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RODE NT1 5th Generation Black

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The fifth generation of the classic large-diaphragm condenser in a black finish.

The fifth generation of the RODE NT1 is the latest evolution of an iconic, original studio microphone. First introduced in 1991, the NT1 started it all for RODE and has since gone through multiple transformations, becoming the world's best-selling studio condenser mic along the way. The fifth-generation NT1 takes the much-loved and respected core of the NT1 and introduces patented state-of-the-art features while preserving the legendary sound quality that made it the go-to studio microphone for countless creators. The perfect marriage of tradition and innovation.

Game-changing Connectivity

Featuring RØDE’s groundbreaking, Dual Connect output, the NT1 5th Generation can either be connected to an audio interface or mixer via XLR, or directly to a computer via USB for studio-grade, plug-and-play recording. This gives you unprecedented flexibility for any studio setup.

Classic Sound on the Cutting Edge

The NT1 5th Generation delivers the same warm, silky character, extremely low noise and high SPL handling capability that the original is revered for, with improved circuitry for even lower self-noise—an astonishingly low 4dBA, making it the world’s quietest studio condenser microphone. When using the XLR output, it delivers the rich, classic studio condenser sound you know and love from the NT1. When using the digital output, you get this same sound, plus a slew of cutting-edge features to further enhance your audio for recording pro studio sound directly into your computer.

The Digital Studio of the Future

The NT1 5th Generation features a professional-grade audio interface built into the microphone, which is perfectly optimized to preserve its pristine audio fidelity and also offers a range of highly innovative features for enhanced sound, including RØDE's ultralow-noise, high-gain Revolution Preamp, high-resolution (192kHz) A/D conversion and advanced digital signal processing. This is so much more than just a studio condenser microphone, it's an all-in-one digital recording solution.

The "Unclippable" Microphone

The NT1 5th Generation features a world-first 32-bit float digital output—a revolutionary recording format that allows you to record everything from a whisper to a scream, the softest guitar to the loudest drummer without having to worry about setting your gain—simply adjust your audio after recording and all the dynamics of your performance will be maintained, with zero risk of clipping or distortion. It's safe to say the NT1 5th Generation is a game changer.

Versatility Like No Other

With its smooth frequency response, extremely low noise, high SPL handling, flexible connectivity options and powerful digital capabilities, the NT1 5th Generation offers versatility like no other studio mic. It excels in any recording application, from vocals and speech to guitars, drums to piano and can fit into any workflow, from a solo bedroom recording setup to a professional studio.

Craft Your Sound

Craft your sound with advanced APHEX audio processing, driven by the NT1 5th Generation’s powerful onboard DSP. Add compression, a high-pass filter, noise gate, and the legendary APHEX Aural Exciter and Big Bottom to your audio with ease using the free RØDE Connect and RØDE Central companion apps. Dial in the perfect sound with the touch of a button using the intuitive VoxLab editor or fine-tune each processor using the advanced editor.

Premium Components, Built to Last

Made from premium components, the NT1 5th Generation is built to the highest standard in RØDE’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Sydney, Australia. The HF6 capsule is precision manufactured to sub-micron tolerances to ensure the utmost consistency in tonality and frequency response and is internally shockmounted for minimizing external vibrations. The body is machined from rugged aluminum a with high-grade black finish that is extremely resistant to scuffs and scratches, ensuring the NT1 5th Generation is ready to take on the rigors of recording day in, day out.

Everything You Need to Start Recording

The NT1 5th Generation comes with everything you need to start recording in the box, including a studio-grade shockmount and pop filter for minimizing unwanted sounds in your recording caused by plosives, knocks and bumps, a premium XLR cable with Neutrik connectors and Canare cabling, and a high-quality USB-C cable.


  • Large-diaphragm gold-sputtered cardioid condenser microphone in black
  • HF6 1" true condenser capsule
  • Smooth frequency response, high sensitivity and high SPL handling
  • Exceptionally low noise (4dBA)—the world’s quietest studio condenser microphone
  • Patent-pending Dual Connect output with both XLR and USB connectivity
  • World-first 32-bit float digital output
  • Ultra-high-resolution (up to 192kHz) analog-to-digital conversion
  • Onboard DSP for advanced APHEX audio processing, including a compressor, noise gate, high-pass filter and Aural Exciter and Big Bottom effects
  • Studio-grade shockmount and pop filter, XLR and USB cables included
  • Silver with a rugged aluminum body and high-grade finishes
  • Designed and made in RØDE’s precision manufacturing facilities in Sydney, Australia

Order the fifth-generation black RODE NT1 today.


NT1 5th Generation Black Specifications:

Acoustic Principle
  • Pressure gradient
Active Electronics
  • JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
  • 1.00"
Polar Pattern
  • Cardioid
Address Type
  • Side
Frequency Range
  • 20Hz–20kHz
Output Impedance
  • 100 ohms
Maximum SPL
  • 142dB SPL
Equivalent Noise (A-weighted)
  • 4dBA
  • -32dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (25 mV @ 94dB SPL) +/- 2dB @ 1kHz
Analog Power Requirements
  • Via XLR: P48
Analog Output Connection
  • 3-pin XLR
Digital SpecificationsDigital Power Requirements
  • Via USB: 5V
Digital Output Connection
  • USB-C
Bit Depth
  • 24-bit/32-bit floating point
Sampling Rate
  • 48/96/192kHz
  • APHEX digital signal processing (only available at 48kHz/24-bit)
Minimum OS Requirements
  • Windows 10 Mac OS 10.15
Mechanical SpecificationsWeight
  • 308 g
  • Length: 52 mm
  • Width: 52 mm
  • Height: 189 mm

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