Rode Microphones NT55-S Compact 1/2" Cardioid Condenser Microphone

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About Rode Microphones NT55-S

The NT55-S utilizes the 1/2" gold sputtered true condenser transducer used in the internationally renowned Rode NT5. The NT55-S is a low-noise, balanced output microphone, exhibiting a wide dynamic range and full frequency response. The NT55-S circuit incorporates a three position variable PAD with 0dB, -10dB or 20dB attenuation and a there position variable high-pass filter that enables you to step from a flat response to 75 or 150 Hz high pass filter.

The NT55-S comes with two different condenser microphone heads to provide a wide variety of polar patterns. The NT55-S is complemented with a diverse range of accessories to better facilitate positioning and attachment.

Rode Microphones NT55-S Features

  • Externally biased condenser
  • Gold sputtered 1/2" capsule
  • Three position PAD - 0dB, -10dB and -20dB
  • Three position High-Pass Filter - flat, 75Hz and 150Hz
  • Cardioid or Omni polar pattern using interchangeable capsules
  • Heavy-duty satin-nickel plated body
  • Surface mount circuitry
  • Low noise
  • Full frequency response

Rode Microphones NT55-S Specifications

P48 (48V) phantom supply
Acoustic Principle
Pressure gradient
Directional Pattern
Cardioid and Omni
Frequency range
20 Hz - 20 kHz (with selectable HPF)
Output impedance
100 Ohm
Signal noise ratio
79 dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
Equivalent noise
15 dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
Maximum SPL
136dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1K Ohm load) (146/156 with PAD)
Maximum output voltage
+8dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1K Ohm load)
-38 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12 mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
145mm H x 20mm W x 20mm D
4 oz (110g)
Rode 1 year (10 years after online registration) warranty
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