RØDE NT1 5th Generation

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RØDE's legendary large diaphragm bestseller in a spectacular, retread and cutting-edge version. The NT1 5th Generation impresses with its incredibly low self-noise, its high limiting sound pressure level
and the unchanged silky-transparent sound of its predecessor.

A brand new feature is the "Dual Connect" connection in the base - with XLR3-M (analogue) and USB-C (digital). The NT1 5th Generation can be operated both traditionally with a preamp or audio interface and directly connected to a computer. Thanks to the high-gain Revolution preamp, the audiophile 192 kHz A/D converter and 32-bit floating point audio, the NT1 5th Generation is also a premium USB microphone with first-class signal quality.

Using RØDE's free Connect streaming/recording software, you can take advantage of the built-in DSP chip to add high-pass filtering, noise gate, compressor and Aphex® to the signal while it's still in the microphone - an ideal feature for podcasters and streamers.

With its minimal self-noise of only 4 dBA (a world record!), the NT1 5th Generation is also suitable for extremely quiet instruments, provided it is operated with a quality interface. Or you can use the built-in high-tech preamp/converter and connect it directly to your computer via the included USB-C cable. With a limiting sound pressure level of 142 dB, there is nothing to stop you from using the NT1 5th Generation for recording guitar and bass amplifiers, miked brass instruments, as drum overheads or for other very loud sound sources.

Speaking of loud sound sources, the NT1 5th Generation is the first microphone in the world to deliver 32-bit floating point audio. The advantage is obvious: as long as you do not exceed the limiting sound pressure level of 142 dB, it is virtually impossible to distort the signal through incorrect gain settings or digital clipping. On the contrary, only with 32-bit floating point is it possible to take full advantage of the microphone's enormous dynamics, even with surprising jumps in level, and to subsequently compensate for flattened level peaks by normalising them when recording in the DAW.

The NT1 5th Generation is also available in a silver version with a satin nickel-plated aluminium housing. As usual, the package includes the deluxe SM6 spider, a dust bag, a 6 m quality XLR cable plus a 3 m USB-C to USB-C cable. Registered users receive a 10-year warranty from RØDE on the microphone when purchased from an Authorised Dealer.


- Gold-coated and resiliently mounted 1" capsule

- Polar pattern: cardioid

- 32 bit floating point audio

- Dual Connect connector: XLR3-M (analogue) and USB-C (digital)

- Very low self-noise: 4 dBA

- High limiting sound pressure level: 142 dB SPL

- ultra-low noise High-Gain Revolution(TM) preamp

- high-resolution A/D conversion: up to 192 kHz sampling rate

- integrated DSP** with high-pass filter, noise gate, compressor and Aphex®

- black coated aluminium housing

- incl. deluxe SM6 spider with integrated pop shield

- incl. high-quality XLR cable (6 m), red

- incl. 3 m USB-C to USB-C cable SC29

- incl. dust bag

- **usable with free streaming/recording software "RØDE Connect

- 10 year RØDE warranty on the microphone (for registered users).

Key specifications

Audio outputs
XLR (1x)
Microphone type
Condenser microphone
Microphone Application
Audio channel
Item number

General information

Manufacturer no.
Release date
Sales rank in Category Microphones


Exact colour description

Microphone properties

Microphone type
Condenser microphone
Microphone Application
Converter principle
Polar pattern
Audio channel
-32 dB
100 Ω (ohm)
Sound Pressure Level
142 dB
4 dB(A)
Dynamic range
96 dB
Frequency range
20 - 20000 Hz
Audio outputs
XLR (1x)
Connection Detail
USB Adapter
XLR3F on power supply unit

Power supply

Power supply
Phantom Power Supply

Battery properties

Battery size
Device specific
5 V

Scope of delivery

Scope of delivery
1x USB cable (SC29)

Product dimensions

52 mm
52 mm
52 mm
189 mm
308 g

Package dimensions

27.50 cm
22.80 cm
18 cm
2.23 kg

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