Rode NT5 Microphone

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Product Overview

The NT5 from Rode is a cardioid condenser microphone offering a full frequency response and low-noise output circuitry. NT5 is designed for general instrument recording and sound reinforcement, its package is shipped in a matched pair adding convenience to quality.

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The cardioid polar pattern effectively minimizes audio at the off-axis sections, reducing noise caused by, leakage, monitors, additional instruments etc.

The NT5 offers a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz allowing the microphones to be used in a wide variety of applications such as drum over-head miking, stereo capturing of instruments, vocal capturing etc. The NT5 is powered via +48, +24 volt phantom power.
The package is complete and includes dual wind screens and stand mounts in a durable road case.

Cardioid Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern is effective in minimizing of-axis noise due to leakage, additional instruments, room ambiance etc.

Wide Frequency Response
The NT5 features a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz allowing the flexibility to capture accurately in any recording or sound reinforcement scenario.


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, (at 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: 118 x 20mm LxDdiameter
Weight: 100g

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Acoustic Principle Pressure gradient
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range Frequency Range
Sensitivity -38dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12
mV @ 94 dB SPL)
Output Impedence 100Ω
Equivalent Noise 16dBA
Maximum SPL 115 dB SPL (1 kHz @ 1m)
Power Requirement P48 phantom power
Analog Outputs 3 pin XLR, balanced output
between Pin2 (+), Pin 3 (-)
and Pin 1 (ground)
Output Connectivity XLR
Weight 101 g
Dimensions Length: 118
Diameter: 20
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What’s In The Box
  • Rode NT5 - Cardioid Studio Condenser Microphones - Single
  • WS-5 Wind Shields
  • RM-5 Stand Mounts
  • 2 (3/8" - 5/8") Thread Adapters
  • Custom Foam Lined Carry Case
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