RODE NTK Large Diaphragm Cardioid Tube Condenser Microphone

Overview

The RODE NTK is a long-running home studio staple, a large diaphragm tube condenser microphone with warm and detailed sound that's remarkable on lead vocals and acoustic instruments. This Australian-built mic houses RODE's proprietary edge-terminated capsule design for an ultra-sensitive pickup. An audiophile-grade 6922 tube running in Class-A gives the NTK a more extended tonality than many vintage tube mics, a wide dynamic range and more than enough headroom for recording everything from the most dramatic singers to the loudest horns and drums.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • NTK Large Diaphragm Cardioid Tube Condenser Microphone
Finish
  • Silver
Year
  • 2010s
Made In
  • Australia
Categories
Transducer Type
  • Condenser
Wireless
  • Wired

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Reviews for the RODE NTK Large Diaphragm Cardioid Tube Condenser Microphone
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  • Samoooth as buttter!

    Verified Purchase

    My first mic is a Rode NT1 and my daughter uses a Mashall MXL 770. I've always loved vacuum tube pre's and amps. I've been reading around on what to buy next, tube vs. ribbon. This tube won me over! Very first listen with a decent pair of headphones after 30 to 45 minutes to let all of the electroni…

  • So, You Hate Hearing Your Own Voice?

    When I got this thing my first reaction was "Wow, I actually enjoy hearing myself sing through this." The first time I had someone else sing on it she had the same reaction... This mic is beautiful, especially once it warms up. Warning, though: for the best sound, you need to give it an hour to w…

  • Rode NTK sounds great

    My favorite go to microphone that can do most everything. Sounds great with NOS tubes. Built in Australia! It's a professional Mic that I highly recommend and would buy another if anything happens to it.

  • Great mic!!

    Verified Purchase

    Bought a while back and still using every day. Great for vocals, ac guitar, probably any source. Well balanced and detailed mic. I run it through a neve 1073 and an La2A...musical heaven!!

  • Verified Purchase

    This used mic was defective with low, inconsistent output. I've had a couple of NTKs in the past and loved them. This one... not so much.