Rode NT55 Microphone

Small-diaphragm Condenser Mic with Cardioid and Omnidirectional Capsules, 3-position Pad, and 3-position Variable Highpass Filter

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The NT5's Big Brother!
The Rode NT55 builds on the success of the NT5, providing an excellent mic for practically any recording application. The NT55 utilizes the 1/2" externally biased gold sputtered true condenser transducer used in the NT5. The NT55 is a state-of-the-art low noise balanced output microphone, exhibiting a wide dynamic range and full frequency response. The NT55 comes with 2 different condenser microphone heads to provide a variety of polar patterns. The NT55 is complemented with a diverse range of accessories to better facilitate positioning.

Rode NT55 At-a-Glance:

  • Cardioid and Omnidirectional Capsules
  • 3-position Pad and highpass Filter
  • Versatile

Cardioid and Omnidirectinal Capsules
The NT55 has the same sound quality, ease of use, and reliability of the NT5, but with the added feature of an NT45-O Omni capsule in every NT55 kit. This along with the supplied NT45-C Cardioid capsule makes the NT55 an unbeatable package for anyone wanting the most versatile small capsule system on the market. From drum overheads to acoustic guitar to ambient miking, the NT55 will capture it all.

3-position Pad and highpass Filter
The NT55 circuit incorporates a 3-position variable pad: 0, -10 or 20dB attenuation, and a 3-position variable highpass filter that enables you to step from a flat response to 75 or 150Hz highpass filter. The pad is invaluable for close miking loud sound sources without distortion, such as a snare drum. The highpass filter will prove handy as a means to limit the amount of ambient low-frequency rumble from the kick drum if used as overheads, or simply to minimize low-frequency noise for close miking of acoustic instruments.

Although clearly relevant to instrument miking, the NT55 is extremely well suited to situations where a small 'unobtrusive' but powerful microphone system is required. The NT55, is a state-of-the-art low noise balanced output microphone, exhibiting a wide dynamic range, and full frequency response. The result is a powerful and versatile condenser microphone intended for Live Performance, Studio recording, Film, Television, Broadcast, Theatre, Surround and Environmental recording applications or wherever your imagination takes you.

Rode NT55 Features:

  • Small-diaphragm Condenser
  • Cardioid and Omnidirectional Capsules
  • 3-position Pad
  • 3-position highpass Filter
  • For Stage or Studio
  • Requires +48V phantom power

Tech Specs

More Information
Brand: Rode
Microphone Type: Condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
Output Impedance: 100 ohms
Output Connector: XLR
Weight: 1kg
Manufacturer Part Number: NT55
Country of Origin: Australia

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