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Rode Microphones NT1-A Cardioid Condenser Microphone Bundle 

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To celebrate 15 years of the RODE NT1 and NT1-A, RODE Microphones has created a revised NT1-A package including a premium shockmount, pop filter, cab...Click To Read More About This Product

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RODE's popular condenser with shockmount, cable and more.

To celebrate 15 years of the RODE NT1 and NT1-A, RODE Microphones has created a revised NT1-A package including a premium shockmount, pop filter, cable, microphone dust cover, and a bonus instructional DVD. Originally released in 1995, the RODE NT1 mic is found in professional and project studios the world over. Its combination of clarity, warmth, extended dynamic range and high SPL capability made it an instant classic with professional engineers and home recording artists alike.

Following heavy investment in precision manufacturing, RODE revised the microphone capsule and electronic design of the NT1, resulting in only 5dB SPL (A-weighted per IEC651) of self noise. Released in 2003 as the NT1-A, it has since become one of the world's biggest selling and most recognizable condenser microphones. Now RODE has truly made the NT1-A the complete recording solution by including a premium shockmount with integrated pop filter, high-quality 6m (20') XLR cable, microphone dust cover and even a bonus instructional DVD. Presented by RODE founder and company president, Peter Freedman, The NT1-A Studio Secrets DVD features a range of tips and techniques to help RODE NT1-A owners get the most from their new microphone.

FEATURES
  • Large 1 in. capsule with gold plated diaphragm
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • Ultra low noise, self noise of only 5dB (A)
  • Wide dynamic range

Celebrate 15 years of the RODE NT1!

SPECIFICATIONS

NT1-A Cardioid Condenser Microphone Bundle

  • Audio
    Analog or digital: Analog
    Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
    Max SPL: 137 dB
    Connectivity: XLR

    Pattern and Type
    Capsule: Condenser
    Polar pattern: Cardioid
    Type: Mounted
    Switches: No
    Phantom power required: Yes

    Size and Weight
    Diameter: 1.96 in.
    Length: 7.48 in.
    Weight: 11.5 oz.

    Included Accessories
    Case: Yes
    Clip: No
    Shockmount: Yes
    Power supply: N/A
    Cable: Yes
    Stand: No
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Rode MicrophonesNT1-A Condenser Mic Bundle
 
4.8

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (22)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Versatile (14)
  • Durable (10)
  • Lightweight (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (19)
  • Amateur recording (15)
  • Professional recording (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Novice (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Loved it so much I bought 2!

Simply can't be beat in this price range. It's a good mic, and not just "for the money" either.
My college had a couple sets of these and I liked...Read complete review

Simply can't be beat in this price range. It's a good mic, and not just "for the money" either.
My college had a couple sets of these and I liked their smooth sound so much I bought two. I use them predominatnly to record orchestral and/or choral music in a church, meaning that low self-noise (they test at about 6dB, which is waaaay low) is a huge plus -- no hissssssss in the quiet parts. The included shockmount in the package is a huge plus, too, although the pop filter assembly is a bit cheesy if I'm honest -- with the filter plus mic, it gets quite heavy for the little hinge that moutns to the mic stand, so you either have to crank down on the wingnut or accept that it will droop.
Rode build quality is very impressive. The nickel will probably show scratches easily...
The best thing about this mic is that for the price you're getting a fantastically quiet large-diaphragm condenser that blows any others at this price range out of the water. It's not a flat frequency response, though, as it's got a bit of a bright personality with a boost at and above 2khz.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good mic, BAD customer service

Decent all around mic for a home studio on a budget, but Rode customer service is terrible. My unreliable rating is for service, not the mic itself. Glitchy web site, and you...Read complete review

Decent all around mic for a home studio on a budget, but Rode customer service is terrible. My unreliable rating is for service, not the mic itself. Glitchy web site, and you can expect very long wait times for responses to support requests. In light of this, I would not purchase again. I will try a different company.

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(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Loved it so much I bought 2!

By David Nichols

from Minneapolis, MN

Comments about Rode Microphones NT1-A Condenser Mic Bundle:

Simply can't be beat in this price range. It's a good mic, and not just "for the money" either.
My college had a couple sets of these and I liked their smooth sound so much I bought two. I use them predominatnly to record orchestral and/or choral music in a church, meaning that low self-noise (they test at about 6dB, which is waaaay low) is a huge plus -- no hissssssss in the quiet parts. The included shockmount in the package is a huge plus, too, although the pop filter assembly is a bit cheesy if I'm honest -- with the filter plus mic, it gets quite heavy for the little hinge that moutns to the mic stand, so you either have to crank down on the wingnut or accept that it will droop.
Rode build quality is very impressive. The nickel will probably show scratches easily...
The best thing about this mic is that for the price you're getting a fantastically quiet large-diaphragm condenser that blows any others at this price range out of the water. It's not a flat frequency response, though, as it's got a bit of a bright personality with a boost at and above 2khz.

