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Introducing the new M5 'pencil' condenser from RØDEplay button

Introducing the new M5 'pencil' condenser from RØDE

Rode Microphones M5 Condenser Microphone - Matched Pair play button

Rode Microphones M5 Condenser Microphone - Matched Pair

M5 Matched Pair in ORTF Placement: Recording A Choirplay button

M5 Matched Pair in ORTF Placement: Recording A Choir


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The RØDE M5 Matched Pair cardioid condenser microphones, designed and manufactured in Australia by RØDE Microphones, is a leading innovator in microphone technology. The M5 Matched Pair delivers a level of quality and performance typically only found in high-end studio condensers. Now available at an affordable price, these precision-matched "pencil" mics open up a world of possibilities for stereo recording techniques, providing stunning sonic detail on a wide range of sources from acoustic guitars and drum overheads to string sections and choirs.

Unparalleled Clarity and Realism

The M5's 1/2" condenser capsules capture transients with lifelike accuracy and realism. With a frequency range of 20Hz to 20kHz and high SPL handling, these mics pick up the subtlest nuances of any performance. The tightly controlled cardioid polar pattern rejects unwanted ambient noise while maintaining a natural, well-balanced tone.

Perfectly Paired for Stereo

Hand selected from many individual microphones for nearly identical sensitivity and frequency response, the M5 Matched Pair provides the key to stunning stereo recordings. Used for spaced pair, XY, or ORTF techniques, these mics create a wide, enveloping soundscape with precise localization of individual sources within the soundfield.

Roadworthy and Versatile

Despite their impressive studio capabilities, the M5 mics are also perfectly suited to live sound applications like miking acoustic instruments, choirs, and drum overheads. Each mic comes with a WS5 windshield and RM5 stand mount for quiet, flexible positioning. Their compact, lightweight design makes the M5 mics easy to transport and position in any recording environment.

Legendary Quality and Value

Like all RØDE products, the M5 Matched Pair is built to the highest standards and backed by RØDE's industry-leading 10-year warranty. Combining premium components, thoughtful engineering, and meticulous quality control, RØDE has achieved a level of performance and affordability unmatched in the pro audio industry. Add a touch of class to your studio or live rig with the RØDE M5 Matched Pair.

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  • Affordable alternative to wildly expensive similar microphones
  • Closely matched pair
  • Low profile
  • Versatile

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  • Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
  • Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
  • Capsule: 0.50"
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Address Type: End
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz (selected HPF @ 0)
  • Output Impedance: 200?
  • Maximum SPL: 140dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1K? load)
  • Maximum Output Level: 13.5dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1K? load)
  • Sensitivity: -34.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (20.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
  • Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 19dB-A
  • Power Options: +24V phantom power+48V phantom power
  • Weight: 80.00gm
  • Dimensions: 100.00mmH x 20.00mmW x 20.00mmD
  • Dimensions: 100.00mmH x 20.00mmW x 20.00mmD
  • Output: XLR Output
  • Warranty: 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here

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One year warranty.

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