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Rode Microphones NT2-A Studio Condenser Microphone Bundle  

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Overview

  • Large 1” gold sputtered capsule
  • On-body control of polar pattern, HPF and PAD
  • Three-position variable polar pattern - Omni, Cardioid or Figure 8
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $699.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $300.00
  • Your Price:
    $39900

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Rode Microphones

A multi-pattern dual 1" condenser microphone.

The NT2-A carries on the tradition forged by the now legendary RØDE NT2 with a professional large capsule (1") studio microphone incorporating three-position pick-up patterns, PAD and high-pass filter switches conveniently located on the mic body.

At the heart of the NT2-A is the Australian-designed and manufactured HF1 dual diaphragm capsule. The frequency and transient response of this 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. These features provide the flexibility and superlative audio characteristics that make the NT2-A one of the most versatile condenser mics available.

This Bundle version also includes the SM6 shockmount with detachable pop filter - a high-quality suspension shockmount. It provides isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone. It also includes a removable pop shield with two axis of adjustment and a telescopic arm for ultimate application versatility, 6m of XLR cable, and a dust cover.

Features

  • Large 1” gold sputtered capsule
  • On-body control of polar pattern, HPF and PAD
  • Three-position variable polar pattern - Omni, Cardioid or Figure 8
  • Three-position variable High-Pass Filter - Flat, 40Hz or 80Hz
  • Three-position PAD - 0dB, -5dB or -10dB
  • Ultra low noise, transformerless surface mount circuitry
  • Wide, dynamic range
  • Internal capsule shockmounting
  • Made in Australia
  • Full 1-year warranty
  • Includes SM6 shockmount with detachable pop filter, 6m of XLR cable, and a dust cover

One of the most versatile condensers around!

 

NT2-A Studio Condenser Microphone Bundle Specifications:

  • NT2-A Condenser Microphone
  • Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
  • Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
  • Capsule: 1.00"
  • Polar Pattern: cardioid, Omni, figure 8
  • Address Type: Side
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Output Impedance: 200Ω Maximum SPL147dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
  • Maximum Output Level: 16.0dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
  • Sensitivity-36.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (16.00mV @ 94dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz Power Options: +48V phantom power required from mixer or interface; +24V phantom power required from mixer or interface
  • Weight: 860.00gm
  • Dimensions: 209.00mmH x 55.00mm W x 55.00mm D
  • Output: XLR
  • SM6
  • Weight: 682.00gm
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 210mm x 133mm x 210mm
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Rode MicrophonesNT2-A Studio Condenser Microphone Bundle
 
4.3

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3.0

Not for Vocals

By RandallM

from St. Louis, MO

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Poor With Vocals

Best Uses

  • Recording Acoustic Guitar
  • Speaking Tracks

Comments about Rode Microphones NT2-A Studio Condenser Microphone Bundle:

I purchased this mic mainly for recording vocals in my studio. It does an okay job with acoustic guitar and for talking projects on tracks, however when using it for singing, it isn't that great. It has a tinny overtone to it that you can't EQ out, or compress and it's very evident. Makes the vocals sound cheap. I wouldn't recommend this mic if you're going to use it for vocals. You will need a tube condenser mic. I'm selling this and going for the tube mic for fullness and richness.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rode for the Road

Comments about Rode Microphones NT2-A Studio Condenser Microphone Bundle:

If you've got $3500 to spend on a mic, then you're going to buy a Neuman U-87. If you don't have that kinda bread, get the NT2-A right here. You will likely not hear the difference. Then spring for a good pre-amp, AD converter, DAW, etc., etc. Finally a plug: I've been buying from Musician's Friend since they went into the online-business, and I can't say enough good about them. After hundreds of purchases, still no complaints. Great customer service.
Selectable patterns, selectable pad, and high-pass selections give you very useful features not typical in this price range. The figure-8 pattern works well in a mid-side setup for large groups/choirs (so buy 2 from Musician's Friend). My mic locker has dozens of good condensers & dynamic mics, but the Rode has become my go-to favorite. If just sounds better than the rest.
While intended originally for home studio duty, have taken it out for location recordings with no problems, and superb results. When matched with a really good pre-amp, this beauty shines. Even when used with the low-cost interface & mixer pres, the results are impressive for vocals & acoustic instruments. I use mine in the home studio with a Focusrite ISA One pre, and the results are professional without spending megabucks.
While you can buy Chinese-made mics for less that perform almost as well, this Australian-built mic sounded so good I bought another from Musician's Friend shortly after they sent me my first NT2-A. You do pay a little more for the selectable features, but they have their place and permit you to use these mics in just about any mic placement situation you're likely to need. Mine didn't come with the accessories now offered, so the value is even better now.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's Good

By Engineer

from Washington DC

Comments about Rode Microphones NT2-A Studio Condenser Microphone Bundle:

Buy it. Put it in your mic locker. You'll use it.
The selectable patterns, bass roll off response settings, and choice of pads make this mic very versatile. Becuase of its flexibility, it has turned into a real workhorse in my studio.
I've used it live, I've used it in the recording studio, I've used it for podcasts and interviews. It's a fantastic mic, and it has held up extremely well. It's one of the first mics I ever bought and I love it. Like many condensers, it does tend to emphasise the high end. I've compared it to my AKG C414 and my Neumann TLM 103, and it does have a boosted response in the high end compared to those. That said, it's not like it sounds bad at all. I'm very happy to have this microphone next to those two and I feel that the quality of sound is definitely comparable. Like any microphone, it has its own response and as a good engineer, you should learn to pick the microphone that will give you the end result that YOU want.
For the price, it's one of the best mics out there. It holds its own compared to other microphones, the build quality is good, and the results are pleasing. I've used it for a huge variety of music, sometimes more successfully than others, but I've never put it up and been unhappy with the results.

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