Large-diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Microphone
The NT1-A is an industry standard large-diaphragm condenser microphone. Delivering warmth and clarity, extended dynamic range, high SPL capability, and incredibly low self-noise, it’s a true studio workhorse, perfect for recording everything from vocals to acoustic guitar to drums.
- Large-diaphragm 1” gold-sputtered capsule
- Cardioid polar pattern
- Ultra-low self-noise (5dBA)
- Wide dynamic range
- Internal capsule shock mounting
- Comes in complete recording kit, with a R?DE SM6 shock mount, pop filter and dust cover
The NT1-A is a classic large-diaphragm true-condenser microphone that exhibits stunning warmth and clarity, making it ideal for recording vocals of all types. Its smooth, silky character brings every performance to life, while its extended frequency response ensures every nuance is captured with incredible accuracy. The NT1-A also comes with the studio-grade SM6 shock mount and pop filter for clean, plosive-free recording.
The NT1-A is a true studio workhorse that excels in a wide range of instrument recording applications, as well as vocal and spoken-word recording. Its sparkling top end brings acoustic guitars and pianos to life, while its high SPL capability makes it an excellent drum and percussion microphone. .
The heart of the NT1-A is its 1-inch gold-sputtered capsule. Precision manufactured to sub-micron tolerances at R?DE's state-of-the-art facility in Sydney, Australia, it delivers the legendary warmth of classic studio microphones without compromising on frequency response or SPL handling. Its tight cardioid polar pattern helps to reject unwanted sounds and its controlled proximity effect delivers a rich, intimate sound that is always balanced.
Supremely Quiet for Superior Sound
The NT1-A is one of the quietest studio microphones in the world, with a self-noise of just 5dB(A). This ensures every recording is exceptionally clean, even when capturing soft sound sources.
Complete Vocal Recording Kit
The NT1-A comes with the R?DE SM6, a high-quality suspension shock mount that provides isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone. It includes a removable pop shield with two axes of adjustment and a telescopic arm for ultimate application versatility. A high-quality XLR cable is also supplied.
Yes, the PSA1 is strong enough to handle the weight of the NT1-A and SM6.
Matched pairs from R?DE aren't necessarily (and in almost every case aren't) sequentially serialised.
The serial numbers are engraved at the end of the machining process, prior to assembly of the electronics, acoustics and quality assurance. Following these processes, a certain percentage of microphones (depending on model) are matched together to make the matched pair kits. Each matched pair is supplied with a signed and dated certificate listing the two matched serial numbers.