mm
Weight1.9 lb / 0.86 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.445 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.4 x 10.7 x 5.1"
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