RODE's design engineers approached the NT1 as a marriage of innovation and tradition, starting with the capsule which is a completely new design. Codenamed the HF6, it is the perfect example of RODE's fusion of artistic design approaches and cutting-edge manufacturing techniques, and features a sound signature reminiscent of the famous microphones of old while at the same time exhibiting extremely low noise. It has been developed with a focus on detailed midrange response, coupled with silky smooth high frequencies, and warm, round, bass reproduction to make the NT1 an absolute standout in its class.
n another world-first for RODE, the transducer itself is suspended inside the microphone using Rycote's industry-leading Lyre system, minimizing external vibrations at the capsule level. The capsule is then married to high-grade electronics that have been designed to provide the lowest noise level of any studio microphone available. The NT1 is an incredibly quiet microphone, measuring only 4.5dBA of self-noise.
Its body is machined from 6061 aluminium and then nickel plated for resistance against corrosion. Finally it is coated in a durable, military-grade ceramic layer, using advanced electrostatic application techniques developed by RODE to ensure an extremely hard wearing finish that is resistant to scratches or marks.
The NT1 is supplied with the revolutionary new RODE SMR shock mount. Featuring a unique double-Lyre suspension system, the SMR enhances the existing superior vibration cancellation of Rycote's Lyre system by using a smaller inner Lyre to act as a tension-ing element. This maintains each Lyre in the neutral position where it is most efficient at cancelling vibration. The SMR's removable all-metal pop filter is as effective as it is visually striking, providing an integrated solution for plosive protection that is easily washable and designed to last as long as the shock mount and microphone.
Rode NT1 Kit Cardioid Condenser Microphone with Shock Mount/Pop Screen at a Glance:
Experience high-definition sound courtesy of a hand-made, suspension-mounted HF6 capsule
Built to be tough, engineered to be one of the quietest studio condenser mics on Earth
Bundled with Rode's amazing SRM combination shock mount and pop screen for added value
Experience high-definition sound courtesy of a hand-made, suspension-mounted HF6 capsule The Rode HF6 hand-made microphone capsule found in their 2013 edition of the NT1 will take you back to a time when all microphone makers took extreme pride in their work. While made using top-of-the-line precision manufacturing techniques, each capsule hand tensioned and tested to ensure the tightest possible consistency. Add to that a 3-axis Lyre suspension system, and you get a microphone that delivers the sound you'd expect from one of the coveted classic condenser mics of the twentieth century, but with low-noise performance you'll only find in today's ultra-competitive market.
Built to be tough, engineered to be one of the quietest studio condenser mics on Earth When we say low noise, we're talking about a mere 4.5dB (A weighted) of self noise. That translates to about a third of the self noise you'll get from the industry's leading solid-state studio condensers for a fraction of the cost. What this means for you is that you can feel free to apply as much gain as you like to your preamp, or set up dramatic EQ curves, and won't have to contend with a wash of noise overwhelming your tracks. The NT1's amazing build quality also extends to its lightweight aluminum body, which features a laser-etched baked electrostatic coating that will keep your mic looking new for decades.
Bundled with Rode's amazing SRM combination shock mount and pop screen for added value Having invented what easily qualifies as one of the year's most impressive microphones, Rode wasn't content to supply the NT1 with any ordinary shock mount. That's why they came up with the SRM combination shock mount and pop screen. The entire frame of the SRM is made from an engineering grade polymer, which provides wonderful stability without much added weight. That makes the NT1 incredibly easy to use with any ordinary microphone stand in your studio. A dual Lyre suspension system offers superior resistance to vibration, with none of the drawbacks of conventional rubber-band shock mounts. The SRM's clamp is robust and easy to operate, and the medical-grade stainless steel pop filter offers excellent plosive protection. And when you buy this NT1 Kit from Sweetwater, you get Rode's SRM shock mount for a great low price.