Rode NT5 - Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Single)

Model: NT5

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General Information

Transducer Externally Polarized 1/2" (13mm) Pressure Gradient Condensers
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) > 128dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 78dB
Maximum Input Sound Level 143dB, (@ 1% THD into 1k)
Power Requirements 4mA, P48 (38v-52v) 2mA, P24 (20v-26v) 2.8mA, P12 (10.8v-13.2v)
Note: The microphones operate in accordance with the above specifications to a minimum of 18v. (It will operate with some performance degradation below 18v.)
Output Impedance 200 Ohms (Each)
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Pad None
Low Frequency Roll-Off None
Dimensions 4.72 x 0.8" (118 x 20mm) LxDdiameter
Weight 3.53 oz. (100g)
Expert Reviews
23 March 2009

The Rode NT5 is priced well and affordable for a good mic.. This cost me less than half of the amount of the expensive equipment that I had and I have better recordings out of the Rode NT 5 and TC Electronics Desktop Konnekt 6.

User Reviews
25 May 2016

Rode and online reviews recommend the NT5 over the NT3 for indoor dialogue, so I bought a matched pair to use with my Tascam 70D and DR40, and they perform as well since I hear no difference, but they are much smaller and lighter on a boom pole, use phantom power only, no on/off switch to forget,...

8 June 2015

Just perfect for overhead mic applications! These are a great step up from any novice mic kit. Top end clarity on cymbals can't be beat... no harsh mid tones as well!

17 May 2016

Fantasic workhorse mic. Works well for ac. guitar, dobro and mandolin.

11 January 2016

Great matched pair at a very reasonable price...

17 December 2015

Excellent affordable studio mic for acoustic guitar

16 October 2014

The NT 5 matched pair is the industry standard for small diaphragm condenser mics that are priced for the home studio... They perform well on a wide range of sources, including guitar, drum overheads, chorus, and small acoustic ensembles... You simply can't go wrong with these... (m.)

16 February 2014

I used this mic to record dialogue inside a small room. Got good sound from it.

24 September 2013

Great inexpensive SDC mics. As good as anything for 2 to 3 times the price. Crunchy and aggressive on overheads but not brittle. They sit really well in a mix with almost no tweaking. If you can't afford KM184's buy these.

15 August 2013

I use them to capture ambient sounds. They work very good. Are clean and pristine.

3 June 2013

Cleanest SDCs you can get at this price range and are indispensable as overheads, on acoustic guitars and winded instruments. The beginner and professional audio engineer needs a pair of these.

Product Highlights
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Low-Noise Output
In The Box
  • Rode NT5 Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones (Single Microphone)
  • WS5 Windscreen for NT5 and NT6 (Grey)
  • RM5 Stand Mount for the NT5 Microphone
  • ZP1 Zip Pouch
  • 3/8" and 5/8" Thread Adapter
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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