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Rode NTR Ribbon Microphone

Rode NTR
Rode NTR
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List Price: $999.00
Our Price: $799.00

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Product Code: 9999-16565


Rode NTR Ribbon Microphone

Rode NTR Ribbon Microphone is designed to hang in the world's finest recording studios and performance halls equally as well as home studio spaces, its existence is a labour of love for RŘDE

RĂ?DE NTR Ribbon Microphone Details

At first glance of the RĂ?DE NTR Ribbon Microphone youâ??re aware that itâ??s very special and unique â?" an intricate blend of art and science.

Designed to hang in the worldâ??s finest recording studios and performance halls equally as well as home studio spaces, its existence is a labour of love for RĂ?DE. Every element of the NTR, from the transformer to the ribbon element itself, has been designed and created in-house at RĂ?DEâ??s headquarters in Sydney, Australia. All with the aim of crafting the finest ribbon microphone available.

Sonically, the NTR is capable of reproducing unprecedented high frequency detail and accuracy, addressing common criticisms of other ribbon microphones, while opening up the possible usage scenarios considerably. This allows it to record sound sources that usually require a more sensitive microphone element.

RĂ?DE NTR Ribbon Microphone Features

  • Ribbon Element
    • Highly sensitive 1.8 micron ribbon element
    • Bi-Directional Polar Pattern
  • Custom Designed and Manufactured Transformer
    • Married to RĂ?DEâ??s ribbon element is a high output, ultra-low noise, low-impedance transformer. This ensures maximum fidelity betwen the NTR's ribbon motor and electronics.
  • World-Class Active Electronics
    • In combination with the aforementioned transformer, the active electronics all the NTR to be used with a wide range of preamps without the additional gain requirements of other ribbon offerings
  • Chemically Etched All-Metal Mesh
    • Extremely rigid while exhibiting super-low density, this results in greater acoustic transparency
  • Heavy-Duty Matte Black Finish
    • Minimizes wear and reflectivity
  • Solid Surfaces In The Capsule Rejection Zone
    • The solid frame around the ribbon capsule is positioned entirely within the rejection zone of the capsuleâ??s bidirectional polar pattern
  • Ribbon-securing travel screw supplied
    • This secures the sensitive ribbon element and shock mount in place when not in use
  • Internal Shock Mounting System Design Maximizes Ribbon Element Isolation
    • The ribbon is mounted distinctly separate from the microphone body, allowing for the greatest possible acoustic transparency around the ribbon element and minimizing any resonance
  • Exceptional Warranty and Service
    • One free ribbon replacement during warranty period
      • An innovative â??free replacement ribbonâ?? program allows each NTR owner the option of one free replacement ribbon within the extended warranty period.
    • Ten year extended warranty with online registration
      • RĂ?DE offers a free extended 10 year warranty on the NTR, following online registration of the microphone on rode.com
  • Designed and manufactured in Australia

RĂ?DE NTR Ribbon Microphone Specifications

  • Acoustic Principle: Velocity Transducer
  • Active Electronics: Step-up Transformer and signal balanced preamp stage
  • Polar Pattern: Figure-8
  • Address Type: Side
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Output Impedance: 200Ω
  • Maximum SPL: 130dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
  • Sensitivity: -30.5dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (30.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
  • Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 15dB-A
  • Power Options: +48V phantom power
  • Weight: 1047gm
  • Dimensions: 216mmH x 65mmW x 65mmD
  • Output: XLR Output
  • Warranty: 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration

RĂ?DE NTR Ribbon Microphone Downloads

What We Think

"The RĂ?DE NTR Ribbon Microphone shows up on the scene with RĂ?DE's famous consistency and build quality. The active circuit topology makes for a sound is well defined and musical. The NTR is great for overheads. In fact, I recently attended a master class with Alan Parsons (Pink Floyd, The Alan Parsons Project... do I really have to detail who Alan Parsons is?), and he uses a pair of NTRs made for him. The sound when compared to a pair of Coles 4038 was more defined, but still warm and lovely. To the credit of the Coles, it sort of wasn't a fair fight considering they are passive mics and the cable run back to the SSL board preamps was probably 40-50 feet at least. So, the impedance change is going to make them even darker than they normally are... which is pretty dark. Regardless, the RĂ?DE NTR takes a lot of the variables out of the process. They're really a stellar value and work really well in a number of situations."

Alan Moon - Front End Audio

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