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Rode NT5 Pencil Condenser Mics (Matched Pair)


Small-diaphragm cardioid-condenser microphones

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The NT5 is RØDE'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 RØDE's industry leading 10 year warranty.


  • Power:                                 P48 (48V), P24 (24V) phantom supply
  • Acoustic Principle:               Pressure gradient
  • Directional Pattern:              Cardioid
  • Frequency range:                20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Output impedance:              100Ω
  • Signal noise ratio:                78 dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
  • Equivalent noise:                 <16 dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
  • Maximum SPL:                    143dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
  • Max output voltage:             +13.9dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
  • Sensitivity:                           -38 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12 mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
  • Weight:                                101gm
  • Dimensions:                        118mmH x 20mmW x 20mmD


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