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Rode NT5-MP Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphones, Matched Pair
|Item Weight||200 Grams|
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- Intended for recording acoustic instruments, drum overheads, cymbals and live performances
- This compact externally polarized mic employs a 1/2" capsule and an active J-FET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
- Tight cardioid pickup pattern makes it ideal for use as an indoor dialogue microphone for filmmaking on a mic stand or boom
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From the manufacturer
- Externally biased condenser
- Gold sputtered 1/2” capsule
- Heavy-duty satin-nickel plated body
- Dual power operation
- Surface mount circuitry
- Low noise
- Full frequency response
Compact Cardioid Condenser Microphones, Matched Pair
The NT5 is a small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone finished in durable satin nickel. Intended for recording acoustic instruments, drum overheads, cymbals and live performances, the compact externally polarized mic employs a 1/2" capsule, an active J-FET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer. Its tight cardioid pickup pattern also makes it ideal for use as an indoor dialogue microphone for filmmaking on a mic stand or boom.
About Rode Microphones
RØDE Microphones are a uniquely Australian owned and operated audio company. Our home is in beautiful Sydney, just 20km west of Sydney's downtown area and right near the home of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Comprising three warehouses with a total footprint of over 110,000 square feet, the RØDE state-of-the-art plant has over 60 million dollars in precision machinery and an international team of more than 250 people across highly skilled disciplines: electronics engineering, industrial design, technical engineering, robotics, audio and acoustics engineering, metal production, toolmaking, injection-mould technology, logistics, assembly, quality control, finance, marketing and sales.
As well as our main campus in Sydney, we have offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Seoul. Our extensive distributor and 6000-strong storefront network ensures RØDE Microphones are sold in 117 countries – and growing – making RØDE a truly global company.
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|Item Dimensions||17 x 6 x 13 inches||0 x 0 x 0 inches||11 x 3.25 x 4.75 inches||4.88 x 2.6 x 7.28 inches||3 x 8 x 10 inches||16.5 x 9.61 x 2.99 inches|
The NT5 is a true condenser transducer microphone with a gold sputtered 1/2" capsule and a heavy duty satin-nickel-plated body. Features: full frequency response; low noise custom WS5 Wind Shield; custom RM5 Stand mount. Supplied as a matched pair in a custom carry case. WARRANTY All RODE products are warrantied for 1 year from the date of purchase. Your purchase may be registered ?on-line? or by mailing the warranty card. The RODE Warranty covers parts and labour that may be required to repair the microphone during the warranty period. The Warranty excludes defects caused by normal wear, modification, shipping damage or failure to use the microphone as per RODE's Instruction Guide.
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I selected the NT5 mic for two reasons. First, multiple reviews suggested that the sound quality was great, and the main limitation was that the cardiod pattern maybe wasn't as good at noise rejection as some other alternatives like the Oktava MK-012. However, using directional mic patterns for noise rejection can be a mixed bag indoors. If your own voice bounces off the walls and ceilings, it can end up canceling out the mid frequencies and making you sound really "boomy", which is more tiring to listen to. Moreover, software solutions such as Mozilla's RNNoise suppression algorithm, now shipping with OBS, actually do really well, while giving you the option to turn them on and off. Again, I'm not a musician, so you probably wouldn't want to use RNNoise to record singing, but to my untrained ear it sounds really good for spoken voice and does a great job of eliminating fan noise and even typing that would be well within the pick-up angle of a cardiod mic.
The second reason I selected the NT5 is that it promised an omnidirectional pattern if you swap out the capsule with an NT45-o. This appealed to me because it might allow me to move around and gesticulate in front of my green screen without worrying quite as much about mic placement, as well as potentially allowing two people to speak into my one microphone on a conference call. An omnidirectional pattern would also make it possible to use the mic with RoomEqWizard to figure out the best places in my room to place acoustic panels. It might even turn out that an omnidirectional pattern sounds better in my room, since I have good enough noise suppression. (I'd at least like to try the experiment.)
Unfortunately, the NT45-o is very hard to get. It's impossible to find new in this moment, and the only one I found used sold before I could make my offer. In retrospect, I wish I'd gotten the NT55 , which comes with both the cardiod and omnidirectional capsules. (Hey, even if you don't want the omnidirectional capsule it comes with, you could always scalp it...) The inability to get the promised omnidirectional pick-up pattern is why this drops from 5 stars to 4. Otherwise, if you only want the cardiod pattern, or if the NT45-o is back in stock somewhere, then I would wholeheartedly recommend the NT5 for content creators and as a dialogue mic. Others plausibly endorse the NT5 for musical applications as well, I just don't have the experience to comment on that.
Great results for DLSR video of music (solo flute, drums, jazz band, and symphony). A matched stereo pair of these microphones provided much better results for me that a single, much higher quality (more expensive) microphone. Very little noise and rich sound using a TASCAM DR-701D -Channel Digital Multitrack Recorder connected to a Nikon D750 1543 24.3 MP Digital SLR Camera Body 3.2 Inches TFT-LCD 50 mm f/1.4 lens (Black) . Even straight into the camera, sound is so much better than through the camera alone or through a TASCAM DR-40. (For exclusive video use, consider just using a less expensive microphone pre-amp such as the JuicedLink Riggy-Assist Dual-XLR Preamplifier with Phantom Power and Metering .)
Update: I got another one from amazon, this time packaged nicely, in a brand new box. Im now using 2 nt5 mics for my acoustic and a rode nt1a for vocals. The sound i get is incredible. Only plugin i use is a little bit of reverb. I only do a touch of eq. Rode mics are very high quality. If you are in a home studio. These are the only small diaphragm mics you will ever need. Every rode mic comes with a 10 year warranty once registered with rode.com. That alone makes it worth the price tag. Most other brands give a 2 to 3 year warranty at best.
I have tried some voice recording as well as acoustic guitar. Bought this to mess around with and eventually get a second one to try stereo recording for fun. So far it's all that I expected it to be!
You get a nice case and mounting hardware although if you play to do ORTF or XY chorale recordings then you need to also get the stereo mic mount bar separately
Although I bought this from Amazon, I would recommend getting them elsewhere because the sales tax is so high in WA where I am based
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Using them to record an orchestra, I'm getting what is (to me) a detailed natural sound with a good stereo image (using ORTF setup)