Rode NT2-A Studio Solution Set

Largediaphragm Microphone Studio Solution SetSet consists of:

  • Rode NT2 A
  • DeLuxe shock mount SM6 with fabric pop filter
  • 6 m XLR cable
  • Dust cover bag

Tech. Specs of the microphone

  • Professional 1" largediaphragm microphone
  • Switchable characteristic (omnidirectional, figure-8, cardioid)
  • 3-way low cut filter (flat, 40Hz, 80 Hz) and 3-way pad switch (flat, -5 dB, -10dB)
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Max. SPL: 147 dB
  • 48V Phantom power
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 209 x 55 x 55 mm
  • Weight: 860 g
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Audio Examples

 
0:00
  • Ballad
  • Soul
  • Ballad Male
  • Soul Male
  • Ballad Dry
  • Soul Dry
  • Ballad Male Dry
  • Soul Male Dry
  • Show more

Further Information

Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern Yes
Omnidirectional Yes
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 Yes
Low Cut Yes
Pad Yes
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Rode NT2-A Studio Solution Set
38% bought this exact product
Rode NT2-A Studio Solution Set
In stock within 5-6 weeks
In stock within 5-6 weeks

This item is expected back in stock soon and can then be shipped immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
€239 Add to Basket
Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording
25% bought Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording €144
Rode NT1-Kit
5% bought Rode NT1-Kit €205
AKG C214
4% bought AKG C214 €255
Shure SM 7 B
3% bought Shure SM 7 B €375
Our most popular Large Diaphragm Microphones
475 Customer Ratings:
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
4.7 / 5.0
  • features
  • sound
  • quality
210 written ratings Read all reviews
Total
features
sound
quality

Rode NT2-A Studio Solution Set

Paul3259, 27.09.2015
First a bit of background on me. I have a home studio set up using Cubase and a Yamaha N12 mixer and use the equipment for song writing and demos. My live recordings are done in a less than ideal environment normally standing next to the desk.
I looked at various reviews and did a fair bit of detective work before I bought this and it seemed to be a little bit better than the NT1A which I was also looking at, for only a little more money. I use this mainly for vocals and occasionally for acoustic guitar.
A while ago when I worked in a studio I borrowed a number of different mics, AKG 414, Neumann U87 and did some A/B testing on my voice to see which worked best. A Shure SM58 in this context was the equal of everything else and that is what I normally use, live and for recording.
My SM58 gets a little noisy when I drive it hard to get a decent vocal level and I was really looking for something to give me an equivalent sound but with less noise. Also something that I could use to record the acoustic guitar which would let me push the levels when recording.
So, onto the review. The NT2A does exactly what I wanted. My vocals sound great with this mic. I'm guessing that it boosts a little to give some presence and so it's not dead flat, but it's a very musical sound. It's also very very quiet and does not introduce any noise into the recording. I can really crank the gain and record at a distance from the mic and there is no hiss at all which makes it very easy to use. MY aim in buying this was to get something that I would not need to upgrade, and I think I have succeeded. I don't think I'm going to need to change this unless I win the lottery and equipment envy gets the better of me.
When purchased with the kit, the mic comes with a shock mount and pop shield which is great, plus a bag to cover it when you are not using it to keep the dust out, which is a nice touch. The rubber in the clamp on my shock mount does not hold very well and I get micro phone droop where it does not stay level. Would be nice if Rode could design this problem out, but considering the price, I'll live with it. When I get round to it I'm going to take it apart and put some gaffa tape or similar inside so it has more grip. Overall it's a lot easier than using a separate pop shield as the pop shield is at exactly the right height.
I haven't used the directional switching, or the pad switch but it's nice as a feature. I have used the high pass switch and this does what it says, to ensure that the mic doesn't pick up any low end stuff.
Overall, very pleased and I think its good value and will make my recordings better, and I would buy again.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
features
sound
quality

Great Mic!!!!

vuesnat, 17.05.2018
I have been using this mic for many years now. And only after years, I am giving this review.

I am no professional just a hobby musician who likes to record stuff.

In the last years, I have used the Rode NT2-A with different People, with different vocal ranges. Male and Female.
My observation is that male voices are recorded without any problems. And the results are beautiful.

I ran into some issues recording female voices.
I tried to record a very strong altone once and the mic would cut her voice of all the time. I had the same problem with a strong Soprano.
I am not sure if the Mics Membrane couldn't handle their voice.
We solved it by just moving them farther away from the mic.

I really like the feature of changing the characteristic of the mic, as I have used the mic to record sessions with friends just sitting around the mic and singing and playing a different instrument.

To my eyes, it looks well built and its durable.
It needs Phantom Power for people who are new to recording.

To my ears, it records a very clean, brilliant sound. Almost no noise. Just a little bit which is easy to remove afterward.

I would always buy it again. And it's my first recommendation for people who just start recording.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
B-Stock from €222 available
Free shipping incl. VAT

The price in GBP is a guideline price only!

In stock within 5-6 weeks
In stock within 5-6 weeks

This item is expected back in stock soon and can then be shipped immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Share This Product
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-30
FAX: +49-9546-922328
Online Guides
Large Diaphragm Microphones
Large Diaphragm Microphones
They pick up any sound! In this guide, we have tracked down the most popular condenser microphones for you.
 
