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Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording


Vocal Recording Set

Delivery contents:

  • Rode NT-1 A large diaphragm microphone
  • Deluxe SM6 shock mount with integrated fabric pop shield
  • 6 m XLR cable
  • Dust bag
  • Suitable case: Art. 486805 (not included)

Technical data NT1-A:

  • 1" Large diaphragm microphone
  • Polar pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Max. sound pressure level: 137 dB
  • Output impedance: 100 Ohm
  • Gold-plated output contacts
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 190 x 50 x 50 mm
  • Weight: 326 g

Note: requires 48 V phantom power.

Available since September 2009
Item number 235937
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut No
Pad No
shockmount included Yes
USB Microphone No
2.299 kr
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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.

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.

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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2349 Reviews

Ok for beginners but there are better options for less.
emememem 02.01.2020
These are well advertised as "THE" home studio mic.
Firstly. I would instead recommend something like the Audio Technica AT2020, or the AKG c3000. Both very good mics for the money, and both feel much more robust than this thing.

Pros: fine for modern pop vocal sound, very pronounced high end.
Not awful as an overhead.
Visually, it looks pretty good.
sounds fine as an acoustic guitar mic.

Cons: Very harsh around 3k.
a strange problem that I had with this mic, more than any other condenser i've owned, is that it's extremely moisture and temperature sensitive, if it's anyways cold or damp, it just refuses to work.

The shockmount that comes with it is pretty brittle, the attached pop filter snapped off within about 3 months.

I say your money would be much better spend buying an At2020, a good universal shock mount and a pop filter.
Also, definitely bear in mind that a lot of the five star reviews here are from people who might never have owned a condenser before. Take it from someone who's no expert, but has tried every budget mic under the sun, your money is much better spent on something else.


Not as good as they say.
ilia sokolov 22.01.2022
I have many microphones of the same class. Rod points out and is proud of the noise level of 5 dB. So, this is the noisiest microphone I have. This is not a marriage. But he background noise is louder than AT2035 with 12 db. At the same time, the mouth is much louder than it is indicated in the specifications. They write that the sensitivity of the microphone is 16 millivolts, but in fact it is almost 25 in comparison with competitors. The microphone is made of high quality, an excellent spider and kit, looks cool and it's nice to use. The sound itself is too high-pitched and caustic, as it turned out, everyone is talking about it, it doesn't seem to me. I didn't have enough detail in the middle frequencies, as well as a calm transmission of hissing. I bought myself another microphone. But I'll leave this one too. The store's service is just great.


Incredibly great. Quality at a great price, highly reccomended
MR Deano 19.12.2021
Purchased this microphone after using one in a studio for vocals, drum overheads, piano and guitar acoustic and electric. With the right pre-amp this micprophone is pretty faultless and has been a workhorse microphone for vocals on major productions.

Rationale: that high-end LDCs are often far out of budget for independent artists with big ambitions and high creative standards. Having worked for decades with microphones from the big names in audio that come at 10 times the price of this mic, I have to say I am completly satisfied and impressed by this microphone. I got the bundle with shock-mount, pop filter, really nice security and protective hard-case, and paired it with an ART Tube MP, which gave it a bit of warm glow and gain.

I have since owning this been doing professional voice overs, music productions from my home where I would normally need to rent a studio with a U87, I can now produce high quality recordings and productions from home.

I've tried a lot of different mics on the market but keep returning to Rode gear because it is really consistent. This mic will soon be as ubiquitous as the SM57/58 in the kit of many musicians, producers, it is just hands down an all around great vocal and instrument mic.

Conclusion: Well built, well engineered excellent piece of gear, the lack of low cut or pad has never been a problem for this user as the mic has a dynamic range that can be attenuated on your pre-amp...
I've never had to mess around with EQ too much, it just sounds like, well my ear... !!? that's what a mic should sound like right ?


AdrianNY 15.10.2023
If you are looking for a high-quality microphone that can capture your vocals with clarity and warmth, you might want to consider the Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording. This bundle includes the Rode NT1-A microphone, a shock mount, a pop filter, a XLR cable. The Rode NT1-A is a large-diaphragm condenser microphone that has a cardioid polar pattern, which means it picks up sound from the front and rejects noise from the sides and back. The microphone has a low self-noise of only 5 dB, which makes it ideal for recording vocals in a quiet environment. The microphone also has a wide frequency range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz, which means it can capture the nuances and details of your voice. The Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording is a great choice for singers, podcasters, voice actors, and anyone who wants to record professional-sounding vocals at home or in the studio. It is easy to set up and use, and it comes with a 10-year warranty from Rode. The Rode NT1-A Complete Vocal Recording is an excellent value for money and a reliable microphone that will deliver consistent results. The only complaint that I have is that the delivery it was not at my door, so I had to go to the postal office to pick up