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Detachable-Capsule Condenser Microphone

The NT6 is a unique 2-piece microphone, with a small, easily-placed capsule head and a separate preamplifier circuit.

The NT6 capsule utilises the 1/2'' (externally biased) gold sputtered true condenser transducer used in the RØDE NT5. The capsule is designed to attach to a custom made, multi-position swivel mount allowing it to be independently positioned with ease.

To further increase the versatility of the NT6, it is supplied with 2 thread adaptors — 1/4'' to 5/8'' and 1/4'' to 3/8'' that enable the capsule assembly to be securely attached to a wide variety of mic stands, tripods and boom poles.

The capsule is connected to the pre-amplifier (body) by a custom 3 m Kevlar® fibre reinforced cable. Housed within the heavy duty satin-nickel-plated body, is a state-of-the-art low noise balanced output preamplifier, exhibiting a wide dynamic range and full frequency response.

The surface-mount pre-amplifier circuit also incorporates a 2-position variable pad: 0 dB an -10 dB attenuation, and a 2-position variable high-pass filter that enables you to step from a flat response to 80 Hz high pass filter; both conveniently located away from the capsule, providing additional control without the need to move the capsule once in position.

The NT6 is intended for Film, Television, Broadcast, Live Performance, Theatre, Television, Surround and Environmental recording applications or wherever your imagination takes you.

The NT6 is produced in RØDE’s design and manufacturing facility in Sydney, Australia. Utilising state of the art computer controlled machining and assembly technologies, RØDE is able to achieve levels of finish and repeatability of the most exacting standards and tolerances.

The NT6 comes supplied with Microphone Preamp (Body), Capsule, 3m Kevlar® fibre reinforced cable, RM5 Stand Mount, 2-axis Swivel Mount, 2 thread adaptors, ZP1 Zip Pouch and WS5 Wind Shield.

Music Tech Magazine

The connections on the preamp and the capsule are both female. If one had been male, the capsule and the body could have been joined together when required and used as a conventional pencil mic. In every other respect, though, the NT6 performs well. Compared to an Oktava MC012, output is noticeably lower and the sound isn’t as warm, but we found the freshness and airy brightness of the NT6 better suited to a wider variety of recording applications.

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Compatible Capsules
RØDE NT45-CCardioid RØDE NT45-C
Cardioid capsule
Sensitivity: n/a mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: n/a
MSRP: $109 | Still In Production
RØDE NT45-OOmnidirectional RØDE NT45-O
Omnidirectional capsule
Sensitivity: n/a mV/Pa
Freq. Resp.: n/a
MSRP: $109 | Still In Production
Pads & Filters Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 13mm
n/a Max SPL: 148 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
386g (13.62oz) 86mm (3.39'') 20mm (0.79'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 48v

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