Rode M5 MP

Small diaphragm condenser microphone stereo set

  • 1/2" capsule
  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Output impedance: 200 Ohm
  • Max. 140 dB SPL
  • JFET impedance converter
  • Requires phantom power of 24/48V
  • XLR connector
  • Metal housing
  • Weight: 80 g

Further Information

Condenser Microphone Yes
Clip-On Microphone No
Incl. Clamp Yes
Stereo Pair Yes
Polar Pattern Cardioid

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Fantastic pair of matched microphones
udiwudi, 17.10.2020
I bought these for my home studio and have had them for a few months now. I have been using them primarily as drum overheads, but also for the stereo recording of an acoustic piano (a 100 year old Bluthner, but that's another story) and the results are fantastic. I have had recording experience in a professional studio in the past (with Neumann microphones no less) and I can't honestly say that the huge price difference was manifest in the sonic results...

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I generally recorded the drums at my home studio with an 8 mic setup - kick, snare, 3 toms, 2 overheads and room mic. After changing my previous overheads (admittedly a cheap brand I won't name of pencil condensers) with the Rode M5's - the difference is staggering. I now find that I don't even need most the of the microphones and I only use 4 for the final mix - the Rode M5's for the overheads using a ORTF configuration on a stereo bar (the K&M 23550, which is way more affordable than Rode's separately sold model), a single SM57 for the snare and an AKG D112 for the kick. And I must add that the drums sound great even with only the two overheads... The clarity is staggering, the nuances are all captured, the stereo image is superb, there are no phase issues using the ORTF configuration and the room sound is captured perfectly.

Pros:
- Superb clarity
- Lend themselves perfectly for matched stereo image recording (drum overheads, acoustic piano etc.).
- 10 year warranty from Rode
- Capture room sound and acoustics amazingly well.
- Affordable without sacrificing quality

Cons:
- Don't include a stereo bar which could have been a nice touch but is understandable at this price point. Suggest getting the cheaper K&M model mentioned above and not the overpriced Rode model sold separately.
- Don't include a case - but again, understandable at this price point. I just keep them on the stand anyway and cover them in plastic bags when not being used...
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Great Value, Great Mics
Jack D, 09.04.2018
As my first matched pair of mics I was really looking forward to getting my hands on them from the moment I made the purchase. I can say nothing but great things about these microphones, they are absolutely fantastic for their price and in my opinion excellently built. Whether your recording or gigging they can take a beating with their robust structure and finish. The mic clips are a little stiff but I wouldn?t class that as a bad thing as they are sure to stay secure in the clips.

So far I have used these microphones to record piano, guitar and also as drum overheads. I have also used them underneath a stage from Irish dancing as FX mics and I was really pleased with what they picked up.

Having worked with more expensive mic in the past the M5s are truly a bargain and I would highly recommend them.

Great work from Rode again!
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Steven2363, 10.12.2013
I have found these microphones to be absolutely fantastic for their price, excellent (mostly) flat frequency response gives a beautifully clear representation of whatever you're recording and in my opinion adds a slight bit of it's own warmth to the texture of the sound. so far I have used these microphones to record uilleann pipes, violin, mandolin and banjo using them as a close and far set, I am also using them to record piano, guitar and drum overheads in AB position. In my experience these microphones are boxing above their class in terms of price, competing with much more expensive microphones including the Rode Nt-5s. Could not recommend them more for a beginner producer on a budget.
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BLMP, 25.02.2021
Talk about bang for you buck!
Adorable little pencil mics that pack a well balanced sound. very useful.
i take them on gigs when i don't want to risk my Lautens 120. but i've also used it in recordings and i was pleasantly surprised. they handle cymbal harshness and violin harshness so much better than what i expected. I've also used them for Dialogue and Foley. very nice.
and they are soooo cheap!
I couldn't recommend them more!
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