Rode NTKItem ID: NTK
Large-diaphragm Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone
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The NTK Changes EverythingThe RODE NTK large-diaphragm tube condenser mic sits squarely in the "far more than you expect for money" category. The NTK can more than hold its own against sought-after vintage microphones that cost several times as much. The NTK uses an externally polarized capsule with a twin-triode 6922 tube. Combining rich, natural sound characteristics with a touch of vintage vibe, the NTK brings you the best of the classic and modern sonic worlds. The mic's gentle presence boost makes everything sound good, especially vocals, and the tone really opens up as you hit the capsule with more level.
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Chrystal, McMinnville, TN
Reviewsbased on 25 reviews
Fantastic Service and Support
by JC from Boulder, COI won't spend a lot of time discussing what a great mic this is. The praise it has earned is very well-deserved, and it's an outstanding sound for the price.
July 20, 2011
What I really want to addr... read more [+]ess is how unbelievable the tech support and warranty have been on this mic. I was fortunate enough to by my NTK when the company was still offering the 10 year warranty, which I'm not sure they still do. But after purchasing the mic, I was concerned by a loose input jack on the power supply that would occasionally cut the signal from the mic. It didn't impede the mic's functionality very badly, but I wanted to make sure this problem wasn't a risk for damaging the mic. When I called Rode's support line, I didn't just talk to someone in a call center, I spoke with an actual engineer from the repair shop. After learning that the problem wasn't going to damage the mic, I continued to use the unit until the jack finally gave out completely about a year later. I had to send the mic in for the repair, and assumed it would be at least a month before I was able to use the mic again. But Rode had my mic fixed and returned in two weeks exactly, which in the world of instrument repair is almost unheard of--especially since the mic had to be shipped from CO to CA and back. The only cost to me was $10 for shipping.
I was understandably frustrated for receiving a defective unit, but Rode has more than made up for it with their outstanding dedication to customer service. In this day and age, many companies offer no warranties of any kind and/or little to no support for their products. Rode, however, have proven themselves to be different. This is a fantastic mic for a great price, backed by outstanding support. close [-]
My favorite condensor mic
by Bart from SacramentoI love this mic because it sounds AMAZING! It can take a beating from loud guitar or vocals and it delivers a smooth warm tube sound to your mix. Outstanding mic, if you want to sound legit....buy thi... read more [+]s bad boy! ;) close [-]
December 16, 2009
Music Background: Amateur recording engineer
by James Wood from Chattanooga, TNI've used this mic for about 5 years! I have been blown away ever since. I record rnb & pop vox on it, but will say its also great for acoustic guitars too. I use it with the presonus Eureka preamp... read more [+]. Great combo & the Heart of my Studio
May 16, 2009
Music Background: Dj/Producer
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Wanna get personal?
by James Eliser from Youngstown, OHI don't have a huge budget so I can't always get the mics I want. I admit I settled for this but I'm glad I did. This thing is warm and fuzzy all over. It really brings out the personality of the voic... read more [+]e. Every detail is there, crisp and airy but still full-body. And when you push it, it pushes back perfectly. I highly recommend the NTK. close [-]
November 22, 2008
Music Background: engineer/producer/studio owner
by: Nick Raffaele
When I first purchased the Rode NTK “Class A” tube condenser microphone back in July of... read more »
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