RODE NT1-A Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone


The RODE NT1-A is a large-diaphragm cardioid condenser mic that has become an affordable industry standard, serving up a huge dynamic range from 20Hz to 20kHz, a high SPL handling of 137dB, and warm, rich tone. A low self-noise level of a mere 5dBA makes it one of the quieter microphones on the market today, making it the perfect mic for virtually any recording situation, like vocals, guitar, and percussion.

Product Specs

  • NT1-A
  • Silver
  • 2012
Made In
  • Australia
  • Wired

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Reviews for the RODE NT1-A Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone
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  • inexpensive, unflavored, good in untreated rooms

    used for JC-120 guitar cab, male baritone rock vocal, bowed cymbals, room mic and outdoor nature sounds. positively doesn't suck on most sources. transformerless and sounds fairly neutral, unflavored. isn't a mojo/character mic. not for emphasizing super-nuanced, hyper-detailed, exaggerated high fre…

  • Does it's one job well

    Verified Purchase

    No bell's and whistles. This mic does one thing, but it does it well. This is the lowest noise mic I've ever used. The frequency response has a bit of a presence boost, but it's not too much, and sounds great on most uses. I just bought a second for drum overheads.

  • Clear and versatile!

    Verified Purchase

    This microphone is one of the best to have in a home studio. This can be used on basically everything, and it sound great on everything. I use it for drums, guitars, and vocals. It works great on everything!

  • A class act!

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    These baby's are so quiet and there's a warmth in them that should cost way more. I did a blind test on a harp with one of these and a mic costing twice the amount (a Lewitt) and the artist preferred the sound of the Rode. It's become my go to for small vocal jobs and instrument micing.

  • Solid Gold

    Verified Purchase

    You're not going to find a better sounding large-diaphragm condenser in this price bracket. Do it!