The RØDE NT1-A 1" cardioid condenser microphone has become an industry standard; delivering the warmth, extended dynamic range, clarity and high SPL capability typically only featured on some of the world’s most expensive microphones.
With a self-noise level of only 5dBA it is widely recognised (along with the NT1) as one the world's quietest studio microphones. This low noise makes it an ideal for vocal microphone as well as perfect for recording guitars and percussion.
Packaged in the 'Complete Vocal Recording Solution', the NT1-A includes everything you need to get a truly professional vocal recording and is ideal for home studio recording.
A studio grade pop shield and shock mount is included, along with a premium 20' microphone cable, dust cover, and an instructional DVD packed with recording tips.
The RØDE NT1-A large diaphragm 1" cardioid condenser microphone is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RØDE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.
Immediately upon receiving the NT1-As I started using them for recording vocals and guitars and I haven't looked back. I have yet to find an application where these mics didn't sound good.
It is well suited to a wide range of recording tasks, and is built to a high standard of manufacture... If you don't like hiss building up in your recordings, courtesy of noisy mics and preamps, have a listen to the NT1-A - you won't hear a thing.
This mic is worth every cent! This mic has such an incredible dynamic range that it'll catch everything from blaring cymbals to a vocal breath ten feet away! I've used it for all my vocal and guitar tracks and have even been surprised with it's piano capability!(Customer Review)
I have been working in the live sound reinforcement industry (mainly as an FOH engineer) for about 10 years. In that time I have worked with countless local, national and international acts of all different genres including, Fall Out Boy, Richie Havens, The Street Dogs, The Wallflowers, GZA, Gym Class Heroes, The Eclectic Collective, Adrien Belew and too many others to name. Anyway, I just wanted to say that throughout the years I've found the NT1-A to be one of the most reliable and best sounding mics I've ever used. I've been using the NT1-A for many years in many different applications and I now consider it to be an essential part of any mic box that I use. In fact the Sam Bayer record I recently produced and engineer was recorded almost exclusively with RØDE mics. Sam has been a hardcore Beyer user for years but is now a devoted RØDE fan. I wanted to thank you for making my life/job that much easier by making it that much simpler to get amazing sound right from the get-go. I love your mics(Customer Review)
I have been recording birdsong and other sounds in nature since almost twenty years. I produce CD records containing 30-60 minutes of what I call 'Acoustic landscapes' i.e. natural sound environments with birdsong, sound of ocean waves, etc. The most difficult problem has always been the quality of the microphones, as I have had to stick to a somewhat modest budget (7-10.000 USD). So far, the best recordings were made with small parabolic microphones, but the low sensitivity and high self noise levels of all mics I've tried has caused problems that no software could repair (not even Soundtrack Pro). In addition, the parabolic mics have a tendency to amplify and distort ambient sounds. This spring I renewed my entire equipment, I scrapped the old DAT, M- Audio Firewire and my microphones and bought a couple of state-of-the- art recorders plus three RØDE mics, 2 x RØDE NT55s and one NTG-3. I was still disappointed, too much noise. But then, in desperation I asked the salesman, what is the quietest microphone he can sell me, no matter the price. And I ended up buying four NT1-As. Judging from the price, I was very, very suspicious, but I quickly found out that I now own almost perfect microphones, the self noise is so low, that it is virtually impossible to notice, and the sensitivity is so high, that the mic records sounds perfectly that are very hard to hear. The NT1-A is far better than any parabolic mic I've ever used, so I just threw away my parabolic dishes. I believe that the NT1A is the best buy I ever have made, so thank you for bringing it to the market and especially for that unbelievable price!(Customer Review)
|Acoustic Principle||Pressure Gradient|
|Active Electronics||JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer|
|Frequency Range||20Hz - 20kHz|
|Maximum SPL||137dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)|
|Maximum Output Level||13.7dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)|
|Sensitivity||-31.9dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (25.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz|
|Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted)||5dB-A|
|Warranty||1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here|
Matched pairs from RØDE aren't necessarily (and in almost every case aren't) sequentially serialised.
The serial numbers are engraved at the end of the machining process, prior to assembly of the electronics, acoustics and quality assurance. Following these processes, a certain percentage of microphones (depending on model) are matched together to make the matched pair kits. Each matched pair is supplied with a signed and dated certificate listing the two matched serial numbers.
Yes, the PSA-1 is strong enough to handle the weight of the NT1-A and SM6.
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