(9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

5 star home studio mic

By Saucygent-nJBnj

from NJ

Comments about Rode Microphones NT1-A Condenser Mic Bundle:

I have a home studio like everyone. Right? I've recently upgraded to the Rode NT1A specifically for vox. I don't have a lot of time for experimentation so this mic is perfect for me. I set it up and it accurately captures my vocalists voice. Period. Accurate. I don't have time for polar patterns and hours to spend finding the right mic position, polar pattern, etc... I have a real job and a life. But I love music and recording. This mic is perfect for me. Set it up and record. For $200 (with coupon)I finally can capture good vocals. My experience rate this mic as a 5 in all categories.The End. No Room For Bill

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Effin Beautful

By Tobias Lavely

from Cincinnati, OH

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Comments about Rode Microphones NT1-A Condenser Mic Bundle:

you will not be disappointed with this mic, and if you fin that you are disappointed then you dont know what you are doing. very low self noise and when mixing down has a beautful natural sound. The best purchase I've made for my home studio.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

7 years and still going!

By Dave

from Seattle, wa

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Rode Microphones NT1-A Condenser Mic Bundle:

    I've had this mic for a little over 7 years now. It's been great. As we all know, this hobby gets very expensive so I wanted to make sure this mic would last. I use this for just about everything. You can record above the drum kit, you can mic the guitar with very clear sounds, vocals are crisp and wood winds sound fantastic.

    I would say either spend a grand at least on a mic, or get this one.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    What A Microphone

    By Mr Melody

    from Pittsburgh,Pa

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Awesome Recording Mic
    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Falsetto Friendly
    • For Beginners And Pros
    • Great Clear Sound
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Mobile DJ
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Rode Microphones NT1-A Condenser Mic Bundle:

      This mic exceeded my thoughts. I love to sing and I have a unique voice. I have a falsetto that is pretty unique according to my friends. This mic handled it wonderfully. I love that from different angles of singing to the mic you get a different sound and feel too. The video included tells you that

      (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Review

      By B. P.

      from Hawaii

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      Comments about Rode Microphones NT1-A Condenser Mic Bundle:

      I just purchased this mic and hooked it up to my GA Pre-73 pre amp and it takes phantom power. I will be using it for vocals only.My voice is mid-rangy so I use a SM-57 instead of the 58 that most people use. This NT1A is very loud and it took a while to calm it down. The eq is flat on my board with just a little bass. With other mics it would be boomy but this Rode is really lush and warm. I was very surprised. It is a very bright mic but you can get any sound you want if you are patient and precise with the eq. Just a touch will make a difference.Everybody says how sensitive it is but I was not expecting it to be this sensitive. It is really a beautiful sounding instrument.When you screw it into the shock-mount ( included ) it ends up facing the side so you have to loosen it a half turn so it will face the front ( a small engineering flaw). For my voice, at least, I couldn't have got a better sounding mic at any price. It's perfect for my vocal range and I love the richness it adds to the overall tone. Perfect.

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Rode NT-1A Condenser Mic Bundle

      By Gordon G

      from Chester, NY

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      Comments about Rode Microphones NT1-A Condenser Mic Bundle:

      mm
      The bundle provides everything you'd need to mount the mic to a mic stand. My voice is deep, and while people like the sound of my voice live, my voice sounds awful when recorded. After using several vocal mics, I decided to try a condenser mic.

      After researching and reading user reviews, I decided on the Rode NT-1A. It's very sensitive so you don't have to get on top of the mic to be heard. The wind screen and shock mount provided with the bundle keep me from getting too close to the mic, and eliminated any "p" popping. I'm very happy with the results. Now my voice sounds more natural and clear on recordings. With other mics, it always sounded like my voice was muffled. The bundle also comes with a good mic cable and DVD with some tips on mic placement, etc. I would recommend this mic especially with the bundle.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worth the money

      By timxfarley

      from PA

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Rode Microphones NT1-A Condenser Mic Bundle:

        This package is exactly what you need if you're either getting started, or have been recording for years like I have. Sound quality is great, mic is versatile and adapts easily to different vocals/instruments, it comes with everything you need to get going (except a mic stand, but you really should have one of those by now). Highly recommended.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best mic I've owned

        By ricksboat

        from Over the moon, or maybe near NYC

        About Me Novice

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Rode Microphones NT1-A Condenser Mic Bundle:

        I've had this for a couple months now and am really happy I have it. the sound is clean and clear. next to the really cheap mics I previously had this thing sound so clear and articualte. I feel like it competes with mics that are way above it in price.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for Guitars also folks

        By jrbdrums92

        from New York

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Guitar And Vocals
        • Home Recording

        Comments about Rode Microphones NT1-A Condenser Mic Bundle:

        I just bought this micropphone yesterday, and today is the first day i have plugged it in! I have been looking for a solution for recording guitar. I use 2 SM57(s) on the horn and pan them both left and right for a full mid sound. By doing this, i realized that i was missing bright clearity on top. I added this mic to float between the 2 SM57(s). This microphone did not only catch the high end, it gave me a very nice warm low sound. I have only used this microphone once, however, i enjoyed it so much i had to right a review about it!
        A must have for a home studio!

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