Rode Microphones, an Australian-based microphones designer and manufacturer, took the sound and music industry by storm with the release of their Rode’s NT1 model and NT1A model. So let us have a look at rode nt1 vs nt1a. Rode NT1 dates back from the mid-1990 but the new, yes a completely new version which is not anything to compare with the 1990s version. It has got the super sound and the build quality we always expect from Rode Microphones.
The Rode nt1 – the entirely new generation – is not just another common working studio condenser microphone. It comes individually or as a pack which includes a pop-filter and a suspension mounting device. This device, borne from the Licensed Rycote system of Rode’s, not only isolates the mic from bumps and knocks but also it does look pretty dang pro in the process. It has a brand new HF6, a capsule designed in house.
While the NT1 pack goes for £179, its counterpart NT1-A pack goes for £131.99. So the NT1-A model is not necessarily an improved version of this former NT1. These are both excellent mics but very different altogether. For one, NT1 model is a very vintage-sounding modern mic whereas NT1-A model is very bright-sounding modern mic. By modern, I mean they all have superb technical specifications such as high sensitivity coupled with a low self-noise, which enables both to capture soft and quiet sources hence capable of achieving a high maximum SPL.
Rode NT1 Vs NT1A
|Rode NT1||Rode NT1A|
|Key Features||- Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
- Polar Pattern: Cardio
- Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
- Included Accessories: SMR Shock Mount and Dust Cover||- Large 1 inch capsule with gold plated diaphragm
- Cardioid polar pattern
- Self Noise of only 5 dB (A)
- Ultra low noise, transformerless surface mount circuitry
- Wide dynamic range|
|Ratings||4.9 out of 5.0 stars||4.6 out of 5.0 stars|
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On the negative side, the NT1A tends to have a little bump while the NT1 really maintains things nice and flat. But isn’t that what Mics are meant for? However, in my opinion both mics are extremely excellent and very cost effective, and neither of them will have a great sound leave without a super take down on the tape. Whichever choice you make, rode nt1 vs nt1a, Rode Microphones will never disappoint you.