Rode NT5 Pencil Condenser Mic

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Precise 1/2" Diaphragm

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Manufacturer: Rode

Category: Recording & Playback

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The NT5 is a pencil-type, small-diaphragm, mono condenser mic that was originally offered in matched pairs featuring sequential serial numbers so that they’re close to each other all the way through manufacturing. A typical use of the NT5 would be as drum overheads or recording high-hats. We’ve found that they are detailed and very clear, and with just a tiny bit of compression they sound great. If you prefer the positioning flexibility afforded by a pair of small-diaphragm mics, then the NT5 is an easy choice. If you're lookng for a great-sounding, and very affordable single small-diaphragm condenser mic, the Rode NT5-S is a single NT5. Small-diaphragm condenser mics such as the NT5-S have an even and wider frequency response than large diaphragm condensers, handle higher SPLs, and can more accurately capture instruments with a pronounced high-frequency component (violins, for instance).

Additional Info

Additional Info


Rode NT5-S Specifications:

  • Acoustic Principle: Externally polarised single diaphragm
  • condenser transducer.
  • Capsule Size: 0.5” (13mm).
  • Active Electronics: JFET Impedance converter with bipolar
  • output buffer.
  • Directional Response: Cardioid.
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz.
  • Sensitivity: -38 dB re 1v/Pa ± 2 dB equivalent to 12mV/Pa
  • where 1 Pa = 94dBSPL.
  • Equivalent Noise: <16 dBSPL, (A-weighted per IEC268-15).
  • Maximum Output: +13.9 dBu @ 1% THD into 1k_
  • Dynamic Range: >128 dB.
  • Maximum SPL: 143 dB @ 1% THD into 1k_
  • Signal to Noise: 78dB.
  • Power Requirements: 4 mA, P48 Supply (38V–52V) 2 mA,.
  • P24 Supply (20V-26V) The microphone operates in accordance with the above specifications to a minimum of 18V. (It will operate with some performance degradation below 18V.)
  • Packed Weight: 1.8kg (Mic only 100g).
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