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Rode Microphones NT2-A Large-Capsule Studio Condenser Microphone (Original Non-Bundle Version)  

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    Great versatility, creative control, and sweet sonics

    The RØDE NT2-A Large-Capsule Studio Condenser Microphone is a professional, one-inch condenser microphone with variable pick-up patterns, high-pass filter, and pad.

    3 - 3-position switches located on the mic body provide selection of figure 8, cardioid, or omni polar pick-up patterns; from a flat response to either 80Hz or 40Hz high-pass filter; and pad adjustments of 0dB, -5dB, or -10dB attenuation.

    The heart of the NT2-A is the Australian-designed and manufactured Type HF1 dual-diaphragm capsule. The frequency and transient response of this new transducer has been voiced to complement today's modern recording techniques and yet still evoke the silky smooth character of the legendary microphones of the '50s and '60s. Includes a soft pouch and clip.

    The RØDE NT2-A represents an uncommon technical achievement. Many mics today look similar, with 1" capsules, a mesh head, and a cylindrical body. It is only when you look a little deeper and listen carefully that the major differences become apparent. If there weren't differences, we would all buy $50.00 mics, and be very happy! Many microphones in the same category sell for thousands of dollars. The difference is that the costlier mics are made with the best parts and precision engineered. While these mics are superb, their smaller production volume makes them expensive. They're hand assembled with parts bought in small quantities

    RØDE has changed the industry by pioneering high quality volume production, investing in more design and tooling using the very finest components and capsules. RØDE still offers the NT2-A at a price that would be impossible using older techniques and technologies.

    Designed and manufactured at RØDE's new $10,000,000.00 facility in Sydney, the NT2-A incorporates the latest innovations in transducer design, coupled to RØDE's surface mount electronics, offering pure signal quality and the lowest noise levels of any microphones with the same features. RØDE is so proud of the NT2-A that they now offer a full 10-year parts And labor guarantee.

    Requires phantom power.

    Features

    • Australian designed and manufactured HF1 1" edge terminated, gold sputtered, dual 5 um diaphragm capsule
    • 3-position variable polar pattern: Omni, Cardioid & Figure 8; all controlled on the mic
    • 3-position variable high-pass filter: Flat, 80Hz or 40Hz
    • 3-position variable pad: 0dB, -5dB, or -10dB
    • Ultra low noise, transformerless SMT circuitry
    • Wide dynamic range
    • High-strength heat-treated steel mesh head
    • Durable satin nickel finish
    • Internal capsule shockmounting
    • Supplied complete with soft pouch and clip

    Contemporary technology meets classic sound and style in the NT2-A. Order today!

     

    NT2-A Large-Capsule Studio Condenser Microphone (Original Non-Bundle Version) Specifications:

    • Acoustic principle: Externally polarized 25 mm (1 in.) dual diaphragm
    • Directional pattern: Multi-pattern
    • Frequency range: 20Hz-20,000Hz
    • Output impedance: 200
    • Signal /Noise ratio DIN/IEC 651: 87 dB (1 kHz rel 1 Paper IEC651, IEC268-15)
    • Equivalent noise: 7 dBA SPL (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
    • Maximum SPL: 147 dB (@1%THD into 1k) 157 dB (@1%THD into 1k) - pad at maximum
    • Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1k: -36 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (16 mV @94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB
    • Maximum output voltage: +16 dBu (@1%THD into 1k)
    • Dynamic range of the mic amplifier: DIN/IEC 651 140 dB (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
    • Power (Supply voltage): 48 Volts (P48)
    • Output Connection: 3 pin XLR, balanced output between pin 2 (+) and pin 3 (-). Pin 1 ground
    • Weight approx.: 860 grm (4.23 oz)
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    4.9

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    Performs flawlessly!

    I own 3 NT2-As and they perform flawlessly; they just do the job transparently. I use them for stereo recordings (Blumlein, etc.), for close miking of acoustic guitar, bass...Read complete review

    I own 3 NT2-As and they perform flawlessly; they just do the job transparently. I use them for stereo recordings (Blumlein, etc.), for close miking of acoustic guitar, bass cabinet, and vocals. I'm running them through ultra high end cables and an Apogee Ensemble. Never once have I listened to the playback and thought "that's not how I hoped it would sound." Instead they are very flattering for all sound sources. The switchability means that I can reduce sensitivity or cut out the bottom end to eliminate boominess on the acoustic's neck mic or on the bass cabinet. I also like using the omni pattern with vocals to give a more transparent sound. Obviously stereo recording would not be possible without the switchable pattern. I had been in the market for a tube condenser but finances dictated a solid state. I haven't been disappointed at all with the NT2-A. Solid quality! I doubt you'll be disappointed.

