Rode NT1

Large diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone

  • Gold-plated 1" capsule stored in miniature lyre from Rycote
  • Black metal housing with scratch-resistant ceramic coating
  • Extremely low intrinsic noise (4.5 dBA)
  • 10 Year guarantee for registered users (special guarantee between manufacturer and buyer)
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 - 20000 Hz
  • Output impedance: 100 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 35.0 mV / Pa
  • Equivalent noise level: 4.5 dBA (according to IEC651), Max
  • Output level: +8.0 dBu (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1 kOhm load)
  • Dynamic range: 128 dB
  • Max. sound pressure level: 132 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 90 dBA (according to IEC651)
  • Requires 24 V / 48 V phantom power
  • Connection: 3-pin XLR
  • Dimensions (diameter x length): 50 x 190 mm
  • Weight: 395 g
  • Includes deluxe shockmount SM6 with integrated pop protection, XLR microphone cable (6 m) and dust protection bag
  • Made in Australia
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Further Information

Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut No
Pad No
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No
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Nicely quality done in a budget friendly price
KIDEN , 06.07.2020
This is the first mic I have bought for my home studio. It served as a general purpose microphone, though, it is mainly for vocal uses as it is a condenser mic.

The microphone itself is pretty transparent I must say, this enables me to craft the sound into anything I wanted it to be through mixing. I heard that the old NT1A gives a much brighter sound in comparison to the NT1, which is more flat and dull without any post processing. However, this is definitely what I aimed for.

The neutral sounding aspects definitely could be a pro and con at the same time, but generally I loved how I could push the recording into different tones through post processing! LOVE IT!

The noise floor is okay in this is mic, in my home studio it worked well. Since I plug the mic into my interface directly, the noisefloor is not the best as the mic should be, I recommend getting a preamp if you want to have the mic sound much better. It gives a lot of clarity too!
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Excellent Microphone!
Garron, 25.10.2014
This microphone just sounds great.
Anything you put on front of it is captured beautifully, i have used it for acoustic guitar, male vocals, Female vocals, I have used it for both soft and aggressive music and everything just sounds fantastic!

It sounds clean, with lots of detail throughout the entire spectrum! it also doesn't pick up a whole bunch of unwanted noise like a lot of other condenser mics i have used have so i would definitely recommend it to anyone who doesn't have the quietest of rooms to record in!

The pop filter it comes with is fantastic, its a plastic mesh so you dont have to worry about it getting torn! and you can give it a rinse every now and then to make sure its clean!

The shock mount is sturdy! and holds the microphone nicely, i have had problems before with shock mounts slipping on me as i am trying to record, but this one is fantastic!

5/5 Would highly recommend! the best mic i have tried in this price range!
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A solid choice
String Ninjas #1, 16.05.2021
Bought this mic as a quick vocal recording mic that is permanently rigged to my home studio set up. The mic itself is very robust, sturdy and well made. It’s recording ability is extremely good giving both warmth and clarity to my voice overs and singing. The addition of the highly effective pop cover is great and really adds to the overall professionalism of the set up. I would 100% recommend this to anyone who is after top quality vocal recordings but who is also on a budget. This microphone is a keeper.
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Better than what I expected
RafaelSaldaña, 01.07.2021
It's my first Rode mic and I got very surprised with the building quality. The sound is just what I was looking for, a neutral sound that could let me use it for different purposes and not only for voice recording.
Also, I use it with a Focusrite Clarett 4pre, and with the "Air" mode it's just perfect for voice because it gives that bright that you want in a voice, so I'm very happy with this mic.
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