Rode NTR Ribbon Microphone
The NTR is the first ribbon microphone from Rode and has been designed and built to be the finest ribbon mic available.
- Highly sensitive 1.8 micron ribbon element
- Bi-Directional Polar Pattern
- Internal Shock Mounting System
- Custom designed and manufactured transformer
- Heavy-duty matte black finish
- Ribbon-securing travel screw supplied
- One free ribbon replacement during warranty period
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At first glance of the NTR you're aware that it's very special and unique – an intricate blend of art and science.
Designed to hang in the world's finest recording studios and performance halls equally as well as home studio spaces, its existence is a labour of love for RØDE. Every element of the NTR, from the transformer to the ribbon element itself, has been designed and created in-house at RØDE's headquarters in Sydney, Australia. All with the aim of crafting the finest ribbon microphone available.
Sonically, the NTR is capable of reproducing unprecedented high frequency detail and accuracy, addressing common criticisms of other ribbon microphones, while opening up the possible usage scenarios considerably. This allows it to record sound sources that usually require a more sensitive microphone element.
Rode NTR Specifications
Acoustic Principle: Polar Pattern
Active Electronics: Step-up Transformer and signal balanced preamp stage
Directional Pattern: Figure 8
Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20000 Hz
Output Impedance: 200‡
Signal to noise Ratio: 79.3dBA
Equivalent Noise: 15 dbA SPL (as per IEC651)
Maximum SPL: 130dB SPL
Maximum Output: 8dBu (@ 1KHz, 1% THD into 1K ‡ load)
Sensitivity: -30.5 dB re 1V/Pa (30mV @ 94dB SPL) ± 2dB @ 1kHz
Dynamic Range: 115dB SPL
Power Requirements: P48
Output Connection: 3 Pin XLR - Balanced output between Pin 2 (+) Pin 3 (-) and Pin 1 (ground