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Rode-nt1-a.34252476
8.6 out of 10

Rode NT1-A

Great Deal: $31.95

Reviews and Problems with Rode NT1-A

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Overall 6
6.0

Good mic for the price, however...

Lee, B&H Photo
11 November 2013
  • Excerpt: This would have been a great review if I'd written it yesterday, I've had the mic for just over two weeks, worked great for vocals, that is until today. I unplugged the mic to move it, upon plugging it back in to record tracks, it stopped working. No signal - tried a couple of known good cables, everything, no signal. I noticed that one of the 3 connecting pins on the bottom has pulled out about an eigth of an inch.
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Lightweight, Versatile
  • Cons: Breaks Easily
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Overall 6
6.0

Rode NT1-A

misfran, sweetwater.com
23 October 2012
  • Summary: I really love my new rode mic! the ONLY reason that i didn't give it 5 starts is my extreme disappointment with the seating of the mic in the included shock mount. the mic screws in to the shock mount but in order to place the mic for optimum recording from a condenser mic i have to unscrew the mic - therefore backing it away from a tight screw-in (so if physically touched it's wobbly). it's very disconcerting that the mic is not properly fitted in the shock mount.
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Overall 6
6.0

Quiet but muddy

Jerry, B&H Photo
24 February 2011
  • Excerpt: I bought this with the intent of using it for video voice-overs and recording classical guitar. It is indeed a quiet microphone, but recordings of both my voice and guitar seem suppressed on the high end and are definitely muddy on the low end. The low end frequency boost is probably the cause of both problems. Do not buy this microphone if you need flat response. Perhaps if you have a thin voice, the base boost will fatten it up. And it might work well in a drum kit.
  • Cons: Poor Sound Quality
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Overall 6
6.0

Great if it works....

CrazyCarl, B&H Photo
31 August 2010
  • Excerpt: Despite the tremndously rich sound this mic can produce (esp for the price), I'm 2 for 2 in getting faulty units which produce a constant "wind noise" and low output volume. I'm very careful with the mics, and keep them covered or put away when not in use. Kept in a climate controlled room and never dropped or abused. Others on the net have had similar experience...maybe it's production run issue?
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
  • Cons: Breaks Easily, Unreliable
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Sound 6
6.0
Overall quality 9
9.0
Customer support 10
10

"Ok Mic for the low price"

By a customer from gmail.com, zzounds.com
28 October 2007
  • Excerpt: I use it for vocals. It is a little better than an SM58 but not too much. I would recommend saving a little more and getting an NTK or something in that price range.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great mic for the money

shnewsman, epinions.com
22 January 2007
  • Excerpt: Rode has been making pro mics for nearly ten years. They brought professional quality down to afford
  • Pros: Nice, wide range. Attractive price.
  • Cons: Capsule is fragile. Lots of overshoot on spoken word. Shock mount is cheap.
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