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Rode NT1A Anniversary Vocal Condenser Microphone Package

4.5 out of 5 stars 154 customer reviews
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  • Large 1 inch capsule with gold plated diaphragm
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • Self Noise of only 5 dB (A)
  • Ultra low noise, transformerless surface mount circuitry
  • Wide dynamic range
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Product Description

The RODE NT1A raises the bar for value-priced mics! The NT1A Anniversary Model is a complete redesign of the now legendary NT1 classic studio microphone. From the new nickel plated body to the state of the art surface mount electronic circuitry, the NT1A will leave you asking 'how can RODE offer a microphone that sounds this good, for so little money'? The RØDE NT1A, Winner of the Electronic Musician 2004 Editor's Choice Award and the world's quietest studio condenser microphone. This redesigned version of RØDE's classic NT1 has only 5 dBA of self-noise.

Product Information

Item Weight 11.5 ounces
Product Dimensions 15.2 x 4.5 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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ASIN B002QAUOKS
Item model number NT1A ANNIV
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4.5 out of 5 stars 154 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,070 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#11 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Camera & Photo Accessories > Professional Video Accessories > Microphones
#564 in Electronics > Camera & Photo > Video
Date first available at Amazon.com September 24, 2009

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NT1-A: The World's Quietest Studio Condenser Microphone

We’re proud to say that the NT1-A has become an industry standard - providing the warmth, extended dynamic range, clarity and high SPL capability usually only featured by some of the most expensive microphones.

RØDE NT1 RØDE NT1-KIT RØDE NT1-A RØDE NT1-A-MP RØDE NT1000
Included Accessories: RM2 Ring Mount Stand, Microphone Dust Cover SMR Premium Shock Mount with Rycote onboard, Microphone Dust Cover SM6 Shock Mount with Detachable Pop Filter, Shielded XLR Cable (6m / 20'), Microphone Dust Cover 2x SM6 Shock Mounts with Detachable Pop Filters, 2x Shielded XLR Cables (6m / 20'), 2x Microphone Dust Covers RM2 Ring Mount Stand, ZP1 Padded Zip Pouch
Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient Pressure Gradient Pressure Gradient Pressure Gradient Pressure Gradient
Polar Pattern: Cardioid Cardioid Cardioid Cardioid Cardioid
Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz 20Hz - 20kHz 20Hz - 20kHz 20Hz - 20kHz 20Hz - 20kHz
Maximum SPL: 132dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load) 132dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load) 137dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load) 137dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load) 140dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Power Requirement: 24V phantom power, 48V phantom power 24V phantom power, 48V phantom power 24V phantom power, 48V phantom power 24V phantom power, 48V phantom power 24V phantom power, 48V phantom power
Output Connection: 3-Pin XLR 3-Pin XLR 3-Pin XLR 3-Pin XLR 3-Pin XLR
Output Impedance: 100Ω 100Ω 100Ω 100Ω 100Ω
Maximum Output Level: 8.0mV 8.0mV 13.7mV 13.7mV 13.0mV
Dimensions: 187.00mmH x 50.00mmW x 50.00mmD 187.00mmH x 50.00mmW x 50.00mmD 190.00mmH x 50.00mmW x 50.00mmD 190.00mmH x 50.00mmW x 50.00mmD 209.00mmH x 54.00mmW x 54.00mmD

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I'm a musician who is starting to move more into a producer role as well, and I needed a good vocal mic for the studio. Previously I was doing all of my vocals with a Shure SM57, which is a great mic but it is very directional and necessitates a lot of preamping, which tended to make it pretty noisy for picking up softer vocals.

I'd heard a lot of positive hype about the NT1A and claims of it being the "quietest mic in the market". I was very much surprised by the low-cost and comparisons to microphones in a much higher price range, so I picked one up figuring that if it didn't live up to the claims, I'd return it and buy a more expensive mic.

I didn't return it. And I don't ever see myself selling it either.

Quite simply, this mic is amazing. I plugged it in direct to Roland 24-track digital workstation and cranked the gain all the way to 10. Not even a touch of hiss. This never happened with my SM57, and I always attributed the hiss to weak preamps in the Roland. Guess not. The pickup on the NT1A is incredible, to the extent that I had to remove a small clock on the far wall because I could hear the second hand ticking. This wasn't audible to the naked human ear until you literally put your ear on the clock. I even had to add a couple throw rugs in the studio under the mic area because I could hear the carpet pad connecting with the cement floor. Amazing.

The mic sounds nice direct, but I typically run it through a good tube preamp and the sound is warm and pristine, with the only noise coming from the preamp. I've recorded everything from dreampop to industrial screaming and this mic handles it all.

Only complaint--with the exception of the XLR cable that came with it, I've had issues getting other cables to connect to the NT1A.
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This microphone exceeded my expectations. It sounds warm, clear, and crisp. For only $229, you can't possibly beat it. This microphone can compete well with microphones at a much higher price range. Ever since I got this mic, my hip hop vocals have skyrocketed in quality, because now the vocal quality is professional sounding. I don't even have to add EQ to the vocals I record with this bad boy (unless I was trying to make it sound a very specific way, but normally adding EQ to the vocals from this mic would be like selling yourself short...), all I need to do is add compression and a reverb, and it sounds really good. I tried rapping into this mic without the pop filter, and surprisingly, the plosives didn't show up as much as I thought they would. It will happen, no doubt, but I was just surprised at how much harder it is to get them to show up. You can scream into this mic, you can speak very softly, you can make your voice sound any way you wish, and it will pick it up pretty much exactly like you actually sound... except with an added smoothness and warmth (though, I would not say as warm as a good tube mic, like the Rode K2 or Rode NTK).

No, it doesn't allow you to utilize multiple polar patterns, it is strictly cardioid. That's why this microphone is best for vocals. I would say that would be one downfall of this mic. But geez, it only costs $229... how could you possibly go wrong? If you're starting up your own home studio, this is a must buy. Don't go with those cheap USB powered microphones... they're not good for vocals or anything except talking on skype and podcasting. The Rode NT1-A is an exceptional mic, and the value cannot be beaten.

You can register your microphone at the Rode website to get a 10 year warranty on it... for free.
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I have had and used the NT1A for 3-4 years now. It is an extremely hot mic (meaning it picks up EVERYTHING...including the fly farting in the next county!). It is very transparent, which is a good thing for getting a very clean and true signal at your origin point. I find that it does very well for miking acoustic guitars and capturing the highs of the upper register without getting drowned out by the boominess of the lower strings. I have also had good luck miking electric bass cabinets and miked guitar amps. However, when it comes to vocals (which was my original intent for the mic), it is very good for some things, and not very good for others. As I said, the mic is very hot and may pick up much that you don't want, like a lot of room noise. I have found it good for more "in your ear" Roger Waters-type vocals where it is almost a speaking or narrative style of singing. However, it is not a warm mic at all, and can come out sounding rather sterile (but very clear) with some vocals. If you want a warm sound for your vocals, price-wise I would suggest something more in the line of an APEX 460 tube mic. Or, you might try running it through a separate preamp first and bumping the gain while compensating with the preamp level. This may give you unwanted hiss, but if you have a limiter you can maybe control that. Or, there are also engineers out there (you can find them on ebay, craigslist, or in the engineer forums) who will do modifications to bring this mic to its potential and seem to get good reviews (I have not done this myself, so I can't say for sure). I would recommend this mic (you can certainly do worse), even though I have not found it to be particularly deserving of its sterling reputation. Just understand what you want it for, and whether its strengths and limitations fit your needs.
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