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Rode NT1A

Brand

Rode

Type

Condenser

Connection

XLR

Estimated Price

$269

Endorsements

19 hosts
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Why buy the Rode NT1A?

Whether you’re looking to upgrade from your first entry-level mic or you’re new to podcasting and just want a good, mid-range mic that’ll last you a lifetime, you can’t go wrong with Rode’s line of condenser mics, not least of all the NT1A. Here are our top three reasons to buy it:
  • Fantastic price-to-performance ratio — True to Rode’s form, the NT1A comes packed with specs you don’t usually find in a mic of its price class. What that means for you is a rich and warm sound that you normally wouldn’t hear unless you owned one of the more expensive mics on the market.
  • Unbeatable durability — The NT1A is an extremely durable mic that stands a good chance of lasting you a lifetime. But if it falls short of that accomplishment, Rode offers a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty if you register your purchase with them. In short, you should never have to buy another mic for a very long time, if ever.
  • Great quality manufacturer — Rode is an Australian company that’s been manufacturing professional-grade recording equipment for the past 50 years. With that body of experience comes a product line of mics that work superbly well without costing a fortune.

If you want to step your game up from USB mics, the Rode NT1A is the way to go!

Wojtek Wieman, host of Yes Was Podcast

Under the hood

  • Patterns: Cardioid
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 2 x 2 in (19.05 x 5.08 x 5.08 cm)
  • Weight: 0.72 pound (326 grams)
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Max SPL: 137dBSPL
  • Maximum output level: 13.7mV
  • Equivalent noise level: 5dBA