Rode NT55 Pencil Condenser Microphones (Matched Pair)
The Rode NT55 Matched pair is an acoustically matched pair of pencil condenser microphones with interchangeable omni and cardioid capsules.
- Acoustically matched stereo pair
- Externally biased condensers
- Cardioid or Omni polar pattern using included interchangable capsules
- Gold sputtered 1/2 inch capsules
- Three position High-Pass Filter - flat, 75Hz and 150Hz
- Surface mount circuitry
- Low noise
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Like the NT5, the Rode 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.
Intended for recording acoustic instruments, drum overheads, cymbals and live performances, the compact externally polarised mic employs a 1/2 inch capsule, an active J-FET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer.
Its tight cardioid pickup pattern also makes it ideal for use as an indoor dialogue microphone for filmmaking on a mic stand or boom.
Rode NT55 Specifications (Per Microphone)
Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
Capsule: 0.50 inch
Polar Pattern: Cardioid / Omnidirectional
Address Type: End
Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
Output Impedance: 100 ohms
Maximum SPL: 136dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1K ohm load)
Maximum Output Level: 8.0dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1K ohm load)
Sensitivity: -38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.60mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 15dB-A
Power Options: +48V phantom power
Dimensions (H x W x Dia): 145 x 20 x 20 mm
Output: XLR Output