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Rode NT1-A

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This redesigned version of RODE’s classic NT1 offers the lowest self-noise on the market.

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Say No To Noise

The RODE NT1-A is one of the most quiet microphones in its class.

Why is this important?

Light and dark, hot and cold, loud and quiet! These are examples of the contrasts found in nature. A low noise recording will give your work it's dynamics. It will give you the impact you dream of. Adding noise from any device, especially at the source, only degrades your performance.

The RODE NT1-A has a self-noise of only 5 dBA!

Low Noise is only half the story

  • Multi award winning, and one of the world's biggest selling studio microphones, the NT1 original is now a legend. The NT1-A continues this tradition while improving specifications and tonal qualities.
  • Using cutting edge technology for the electronics, RODE has implemented a computer controlled manufacturing line. Unlike many leading brands, all electronic boards are made without human hands assuring high specifications, tight tolerances and unsurpassed consistency.
  • Built to last with a new computer controlled matching process. The body is then satin nickel-plated. The NT1-A is designed to last a lifetime.
  • No PAD or Filters. Some microphone manufacturers include these in their budget products, but at what cost? The NT1-A can be used with very high sound pressure levels without perceptible distortion. Most people never use a high ppass filter on their microphones. Why pay for features you don't want or need at the cost of what is really important, true performance!
  • Complete solution: The NT1-A comes complete with a dedicated shock mount and zip pouch. No optional extras to buy.


  • Acoustic Principle: Externally polarised 25 mm (1") condenser
  • Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
  • Pickup Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz
  • Output Impedance: 100 ohms
  • Sensitivity: -31.9 dB re 1volt/pascal (25 mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB
  • Equivalent Noise: 5 dBA SPL (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
  • Maximum Output: + 13.7dBu (@ 1% THD into 1k ohms)
  • Dynamic Range: 132 dB (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
  • Maximum SPL: 137 dB (@ 1% THD into 1 K ohms)
  • Signal/Noise: > 88 dB (1kHz rel 1 Pa; per IEC651, IEC268-15)
  • Power Requirements: Phantom P48, P24

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"Despite its low cost, the NT1A delivers professional performance, both for vocal recording and for general instrument use. The lack of any heavy-handed presence boost makes the sound well suited for use with a range of singers and vocal styles and makes it's also easy to fine-tune using modest amounts of EQ. At the same time, the high end is as open and detailed as you could wish for, so if you like a vocal sound with a modern breathy quality, you can achieve it using little or no EQ."
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Short and sweet

Awesome!!! the difference between this and others in the same class/budget i.e (sm58)is ridiculous. The quality is outstanding, you can record vocals through walls with this!



I own quite a few Neumann and AKG mikes, and bought one of the NT1a mics out of curiosity, because I couldn\\\'t believe the universally positive things people were saying about them. Well, to cut a long story short, I was so impressed I immediately bought three more! They are utterly superb for voices - I would use nothing else. They don\\\'t have the ever so slightly hard edge that the AKGs and Neumanns have, and they work flawlessly.

I\\\'ve used them now on three CD projects - ranging from close-miked vocals, an ancient instrument from Iraq and also a harp recording in a large church, and they have excelled at all of these.

They are fantastically low noise - a huge plus if you are using quiet sound sources. I believe they have the lowest self-noise of any commercial microphone. I\\\'ve even used them as stereo pairs for more distant recording techniques, and again they work really well - although you will probably want to use mics with variable polar diagrams for that sort of work.

They are quite sensitive to bass thumps and wind, so if you use these in a studio, I would say you must use one of those circular mic windshields which you fix between the mic and the vocalist. Also the shockmounts are excellent and totally necessary - as any vibration will be picked up.

The shockmounts can be a bit difficult to position and occasionally come apart - not what you want in a busy session. One other curiosity is that the waveform is quite asymmetrical. I don\\\'t know why this is but I suspect there\\\'s some sort of ac or dc offset. It doesn\\\'t affect the sound one iota but I thought I\\\'d mention it.

These are superb mics at any price, but at these prices they are crazy value. If you want to record vocals, don\\\'t buy anything else unless you have money to burn.

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Excellent Microphone

People always tell me that, Kris if you want a professional sound without any boundaries then you ought to invest money into a Neumann Microphone. Yes, fair enough Neumann have become the industry standard but so has Rode.

Just because you paid a smaller price for a Rode that doesn\'t mean you can\'t do the same as you could with the Neumann.

If you want a high quality and professional microphone without breaking the band then I absolutely recommend this excellent microphone from Rode.

Simply put - The Rode NT1-A is quality without compromise


Rode NT1- A

This mic is outstanding. For the price you will not believe the quality. It's also amazingly sensitive and creates little to no noise. Shockmount is nice and solid too.
If I ever broke my NT1A I definitely buy another one. Can't recommend highly enough.

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