Rode NT5 Condenser Microphone
Compact 1/2" Cardioid Condenser Microphone
The NT5 is RODE'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 RODE's industry leading 10 year warranty.
- 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 with online registration
Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Address Type: End
Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
Output Impedance: 100Ω
Maximum SPL: 143dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Maximum Output Level: 13.9dBu (@ 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): 16dB-A
Power Options: +24V phantom power+48V phantom power
Dimensions: 118.00mmH x 20.00mmW x 20.00mmD
Output: XLR Output
Warranty: 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration