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RODE NT1 5th Gen Studio Microphone (Silver)

Built from the iconic NT1 studio microphone with exciting cutting-edge, next-generation technology improvements. Boasting exceptional audio with unmatched versatility, the NT1 5th Generation offers the first hybrid XLR/USB output that lets you connect the microphone to a mixer or interface, or to a computer for direct recording.

A studio-grade shock mount and pop filter, XLR and USB cables are included to enhance your productivity.

  • Large-diaphragm gold-sputtered condenser capsule
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • Extended frequency response
  • 32-bit float digital output
  • Dual Connect output – XLR and USB connectivity
  • Exceptionally low self-noise (4dBA)
  • High sensitivity and high SPL handling
  • Ultra-low-noise, high-gain Revolution Preamp™
  • High-resolution (192kHz) A/D conversion
  • On-board DSP for advanced APHEX® audio processing, including a compressor, noise gate, high-pass filter, and Aural Exciter™ and Big Bottom™ effects

Producing audio musicians, podcasters and content creators dream of.

The Next Generation of Studio Microphones

The NT1 5th Generation is a revolutionary studio condenser microphone that fuses the classic sound signature of the iconic NT1 with cutting-edge, next-generation technology. It features RODE’s groundbreaking (patent-pending) Dual Connect output, offering both XLR and USB connectivity for incredible versatility, a world-first “unclippable” 32-bit float digital output, advanced digital signal processing, and more, all while delivering the same warm, silky character, extremely low noise, and high SPL handling that the NT1 is renowned for. The NT1 5th Generation is a true studio workhorse that excels in everything from vocals and speech to guitar, piano, drums and percussion – the ultimate studio microphone.

Our Iconic Original Studio Microphone, Reborn

The NT1 5th Generation is the latest evolution of the iconic NT1. First introduced in 1991, the NT1 is the world’s most popular studio microphone, renowned for its warm, classic sound and incredible versatility. The NT1 5th Generation takes the much-loved and respected core of the NT1 and introduces state-of-the-art features while preserving the legendary sound quality that made the original the go-to microphone for countless creators. A perfect marriage of tradition and innovation.

Game-changing Connectivity

Featuring RODE’s groundbreaking, patent-pending 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. 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 optimised to preserve its pristine audio fidelity and also offers a range of highly innovative features for enhanced sound, including our ultra-low-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. Gamechanger.

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 on-board 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 shock-mounted for minimising external vibrations. The body is machined from rugged aluminium and is available in black or silver, with high-grade finishes that are extremely resistant to scuffs and scratches, ensuring the NT1 5th Generation is ready to take on the rigours 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 XLR and USB cables, and a studio-grade shock mount and pop filter for minimising unwanted artifacts in your recording caused by plosives, knocks and bumps.

Unlock More Creative Potential with the RODE App Suite

The NT1 5th Generation is compatible with a range of free RODE apps, including the RODE Central companion app, RODE Connect podcasting app and UNIFY streaming app, all of which allow you to configure settings, access the advanced DSP, update firmware and more.

Microphones

Acoustic Principle
Pressure Gradient
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum Sound Pressure Level
132 dB SPL
Output Connection
Analogue: XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Digital: USB-C Female (on Mic)
Weight
311 g
Was R 6,795 Now R 5,095

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  • RODE NT1 5th Gen Studio Microphone (Silver)
    • SM6 shock mount with pop filter
    • 6m XLR Cable (Black/Red)
    • SC29 3m USB-C to USB-C Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

All RODE products are warranted for one year from date of purchase. If you purchased your microphone from an authorised retailer then you may be able to extend your warranty to two years, five years, ten years or lifetime (depending on the model) by registering the details of your purchase using this form: https://warranty.rode.com/ 

RODE’s extended warranty program gives you the peace of mind that your investment is protected for many years to come. Terms & Conditions apply.

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