RODENT5 - Rode NT5 compact 1/2

Rode NT5 compact 1/2" cardioid condenser microphone - matched pair

698813000081 Stock code: Rode RODENT5 new
  • Externally biased condenser
  • Gold sputtered 1/2" capsule
  • Heavy-duty satin-nickel plated body
  • Dual power operation and surface mount circuitry
  • Low noise, full frequency response
  • Supplied as a matched pair
RRP £377
£299.17 ex. VAT
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Introducing the Rode NT5 microphone pair

The NT5, or 'pencil mic', is a cardioid condenser microphone which is both compact and light, making it ideal for recording acoustic instruments, cymbals, drum overheads and live performances. This externally polarised microphone has small diaphragm, 1/2 inch capsule, and an active J-FET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer.

A cardioid pickup pattern makes the NT5 perfect for not only recording music but capturing indoor dialogue when filmmaking and much more. The mic should be positioned to optimise sound quality, and this can be achieved by using a stand.

Supplied as a pair, these microphones from Rode are extremely versatile and high-quality.

Rode products

As a leading manufacturer of audio technology, Rode microphones are known for their quality, innovative features and affordability. Rode products will allow you to capture both live and studio performances.

Designed and manufactured in Australia 

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Spec Specification
Active ElectronicsJFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
Polar PatternCardioid - picks up audio from the front and and sides and rejects from the rear
Address TypeEnd
Frequency Range20Hz - 20kHz
Output Impedance100Ω
Maximum SPL143dBSPL
Maximum Output Level13.9mV (@ 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)16dBA
Power OptionsP24 (+24 phantom power required from mixer or interface)
P48 (+48 phantom power required from mixer or interface)
Dimensions (h x w x d)118.00mm x 20.00mm x 20.00mm
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