Rode NT1-A Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

(10 customer reviews)


Brand Rode
Model Name NT1-A
Connectivity Technology Wired
Connector Type XLR Connector
Special Feature RODE’s NT1-A is one of the world’s quietest microphones! Why is that important? Low noise will give your work the dynamics you deserve. Adding noise from any device, especially at the source, only degrades your performance. The NT1-A has a self-noise of only 5 dB-A! The NT1-A can handle 137dB SPL so you can be confident that even in front of loud guitar cabinets, your recording won’t distort due to overload. By providing ultra-quiet operation and being versatile enough to handle a wide variety o See more
Color Silver
Included Components Microphone
Polar Pattern Unidirectional
Audio Sensitivity 5 dB

  • Large-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic with Shockmount
  • Pop Shield
  • Dust Cover
  • XLR Cable
SKU: B002QAUOKS Category:


The Rode NT1A raises the bar for value-priced mics. The NT1A anniversary model is a complete redesign of the now legendary NT1 classic studio microphone. From the new nickel plated body to the state of the art surface mount electronic circuitry, the NT1A will leave you asking ‘how can Rode offer a microphone that sounds this good, for so little money’? The Rode NT1A, winner of the electronic musician 2004 editor’s choice award and the world’s quietest studio condenser microphone. This redesigned version of Rode’s classic NT1 has only 5 dBA of self-noise.

From the manufacturer

  • Includes RØDE SM6 shock mount with integrated popshield, 20′ high quality XLR cable, microphone dust cover, and NT1-A Studio Secrets DVD
  • 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 Requirement: Phantom P48, P24
  • Weight: 326g
  • Dimensions: 190.00mmH x 50.00mmW x 50.00mmD
  • Output: 3-pin XLR Output
  • Warranty: 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration

Rode NT1-A

Cardioid Condenser Microphone Package

The RØDE NT1-A 1 inch 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-feet microphone cable, dust cover, and an instructional DVD packed with recording tips. The RØDE NT1-A large diaphragm 1 inch cardioid condenser microphone is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RØDE Microphones’ industry leading 10 year warranty.

From its humble beginning in the 1990s, RØDE Microphones has gone from strength to strength on the global stage and has become the go-to microphone for a variety of industries. RØDE employs the latest technology and precision machinery to continue to keep its products at world-class standards and at a great price.

  • Large 1” capsule with gold plated diaphragm.
  • Cardioid polar pattern.
  • Self noise of only 5dB (A).
  • Wide dynamic range.
  • Ultra low noise, transformerless surface mount circuitry.
  • True condenser (externally biased).
  • Internal capsule shock mounting.
  • 10 year extended warranty when you register your microphone at the website.

NT1-A: The World’s Quietest Studio Condenser Microphone

We’re proud to say that the NT1-A has become an industry standard – providing the warmth, extended dynamic range, clarity and high SPL capability usually only featured by some of the most expensive microphones.

Additional information

Weight 4.6 kg
Dimensions 15.25 × 4.5 × 11 cm
Item Weight

4.6 pounds

Product Dimensions

15.25 x 4.5 x 11 inches

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Item model number



1 Lithium Ion batteries required.

Date First Available

September 24, 2009

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Connector Type

XLR Connector

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10 reviews for Rode NT1-A Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

  1. Victor

    VERY pleasedI’ve been using a CAD GXL2200 Cardioid Condenser Microphone for years (purchased in 2009) – but it suddenly started acting up, creating a noisy “wind sound” when recording (vocals) – so I searched out condenser microphones, and (based on the Amazon reviews) took a chance on this Rode NT1 Condenser Microphone. It arrived quickly – was well packaged – and arrived unharmed. (whew!) Unpacking the mic, I was afraid MAYBE I’d not made a wise purchase, based on the way the “cradle” felt (the plastic thing the mic fits into, on the mic stand) – this “cradle” works well, does what it’s supposed to… just had a feel to it, like something cheap, so I was afraid the mic would also be inferior.Boy, was I wrong! I hooked up the mic, turned my recording equipment on, and started singing into this mic. WOW! GREAT sound!!! A much warmer sound than my previous microphone – ZERO background noise – clear, crisp enunciation picked up, without ANY sound of harshness. Seriously – I was blown away by how good this microphone sounds.Another plus: Comes with a long cable – a supple one, at that. (Some of my mic cables don’t necessarily bend as easily as this new cable does.)This mic is so good, that I don’t even care about that initial “plastic” feel to the “cradle.” Whatever. The cradle does its job, holds the mic in place (along w. the screen). The mic is attractive, and records like no microphone I’ve had before. TOTALLY recommend this condenser mic.

  2. Ori-David Musai

    Worth more than I paid forVery good build quality. Sounds great. Comes with all accessories

  3. Humberto Lootens

    Sound QualityThis microphone is excellent at reproducing sound accurately. It has a slight boost in the high end, which some users may find unpleasant. However, I enjoy recording vocals and spoken word with this microphone.

  4. Marie Benoit

    excellent for recordingLove this condenser mic

  5. KOPE

    PRODUCTOMuy buena compra, el producto viene super completo y es de buena calidad

  6. Jo

    Great QualityJust a great microphone and a steal if you already have an XLR phantom power setup.

  7. Jayprakash Deshmukh

    Awesome productAwesome Product

  8. SevenSees

    The sound quality is superior compared to my previous good-quality 100 dollar mic.No distortion in the sound, “p’s” and “b’s” are clouded out. Good mic overall – wish it had an off switch though. Otherwise, it’s a must purchase item, even for a beginner.

  9. Ku-hu

    Best MicI have used Shuru 58 dynamic and AKG 220 condenser for hobby/karaoke singing app. So far I like this as this is quietest mic and vocals are very crystal clear.

  10. Jeff Egelston

    Top of the line condenser microphone that is suitable for a vast array of demand!The media could not be loaded.

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