Rode NT3 Microphone

Model: NT3

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General Information

Transducer Externally Polarized 3/4" (19mm) Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 123dB (per IEC268-15)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 77dB (per IEC268-15)
Maximum Input Sound Level 140dB SPL, (@ 1% THD into 1K)
Power Requirements P48, P24, P12 Phantom, or 9v Battery
Output Impedance 200 Ohms
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Pad None
Low Frequency Roll-Off None
Dimensions 8.24 x 1.28" (206 x 32mm) LxDdiameter
Weight 13.09 oz (371g) without Battery
Expert Reviews
8 January 2009

Brought mail order from paid $159.99 I brought this true condensor mic for live recording and sound reinforcement of instruments and choral groups. I also needed a flat hypercardiod mic that I could set back from classical soloists who don't like to be seen with a mic This is an...

User Reviews
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6 February 2015

This microphone sounds great for this price point. I use as a boom mic for interviews with Nikon D7000 and a Tascam DR-60D.

2 May 2014

I find the Rode NT-3 to be a very nice mic for stage use, works well on accoustic guitar, and works well on hi-hat. Nice mic for the price.

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9 March 2016

Purchased in 1999 this mic still works after all these years. It didn't get much use, as I only used it to record acoustic guitar. Nevertheless, it can do a lot more than just acoustic recording. Build quality is great, sound is excellent, a wide dynamic range, and frequency response.

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10 February 2016

I record indoor dialogue with this cardioid mic via phantom power XLR cable to a Tascam DR-40 digital audio recorder to sync up later in editing because shotgun mics can phase the audio in high reverb rooms, but you have to be careful the XLR cable connector does not come loose because it will not...

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10 May 2013

I bought this mic to use for recording indoor dialogue in a low budget indie film production that will soon commence. I have performed several tests with this mic using a Tascam DR-40 Protable Recorder. The sound quality on this thing is amazing! Crisp and clear!

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3 April 2012

From my research, this was the mic to have for indoor use. I've only used it once so far, but it sounds good. 9V battery power is nice, although I use 48v from my MixPre-D and it sounds very clear. Great for the price. Heavy.

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6 January 2011

I have been after a good clear micrphone for a long time, and with the NT3 i was not dissapointed! As soon as i got it plugged in the sound was deliciously crisp and clear. The only downside to the product is sometimes it isnt clear when it is switched on, the light only flashes once if its not low...

24 November 2010

The Rode NT3 microphone has been widely acknowledged as a high-value mic for the money by musicians, but not everyone knows it's a great choice for both aspiring and accomplished indie filmmakers.

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29 April 2009

I use the NT-3 with my Panasonic DVX100B for both interviews and for stage (band) video. Great sound.

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11 December 2008

This is my first mic for my home recording studio. I am just starting out while trying to keep the cost down. After recording a few tracks of acoustic guitar and vocals I could not believe my ears.This mic is unbelievable!

Product Highlights
  • Studio Condenser
  • Small Diaphragm
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Transformerless Output
  • Includes Wind Shield & Stand Mt.
  • Uses 9V Batt. or +48V Phantom
  • On/Off Switch
  • 10-Year Warranty
In The Box
  • Rode NT3 Microphone
  • Stand Mount for NT3, 4, and Other Condenser Microphones
  • WS3 Windscreen for NT3 (Grey)
  • ZP1 Zip Pouch
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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