The Rode NT2-A Studio Solution Kit offers a professional large 1 inch capsule studio microphone incorporating three-position pick-up patterns, with a premium XLR cable, SM6 shock mount, dust cover, and DVD featuring John Merchant talking shop about mic techniques in one complete package!
The Rode NT2-A Studio Solution Kit carries on the tradition forged by the now legendary Rode NT2. A professional large 1" capsule studio microphone incorporating three-position pick-up patterns, pad and high pass filter switches conveniently located on the mic body. The frequency and transient response of this transducer has been voiced to complement today's modern recording techniques, and yet still evoke the silky smooth character of the legendary microphones of the 50s and 60s. These features provide the flexibility and superlative audio characteristics that make the Rode NT2-A one of the most versatile condenser mics available.
Supplied with the SM6 shock mount, dust cover, microphone cable and downloadable instructional video hosted by Grammy-nominated engineer and producer John Merchant showing a range of recording techniques specific to the Rode NT2-A.
Rode NT2-A Studio Solution Kit Features
- Large 1 HF1 gold sputtered capsule
- On body control of polar pattern, HPF and PAD
- Three position variable polar pattern - Omni, Cardioid or Figure 8
- Three position variable High-Pass Filter - Flat, 40Hz or 80Hz
- Three position PAD - 0dB, -5dB or -10dB
- Ultra low noise
- Internal capsule shock mounting
- Designed and manufactured in Australia
Rode NT2-A Studio Solution Kit Specifications
- Acoustic Principle: Pressure, Pressure gradient
- Directional Pattern: Three position variable - Omni, Cardioid or Figure 8
- Frequency Range: 20 Hz-20 kHz
- Sensitivity: -36 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (16 mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
- Output Impedence: 200O
- Dimensions: Length - 209mm (8.2283), Diameter - 55mm (2.1653)
- Output Connection: 3 pin XLR, balanced output between Pin 2 (+), Pin 3 (-) and Pin 1 (ground)
- Shipping Weight: 1kg
- Net Weight: 860g
Rode NT2-A Studio Solution Kit Includes
- Rode NT2-A Studio Microphone
- Rode SM6 Shock Mount
- XLR Cable
- Microphone Dustcover
- Exclusive NT2-A Training DVD
- 10 Years Warranty (following registration of your microphone)
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I have used this on vocals primarily. It provides a nice full sound. Its sounds pretty neutral which is good for some applications. The variable patterns are nice options to have available. The mic is well built, comes with a shock mount, looks like front ends kit comes with a little more.
Overall i would say i was a little disappointed with the NT2a. I bought the NT2a to be an all purpose studio workhorse. For my taste, i think this mic sounds a bit bright and thin. It doesn't sound bad, i just think there are much better options out there for the price. The nice thing about the mic is the different polar patterns included for the price.
This is a classy-sounding, classy-looking, well-made mic. It's nice and heavy, the various switches don't produce any mechanical noise, and it's quiet-as-a-whisper. The cable fits in nice-n-snug for no hum and a clean signal, as is always the case with Rodes. It provides "big classy sound" on every source. You'll definitely want to use a pop-filter for your vocals with this one though. This one won't handle the pops well at all. To keep the price reasonable, this doesn't come with a shockmount and includes a simple vinyl bag rather than a goofy suitcase.
The best all around mics you can get for the money. I have paid through the nose for lots of mics, but these get used in my studio every day. Excellent sound quality and built like artillery shells. If you're running a budget studio, pay a little more for a pair of these and you won't be sorry. If you're a pro, get a pair and save the wear and tear on your best mics. These can take a beating and sound great doing it.
Enough can't be said regarding the overall quality and value involved with this mic. It is not only superbly well constructed allowing for every detail, but it is one of the quietest mics (non existent self noise) of all the microphones available in the world bar NONE. Many like to say a microphone will have a "character". Well if this one has one, it is neutrality. Overall it does what it is told. If you get up front and personal with it you are rewarded with a rich warmth only a fine tube mic can equal. If you stand back a bit it still picks up the air of the singers vocal character. The variable pattern is a plus where as the build quality will take it and never let you down. If you want the performance of a $3000 Neumann and don't wish to lay out the cash, this mic will get you there nicely. Having owned several Neumann's and AKG's top mics I feel I can say that without hesitation.