Rode NT5 Compact 1/2" Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Premier small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone

Rode NT5 Compact 1/2" Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Rode NT5 Compact 1/2" Cardioid Condenser Microphone

Premier small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone

SKU: NT5

Cat no: 15149

  • Externally biased condenser
  • Gold sputtered 1/2” capsule
  • Heavy-duty satin-nickel plated body
  • Dual power operation
  • Surface mount circuitry
  • Low noise
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£140.00 (ex vat) £168.00 (incl vat)

Rode NT5 Compact 1/2" Cardioid Condenser Microphone


The NT5 is RØDE's premier small-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone, sometimes referred to as a 'pencil mic'.

Intended for recording acoustic instruments, drum overheads, cymbals and live performances, the compact externally polarized mic employs a 1/2" capsule, an active J-FET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer.

Its tight cardioid pickup pattern also makes it ideal for use as an indoor dialogue microphone for filmmaking on a mic stand or boom.

Expanding the NT5's versatility, an interchangeable omnidirectional capsule (NT45-O) is available.

Finished in durable satin nickel, the NT5 available as a single microphone or as an acoustically matched pair.

The NT5 is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RØDE's industry leading 10 year warranty.

Key Features

  • Externally biased condenser
  • Gold sputtered 1/2” capsule
  • Heavy-duty satin-nickel plated body
  • Dual power operation
  • Surface mount circuitry
  • Low noise
  • Full frequency response
  • Available as Certified Match Pair
  • 10 year extended warranty when you register your microphone

Product Specification


Acoustic Principle Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
Capsule 0.50"
Polar Pattern Cardioid - Picks up audio from the front and sides and rejects it from the rear 
Address Type End
Frequency Range 20Hz - 20kHz
Output Impedance 100Ω
Maximum SPL 143dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Maximum Output Level 13.9mV
Sensitivity -38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted) 16dB-A
Power Options +24V phantom power required from mixer or interface
+48V phantom power required from mixer or interface 
Weight 101.00gm
Dimensions 118.00mmH x 20.00mmW x 20.00mmD
Output  XLR
Warranty 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration

This product includes:

  • Rode NT5 Compact 1/2" Cardioid Condenser Microphone
  • Rode RM5 Durable Microphone Clip
  • Rode WS5 Pop Filter/Wind Shield
  • Rode ZP1 Padded Zip Pouch 

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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