RODE NT1-A Cardioid Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Category: Microphones

Vendor: RØDE

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Incredibly quiet 1" cardioid condenser microphone

  • Large 1” capsule with gold plated diaphragm
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • Ultra low noise, self noise of only 5dB (A)
  • Wide dynamic range
  • True condenser (externally biased)
  • Internal capsule shock mounting
  • Includes RØDE SM6 shock mount, pop filter and dust cover
  • 10 year extended warranty when you register your microphone


The RØDE NT1-A 1" cardioid condenser microphone has become an industry standard; delivering the warmth, extended dynamic range, clarity and high SPL capability typically only featured on some of the world’s most expensive microphones.

With a self-noise level of only 5dBA it is widely recognised (along with the NT1) as one the world's quietest studio microphones. This low noise makes it an ideal for vocal microphone as well as perfect for recording guitars and percussion.

Packaged in the 'Complete Vocal Recording Solution', the NT1-A includes everything you need to get a truly professional vocal recording and is ideal for home studio recording.

A studio grade pop shield and shock mount is included, along with a premium 20' microphone cable, dust cover, and an instructional DVD packed with recording tips.

The RØDE NT1-A large diaphragm 1" cardioid condenser microphone is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RØDE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.


NT1-A Specifications
Acoustic Principle Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
Capsule 1.00"
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Address Type Side
Frequency Range 20Hz - 20kHz
Output Impedance 100Ω
Maximum SPL 137dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Maximum Output Level 13.7mV
Sensitivity -31.9dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (25.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted) 5dB-A
Power Options +24V phantom power+48V phantom power
Weight 326.00gm
Dimensions 190.00mmH x 50.00mmW x 50.00mmD
Output XLR Output
Warranty 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration


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