Rode NT1 Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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    Product Description

    The Rode NT1 Cardioid Condenser Microphone was designed to compete with other high quality condenser mics that cost many times more! This 1-inch diaphragm condenser mic has been completely redesigned by Rode as a marriage of innovation and tradition, starting with the capsule which is a completely new design.

    The HF6 capsule on the NT1 vocal mic features a sound signature reminiscent of the famous microphones of old while at the same time exhibiting extremely low noise. It has been developed by Rode with a focus on detailed midrange response, coupled with silky smooth high frequencies, and warm, round, bass reproduction to make the NT1 an absolute standout in its class.

    Rode NT1 Cardioid Condenser Microphone Features

    • In the Box:
      • NT1 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
      • RM2 ring-mount mic mount or SMR shock mount with pop filter (NT1-Kit only!)
      • Premium drawstring dust cover for mic
    • Large capsule (1-inch) with gold-plated membrane
    • Cardioid polar pattern
    • Internal Rycote Lyre based capsule shock mounting system
    • Ultra-low noise transformerless circuitry
    • State-of-the-art surface mount electronics
    • Heavy-duty matte black finish
    • Gold plated output connectors
    • Designed and manufactured in Australia
    • Free 10 year extended warranty
    In another world-first for Rode, the transducer of the NT1 is suspended inside the mic using Rycote’s industry-leading Lyre system, minimizing external vibrations at the capsule level. The capsule is then married to high-grade electronics that have been designed to provide the lowest noise level of any studio microphone available. The NT1studio mic is incredibly quiet, measuring only 4.5dBA of self-noise.

    The NT1’s body is machined from 6061 aluminum and then nickel plated for resistance against corrosion. Finally it is coated in a durable, military-grade ceramic layer, using advanced electrostatic application techniques developed by Rode to ensure an extremely hard wearing finish that is resistant to scratches or marks.

    Select the NT1-Kit and you'll also receive the Rode SMR shock mount with pop filter! Featuring a unique double-Lyre suspension system, the SMR enhances the existing superior vibration cancellation of Rycote’s Lyre system by using a smaller inner Lyre to act as a tensioning element. This maintains each Lyre in the neutral position where it is most efficient at cancelling vibration. The SMR’s removable all-metal pop filter is as effective as it is visually striking, providing an integrated solution for plosive protection that is easily washable.

    Product Specifications
    Rode NT1 Kit Cardioid Condenser Microphone Specifications
    • Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
    • Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
    • Capsule: 1.00 inch
    • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    • Address Type: Side
    • Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
    • Output Impedance: 100 ohms
    • Maximum SPL: 132dB SPL (at 1kHz, 1 percent THD into 1K ohm load)
    • Maximum Output Level: 8.0dBu (at 1kHz, 1 percent THD into 1K ohm load)
    • Sensitivity: -29.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (35.00mV at 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB at 1kHz
    • Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 4dB-A
    • Output: XLR
    • Dimensions (HxWxD): 187 x 50 x 50mm
    • Weight: 440.00gm
    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  562-364-7400 Warranty:  10 Years! Lifetime Warranty on M1 Model!
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    What is your opinion of this product?
    I've used two of these newer NT 1s for a variety of purposes to date... They are particularly good for distance choral mic-ing, and for picking up audio nuances at low levels where you need a very quiet mic, because you will need to introduce more gain in your preamps... They have a neutral character that does not add very much to the true sound...
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    Exactly what I remember when I was in the studio
    What is your opinion of this product?
    It's an amazing microphone for a very low budget home recorder. The Rode NT-1 gives me everything I need for sound quality and efficiency, since it is an awesome all-around mic in my opinion. As long as you're able to position it and the sound source correctly (in my case it's very important for a sound conditioned room) then it'll give you nearly studio quality sound.
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