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CardioidRØDE NTV

Cardioid Tube Condenser Microphone

The NTV was one of Rode’s early tube condenser designs. It is a fixed Cardioid microphone with no pad or filter options.

According to SoS, the body was machined stainless steel, with a dual-layer steel mesh grille.

According to MIX, the mic used an edge-terminated capsule with a diaphragm diameter of ~29mm.

The tube in the impedance conversion circuit was an ECC81/12AT7 dual triode. The output transformer is from Jensen.

It shipped with its dual-voltage power supply, a 30-foot “double shielded, oxygen free copper” cable, an elastic shockmount, and a custom aluminum flightcase.

Sound on Sound, 1999

As a vocal mic, the NTV has all the sonic hallmarks of a ‘nice’ tube microphone… the NT1 sounds natural and open, with a subtly flattering low end combined with good definition in the mid range. The high end is detailed yet smooth, with no tendency towards excessive sibilance.

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Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (15 mV/Pa; 20 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diaphragm diameter: 29mm
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 130 dB
Self-noise: 20.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
n/a n/a n/a
    Power Specifications
    • Includes tube power supply

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