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Rode NT1-A Microphone/USB Preamp Bundle

Rode NT1-A Microphone/USB Preamp Bundle
Key Features
  • NT1-A Condenser Microphone
  • XLR-to-USB Adapter
  • Shock-Mount with Pop Filter
  • Headphones
The Rode NT1-A Microphone/USB Preamp Bundle is a B&H Kit perfect for the desktop podcaster or singer/songwriter. The Rode side addressed condenser microphone connects to a computer using the Senal XU-1648 XLR-to-USB adapter, which also supplies phantom power.
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Rode NT1-A Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Rode NT1-A Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • 3Senal XU-1648 XLR-USB Interface
  • 4Auray TT-6220 Telescoping Tabletop Microphone Stand (Black)
  • 5Senal SMH-1200 Enhanced Studio Monitor Headphones (Onyx)

The Rode NT1-A Microphone/USB Preamp Bundle is a B&H Kit perfect for the desktop podcaster or singer/songwriter. The Rode side addressed condenser microphone connects to a computer using the Senal XU-1648 XLR-to-USB adapter, which also supplies phantom power.

The microphone comes with a shock-mount and integrated pop screen, a cable and a dust cover. The bundle includes a desktop stand and a pair of headphones for monitoring.

Rode NT1-A Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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.

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
UPC: 698813000142

Senal XU-1648 XLR-USB Interface

The XU-1648 from Senal is a compact XLR-to-USB adapter interface that allows you to plug your microphone into the USB port of any Mac or Windows computer for use with your favorite digital recording software. Its rugged build and plug-and-play operation make it perfect for bands, recording artists, podcasters, and more.

For use with dynamic or condenser microphones, the XU-1648 delivers 16-bit / 48-kHz studio-quality sound. It also features a microphone preamp with gain control and switchable 48V phantom power. Its 3.5mm headphone output features a volume control and allows for zero-latency monitoring. There is also a monitor level control to adjust the balance between the audio playback from your computer and the sound of your microphone.

In addition, the XU-1648 features a tough, all-metal chassis with nonslip neoprene feet on the bottom to prevent it from slipping.

Plug-and-play XLR-to-USB adapter
Rugged metal chassis
16 bit / 48 kHz studio-quality sound
Low-noise mic preamp with gain control
3.5mm latency-free headphone output with level control
Monitor output adjusts balance between audio playback and live mic
Peak-level indicator to help avoid clipping
USB bus powered
6.3' USB cable included
UPC: 847628569874

Auray TT-6220 Telescoping Tabletop Microphone Stand (Black)

The black TT-6220 Telescoping Tabletop Microphone Stand from Auray meets the needs of any desktop audio applications that require the use of a microphone by providing a solid, weighted round base with three nonslip rubber feet for additional stability. The telescoping shaft delivers flexibility when it comes to positioning the height of the microphone and includes a microphone cable guide. Durable steel construction ensures longevity.

Telescoping shaft for adjustable height
Weighted round base
Three nonslip rubber feet
Microphone cable guide
Durable steel construction
UPC: 847628578234

Senal SMH-1200 Enhanced Studio Monitor Headphones (Onyx)

The onyx version of the SMH-1200 Enhanced Studio Monitor Headphones from Senal is tuned for accurate music reproduction and studio monitoring. With a closed-back, over-the-ear, foldable design and features like interchangeable twist-locking cables, extra-deep ear cushions, and a refined musical frequency response, the SMH-1200s are suitable for both audio professionals and enthusiasts.

Using 40mm Neodymium drivers, the headphones deliver a wide frequency response of 10 to 20,000 Hz with minimal distortion, a slightly boosted low end for well-defined bass and sub-bass, a smooth and pronounced midrange, and a clear intelligible high end. The extra deep ear pads provide comfort while wearing the headphones for extended listening sessions and help passively isolate the sound from external noise.

Physically, the SMH-1200s are designed to be robust and appropriate for use with professional audio equipment such as mixing consoles and headphone amplifiers. Their 58-ohm impedance can also operate with lower-power devices such as smart phones or MP3 players for mobile listening. Color-matched elements combine for an elegant look.

They come with two twist-lock detachable cables that can be easily swapped depending on the application. The coiled cable can extend from 4 to 10 feet and is intended for studio use. The 4-foot, tangle-free, fabric cable includes an inline microphone for phone calls and a control button for operating smart phones and other mobile devices. A wide range of accessories is supported.

To ensure years of reliable operation, the earcups feature wire guides to protect the cabling and maintain the performance of the SMH-1200.

Due to variations in cell phone manufacturing, the included mobile cable may not work on all models of cell phones. For full functionality on Android phones, a third-party app such as Headset Button Controller may be required.

