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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
Available since November 2013
Item number 326853
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Battery Powered No
Directional Microphone No
Stereo Pair Yes
switchable lowcut No
switchable pad No
characteristic cardoid
Condenser Microphone 1
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Incl. Clamp 1
inkl. Clamp 1
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Matched pair

The Rode M5-MP stereo set consists of two M5 small-diaphragm condenser microphones, which have been carefully selected to achieve a difference in sensitivity of less than 1 dB. In this way, the microphones have an almost identical response and ensure an optimum stereo recording. The microphones have a cardioid polar pattern and are thus not only suitable for recording different instruments but also for recording both interviews and ambient sounds for TV and film productions. The scope of delivery includes two RM5 microphone clips as well as two WS5 windshields.

Robust and feedback-resistant

The Rode M5 (made in Australia) is a compact condenser microphone with a 1/2" gold-plated diaphragm, and it uses a low-noise transformerless circuit and delivers a wide frequency response. It can be powered either with 24V or 48V phantom power, which guarantees compatibility with different systems. In addition, the microphone’s cardioid polar pattern suppresses sounds coming from the rear and ensures a high level of protection against feedback. A sturdy metal casing with a special coating and a matt black finish completes the picture.

High-quality and budget-friendly

With the Rode M5 MP, you get a pair of condenser microphones that can be used in front of many different sound sources both live and in the studio. The M5 is comparatively low in price but solidly constructed, and it will impress you with its high signal quality, which can definitely compete with microphones from higher price categories. It is therefore an affordable solution for beginners looking to equip themselves with a stereo set that will deliver high-quality sound. However, even demanding users will find the Rode M5 MP a worthy addition to their arsenal of microphones – and one that comes at an unbeatable price.

About Rode

Founded in Sydney, Australia in 1990, Rode is a specialist in high-quality studio microphones. With its very first in-house, completely Australian-built model, the NT2 large-diaphragm microphone, the company created a classic which is still produced in its current and enhanced version, the NT2-A. An extensive range of studio and live microphones has also been added, regularly updated, and expanded over the years. These new additions include a variety of professional microphones which are designed for video and mobile applications and can be connected directly to SLR cameras or smartphones.

Mono or stereo

The Rode M5 MP stereo set is suited to a variety of applications. It is an excellent choice for recording drums, for example – no matter if it's used as an overhead microphone set or separately for hi-hat and ride. Alternatively, the Rode M5 MP can also be used for recording a detailed stereo signal from string and wind instruments. What’s more, there is no problem when using the M5 MP in combination with portable audio recorders, so it can be useful for natural-sounding field recordings or for dialogues – and the windshields that are included in the scope of delivery also allow outdoor use without interference.

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267 Reviews

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...

Some details:
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.

- 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

- 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...


Gaspacho andalou 07.04.2022
Impeccable. Pour enregistrer la guitare acoustique. Ouf, enfin un son convenable.


Good workhorse mics
weezul 04.04.2022
Bought these to replace a random bundle of old sE and other cheap Chinese mics that I use when I'm a bit stretched. 4 of these has given me a lot of scope for any mono or stereo sources. I first used them live for a choir (spaced pair) and close micing a piano in XY and they sounded great to me! Annoying to not have a carry case of any sort, but for the price it's hard to argue. Clips are nice and sturdy which I think is really important.


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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