http://www.lemac.com.au/site/DefaultSite/filesystem/images/rode/nt55.jpg The RØDE NT55 is a small-diaphragm, true-condenser cardioid microphone, sometimes referred to as a 'pencil mic'. The NT55 adds both a three position pad (0, -10dB, -20dB) and three stage high pass filter (Off, 75Hz, 150Hz), and includes the interchangeable NT45-O omnidirectional capsule.

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Rode NT55 Multi-Pattern 1/2" Condenser Microphone

Item Code: ROD/NT55

The RØDE NT55 is a small-diaphragm, true-condenser cardioid microphone, sometimes referred to as a 'pencil mic'. The NT55 adds both a three position pad (0, -10dB, -20dB) and three stage high pass filter (Off, 75Hz, 150Hz), and includes the interchangeable NT45-O omnidirectional capsule.

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Like the NT5, the RØDE NT55 is a small-diaphragm, true-condenser cardioid microphone, sometimes referred to as a 'pencil mic'. The NT55 adds both a three position pad (0, -10dB, -20dB) and three stage high pass filter (Off, 75Hz, 150Hz), and includes the interchangeable NT45-O omnidirectional capsule.

Features

  • Externally biased condenser
  • Cardioid or Omni polar pattern using included interchangable capsules
  • Gold sputtered 1/2” capsule
  • Three position PAD - 0dB, -10dB and -20dB
  • Three position High-Pass Filter - flat, 75Hz and 150Hz
  • Surface mount circuitry
  • Low noise
  • Available as Certified Matched Pair

Intended for recording acoustic instruments, drum overheads, cymbals and live performances, the compact externally polarized mic employs a 1/2" capsule, an active J-FET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer.

It's tight cardioid pickup pattern also makes it ideal for use as an indoor dialogue microphone for filmmaking on a mic stand or boom.

Finished in durable satin nickel, the NT55 available as a single microphone or as an acoustically matched pair.

The NT55 is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RØDE's industry leading 10 year warranty.

Specifications

Acoustic Principle Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
Capsule 0.50"
Polar Pattern
  • Cardioid Picks up audio from the front and sides and rejects from the rear
  • Omnidirectional Picks up all sides equally
Address Type End
Frequency Range 20Hz - 20kHz
Output Impedance 100Ω
Maximum SPL 136dBSPL
Maximum Output Level 8.0mV (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Sensitivity -38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.60mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted) 15dBA
Power Options +48V phantom power required from mixer or interface
Weight 110.00g
Dimensions 145.00mmH x 20.00mmW x 20.00mmD
Output +48V phantom power
Warranty 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here