Like the NT5, the RØDE NT55 is a small-diaphragm, true-condenser cardioid microphone, sometimes referred to as a ‘pencil mic’.
The NT55 adds both a three position pad (0, -10dB, -20dB) and three stage high pass filter (Off, 75Hz, 150Hz),
and includes the interchangeable NT45-O omnidirectional capsule.
Intended for recording acoustic instruments, drum overheads, cymbals and live performances,
the compact externally polarized mic employs a 1/2″ capsule,
an active J-FET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer.
Its tight cardioid pickup pattern also makes it ideal for use as an indoor dialogue microphone for filmmaking on a mic stand or boom.
Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Omnidirectional
Frequency Range: 20Hz – 20kHz
Output Impedance: 100Ω
Maximum SPL: 136dBSPL
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 Options: +48V Phantom power
Dimensions: 145.00mmH x 20.00mmW x 20.00mmD
Output: 3-pin, male XLR