Small-diaphragm Microphones
R 11545.00
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・ Externally biased condenser
・ Cardioid or Omni polar pattern using included interchangable capsules
・ Gold sputtered 1/2” capsule
・ Three position PAD - 0dB, -10dB and -20dB
・ Three position High-Pass Filter - flat, 75Hz and 150Hz
・ Surface mount circuitry
・ Low noise
・ Available as Certified Matched Pair
・ 10 year extended warranty when you register online at

Like the NT5, the RØDE NT55 is a small-diaphragm, true-condenser cardioid microphone, sometimes referred to as a 'pencil mic'. The NT55 adds both a three position pad (0, -10dB, -20dB) and three stage high pass filter (Off, 75Hz, 150Hz), and includes the interchangeable NT45-O omnidirectional capsule.

Intended for recording acoustic instruments, drum overheads, cymbals and live performances, the compact externally polarized mic employs a 1/2"" capsule, an active J-FET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer.

Its tight cardioid pickup pattern also makes it ideal for use as an indoor dialogue microphone for filmmaking on a mic stand or boom.

Finished in durable satin nickel, the NT55 available as a single microphone or as an acoustically matched pair.

The NT55 is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RØDE's industry leading 10 year warranty.

NT55 Specifications

Acoustic Principle
・ Pressure Gradient

Active Electronics
・ JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer

・ 0.50""

Polar Pattern
・ Cardioid
・ Omnidirectional

Address Type
・ End

Frequency Range
・ 20Hz - 20kHz

Output Impedance
・ 100Ω

Maximum SPL
・ 136dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)

Maximum Output Level
・ 8.0dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load

・ -38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.60mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz

Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted)
・ 15dB-A

Power Options
・ +48V phantom power

・ 110.00gm

・ 145.00mmH x 20.00mmW x 20.00mmD

・ XLR Output

・ 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration
Multi-Pattern 1/2" Condenser Microphones