The Rode NT55 is a versatile multi-pattern condenser microphone with selectable polar pattern, dB pad, and high pass filter. Designed to give your recording the quality and clarity they deserve, featuring an interchangeable capsule that provides either cardioid or omni directional pick-up. And like the NT5, the RØDE NT55 is a small-diaphragm, true-condenser cardioid microphone, sometimes referred to as a ‘pencil mic’. The intergrated PAD has three positions (0, -10dB, -20dB) and three stage high pass filter (Off, 75Hz, 150Hz), and includes the interchangeable NT45-O omni-directional capsule.
Intended for recording acoustic instruments, drum overheads, cymbals and live performances, the compact externally polarized mic employs a 1/2″ capsule, an active J-FET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer.
Its tight cardioid pickup pattern also makes it ideal for use as an indoor dialogue microphone for filmmaking on a mic stand or boom.
Finished in durable satin nickel, the NT55 is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RØDE’s industry leading 10 year warranty.
- Externally biased condenser
- Cardioid or Omni polar pattern using included interchangable capsules
- Gold sputtered 1/2” capsule
- Three position PAD – 0dB, -10dB and -20dB
- Three position High-Pass Filter – flat, 75Hz and 150Hz
- Surface mount circuitry
- Low noise
- 10 year extended warranty when you register your microphone
Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Address Type: End
Frequency Range: 20Hz – 20kHz
Output Impedance: 100Ω
Maximum SPL: 136dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Maximum Output Level: 8.0mV
Sensitivity: -38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.60mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level: (A-weighted) 15dB-A
Power Options: +48V phantom power
Dimensions: 145 x 20 x 20 mm
Weight: 110 g