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Matched Pair

  • 2 Selectable microphones
  • 1" large diaphragm microphone
  • Cardioid characteristic
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Max. SPL 137 dB
  • Output Impedance: 100 Ohm
  • Gold plated output contacts
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 190 x 50 x 50 mm
  • Weight: 326 g
  • Scope of delivery - each included x2: NT1 A, Deluxe spider SM6 with integrated fabric pop protection, 6 m XLR cable, dust bag
Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut No
Pad No
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No
Item number 189183
B-Stock from 389 € available
449 €
All prices incl. VAT
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A professional microphone without the professional price tag

The Rode NT1-A has become legendary in the lower price segment over the last few years. It's impossible now to imagine (home) studios and other recording setups anywhere in the world without the large-diaphragm microphone in its distinctive silver finish. And there is a very good reason for that: The NT1-A has been part of the Sydney-based manufacturer's product range since 1995, offering buyers a professional microphone without the professional price tag. The fact that Rode also provides a 10-year manufacturer warranty is a testament to the trust the company places in its own products. The set also includes a robust shock mount, a pop protector, a six-metre XLR cable, and a high-quality carry pouch to keep the microphone safe when not in use. As its name suggests, this bundle contains a pair of NT1-A microphones that have been matched together as an identical pair in terms of their tonal characteristics.

Warm and well-rounded

The Rode NT1-A is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone, which means that the diaphragm is one inch in diameter and operates according to the condenser principle. Condenser microphones characteristically have a higher sensitivity and finer resolution than dynamic microphones. Compared to their small-diaphragm counterparts, large-diaphragm microphones also generally have a greater tendency to colour the sound. This is very desirable in many applications, however, since the proximity effect means that it generally emphasises the bass and treble frequencies, making large-diaphragm microphones the perfect choice for vocal recordings. The NT1-A is no exception, and brings out the warmth and roundness of the human voice.

A true all-rounder

A good-quality large-diaphragm microphone is a long-term investment for anyone who is serious about recording music. The NT1-A is perfect for recording vocals, acoustic instruments, and guitar amplifiers, but its resolution is also fine enough for field recording. The Rode NT1-A features an extremely low level of intrinsic noise, which also makes it a great choice for podcasters, and its high maximum sound pressure level of 137 dB is also great news for anyone wishing to record loud sound sources such as drums. The NT1-A is a true all-rounder that will make an excellent addition to any arsenal of microphones. Since the Matched Pair Bundle contains two microphones, it is ideal for stereo applications such as overhead miking and grand piano recording. The NT1-A is a true all-rounder that will make an excellent addition to any arsenal of microphones.

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.

Already a classic

The Rode NT1-A is one of the best-selling microphones of recent years, and not without good reason. The NT1-A is simply unparalleled in the lower price segment and, having easily beaten significantly higher-priced competitors in various blind product tests, is sure to retain its status for many years to come. It has already become a classic. Anyone looking for an affordable large-diaphragm microphone for vocal or spoken-word recordings at home or in the studio can be sure that the Rode NT1-A is the right choice. There is hardly a better option available, since virtually no other microphone has proven itself so often in this context.

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My Goto Recording Mic
MickD 08.09.2015
I've made a series of CDs and hundreds of hours of recordings for the National Archives over the past four years using one or both of these super mics. I record mostly solo acoustic players and singers, sometimes pairs or trios, and rarely four or more. The instruments are Button Accordian, Fiddle, Wooden Flute, Whistle, Uilleann Pipes, Tenor Banjo, Piano and Acoustic Guitar.

If you check internet reviews you will find lots of negatives but in practice I need clear, natural, and realistic reproduction of the music as played - and the Rode NT1A Pair deliver time and again. I also have access to advise and help from top class Sound Engineers in Ireland and they confirm my view that the NT1A is one of the best mics for what I do.

I sometimes use professional studios and have access to top end mics (some cost 10x NT1As) and these mics can produce a better recording.... but ... even the Recording Engineers accept the difference for most listeners is marginal enough.
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Best pair for the price
simi1029 04.05.2018
The frequency response and sound of the mic is really nice and clear. Because of the large diaphragm construction its a bit less accurate in the dynamics response. But otherwise a great mic for the price.
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High quality microphone from Australia
Anonymous 24.12.2014
High quality microphone for affordable price.
NT1-a have been long term favourite for home studios. It's simple and sturdy workhorse. Capture sound really well. Slightly bright but It's for purpose.
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Ein Matched Pair für alle Fälle
Holger B. 19.11.2009
Über die klanglichen Qualitäten des NT-1a ist hier viel Gutes geschreiben worden, dem ich mich nur anschliessen kann, so dass ich hier ausdrücklich auf das Matched Pair eingehen möchte. Ich bin heilfroh vor etwa einem halben Jahr ein Matched Pair erstanden zu haben. Sie haben sich zu den vielseitigsten und meistgenutzten Arbeitstieren in meinem Studio entwickelt und bekommen meistens den Job, von Vocal über Instruments bis zu Stereoaufnahmen von z.B. Konzerten. In X/Y-Anordnung in Kombination mit einer K&M 23550 Ergänzungsschiene sind mir so Stereoaufnahmen möglich geworden mit einer so mir noch nicht bekannten Ortungs- und Tiefenschärfe, einem Detailreichtum und insbesondere bisher unbekannter Rauscharmut.

Die NT-1as gelten laut Hersteller als mit die rauschärmsten Mikrofone der Welt. Mir sind rauschfreie Konzertmitschnitte gelungen von flüsterleiser Musik, bei der das Atmen der Zuschauer und Zwitschern der Vögel draussen gelegentlich lauter war als die Musik, bis brüllend Laut. Im Vergleich mit Kleinmembrammikros wie dem NT-4 klingt es "weicher" bzw. "träger" und ist nicht so sehr für perkussive Klänge mit schnellem Anstieg bzw. Transistenten geignet. Darum solllte als X/Y-Mikro-Stereo immer noch ein NT-4 im Schrank liegen das dann aber allerdings deutlich mehr rauscht, aber auch deutlich schneller und unkomplizierter aufzubauen ist.

Weshalb dem Matched Pair keine Stereoschiene beiliegt und Rode keine als Zubehör anbietet ist mir rätselhaft, die K&M-Schiene passt jedenfalls hervorragend in den mitgelieferten Plastikkoffer, der den schroffen optischen und haptischen Charme eines chinesischen Akkubohrersets versprüht - das ist auch gut so, denn wir Tontechniker müssen ja auch unser Publikum und unsere Wettbewerber über unsere Betriebsgeheimnisse hinwegtäuschen. Auch eine Lehre für die genaue X/Y-Positionierung der Mikros ist nicht beigepackt und so wandert noch ein altes Geodreieck mit in den Koffer. Hier könnte Rode mit wenig Aufwand uns Kunden noch Gutes tun, denn zu ist es immer ein ziemliches Gefrickel um die korrekte Aufnaheposition aufzubauen, aber: Grund zum Klagen gibt es in Anbetracht der Klangqualität nicht.

Das einzige Problem bisher war, dass die Mikros eine hochwertige und leistungsstarke Phantomspeisungsquelle zu benötigen scheinen wie auch angegeben, bei einem recht minderwertigem über USB gespeisten 48V-Mic-Adapter hatte ich Knack-, Rausch- und Knisterphänomene, nach dem Anschluss hochwertigerer Mic-PreAmps verschwanden die Phänomene sofort.
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