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      Rode Microphones S1 Pro Vocal Condenser Microphone (271596)
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Studio quality in a live vocal mic.

The RØDE S1 Pro Vocal Condenser Mic is a professional-quality microphone, specifically designed for live vocal performance.
It employs a true condenser transducer for optimal sound reproduction. The frequency response is tailored to ensure clear vocals while reducing handling noise. The unidirectional (super cardioid) pickup pattern limits background noise and reduces the susceptibility to feedback. The 5-piece mesh head provides filtering of breath, wind, and plosive noises while not interfering with the RØDE S1's sensitivity or frequency response. The hardened mesh head also protects the precision condenser transducer from airborne contaminants and possible impact during performance and transit.

The ergonomic design of the S1 also makes it extremely comfortable to hold and control during performance. The S1 mic requires P48V phantom supply and will work with most professional mixing consoles that incorporate this standard. The high-level output of the S1 is electronically balanced to reduce loss over long cable runs with the additional benefit of high-level rejection of electromagnetic interference.

Rode Microphones S1 Pro Vocal Condenser Microphone Features:

  • Studio recording quality
    Rugged all-metal construction
    Attractive satin-nickel finish
    Heat-treated, high-strength mesh head
    Custom designed integral 'plosive' screen
    Ergonomically weighted & balanced
    Low noise circuitry
    Low handling noise
    Complete with stand mount & zip pouch
    Designed & manufactured in Australia
    Full 5 year guarantee


Rode Microphones S1 Pro Vocal Condenser Microphone Specifications:

  • Operation Power: 48V
    Output Impedance: The S1 will operate satisfactorily into a load impedance as
    low as 1kOhm. If a load below this is used, the output signal
    level will be reduced
    The S1 output is balanced between pin 2 (hot) and pin 3
    (cold). Pin 1 is ground
    Acoustic principle: Externally polarized condenser, pressure
    gradient transducer
    Directional pattern: Supercardioid
    Frequency range: 20Hz-20kHz
    Polar pattern
    Output impedance: 50 ohms
    Signal/Noise ratio DIN/IEC 651: 75dB (1kHz rel 1 Pa; per IEC651, IEC268-15)
    Equivalent noise: 18dBA SPL (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
    Maximum SPL: 151dB (@ 0.7% THD into 1kOhm)
    Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kOhm: -46.5dB re 1 Volt/Pascal, (4.7mV @ 94dB SPL), +/- 2dB into 1kOhm
    Maximum output voltage: +12.5dBu (@ 0.7% THD into 1kO)
    Dynamic range of the mic. amplifier DIN/IEC 651: 132dB (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
    Power (Supply voltage): Phantom supply voltage - 44V to 52V. Current consumption - 4.4 mA
    Polarity: A positive acoustic pressure applied to the diaphragm results in a positive voltage excursion at pin 2 with respect to pin 3 at the output XLR connector
    Connector: XLR 3F
    Weight approx.: 10.58 oz


Rode Microphones S1 Pro Vocal Condenser Microphone

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  • Awesome Live Vocal Mic!!!

    As reviewed by Jon on 3/25/2008

    I've been having a female vocalist I do sound for use this mic for 3 months now with great success. An extremely smooth and neutral sound the captures the full range of her voice. No feedback what so ever with minimal attention payed to monitor placement. And it's built like a tank! R0DE will be getting more business from me in the future.

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  • I love this Rode microphone - Inexpensive as heck for such a great mic

    As reviewed by Pole on 11/14/2010

    Excellent feedback rejection. Clear as a bell. I have never been happy with the coloration that some mics give my voice but this mic actually makes my voice sound very smooth and is perhaps devoid of coloration which is not harmonically pleasing. In other words, It makes my voice sound great, and it takes one hell of a mic to do that. Also excellent for acoustic guitar in a recording setting. I have been using it exclusively for recording when I am not using it live and it sounds amazing. I plan to use it next week on a female voice (I'll try to report back to let you know how that goes), but I expect it will sound great as it does on any source I have tried it with. I would also like to try it with a piano to see how it handles. As one of the other reviewers said, this thing is built like a tank. Just unscrew the outer windscreen when you get this thing and you will see the kind of craftsmanship that goes into making one of the S1. Off the top of my head, I think there are no less than three internal windscreens, of which the quality is superb (it would have to be to not color the source excessively with that much protection). I actually have not been using a pop filter with the S1 when recording vocals and I have not had any problems with plosives or anything else that sounds obtrusive. I'm not positive, but I think this may be the only mic that is actually marketed as a live-use condenser. It definitely has quality construction and excellent feedback rejection that is key for live use. You actually can crank the PA in very tight situations without any noticable feedback. All that being said, it is also amazing for studio use, as it also can pick up a pin drop in the next room. OK, I may be exaggerating there, but it will pick up sounds that will amaze you because they are so unnoticable to the human ear in everyday life (breathing, the playback through the HEADPHONES, stuff like that - I'm suprised it couldn't pick up my heartbeat - needless to say, a gate comes in handy here). Basically a very versatile mic, especially for the price. This mic would actually be a good value at just about any price in my opinion, however. Rode will definitely be getting more of my business. I really am hoping to save up for one of their tube condensers (I can only imagine how great they must sound). I may have a career thanks to this mic. I would give it six stars if I could.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • Clean and Durable

    As reviewed by stephen bennett on 4/9/2014

    I've been using the S1 for over two and a half years, gigging two-three times a month. Based on the overall performance/cost value proposition I'd give it 5 stars. The S1 has outstanding sonic clarity, resists feedback and has proven to be both reliable and durable. You'll read a lot of comments warning you that condenser mics are too fragile for live sound. Well, that was then, this is now. At this point I have no reservations or qualms about this mic in a live stage environmmnent. Just treat it with a modicum of respect and you'll use it with confidence too -- it's gonna be fine. No, make that "excellent."

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