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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"

RODE NT2A Reviews

Terrific quality, great price!

By Glen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-09

I've been using this microphone to record spoken-word for several weeks now and I couldn't be happier with it! I've paired it with an SSL 2 and together they give me outstandingly clean and clear sound. I'm also grateful for the high-pass filter switches because I'm often right up against the included pop-filter for subtle sounds and would otherwise be fighting the proximity effect. The XLR cable included is generously long -- to a fault if you're using it at a desk -- and I was glad to have a more appropriate cable on hand. The microphone itself apparently weights 860g (almost 2lbs); I'm using it with the Rode PSA1 boom arm which can handle the weight but I bet cheaper arms would struggle with it. I would caution you, however, that this microphone does need phantom power and while this isn't a problem in the studio it does mean you might have difficulty using it on location because there is no built-in battery-power option (my Rode NTG-2 also needs phantom power but has a battery-power option for when you're in the field). All said, this is the perfect microphone for me: it's a step up but still economical and I am more than happy with the quality.

Great mic

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-04-18

I use this mic to record string and wind (brass mostly) instruments.  The different patterns make it effective in a variety of spaces depending on whether you want to reject other sounds or include reflections.  Versatile and great sound quality.

Excellent performance at a very reasonable price.

By Phil
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-02-02

Great vocal mic for studio / music applications. Performance is on par with several much more expensive mic's I've used.

Everything you need, plus a CD

By Jay the Bass
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-11-12

I use the set up for voice over work in film. I am a baritone/bass non singer and usually don't the the high end on things. That said, the richness and texture of the sound that I am getting from this even after on ly playing for a week is sublime. I can't wait until I really get the hang of this rig and can have some fun.

Highly recommend

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-10-27

Just starting the recording process now and I am extremely happy with the initial results!

great Mic

By andreaboggio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-04-02

Excelent microphone, excellent experience buying online. Thanx for everithing

Stellar Deal!

By Darrian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-21

This is the absolute perfect Kit for any experience level. Everything was easy to assemble and super easy to setup for recording. I’m more than happy with my purchase & im sure you guys will be as well. An absolute must buy.

Great all-around mic for recording

By Mitchell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-19

Purchased this mic based on recommendation from a couple of musicians/studio guys I know. I've done trumpet and vocal tracks with the Rode and it works great for the applications I need. Price is very fair for what you get, and it's made in Australia.

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