Condenser Microphone

  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Ideal for recording strings, choir and acoustic guitars
  • Frequency range: 40 - 20,000 Hz
  • 130 dB SPL
  • 21 dBA Inherent noise
  • Output impedance: 200 Ohm
  • 48V Phantom power or battery power (9 V battery)
  • Robust metal housing
  • Elastic mounted 1/2" capsule
  • Switchable high pass filter
  • Switchable preattenuation (-10 dB/ -20 dB)
  • Length: 225 mm
  • Diameter: 33 mm
  • Weight: 360 g
  • Incl. wind shield and clamp
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Battery Powered Yes
Directional Microphone No
Stereo Pair No
switchable lowcut Yes
switchable pad Yes
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A versatile, high-quality mic.

Alaniaris, 13.05.2017
I have been using this microphone for about one year both in home-studio and live situations, recording and amplifying acoustic guitars, greek folk instruments (bouzouki, tzouras, baglamas), even voices.

Whatever you put in front of this mic, you will get a good and
natural sound.

On live situation it does what it should. If phantom-power is not available, you can go with the battery.

I ve recently got a second one to start experimenting with XY/ORTF arrays and I am getting pretty interesting results.

If I have to find a drawback, I would say it is a bit heavy. For this reason, if you are looking for two low-price microphones especially suited for stereo-recording, go for Rode M5: beside the fact that they are sold in matched-pair, (this could be not-so-crucial for you) they are a way lighter than M3 and you could avoid some hassles with the mic-stand and the need for counterweights.

Anyway, M3 is a sturdy, well-built high-quality mic.
A great product.
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A must have mic for recording or live situation.

Bandara, 15.08.2014
Our church sound department was in the process of upgrading our existing mic collection when we came across Rode M3. We saw Rode M3 being used at another church worship service and was amazed by the sound quality, available options and the heavy duty build quality it had. so we did some research and decided to buy not just one but five of them.
Our sound team is very satisfied with the over all experience that we get on daily basis with our Rode M3. we use them on vocals, piano and also as the main podium mic.

Sound is incredibly smooth and flat, on vocal needs very less eq and we leave the high-pass filter on so it applies filter at 80Hz to reduce low frequency sounds and any handling noise that may occur.
We use these to mic our grand piano and also as the main podium speakers microphone. we have had no feedback issues compared to aka c1000 that we have been using before.
We did replaced all our old battered up AKG c1000 with the Rode M3's and have to say its one of the best choices we have made. The price you pay for such an amazing mic like this is just plain bargain. If you are in the process of deciding which mic to by for your studio or live gig just give this mic a try, it'll be worth it.
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