Tuned for Accurate Music Reproduction

Provides a musical sound signature suitable for studio mixing and critical listening

Slightly Boosted Low End

Delivers well-defined bass and sub-bass frequencies without over emphasis

Smooth Midrange

Articulates subtle details and production nuances in complex recordings without becoming harsh

Clear High End

Reproduces spatial details in the stereo image without artificial brightness and less than 0.5% distortion

Close -Back, Circumaural Design

Isolates the headphones from external noise and limits bleed when recording in the studio

Extra Deep Replaceable Ear Cushions

Provides additional acoustic isolation and improves overall comfort during extended listening sessions

40mm Neodymium Drivers

Delivers a wide frequency response of 10 to 20,000 Hz with fast clearly defined transients

Removable Locking Cable Design

Enables fast swapping of the included 4 to 10' coiled and 4' tangle-free cables depending on the application as well as accessory attachment

Wire Guides

Prevent pinching and damage to the earcup cables to ensure years of reliable operation

Coiled Cable

Stretches from 4 to 10' and is suitable for studio use

4-Foot Mobile Cable

Features tangle-free fabric housing, an inline microphone for making calls, and a control button for compatibility with smart phones and other mobile devices

Adjustable Headband with Thick Padding

Provides a custom secure fit and assures comfort throughout monitoring session

Foldable Design and Included Carry/Storage Pouch

Allows for convenient transport and storage of the headphones

Included 1/4" Adapter

Enables connection of the headphones to professional audio equipment such as headphone amplifiers, keyboards, drum machines, mixing consoles, and more
UPC: 847628575394

Rode NT1-A Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone Specs

Primary ApplicationsStudio Recording
Form FactorLarge Diaphragm Mic / Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Speech/Voice Over, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Diaphragm1" / 25.40 mm
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationSide Address
CircuitrySolid-State (JFET)
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
On-Board ControlsNone
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
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Cable Length20' / 6.1 m
Bus PowerNone
Operating Voltage24 V (Phantom Power)
48 V (Phantom Power)
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"

Senal XU-1648 XLR-USB Interface Specs

Form FactorInline
Channels of I/O1 Input at 48 kHz
Maximum Sampling Rate48 kHz / 16-Bit
Number of Microphone Preamps1 Preamp
Expansion SlotsNone
Gain/Trim RangeInputs:
35 dB
Analog Audio I/O1 x XLR 3-Pin Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power48 V ± 2 V
Phantom Power Current15 mA per Channel
Digital Audio I/ONone
Host Connection / USBUSB Type-B (USB 2.0)
USB (Non-Host)None
Sync I/ONone
Network I/ONone
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Frequency Response25 Hz to 20 kHz
Headphone Output Power50 mW into 16 Ohms
1.2 Kilohms
Digital Audio
Sample Rates32 / 44.1 / 48 kHz (D/A Conversion)
8 / 11.025 / 16 / 22.05 / 32 / 44.1 / 48 kHz (A/D Conversion)
Bit Depths16-Bit
Memory Card SlotNone
OS CompatibilityWindows
Included SoftwareNone
Power RequirementsUSB Bus Power
Power Consumption2.2 W
Dimensions5.1 x 1.2 x 1.1" / 13 x 3.1 x 2.8 cm
Weight3.3 oz / 94.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.95 x 6.65 x 1.65"

Auray TT-6220 Telescoping Tabletop Microphone Stand (Black) Specs

Height8.3 to 13.5" / 21 to 34.3 cm
Base TypeRound
Base Dimensions6.2 x 6.2" / 15.7 x 15.7 cm
Mounting Thread5/8"-27 Male
Weight2.4 lb / 1.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.05 x 7.05 x 1.9"

Senal SMH-1200 Enhanced Studio Monitor Headphones (Onyx) Specs

Earpiece DesignOver-Ear (Circumaural), Closed-Back
Earpiece SwivelNo
Earpiece Connection / Wearing StyleHeadband
Driver Size1.6" / 40 mm
Magnet TypeNeodymium
Impedance58 Ohms
Active Noise CancellationNo
Controls/Microphone LocationCable
Frequency Response10 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity103 dB at 1 kHz
Maximum Power Handling1000 mW
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)0.5%
Wired Connectivity
Audio Connector to Source1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Angled
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Straight
Adapter (Included)1/4" TRS
Cable DesignSingle-Sided, Coiled, Straight
Audio Connector to Earpiece1 x 2.5 mm TRS Female
Cable Length4' / 1.2 m (Straight Cable)
10' / 3 m (Coiled Cable)
Cable ColorBlack
CertificationsCE, RoHS, as per Manufacturer
Water ResistanceNone
Weight0.6 lb / 272 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.37 x 9.213 x 3.78"

Rode NT1-A Reviews

Pretty awesome mic

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-01

This microphone is clear, and makes your voice stand out in there mix. But the only draw back is B&H, I'll never do a business with them anymore. For they don't go above and beyond to help their customers. After buying this mic, i realized that I bought using my old address, so i called their customer service to see if they can contact the shipping company to rectify the problem. They refused to do anything. I was pretty much on my own. Therefore, i had to contact FedEx and asked them to hold my other in FedEx store and I'll pick it up there. FedEx told me that B&H could've done it if they wanted to.