 
 
 
 
Download
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
Offers include 20% UK VAT and are valid only whilst stocks last. Delivery to the UK costs 10 EUR (approx. £9), free shipping on orders above 149 EUR. Please click here for more on international delivery costs and times. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. *RRP = manufacturer's / distributor's recommended retail price in Germany
Sony WH-1000XM3 Black Steinberg Cubase Pro 10 Electro Harmonix Grand Canyon Harley Benton SpaceShip 80 w/Hardcase Roland VT-4 the t.mix 201-USB Play Roland V-02HD Micro Video Switcher Mackie FreePlay LIVE Bag Steinberg Cubase Elements 10 Friedman BE-OD Deluxe Overdrive Harley Benton SpaceShip 60 w/Hardcase Hercules DJ Monitor 42
Recommended
Sony WH-1000XM3 Black

Noise Canceling Headphones Wireless via Bluetooth (LDAC), Closed, Circumaural, 40 mm driver - dome (copper voice coil), Frequency response: 4-40000 Hz, Sound pressure level: 104 dB / mW, Impedance: 47 ohms, High-quality audio streaming with LDAC, Touch operation on...

to the product
€368
Recommended
Steinberg Cubase Pro 10

Audio MIDI Sequencer (DAW) 32 Bit integer and 64 bit float, Unlimited number of simultaneously usable audio and MIDI tracks, Supports up to 256 physical inputs and outputs, 5.1 surround support, Score Editor, Key Editor, Drum Editor, Sample Editor,...

to the product
€537
Recommended
Electro Harmonix Grand Canyon

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar Delay and Looper, Digital operation, 12 Effect Types, Fully functional looper, Up to 3 seconds delay time, TAP tempo, Stereo outputs, 13 Delay presets, Looper has up to 16 minutes recording time, Unlimited number...

to the product
€249
Recommended
Harley Benton SpaceShip 80 w/Hardcase

Adjustable & Lightweight Pedalboard Rugged powder-coated aluminium frame, Covered in a carpet like material, Adjustable height and tilt, Easy power supply installation underneath the frame, Dimensions: (W x D x H) 800 x 390 x 70-85 mm, Weight:...

to the product
€118
Recommended
Roland VT-4

Roland VT-4; Voice Transformer; desktop effects processor for vocal effects; intuitive and creative handling via sliders, knobs and buttons; Vocoder-, Pitch-Shifting-, Harmonizer- effects and more; adjustable reverb effects; 8 user settings storable; up to 6 hours of battery operation (4x...

to the product
€235
Recommended
the t.mix 201-USB Play

2 Channel DJ Mixer with USB / SD / Bluetooth Player 2 Stereo inputs: phono / line / MP3, 1 Microphone input with talkover: 6.3 mm Jack, Headphone output: 6.3 mm Stereo jack, Master Out: XLR / RCA, Rec...

to the product
€88
Recommended
Roland V-02HD Micro Video Switcher

Multi-Format Video Mixer Combines several devices: a simple switcher, a high-quality scaler, an input expander, an audio solution and the use of inline video effects and compositings, Compact dimensions, fits in most equipment cases and camera bags, Thread for...

to the product
€679
Recommended
Mackie FreePlay LIVE Bag

Mackie FreePlay LIVE Bag, FreePlay Live Portable PA Bag, hardshell lid with Mackie logo, accessories compartement on the side, heavy duty zipper, carry strap and handle, colours: black

to the product
€69
(1)
Recommended
Steinberg Cubase Elements 10

Audio MIDI Sequencer (DAW) 32-Bit integer and 64 bit float, Supports a maximum of 48 audio and 64 MIDI tracks, 24 instrument tracks and 24 physical inputs and outputs, Over 40 audio effects, 3 Virtual instruments: HALion Sonic SE,...

to the product
€99
(1)
Recommended
Friedman BE-OD Deluxe Overdrive

Effects Pedal Overdrive, 2 Channels, Authentic British overdrive sounds based on the legendary "BE-100" tube top section, Controls per channel: Volume, Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble & Presence, Separate tight switch per channel, True bypass, Effect on LED, Bypass and...

to the product
€289
Recommended
Harley Benton SpaceShip 60 w/Hardcase

Adjustable & Lightweight Pedalboard Rugged powder-coated aluminium frame, Covered in a carpet like material, Adjustable height and tilt, Easy power supply installation underneath the frame, Dimensions: (W x D x H) 600 x 305 x 70-85 mm, Weight:...

to the product
€93
(1)
Recommended
Hercules DJ Monitor 42

Active DJ Monitors Equipped with: 4" Woofer, Output power: 2x 20W, Frequency response: 60 - 20,000 Hz, Integrated power supply, Right speaker with amplifier, left speaker passive, RCA audio input on the back, Housing made of 6 mm MDF,...

to the product
€117
Feedback Found an error or want to give us feedback about this page?

We're looking forward to hearing from you and aim to solve any problems as soon as we can.

Please leave a comment. Please enter your e-mail address.