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Rode Microphones NT55 Small Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone
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A compact, accurate condenser microphone.

Although clearly relevant to instrument miking, the R0DE NT55 is extremely well suited to any situation where a small and unobtrusive yet powerful microphone is required.

It utilizes the 1/2" (externally biased) gold sputtered true condenser transducer used in the internationally renowned RØDE NT5. The NT55 is a state-of-the-art, low-noise, balanced-output microphone exhibiting a wide dynamic range and full frequency response.

The NT55 circuit incorporates a 3-position variable pad: 0, -10 or 20dB attenuation, and a 3 -position variable high-pass filter that enables you to step from a flat response to a 75 or 150Hz high-pass filter.

The NT55 is intended for film, television, broadcast, live performance, theater, surround, and environmental recording applications.

It comes with 2 different condenser microphone heads to provide a choice of polar patterns (cardioid and omni), a metal case, and clip.

Requires phantom power.

Rode Microphones NT55 Small Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone Features:

  • 1/2" (externally biased) gold sputtered true condenser capsule
    Heavy duty satin-nickel-plated body
    3-position variable pad: 0 dB,-10 and -20dB
    3-position variable high-pass filter: flat, 75 and 150 Hz
    Low-noise surface mount technology
    Wide dynamic range
    Full frequency response
    Designed & manufactured in Australia
    Includes cardioid & omni capsules
    Special edition metal case
    RM5 Clip
    Full 10-year guarantee (conditions Apply)

Rode Microphones NT55 Small Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone Specifications:

  • Acoustic Principle: Externally polarized 1/2" (13 mm) pressure gradient condenser.
    Directional Patterns: Cardioid, Omni
    Frequency range: 20 Hz ~ 20 000 Hz selectable HPF @ 75 Hz & 150Hz / 12dB / Octave
    Output Impedance: 100 _
    Signal/Noise ratio DIN/IEC 651: 79 dB (1 kHz rel 1 Pa; per IEC651, IEC268-15)
    Equivalent Noise: 15 dB SPL (per IEC651, IEC268 -15)
    Maximum SPL: 136 dB (@ 1% THD into 1 Ohms ), 146 dB (@ 1% THD into 1 k Ohms) - pad —10, 156 dB (@ 1% THD into 1 k Ohms) - pad -20
    Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 k Ohms: -38 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (16 mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB
    Maximum output voltage: 8 dBu (@ 1% THD into 1 k Ohms)
    Dynamic Range - DIN/IEC 651: 121 dB (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
    Power (Supply voltage): 48 Volts (P48), 24 Volts (P24) phantom
    Output Connection: 3 pin XLR, balanced output between pin 2(+), pin 3(-) & pin
    1 (ground).
    Weight: 110 grm. (4 oz.) Mic only
    Dimensions: 145 mm ( 5 11/16") x 20mm (13/16")

Rode Microphones NT55 Small Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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  • Great Sound Just one Flaw

    As reviewed by ALEXANDRE FERREIRA on 11/14/2011

    I've been recording classical and Jazz Like Styles for more than 10 years and this mic fulfills my needs. Last night I've recorded Voice and Piano with two of these on piano and a ST69 also bought from Guitar Center. I've used a TASCAM 2000 also bought from G.C. The flexibility of having two capsules to choose from is great. For this recording I've used the cardioid capsule. The piano sounded great and everybody was very pleased with the result. Another great quality is the weight of the mic. The price is more expensive than the SM 81 but it is definitely worth to have a pair of those! I do recommend it. As I've said the only flaw are the pad and low cut filters. They are hard to move and feels very delicate... Which makes me feel uncomfortable to mess up with. The manual says use either a screw drive or a pen(cil) DON'T do that that's the only flaw of the mic. The Sound is amazing and I never like to use the filters anyway because of the type of application I use it is either for combos, chamber music and I do not expect to use these to recorded overhead drums. I short is a great buy

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  • Rode NT55 - Beautiful

    As reviewed by JUSTIN on 5/21/2015

    This microphone comes in a stylish black tin that has thick grey padding lining the insides that the mic fits perfectly into. Holding the mic just feels professional, with an elegant brushed nickel grey finish. The switch options are hard to get to, but I consider that a good thing as it won't give any surprises during a session. The sound is a little bright, but not as bright as a beyerdynamic i53c. Still, it was a little too bright for my taste for recording acoustic guitar so I sought out some mods that could be done to the microphone. That was when I came across Michael Joly's MJ-384k capsule - an aftermarket capsule that can replace the stock pickup to improve the microphones performance. This mic went from being a good mic to a microphone that is literally jaw dropping. Easily one of the best purchases I have made for my personal mic collection. When used with the MJ-384k capsule, it has so much realism and dimension. It sounds professional and polished, with a smooth top and and just the right amount of bottom end. When you find your guitars sweet spot, it can sit in the mix with little to no EQ needed - when I have used EQ with this mic, it's been within 1db-3db cut/boost at most. Stock, the NT55 is a significant step up from any budget microphone, and sounds more "flat" than most. The stock Cardiod capsule is great for finger picking, whilst the omni capsule is breathtaking on room micing, acoustic guitar, and strings - for me, the MJ-384k was the perfect companion for this mic, and between all 3 capsules, I doubt I will have any trouble finding a sound that not only works, but does so with professional results.

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