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Rode NT4 Stereo X/Y Condenser Microphone

Cardioid Condenser XY Stereo Microphone
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Stereo Recording from RODE

The RODE NT4 is a striking microphone that solves the age-old problem of affordable stereo miking, eliminating the need for purchasing matched pairs of expensive mics to get professional results!

Thanks to the RODE NT4's true stereo condenser design, clever XY configuration, and perfectly matched capsules, the NT4 lets you record any stereo source with immaculate detail.

RODE NT4 Included Accessories:
  • Custom Carry Case
  • WS4 twin-head Wind Shield
  • Custom stereo cables: dual XLR and mini stereo jack
  • RM3 Stand Mount plus 3/8" - 5/8" Thread Adapter
RODE NT4 Features:
  • Stereo XY Condenser Microphone
  • 2 X Externally biased 1/2" Capsules with gold sputtered diaphragm
  • Capsules closely matched with full frequency response
  • Durable satin-nickel finish
  • Custom stereo cables included
  • Custom WS4 twin-head Wind Shield
  • Surface-mount transformerless circuitry
  • Complete with Custom Carry Case and RM3 Stand Mount
  • Requires +48V phantom power or battery power

A Few Thoughts On XY Stereo Recording
The stereo image is produced by the off-axis attenuation of the cardioid microphones. While A-B stereo is a difference-in-time-stereo, the XY stereo is a difference-in-level stereo. But as the off-axis attenuation of a typical cardioid microphone is only around 6dB at 90 degrees, the channel separation is limited, and wide stereo images are not possible with this recording method. Therefore, XY stereo is often used where high mono-compatibility is needed - for example, in broadcasting situations where many listeners still receive the audio on mono equipment. Since the sound-sources are mainly picked up off-axis when using the XY stereo setup, high demands are placed on the off-axis response of the microphones used.

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Tech Specs

  • Microphone Type: Condenser
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • Polar Pattern: XY Stereo
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Max SPL: 143dB
  • Output Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 78dB (A weighted)
  • Self Noise: 16dB (A weighted)
  • Color: Silver
  • Connector: 5-pin XLR
  • Weight: 1 lb.
  • Included Accessories: Windscreen, Carry Case, 5-Pin XLR to 3.5mm Cable, 5-Pin XLR to Dual XLR Cable
  • Manufacturer Part Number: NT4

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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.5/5
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Rated 5/5

Used for Choirs

Incredible!!! I bought this about 3 months ago, Ive used it on the road doing sound gigs, mostly gospel event with choirs. I use this in conjunction with 2 nt5 matched pairs. Just Awesome!!! Very durable, soinds amazing!!!! I have used all the norms, Sennheiser, Shure, etc. I love the Senn E835 for stand alone vocals, but for small to medium area pick up - this is the ticket. One word of advice - if the choir loft or stage isn't padded, make sure you have a downward enough angle toward the choir to reduce reflection - this mic will pick up everything, And I mean everything - so keep in mind thats whatever is even whispered. Hope this helps.
Music background: Sound engineer for over 20yrs, musician for 12
Rated 5/5

Perfect for room and acoustic guitar!!

This mic was the perfect addition for my home recording setup! This gives my acoustic guitar the full sound I was looking for with an easy setup!! Especially since now I have it going through my Apollo quad I have my presets saved. I can focus on being creative while still engineering! Thanks again Sweetwater!
Music background: Songwriter/ Composer
Rated 5/5

I love this microphone

I bought this to improve the quality of my H4N Zoom recordings. The Zoom does a great job but I wanted to try something better. Several people, including an audio engineer, recommending this mic for my application and price range. They said that if your final product would be an MP3 listened over the internet that the X/Y pattern single stereo mic was a better way to go then a matched pair of stereo mics.

It really exceeded my expectations. I got a significantly better recording in terms of dynamics, range, and clarity. And it was really easy to set up. No guessing about phasing and placement. It was really plug and play.

FYI, It does require power. The H4N does have phantom power, but you can also put a 9volt in the mic, which is what I did.
Music background: Pro Musician
Rated 4.5/5

It's a RODE what could possibly go wrong.

This mic loses 1/2 a star because it's a fixed X/Y configuration and that means reduced flexibility of placement. However, then again, if you buy a NT4 then you know that this is what it is and you have a need for a no-fuss quality piece of kit.

I have been using this mic for field recordings (9V internal power) for film FX/ambient sound and foley (48 V phantom). In both cases it positively shines. The sound is silky smooth and there's plenty of high end detail. The mic does lose some sensitivity on 9V internal power, however it's so quiet that the required make-up boost on the pre-amp doesn't bring in a lot of extra noise.

Make no mistake, this is a pro piece of kit and I am about to buy a pair of NT5s (same capsules) on the basis of my experience with the NT4.

Downsides? It's uggly, it is silver and shiny, largish and quite heavy - so not very stealthy...I wish Rode had a matt-black model.

Conclusion? So easy to use, so well thought out, comes with great accessories (clips, wind screens, cables and a case), buy!
Music background: production
Rated 4/5

Great mic

Worked great for our choir!

Sweetwater Advice

AJ Becerra

The NT4 is a great solution for drum overheads where space is at a minimum. I have personally used this mic for overheads and it sounded great! Since it is configured in a fixed X/Y pattern, there are no phase issues between the two capsules, and it is very easy to get the right sound within minutes. This mic can also be powered via a single 9V battery, which is perfect if you don't have phantom power available or if you want to do a stereo field recording. The included stereo cables and 3.5mm adapters make this a VERY versatile mic at a KILLER price!

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