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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Detailed neutral recordings
Van den Heuvel, 27.07.2020
In my opinion the NT1 is a great mic for smooth en detailed recordings. Because there is not a very prominent EQ character to it the RØDE is very useful for in-the-box coloring afterwards.
Its really beautiful on vocals, acoustic guitars and also useful for drum overheads when you got two of them.
I only find that the lows are a little bit boxy. It doesn't breathe as much as other mics I used in the €200-400 price range. You have to use an high-pass (not on the mic) to control this.

+ neutral but detailed
+ very low noice
- it lacks a little bit of definition in the lows
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Everything you heard is true.
Kosh2262, 12.09.2019
I would love to be the one who finds something wrong with the Rode NT1 but honestly it has such a great reputation for a really good reason. The microphone gives an very flat responce with no hyped up high end and the thing is dead silent.... a truly amazing noise floor. I have used it on vocals, acoustic guitars and electric guitars and it shines in every situation you put it in.....Thomann as usuall were on time and well packaged. The rycote shockmount isa nice touch... really strong with 2 layers of metal mesh.... outstanding micophone kit
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Excellent Microphone!
Dsmoov, 07.12.2020
This microphone is the best mic that I've ever owned or used. It captures sources faithfully and adds virtually no color to the sound. On top of that, the self-noise level is incredibly low and the build quality is excellent. I consider the NT1 a must-buy for any studio owner, as it can handle nearly anything you put in front of it. If you're thinking of buying it, just do it and thank yourself later.
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