The best!!

By Aja
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-05

Clear vocals hands down!!!

Rode NT1-A great mic!

By Shiju
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-01

Rode NT1-A is the mic I was looking for! Great mic for my vocals!

Great for voices

By Jesus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-10

Crisp voices but also works great for acoustic guitar

High Quality Microphone

By Lu
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-06

I have tried recording piano and vocal without any issue. The sound quality is good as other reviews pointed. Paired with Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (or other models), the recording really stands out.

Rode Mic Magic

By Phillip
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-05

My tests of this setup have all been very good. I like the protector cage and the pop screen. I'd love the screen to have a little more bend because I like to use my mics with close proximity. The XLR cable is a nice extra that not all systems provide. Be sure you can feed it 48+ from your mixer or portable recorder. I watched the online video and learned about front, back or side voice positions.

Real solid purchase for me

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-29

Easy to set up Really nice sound The price was pretty decent I am just excited of the possibilities for the future with his device.

It's doing the job well!

By Niashani
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-16

I look forward to hearing my voice each time I step into the studio to record on this mic. This is high quality, crisp, warm, and clear.

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I’m looking for a new mic to start recording ...

I’m looking for a new mic to start recording music again..I’ve read this is a good mic but don’t connect to a laptop. Is there a way I can connect this to my laptop to record vocals? Thanks in advance
Asked by: Billy
The Rode NT1-A Microphone/USB Preamp Bundle is an excellent option. The kit does include a Senal XU-1648 XLR-to-USB Interface that will allow you to connect the microphone to your computer via USB. The USB cable is included and the interface also features a headphone jack so you can monitor the audio while recording.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2020-11-02

Im looking to record ambient room audio in ...

Im looking to record ambient room audio in churches mostly during wedding ceremonies. I see mostly people using it for podcasting and music recording. Will it work well the way i want to use it in this scenario?
Asked by: Elliott
I would not consider this mic for ambient recording at a wedding ceremony, but instead would use a stereo mic set up to. Two small diaphragm mics, such as the Rode M5 Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphone (Matched Pair), BH #ROM5MP on a stand facing each other in an X/Y pattern would be a good solution. You would put the two mics on to a K&M 23550 Adjustable Microphone Bar, BH #KM23550, and on to a mic stand, such as the Auray MS-5230F Tripod Microphone Stand with Fixed Boom, BH #AUMS5230F. Aim this at the audience or the front of the church to pick up a good area of coverage. If you need wider coverage, face the two mics away form each other on the stereo bar. .
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2021-02-22

is the phantom power supply included?

is the phantom power supply included?
Asked by: WILFRED
NO, i believe you have to purchase the phantom power supply separately unless it is bundled to the package.
Answered by: Eduardo Jr
Date published: 2020-12-25

Can you use this mic on zoom?

Can you use this mic on zoom?
Asked by: Hannah
Yes, the Rode NT1-A can be used for Zoom video conference calls.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2020-12-17

Could the XLR cable connect straight to my phone ...

Could the XLR cable connect straight to my phone to record music, or do I have to buy a different wire or thing to connect it straight to my phone? I don't have a laptop and I want to record on my phone, can you please give me info. Thank you.
Asked by: Alexis
You can connect the NT1-A to your phone using a battery-powered mobile interface such as the IK Multimedia iRig Pre Microphone Interface (B&H# IKIRIGPRE). The interface will supply phantom power for the mic and then send the audio into the phone. The iRig Pre has an attached cable with a 3.5mm TRRS connector for smartphones and also works with a Lightning adapter for compatibility with iPhones. The interface includes a headphone jack with volume control to monitor the audio while recording. There are many other similar options with the same types of features, and some with additional features for connecting a second mic or instrument. Please feel free to contact us directly and we can help you to select the best options for your needs.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-01-01

have you already sent to Brazil? Does it get ...

have you already sent to Brazil? Does it get expensive with taxes?
Asked by: Bruno
Depends on why you are sending to Brazil. If the item is a gift then it's not taxed as an imported good, however it will still run you about $50-75 USD via USPS depending on box size for packing. Otherwise check with Br customs on taxes, it can absolutely be pricey and a hassle as their post is all gov run.
Answered by: Kiah
Date published: 2020-12-10


Does this item ship to Mxico?
Asked by: Esteban C.
Cuánto será por todo, implicando impuestos y su suma total, soy del estado de Veracruz
Answered by: Arath Alejandro
Date published: 2020-07-10


What is the mount size for this microphone. I'm wanting to use a desktop mic stand?
Asked by: Anonymous
This mic and its accompanying mount require a standard mic screw mount. This is a large, heavy mic that needs the support of a good stand, and will require an external mixer before feeding signal to a computer.
Answered by: Leo S.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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