M5

Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphone
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Designed and made in Australia, the M5 is a compact ½” cardioid condenser microphone with low noise and a full frequency response. A result of many years’ experience building the award-winning NT5 microphone, RØDE has succeeded in making a high-quality ‘pencil’ style permanently polarized condenser that will impress even the most demanding of artists and engineers.

Ideal for studio recording and live on stage, the M5 is equally at home on a range of acoustic instruments, choirs, or anywhere you would employ a small diaphragm condenser microphone, either individually or as a stereo array.

This matched pair has been carefully selected to ensure a variation of no more than 1dB sensitivity between the microphones. A premium foiled certificate is supplied to verify the authenticity of the pair.

The M5 is finished with RØDE’s proprietary ceramic coating which offers a sleek matt black finish, and is supplied with WS5 windshields and RM5 stand mounts.

Paul White
Sound on Sound

Given their attractive price, the level of performance and that enticingly long warranty, there’s little not to like about the M5s.

Stephen Bennett
Audio Media

The M5s are a perfectly sound matched stereo pair of microphones that would make a decent addition to anyone's audio armoury.

Paul Vnuk Jr.
Recording Magazine

If you are running to compare these specs to RØDE’s well known NT5 pencil condenser, the nutshell version is that the M5 has a higher noise floor and is a tad less sensitive... but it’s also half the price of the NT5, and in my tests neither of these slightly lower specs was an issue.

M5 Specifications
Acoustic PrinciplePressure Gradient
Active ElectronicsJFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
Capsule0.50"
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Address TypeEnd
Frequency Range20Hz - 20kHz (selected HPF @ 0)
Output Impedance200Ω
Maximum SPL140dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Maximum Output Level13.5dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Sensitivity-34.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (20.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted)19dB-A
Power Options +24V phantom power+48V phantom power
Weight 80.00gm
Dimensions100.00mmH x 20.00mmW x 20.00mmD
Dimensions100.00mmH x 20.00mmW x 20.00mmD
Output XLR Output
Warranty 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here

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