The NT5 is a pencil-type, small-diaphragm, mono condenser mic that was originally offered in matched pairs featuring sequential serial numbers so that they're close to each other all the way through manufacturing. A typical use of the NT5 would be as drum overheads or recording high-hats. We've found that they are detailed and very clear, and with just a tiny bit of compression they sound great. If you prefer the positioning flexibility afforded by a pair of small-diaphragm mics, then the NT5 is an easy choice. If you're lookng for a great-sounding, and very affordable single small-diaphragm condenser mic, the Rode NT5-S is a single NT5. Small-diaphragm condenser mics such as the NT5-S have an even and wider frequency response than large diaphragm condensers, handle higher SPLs, and can more accurately capture instruments with a pronounced high-frequency component (violins, for instance).
The NT5 is a premium small-diaphragm condenser microphone designed for critical recording applications. Featuring a 1/2-inch gold-sputtered cardioid condenser capsule, it delivers a smooth, balanced sound with very low self-noise. Its exceptionally accurate cardioid polar pattern and wide frequency response make the NT5 ideal for recording everything from acoustic instruments to drum overheads and cymbals to live performances and dialogue on-location.
|Signal to Noise Ratio
|78dB (A weighted)
|16dB (A weighted)
|Phantom Power/9V Battery
|Stand Mount, Windscreen, Carry Bag
|Manufacturer Part Number