Rode NT1 Microphone Kit
The Rode NT1 Microphone Kit is a perfect package for recording music, podcasting and voiceovers, as well as sound design. It was developed with a focus on detailed midrange response, coupled with silky smooth high frequencies, and warm, round, bass reproduction.
The Rode NT1 includes a cable and a shockmount; all designed for highly detailed sound reproduction. The Rode NT1 Microphone is a revolutionary new 1" diaphragm condenser microphone from Rode. Although the body of the new NT1 closely resembles the NT1-A, the microphone has been completely redesigned from the ground up, with the only shared component being the mesh grille.
The Rodes design engineers approached the Rode NT1 as a marriage of innovation and tradition, starting with the capsule which is a completely new design. Codenamed the HF6, it is the perfect example of Rodes fusion of artistic design approaches and cutting-edge manufacturing techniques, and features a sound signature reminiscent of the famous microphones of old while at the same time exhibiting extremely low noise. It has been developed with a focus on detailed midrange response, coupled with silky smooth high frequencies, and warm, round, bass reproduction to make the Rode NT1 Microphone Kit an absolute standout in its class.
In another world-first for Rode, the transducer itself is suspended inside the microphone using Rycotes 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 Rode NT1 is an incredibly quiet microphone, measuring only 4.5dBA of self-noise. Its body is machined from 6061 aluminium 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.
Rode NT1 Microphone Kit Features
- Large Capsule (1") 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 & manufactured in Australia
Rode NT1 Microphone Kit Specifications
- Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
- Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
- Capsule: 1.00"
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Address Type: Side
- Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
- Output Impedance: 100O
- Maximum SPL: 132dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KO load)
- Maximum Output Level: 8.0dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KO load)
- Sensitivity: -29.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (35.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
- Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 4dB-A
- Power Options: +48V phantom power+24V phantom power
- Weight: 440.00gm
- Dimensions: 187.00mmH x 50.00mmW x 50.00mmD
- Output: XLR Output
Rode NT1 Microphone Kit Includes
- Rode NT1 Microphone
- Microphone Cable
- SM6 Shockmount
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I used the NT1A as my A Mic for 15 years. Its bright like a 414 XL2. The NT1 has a more natural top end, almost transparent like an 414 XLS. Now that I’m using all of these together it made perfect sense. Vocals and most spot sounds for foley are reproduced with a 3D sense of representation, very much with a warmth of reality. For some sounds you may desire a faster HF, some piano, violin, slide guitar, birds in nature. For this the NT1a shines, esp in stereo. The NT1 is MF similar to their Ribbon option, with a brighter HF. While The NTR’s mids have incredible shape, the HF roll off is more drastic, the NT1’s MF is very similar, impressed across the board.
I did a shootout awhile ago of some very expensive mics and the Rode holds up to many $1000 mics in my opinion. Best bang for the buck out there.