Rode NT1-A Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Large-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic with Shockmount, Pop Shield, XLR Cable, Dust Cover, and Instructional DVD
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An Incredible Condenser Mic Plus Essential Accessories!

The RODE NT1-A cardioid condenser microphone is one of the world's quietest microphones, and it comes complete with a ton of essential accessories! Its ultra-low self-noise means you'll effortlessly capture clean, clear audio. The NT1-A can handle 137dB SPL so you can be confident that even in front of loud guitar cabinets, your recording won't distort due to overload. This great mic comes with a shockmount, a pop screen, a dust cover, an XLR cable, and more. By providing ultra-quiet operation and being versatile enough to handle a wide variety of signals, the NT1-A is an affordable studio solution!

The NT1-A is just as at home in front of a world class vocalist as it is in front of a guitar cabinet. Acoustic guitars sing through the NT1-A, and the 137dB SPL prevents overloads no matter what the sound source. The low self-noise ensures that even the faintest whisper will be captured with exceptional detail. The NT1-A gives you world-class sound. Its classy, satin-finished, nickel-plated body looks right at home in any studio. And you get everything you need in this package - RODE includes a dedicated shockmount, a quality pop filter, a dust cover, a quality XLR cable, and even an instructional DVD.

RODE NT1-A Condenser Microphone Features at a Glance:
  • Acoustic Principle: Externally polarized 1" condenser with gold-plated membrane
  • Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
  • Pickup Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Dynamic Range: > 132dB
  • Maximum SPL: 137dB
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Ultra-low noise transformerless circuitry
  • State-of-the-art surface-mount electronics
  • Heavy-duty satin-nickel finish
  • Internal shockmounting system
  • Gold plated output connectors
  • True Condenser (externally biased)
  • Full (20Hz-20kHz) frequency response
  • Includes shockmount, pop shield, XLR cable, mic dust cover, and instructional DVD
  • Requires +48-volt phantom power
RODE NT1-A gives you premium mic performance plus everything you need for pro-quality results!

Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide
How to Choose a Great Microphone

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Diaphragm Size 1" (25.4mm)
Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 137dB
Output Impedance 100 ohms
Self Noise 5dB (A weighted)
Color Silver
Connector XLR
Weight 0.7 lbs.
Included Accessories Shock Mount, Pop Filter, 20' Mic Cable, Dust Cover
Manufacturer Part Number NT1-A

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Great Microphone

Very natural sounding , good price just couldn't ask for more
Music background: Musician 40 years plus
5/5

Nice Microphone

A very nice microphone that works very well in my live audio streaming needs. Used to replace my Shure SM7.
Music background: Web Casts, Live Audio, Recordings
5/5

One Phenomenal Recording Mic

Simply stated, this mic does everything I had read and heard and the sound quality and tone is clean, warm, and exceptional. The quality of my recordings took a quantum leap when using this mic. Solid construction and comes with a 10 year warranty, along with all of the goodies that Sweetwater outlines in their ad for this value bundle. Cannot imagine a better condenser mic at this price!
Music background: Songwriter, Live Performer, Home Recorder
5/5

Get This Mic

This mic can handle very high SPL. It's great as a kick drum mic. It sounds very natural when used on vocals. It is indeed a very quiet mic with no self-noise. It's extremely sensitive so lower your gain and/or use a -20dB pad. I was very pleased with the construction and craftsmanship of the mic, the pop-filter is very handy and the included cable was a nice bonus as well. Rode is definitely a company to expect good things from, in my humble opinion.
Music background: Electronic Music Producer, Sound Designer, Drummer and Saxophonist
5/5

Amazing Microphone

I never purchased any condenser from anywhere, however, I have worked with a few condensers in the past. I never experienced anything quite like this. All the other microphones I ever worked with were muddy and I didn't care for them. But with the Rode NT1-A, it's very low self noise. It is the world's quietest studio microphone. The frequency is great!!! I highly recommend buying this microphone because of it's quality and price. And who can argue with that? It's very rare that you find quality at an affordable price. But Rode has hit the nail on the head. Great job!!!
Music background: Musician
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