The Rode NT2-A is a professional large capsule (1″) condenser microphone with variable pickup pattern, variable hi-pass filter and a variable pad. The Rode NT2-A Large-Capsule Studio Condenser Microphone is a professional, one-inch phantom microphone with variable pick-up patterns, high-pass filter, and pad. 3 – 3-position switches located on the mic body provide selection of figure 8, cardioid, or omni polar pick-up patterns; from a flat response to either 80Hz or 40Hz high-pass filter; and pad adjustments of 0dB, -5dB, or -10dB attenuation.
The heart of the NT2-A is the Australian-designed and manufactured Type HF1 dual-diaphragm capsule. The frequency and transient response of this new transducer has been voiced to complement today’s modern recording techniques and yet still evoke the silky smooth character of the legendary studio microphones of the ’50s and ’60s. Includes a soft pouch and clip. The Rode NT2-A represents an uncommon technical achievement. Many mics today look similar, with 1″ capsules, a mesh head, and a cylindrical body. It is only when you look a little deeper and listen carefully that the major differences become apparent.
The difference is that the costlier Condenser mics are made with the best parts and precision engineered. While these mics are superb, their smaller production volume makes them expensive. They’re hand assembled with parts bought in small quantities Rode has changed the industry by pioneering high quality volume production, investing in more design and tooling using the very finest components and capsules. Rode still offers the NT2-A at a price that would be impossible using older techniques and technologies.
- True condenser (externally biased)
- Large 1″ HF1 capsule with gold-sputtered diaphragm
- Cardioid, figure-8, and omnidirectional polar patterns
- Self-noise of only 7 dBA
- Transformer-less JFET active circuitry
- Wide dynamic range
- XLR 3-pin output connector
- Runs on phantom power
- Internally shock-mounted capsule
- Includes SM6 shock-mount, pop filter, and dust cover