The NT5's Bigger, Better Looking (and sounding) Brother!The Rode NT55 builds on the success of the NT5, providing an excellent microphone for practically any recording application. The NT55 utilizes the 1/2" externally biased gold sputtered true condenser transducer used in the NT5. The NT55 is a state-of-the-art low noise balanced output microphone, exhibiting a wide dynamic range and full frequency response. The NT55 comes with 2 different condenser microphone heads to provide a bunch of polar patterns. The NT55 is complemented with a diverse range of accessories to better facilitate positioning.
Rode NT55 At-a-Glance:
- Cardioid and Omnidirectinal Capsules
- 3-position Pad and High-pass Filter
Cardioid and Omnidirectional Capsules
The NT55 has the same sound quality, ease of use, and reliability of the NT5, but with the added feature of an NT45-O Omni capsule in every NT55 kit. This plus the supplied NT45-C Cardioid capsule makes the NT55 an unbeatable package for anyone wanting the most versatile small capsule rig on the market. From drum overheads to acoustic guitar to ambient miking, the NT55 will capture it all.
3-position Pad and High-pass Filter
The NT55 circuit incorporates a 3-position variable pad: 0, -10 or 20dB attenuation, and a 3-position variable high-pass filter that enables you to step from a flat response to 75 or 150 Hz high pass filter. The pad is invaluable for close miking loud sound sources without distortion, such as a snare drum. The high-pass filter will prove useful as a means to limit the amount of ambient bass rumble from the kick drum if used as overheads, or simply to minimize bass noise for close miking of acoustic instruments.
Although clearly relevant to instrument miking, the NT55 is extremely well suited to situations where a small 'unobtrusive' but strong microphone rig is required. The NT55, is a state-of-the-art low noise balanced output microphone, exhibiting a wide dynamic range, and full frequency response. The result is a bulletproof and versatile condenser microphone intended for Live Performance, Studio recording, Film, Television, Broadcast, Theatre, Surround and Environmental recording jobs or wherever your imagination takes you.
Rode NT55 Features:
- Small-diaphragm Condenser
- Cardioid and Omnidirectional Capsules
- 3-position Pad
- 3-position High-pass Filter
- For Stage or Studio