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Rode NTK Valve Microphone

Dolphin id:
2990
Product SKU:
HHBRNTK

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A large 1" capsule, externally biased condenser with cardioid polar pattern & includes a 10 year warranty.

Listen to this Rode before you buy using Rode's Soundbooth. Listen to the Rode collection used in a number of studio applications including Vocals, Kick Drum and Guitar, with both close and distant micing.

Learn more about this product with Rode TV: Maddi Jane performs an amazing cover of Shontelle’s “Impossible” with a RØDE NTK, accompanied by a single acoustic guitar recorded by a RØDE NT1-A.

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The NTK is a valve microphone designed exclusively for recording professionals who want what only the best can offer. The NTK has a large (1") capsule gold plated membrane, with twin triode valves hand graded and selected especially for use in the NTK. The NTK delivers the wide dynamic range, ultra low noise, and the quality and warmth demanded when choosing a valve microphone.

Who's Using The NTK Valve Mic?
John Merchant
John Merchant
John's engineering and production credits include Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion, Lenny Kravitz, Arif Mardin, David Foster, Russ Titelman, Raphael Saadiq and Phil Ramone amongst others.
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“I've travelled the world and recorded in world class studios with very expensive mics that still can't capture the texture of my voice as good as my NTK. The NTK is proof that 'more expensive' doesn't always mean 'better'.”


 

Rode 10 year warranty

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NTK, when professional performance counts.

Features

  • Large capsule with gold-plated membrane
  • Ultra low noise
  • Wide dynamic range
  • Class A valve circuitry
  • Hand-selected and graded twin-triode valve
  • Dedicated Power Supply
  • High strength welded and heat-treated steel mesh head
  • Durable satin nickel finish
  • Internal capsule shock mounting
  • High level of RF rejection

Specifications

  • Capsule: Externally polarized 1" pressure-gradient condenser
  • Active Electronics: Unity-gain closed-loop impedance converter; vacuum-tube input with bipolar buffering
  • Pickup Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz (+/-6dB)
  • Output Impedance: 200 ohms (100 ohms per leg)
  • Sensitivity: -38dB re 1V/Pa (12mV @ 94dB SPL) +/-1dB
  • Equivalent Noise: 12dB SPL (A-weighted per IEC268-15) +/-2dB
  • Maximum Output: > +29dBu (@ 1kHz, 5% THD into 1k( load)
  • Dynamic Range: > 147dB (A-weighted, per IEC268-15)
  • Maximum SPL: > 158dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 5% THD into 1k( load)
  • Signal/Noise Ratio: > 82dB (A-weighted, per IEC268-15)
  • External power supply: 100-120V / 200-240V AC (user selectable) 50Hz / 60Hz, 25VA maximum
  • Packed Weight: 4.53 kg (Mic only 760 gm)

Accessories Included

  • Power Supply
  • 30'(10m) Multicore Cable
  • M2 Standmount plus 3/8"-5/8" Thread Adaptor
  • Optional Extras: SM2 Shockmount

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Rode NTK Valve Microphone Reviews

9/10

Rode NTK

Dudes, This mic is amazing for vocal & guitar work. I\'ve had mine for over a year now working with various singers and can i just say that the only possible disapointment i have found with this mic is that it doesn\'t come with a elastic shockmount which is an extra £60 otherwise i have found no fault with mine since the day i bought it!!!! It just has such a clean warm sound going through the tube and I would recommend it to everybody if they are looking for a class valve mic and dont physically have masses of money to spend on one but still want to achieve the proffesional sound. Bless

10/10

RODE NTK Review

This valve mic is superb! I have had it for about 18 months and the clarity and depth of audio recoding is as good as it gets at this price level.

You get the mic and power-supply which are linked by a long cable with a multi pin end. The XLR connects to the power-supply and then to your equipment.

Most of my work is audio/speech and the rich warmth that this mic gives to the audio is very pleasing to the ear. It is just as good for vocal recording for songs.

In the early days I discovered that if you have a strong voice it is fairly easy to overload the NTK, so to make sure that I don't have extra complex editing I use a pop shield and have rigged a wire coathanger to set a minimum distance away from the mic to ensure it is not overloaded. It sounds heath robbinson, but it works! The NTK is so sensitive that if you are not careful you will end up with pops and clicks from your own mouth that you didn't realise you made - thus the contraption made from a coat hanger. It makes no difference to the end result which is still silky smooth and warm and, with the devise to set the minimum distance, it also helps with consistancy from one recording session to another - something that is very important!

I also advise the use of a good quality compressor to use with the NTK (I use a TLA Audio 5050) this makes sure that you keep the overall level more constant than might otherwise be the case.

So in summary, you need to be a little careful that you can reproduce a constant quaility session to session - which is all to do with mic placement and proximity of the 'voice', but appart from that I have no reservation in recomending this truly excellent mic - 10 out of 10!

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