Rode M5 Matched Pair

Small-diaphragm Matched Pair Cardioid Condenser Microphones
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A Matched Pair of Microphones for Less!

If you're looking for a pair of affordable small-diaphragm condenser microphones, take a look at the RODE M5 Matched Pair cardioid condenser microphones. These mics give you the kind of performance that will exceed what you'd expect from condensers at this price point. M5s are excellent mics for recording and sound reinforcement. They work great with guitars, percussion, strings, woodwinds, brass, and more. This matched pair is also great for stereo recording techniques. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer to find out more about the RODE M5 Matched Pair of cardioid condenser mics.

RODE M5 Matched Pair of Small-diaphragm Condenser Mics at a Glance:
  • A mic pair for all occasions
  • All the accessories you need to get going
  • Consistent quality from RODE
A mic pair for all occasions

The exceptionally clear-sounding RODE M5 Matched Pair is ideal in the studio and onstage. A typical use of the M5 Matched Pair would be as drum overheads or recording high-hats. They're excellent mics for recording practically any instrument - guitar, flute, violin, saxophone, drums, you name it! And this precision matched pair of condenser microphones is perfect for stereo XY and other stereo recording configurations.

All the accessories you need to get going

Ensuring that the M5 Matched Pair is ready to go out of the box, RODE included a pair of wind shields and stand mounts so you have everything you need to get started. The WS5 windscreens are perfect for outdoor reinforcement needs.

Consistent quality from RODE

RODE Microphones was one of the earliest established manufacturers of professional and affordable recording-quality condenser microphones. Committed to offering the highest quality microphones possible for the dollar, RODE has developed a solid reputation among professional and project studios the world over for just that. In fact, their NT2-A won a series of accolades including "World's Best Studio Microphone" at the prestigious Frankfurt Musikmesse. With corporate headquarters and all manufacturing based in Australia, Sweetwater continues to see some of the highest quality, affordable microphones in existence from RODE Microphones.

RODE M5 Matched Pair of Small-diaphragm Condenser Mics Features:
  • Matched pair of small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphones
  • 1/2" capsules
  • Heavy duty ceramic-coated bodies
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz
  • Includes two WS5 wind shields
  • Includes two RM5 stand mounts
  • Requires +48V phantom power
Stock your studio with the affordable and flexible RODE M5 Matched Pair cardioid condenser microphones!

Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide
How To Mic Drums for Recording Part 2 — Four Microphones

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Mono/Stereo Stereo Pair
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 140dB
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio 75dB (A weighted)
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 0.17 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number M5-MP

Customer Reviews

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Excellent quality!

The quality of these microphones is excellent. The casing is solid metal and feels well built and sturdy. The mics are much smaller than I anticipated, which can make trickier placements much easier! The sound is so crisp and clear, and they are very low noise. I couldn't be happier, especially for the price!

Perfect XY setup for small vocal ensembles

I've had this set for about 3 years. I keep them mounted on a small stereo bar, one higher than the other by it's diameter, in an X-Y array about 100-degrees pattern. It's always with me, whether mounted to the shoe of my back-of-house video camera to pick up room tone (and stereo applause) or on-stage to pick up small vocal ensembles. I shoot a barbershop a cappella show every year, and the mics always seem to be a challenge for the venue to get properly aligned and tuned, or they try to use two mic-stands with SM58s to simulate something they saw done elsewhere (with disastrous results). This year I offered them my Rode M5 X-Y setup, giving all of my technical arguments, plus they are small and black, not getting in the way too much for better stage appeal.Barbershop quartets typically are about arms-length or a little further from the mics, ideally in a semi-circle, but often in a straight line, meaning the outer two singers are further away (not much you can to about that). Often there is a wedge or two on the apron. These mics sounded awesome! No feedback issues, good balance between the tenor and bass vocalists (usually bass is booming while tenor is weak) and no phase issues. Even better (for me, the videographer/photographer) they weren't annoying eyesores! We used them again for the afterglow event (cast party) with great success.
Music background: FOH sound tech, recording engineer, videographer

Awesome Pair of Mics for the Price

These mics are good for Choir, All I need is one of these for 14 kids Choir and they sounded really great.

Love them!

I bought the matched pair around Christmas 2016 time . I had been looking for a more natural sound for my Gibson J185ec jumbo. I have always had great sound live but have been searching for a great sound for recording and the M5's have been the best I have tried so far. Especially for my budget! I am a Rode fan and have a 1 NT1-A. It sounded good for guitar, but I was looking for a little more warmth and got it with M5's. Their light weight also is a plus for mic placement. I am sure there are some great mics out there but these provide the sound I like and you can't beat that price.
Music background: Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist

Using them while writing this

Doing a second orchestra Recording with these as i type this. Seriouslyblown away im using the along side ldc mics worth $2500 + and for the second time these wind up the primary stereo pair in my stereo image about 6 to 7 feet back on both sides of the instrument section 7-10 feet in from of the choir i mean the strings sound forward almost close miced but sweet and not shrill like some sdc mics do to violins when too close very very worth the money and beyond

Sweetwater Advice

Tyler Berggren

I picked up my pair of Rode M5s with the usual stereo miking jobs in mind, but I've been surprised at how often they end up being used for spot miking duties as well. They are extremely high-quality mics, regardless of their price. With their high SPL handling, I've found M5's do a great job on overheads, snare, toms, acoustic guitar, and pretty much anything else I've put them on.
See also: Condenser Mics, Rode, Rode Condenser Microphones, Rode Condenser Microphones