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X/Y StereoRØDE NT4

X/Y Stereo Condenser Stereo Microphone

The NT4 is an XY-stereo condenser employing two small-diaphragm (13mm diameter) cardioid capsules mounted in a fixed coincident XY array (90°). It is essentially a stereo version of the NT5.

Like most of Rode’s FET condensers, the NT4 uses low-noise preamp circuit and transformerless J-FET impedance converter on the output.

Like the NT3, the NT4 runs on a 9V battery (or 12V phantom power).

The NT4 comes supplied in a custom carry case with a windshield, XLR to mini-jack and dual XLR cables for portable DAT or professional balanced input connection.


For well under a grand, the Rode NT4 is a stereo mic that travels easily, can be powered from a battery and sounds like it costs nearly twice as much. Anyone seriously into stereo recording should give the NT4 a listen.

Terry Manning

The NT-4 is an amazing microphone… or two! This is two of their small-diaphragm condenser capsules permanently fixed into perfect stereo X/Y configuration. You can’t mess up… well, most couldn’t anyway. You still have to decide where the mic goes, and how far away to place it from the source so as to encompass the desired stereo spectrum.

Mono compatibility is always right. I’ve found them excellent on piano, and also on a set of congas, or a marimba type instrument.

Highly recommended.

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The mic was released in 2002.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
X/Y Stereo (12 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 13mm
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 143 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
480g (16.93oz) 231mm (9.09'') 32mm (1.26'')
  • 5-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Has battery compartment (9V)
  • Phantom voltage: 12v

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