Rode NT5 Compact 1/2" Cardioid Condenser Microphone


  • $309.95

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    • Externally biased condenser
    • Gold sputtered 1/2” capsule
    • Heavy-duty satin-nickel plated body
    • Dual power operation
    • Surface mount circuitry
    • Low noise
    • Full frequency response
    • Available as Certified Match Pair
    • 10 year extended warranty when you register your microphone


    The NT5 is RØDE's premier small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone, sometimes referred to as a 'pencil mic'.

    Intended for recording acoustic instruments, drum overheads, cymbals and live performances, the compact externally polarized mic employs a 1/2" capsule, an active J-FET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer.

    Its tight cardioid pickup pattern also makes it ideal for use as an indoor dialogue microphone for filmmaking on a mic stand or boom.

    Expanding the NT5's versatility, an interchangeable omnidirectional capsule (NT45-O) is available.

    Finished in durable satin nickel, the NT5 available as a single microphone or as an acoustically matched pair.

    The NT5 is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RØDE's industry leading 10 year warranty.


    Active Electronics JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
    Capsule 0.50"
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Address Type End
    Frequency Range 20Hz - 20kHz
    Output Impedance 100Ω
    Maximum SPL 143dBSPL
    Maximum Output Level 13.9mV (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
    Sensitivity -38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
    Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted) 16dBA
    Power Options +24V phantom power+48V phantom power
    Weight 101.00g
    Dimensions 118.00mmH x 20.00mmW x 20.00mmD
    Output XLR Output
    Warranty 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here

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