Rode NT5-SItem ID: NT5Sing
Small-diaphragm Single NT5 Cardioid Condenser Mic
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Single Rode NTD Small Diaphragm Condenser MicThe NT5 is a pencil-type, small-diaphragm, mono condenser mic that was originally offered in matched pairs featuring sequential serial numbers so that they're close to each other all the way through manufacturing. A typical use of the NT5 would be as drum overheads or recording high-hats. We've found that they are detailed and very clear, and with just a tiny bit of compression they sound great. If you prefer the positioning flexibility afforded by a pair of small-diaphragm mics, then the NT5 is an easy choice. If you're lookng for a great-sounding, and very affordable single small-diaphragm condenser mic, the Rode NT5-S is a single NT5. Small-diaphragm condenser mics such as the NT5-S have an even and wider frequency response than large diaphragm condensers, handle higher SPLs, and can more accurately capture instruments with a pronounced high-frequency component (violins, for instance).
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Christopher , Savannah, GA
Reviewsbased on 4 reviews
A "Can't Touch" Value!
by Joshua Casey from Portland, OR USAMy hat off to Rode for this one!
August 8, 2010
Music Background: Pro Sound Engineer, Musician
I have used a stereo pair of Rode NT-5s for about 2 years now. I mainly use them on live choirs (15-40 voices), and one would do just as well if you do... read more [+]n't need stereo miking. They're also excellent on drums (primarily as overheads), and Leslies. Their signal clarity is astounding. There is virtually no coloration or proximity effect with these mini-monsters.
I highly recommend these mics, but one word of caution first:
They pick EVERYTHING up! So, don't use them if you will be clicking your studio mouse mid-session! close [-]
by Danny Lundmark from Istanbul, TurkeyI use this mic for vocals, as well as guitar and percussion- it is a charming and great-sounding mic, all at a very affordable price. A must have!!
April 2, 2009
Music Background: Graduate of Berklee College of Music, Pro Musician, Recording Artist
by Phyllis Lynch from Greenwood IN USAThis works great.
November 25, 2011
Music Background: Pro Musician
Accurate and Usable
by Billy V from WisconsinThe main use of this mic is generally acoustic guitars and drum overheads, and it's will capture a fairly accurate picture of them - there aren't any very large and sudden dips or humps along the freq... read more [+]uency spectrum. There is a fairly wideband hump in the higher frequencies (~8-12khz) and a bit of a dip below 120hz or so, but it really isn't a very bright mic. If you want a really bright sound, as some modern music does, you'll probably end up EQing this mic heavily. I however enjoy cymbals and acoustic guitars that blend with the track rather than dominate it, and I need to EQ little to do so. I've used it for vocals a few times - it did very well on a politely sung folk song, although it captured slightly odd sibilant sounds (may have just been the singer!) On a more aggressive track the vocals fit into the song VERY easily, however the microphone didn't seem up to the challenge of (dubiously) loud vocals.
September 24, 2008
Music Background: One man band/studio
In summary, you'll get an accurate and usable sound from this mic, one that balances itself with surrounding instrumentation very easily. If you want that very bright modern sound you're going to have to work for it. close [-]
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