The NT1-A is an industry standard large-diaphragm condenser microphone. Delivering warmth and clarity, extended dynamic range, high SPL capability, and incredibly low self-noise, it’s a true studio workhorse, perfect for recording everything from vocals to acoustic guitar to drums.
- Large-diaphragm 1” gold-sputtered capsule
- Cardioid polar pattern
- Ultra-low self-noise (5dBA)
- Wide dynamic range
- Internal capsule shock mounting
- Comes in complete recording kit, with a RØDE SM6 shock mount, pop filter and dust cover
The NT1-A is a classic large-diaphragm true-condenser microphone that exhibits stunning warmth and clarity, making it ideal for recording vocals of all types. Its smooth, silky character brings every performance to life, while its extended frequency response ensures every nuance is captured with incredible accuracy. The NT1-A also comes with the studio-grade SM6 shock mount and pop filter for clean, plosive-free recording.
The NT1-A is a true studio workhorse that excels in a wide range of instrument recording applications, as well as vocal and spoken-word recording. Its sparkling top end brings acoustic guitars and pianos to life, while its high SPL capability makes it an excellent drum and percussion microphone. .
The heart of the NT1-A is its 1-inch gold-sputtered capsule. Precision manufactured to sub-micron tolerances at RØDE's state-of-the-art facility in Sydney, Australia, it delivers the legendary warmth of classic studio microphones without compromising on frequency response or SPL handling. Its tight cardioid polar pattern helps to reject unwanted sounds and its controlled proximity effect delivers a rich, intimate sound that is always balanced.
Supremely Quiet for Superior Sound
The NT1-A is one of the quietest studio microphones in the world, with a self-noise of just 5dB(A). This ensures every recording is exceptionally clean, even when capturing soft sound sources.
Complete Vocal Recording Kit
The NT1-A comes with the RØDE SM6, a high-quality suspension shock mount that provides isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone. It includes a removable pop shield with two axes of adjustment and a telescopic arm for ultimate application versatility. A high-quality XLR cable is also supplied.
Acoustic & Electrical Specifications
JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
20 Hz-20 kHz
-32 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (25 mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-Weighted)
P24 or P48
3 pin XLR, balanced output between Pin 2 (+), Pin 3 (-) and Pin 1 (ground)
Maximum Output Level
13.7mV (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
1 x NT1-A
1 x SM6
1 x XLR Cable