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    Big disappointment

    I was very confident when purchasing this one after reading a lot positive comments. However, the recording vocal is very different from the real vocal. This mic makes voice become very thin, very...Read complete review

    I was very confident when purchasing this one after reading a lot positive comments. However, the recording vocal is very different from the real vocal. This mic makes voice become very thin, very annoying, and not warm at all. Totally sad about it. Then i decided to return it and exchange for AKG C4000B mic with much higher quality. If you want a good mic, pay more to get it. Dont recommend this Rode NT-2 mic

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    5.0

    Excellent Acoustic Dynamics

    By Expertech

    from Portland, OR

    The NT2-A really captures the spirit, warmth and complex dynamics and intricacies of the Acoustic guitar and the male voice, which is what I use mine for.I recommend the NT2-A to ALL who are considering adding a professional microphone to their inventory. It beats U87s hands down, no comparison. Plus, for only $399, I believe it is also the absolute best value for your dollar.

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    5.0

    Excellent microphone

    By Syntax101

    from Ontario, canada

    This mirophone is excellent for many different uses i mainly use this microphone for hip hop vocals and have found that the low end cut off on the mic is great and same with the hi-pass filter as well overall i find the mic to be very unique in it's own sense very versatile would recommend to all of you!

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    5.0

    Rode Still Carries the Load

    Bought a Rode NT2-A a year ago from Musicians Friend for vocals in the home studio. Was delighted with the results. Bought a second one & used them for mid/side micing of a very large choir, and the results were amazing. I have a large selection of mics, but I keep coming back to the NT2-A for all micing chores - guitars, strings, woodwinds, drums. Just wish Rode would package them with a hard case & shock mount, though using them without the shock mount hasn't been an issue yet. Have used U-87s for comparison, but the differences are so slight as to be insignificant, so save the $$$. Don't be a toad...get a Rode.

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    3.0

    Big disappointment

    I was very confident when purchasing this one after reading a lot positive comments. However, the recording vocal is very different from the real vocal. This mic makes voice become very thin, very annoying, and not warm at all. Totally sad about it. Then i decided to return it and exchange for AKG C4000B mic with much higher quality. If you want a good mic, pay more to get it. Dont recommend this Rode NT-2 mic

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    5.0

    Great mic

    By Jaws-QMq94

    from around the corner

    I bought this mic in an emergency situation AND had to use it as a proximity mic to pick up bass, drums, and various other instruments around it for a recording. I can honestly say that this mic performed very well considering most mics aren't designed for that situation. I can't wait to use it on vocals and other conditions in my studio and I don't have one regret buying this mic and you won't either.

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    5.0

    Performs flawlessly!

    By Narcho

    from Denmark

    I own 3 NT2-As and they perform flawlessly; they just do the job transparently. I use them for stereo recordings (Blumlein, etc.), for close miking of acoustic guitar, bass cabinet, and vocals. I'm running them through ultra high end cables and an Apogee Ensemble. Never once have I listened to the playback and thought "that's not how I hoped it would sound." Instead they are very flattering for all sound sources. The switchability means that I can reduce sensitivity or cut out the bottom end to eliminate boominess on the acoustic's neck mic or on the bass cabinet. I also like using the omni pattern with vocals to give a more transparent sound. Obviously stereo recording would not be possible without the switchable pattern. I had been in the market for a tube condenser but finances dictated a solid state. I haven't been disappointed at all with the NT2-A. Solid quality! I doubt you'll be disappointed.

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    5.0

    At First I thought My Ears Were Lying...

    By BWA

    from London, UK

    How can it be? A microphone that at first cost only 699$ sounded as good as some other microphones that cost more than 1000$? It is so warm and can do so much! Sounds great on both male and female. Instruments sound so real throught this and it's also perfect for capturing ambient noises, which add that crisp effect to some songs. It is cheap and powerful. One day rode will be boxing neumann for the title of the best microphone producting company, I assure you. Buy this, buy this, and don't look back! Helped in music and voice-acting.

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    5.0

    Using the NT2-A

    By Four way

    from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    We use this microphone in a bluegrass/folk application for up to 5 musicisans. We make use of the cardioid pattern which picks up our voices and collective instruments (guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle. It's effective, simple and sounds great.

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    5.0

    Amazing (all you need to know)

    By Msteve121

    from Tampa, FL

    The NT-2a is the best value I have ever seen! the clarity and warmth is great. It has excellent feedback rejection for live applications. One thing to note; they seem to have a bit of a hotspot around the 500hz range but that shouldn't be a problem for anyone who knows what they are doing.

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    5.0

    Time to say goodbye

    By colorblindrascist

    from Portland, OR

    Unfortunately I have to sell this mic. I have used this for the past two years as my go-to mic for vocals, acoustic guitars, guitar cabs (second mic) and as a room mic for drums. I recorded every band practice for a year with just this mic through a tube pre. It has such an unaffected sound that some aren

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