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Rode iXY Lightning Stereo Mic

The ultimate recording microphone for iPhone® and iPad®

Rode iXY Lightning Stereo Mic

Rode iXY Lightning Stereo Mic

The ultimate recording microphone for iPhone® and iPad®

SKU: iXY Lightning

Cat no: 8896

  • Record stereo audio at 24-bit, 96kHz*
  • Matched pair of 1/2" cardioid condenser capsules
  • Metal casing for enhanced durability and electromagnetic interference immunity.
  • Includes windshield, zip case
  • Software-switchable 72Hz high pass filter for reduction of unwanted low frequency noise.
  • iXY-L compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6plus.
  • Twelve month warranty
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£120.00 (ex vat) £144.00 (incl vat)

Rode iXY Lightning Stereo Mic


The RØDE i-XY is the ultimate recording microphone for iPhone® and iPad®. With up to 24-bit/96k* recording and on-board high-fidelity A/D conversion, your i-XY recordings are rich, smooth and accurate. At the heart of the i-XY is a matched pair of ½” cardioid condenser capsules, fixed in a perfect 90 degree ‘near-coincident’ alignment. This results in immersive and true-to-life stereo recordings, captured in incredibly high detail. Designed and manufactured in Australia, the i-XY is available in two versions - Lightning and 30-pin. The Lightning version supports the iPhone® 5s, iPhone® 5 and iPhone® 5c. The 30-pin version supports the iPhone® 4S, iPhone® 4, iPad® (3rd generation) and iPad® 2. A foam windshield is supplied for outdoor recording as well as a reinforced protective zip case to ensure your i-XY is available whenever you need it.

*RØDE Rec or RØDE Rec LE app required for 24/96 quality. iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Key Features

  • Record stereo audio at 24-bit, 96kHz*
  • Matched pair of 1/2" cardioid condenser capsules
  • Metal casing for enhanced durability and electromagnetic interference immunity.
  • Includes windshield, zip case
  • Software-switchable 72Hz high pass filter for reduction of unwanted low frequency noise.
  • iXY-L compatible with iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6plus.
  • Twelve month warranty

Product Specification


Acoustic Principle Pressure Gradient
Capsule 0.50"
Polar Pattern Cardioid - Picks up audio from the front and sides and rejects it from the rear
Paired cardioid - capsules in X-Y stereo pattern
Address Type End
Frequency Range 20Hz - 20kHz
Output Impedance
Maximum SPL 120dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Sensitivity -42.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (8.52mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted) 18dB-A
Weight 40.00gm
Dimensions 46.00mmH x 55.00mmW x 40.00mmD
Warranty 1 year

Rode Warranties

Register for your Rode HERE.

All RØDE Microphones products are warranted for one year from date of purchase. Depending on the microphone model the warranty can be extended to five years, ten years or lifetime (subject to terms & conditions ) by registering the details of your purchase using this form.

The RØDE Microphones extended warranty gives you the peace of mind that your investment is protected for many years to come.


FAQ's

How do I register for the RØDE extended warranty?


Registration for the extended warranty can be made by completing our online registration form.

Once registered you warranty will be extended to either 10 years, 5 years capped or lifetime, depending on your product.

What is the procedure for returning a faulty product?

Please view our FAQ to try and troubleshoot the issue. If you believe the microphone is at fault please contact our distributor in your country of residence for the correct procedure for returning your product. To find your nearest distributor please use our technical support finder here.

DO NOT send any product back to RØDE without first obtaining a unique RMA number from us.

Is my microphone covered by a service warranty?

RØDE microphones come with a 1 year manufacturers warranty, this can be upgraded to one of our free extended warranties by the registration of the microphone on our website. Please register your microphone using the WARRANTY tab above.

Our warranty covers faulty workmanship and faulty components. RØDE may either repair or replace the product at their sole discretion. The product must be returned to the service centre in the country that the product was purchased for service and repair.

Please note: the warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, nor the use of the product in heavily corrosive, polluted or extremely humid environments.

I want to buy a RØDE mic from overseas. Will the warranty be valid?

The warranty is only valid in the country of purchase so in the unlikely event that the mic were to fail it would need to be returned to the country of purchase for repair.

Alternatively, the mic can be sent to a local distributor but they may (at their discression) charge an admin fee for repairing a product that was not bought locally. As we offer a 10 year warranty this is always worth considering when adding up the initial cost of the mic.

 

Can I still get support for my legacy/discontinued product?

Yes, at RØDE we support our products for as long as possible, many years into their retirement. We understand that you will often have a "go to" mic that you simply cannot work without and we will do everything we can to assist with the repairs of these legacy products.

Spare parts are usually available so please contact your local service agent for assistance with these repairs.


What information should I include with a service/repair request?

The best way to request a service is to register your microphone for warranty and then request a service via the 'My Mics' page.

If you are requesting a service or repair of a product via email please let us know the following information:

  1. Product range
  2. Serial number 
  3. Basic fault description
  4. Your return address
  5. Your contact phone number

With this information we will be able to quickly provide you with further assistance for your product.

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