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Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphone
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  • 1⁄2” capsule with gold-plated membrane
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • All metal body
  • Ultra-low noise
  • State-of-the-art surface mount electronics
  • Includes microphone clips and windshields
  • 10 year extended warranty when you register your microphone

Designed and made in Australia, the M5 is a compact ½” cardioid condenser microphone with low noise and a full frequency response. A result of many years’ experience building the award-winning NT5 microphone, RØDE has succeeded in making a high-quality ‘pencil’ style permanently polarized condenser that will impress even the most demanding of artists and engineers. Ideal for studio recording and live on stage, the M5 is equally at home on a range of acoustic instruments, choirs, or anywhere you would employ a small diaphragm condenser microphone, either individually or as a stereo array. This matched pair has been carefully selected to ensure a variation of no more than 1dB sensitivity between the microphones. A premium foiled certificate is supplied to verify the authenticity of the pair. The M5 is finished with RØDE’s proprietary ceramic coating which offers a sleek matt black finish, and is supplied with WS5 windshields and RM5 stand mounts.

M5 Specifications
M5 Specifications
Acoustic PrinciplePressure Gradient
Active ElectronicsJFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
Capsule0.50"
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Address TypeEnd
Frequency Range20Hz - 20kHz
Output Impedance200Ω
Maximum SPL140dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Maximum Output Level13.5mV
Sensitivity-34.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (20.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted)19dB-A
Power Options +24V phantom power+48V phantom power
Weight 80.00gm
Dimensions100.00mmH x 20.00mmW x 20.00mmD
Output XLR Output
Warranty 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here
M5 Reviews
M5 Reviews

Given their attractive price, the level of performance and that enticingly long warranty, there’s little not to like about the M5s.

Paul White
Sound on Sound

The M5s are a perfectly sound matched stereo pair of microphones that would make a decent addition to anyone's audio armoury.

Stephen Bennett
Audio Media

If you are running to compare these specs to RØDE’s well known NT5 pencil condenser, the nutshell version is that the M5 has a higher noise floor and is a tad less sensitive... but it’s also half the price of the NT5, and in my tests neither of these slightly lower specs was an issue.

Paul Vnuk Jr.
Recording Magazine

Overall, the M5s are simple mics that sound excellent and really the proof is in the fact that you don't really notice them either sonically or physically. The price point is amazing, particularly considering they're matched pairs... Certainly one of the best value mic packages on the market right now.

Jon Musgrave
Future Music
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