Originally released in 1991 the NT1 microphone was one of the first condenser mics to bring decent professional performance to the new and growing home-studio market. The NT1-A edition has a low 5 dBA of self-noise, making it one of the world's quietest microphones and is ideal for acoustic instruments, vocals, voiceover etc etc. With a clearer and more articulate high end than the original NT1 with a hint of subtle warmth that's universally flattering on vocals, there's nothing "budget" about the sound of the Rode NT1-A.
The Rode NT1-A is a true externally-biased condenser microphone, like the most expensive large-diaphragm studio condensers.
State-of-the-art surface-mount electronics and transformerless circuitry make the NT1-A one of the quietest microphones in the world with a self-noise rating of just 5.5 dBA, the NT1-A is perfect for picking up detailed nuances of instruments like acoustic guitar, quiet violin, or delicate vocals. And yet, a maximum SPL of 137 dB makes it a go-to mic for loud vocals or drum overheads. It's this versatility that has made the NT1-A a first-choice condenser for home project studios.
- Acoustic Principle: Externally polarized 25mm (1 in.) condenser.
- Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
- Pickup Pattern: Cardioid
- Frequency Response: 20Hz ~ 20kHz
- Output Impedance: 100 Ohms
- Sensitivity: 31.9dB re 1volt/pascal (25mV @ 94dB SPL) +/-2dB
- Equivalent noise: 5dBA (SPL (per IEC651, IEC 268-15)
- Maximum Output: + 13.7dBu (@ 1% THD into 1kOhm)
- Dynamic Range: 132dB (per IEC651, IEC 268-15)
- Maximum SPL: 137 dB (@ 1% THD into 1kOhm)
- Signal/Noise: >88dB (1kHz rel 1 Pa; per IEC651, IEC 268-15)