Rode NT55 Matched Pair Compact 1/2" Cardioid Condenser Microphones


Regular price $829.00

The NT55 is a versatile small-diaphragm condenser microphone designed for critical recording applications. Featuring a 1/2-inch gold-sputtered cardioid condenser capsule, it delivers a smooth, balanced sound with very low self-noise. For added flexibility, it features a three-position pad (0, -10dB, -20dB) and three-stage high-pass filter (flat, 75Hz, 150Hz) and comes with the NT45-O interchangeable omnidirectional capsule.

Its exceptionally accurate cardioid polar pattern and wide frequency response make the NT55 ideal for recording everything from acoustic instruments to drum overheads and cymbals to live performances and dialogue on-location.

Also available as a certified match pair for stereo recording.

Key Features:

  • 1/2-inch gold-sputtered cardioid condenser capsule
  • Three-position pad and three-stage high-pass filter
  • Supplied with the NT45-O interchangeable omnidirectional capsule
  • Available as a certified match pair for stereo recording
  • Precisely Match Pair 
  • 10-year warranty
What's in the Box
  • 1 x NT55
  • 1 x NT45-O
  • 1 x RM5

Acoustic & Electrical

Active Electronics - JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
Capsule - 0.50"
Polar Pattern - Cardioid, Omnidirectional
Address Type - End
Frequency Range - 20Hz - 20kHz
Output Impedance - 100Ω
Maximum SPL - 136dB SPL
Maximum Output Level - 8.0mV (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Sensitivity, -38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.60mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-Weighted) - 15dBA
Power Requirements - P48
Output Connection - XLR
Weight (g)- 110
Dimensions (mm) - 145 (H) x 20 (W) x 20 (D)