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New Røde NT1 5th Generation

RØDE has today announced the NT1 5th Generation, a revolutionary studio condenser microphone that fuses the classic sound of the iconic RØDE NT1 with new, cutting-edge technology.

The NT1 5th Generation is the most significant evolution yet, harnessing the iconic sound quality and world-class performance that made the previous generations so successful while introducing state-of-the-art technology, including RØDE’s groundbreaking, patent-pending Dual Connect output offering both XLR and USB connectivity, a world-first "unclippable” 32-bit float digital output, advanced digital signal processing, and so much more.

A perfect marriage of tradition and innovation, this is the ultimate studio microphone.


  • HF6 large-diaphragm (1-inch) gold-sputtered capsule, precision engineered to sub-micron tolerances

  • Smooth frequency response, high sensitivity and high SPL handling for incredible performance in a wide range of studio applications

  • Exceptionality low noise (4dBA) – the world’s quietest studio condenser microphone

  • Patent-pending Dual Connect output with both XLR and USB-C connectivity for use with audio interfaces, mixers and consoles, or direct plug-and-play recording with a computer

  • World-first 32-bit float digital output

  • Ultra-high-resolution (up to 192kHz) analog-to-digital conversion

  • On-board DSP for advanced APHEX® audio processing, including a compressor, noise gate, two-step high-pass filter, and legendary Aural Exciter™ and Big Bottom™ effects

  • Studio-grade shock mount and pop filter, XLR and USB cables included

  • Available in black or silver with a rugged aluminium body and high-grade finishes – highly resistant to scuffs and scratches

RØDE NT1 5th Generation

The NT1 5th Generation is the world’s first microphone to feature a 32-bit float digital output. This revolutionary audio format captures the full dynamic range of the microphone while allowing users recording in a DAW to adjust their audio to the optimal level after recording. This means users can record anything from a whisper to a scream without worrying about setting their gain correctly beforehand and with no chance of their signal clipping.


Acoustic Principle: Pressure gradient

Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer

Capsule: 1.00”

Polar Pattern: Cardioid

Address Type: Side

Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz

Output Impedance: 100Ω

Maximum SPL: 142 dB SPL

Equivalent Noise (A-Weighted): 4dBA

Sensitivity: -32 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (25 mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1 kHz

Analogue Power Requirements: Via XLR: P48

Analogue Output Connection: 3-pin XLR


Digital Power Requirements: Via USB: 5V

Digital Output Connection: USB-C

Bit Depth: 24-bit / 32-bit floating point

Sampling Rate (kHz): 48 / 96 / 192

Processing: APHEX digital signal processing (only available at 48kHz sample rate)

Minimum OS Requirements: Windows 10, Mac OS 10.15


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