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NT55
Multi-Pattern 1/2" Condenser Microphones
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  • Externally biased condenser
  • Cardioid or Omni polar pattern using included interchangable capsules
  • Gold sputtered 1/2” capsule
  • Three position PAD - 0dB, -10dB and -20dB
  • Three position High-Pass Filter - flat, 75Hz and 150Hz
  • Surface mount circuitry
  • Low noise
  • Available as Certified Matched Pair
  • 10 year extended warranty when you register your microphone

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.

Finished in durable satin nickel, the NT55 available as a single microphone or as an acoustically matched pair.

The NT55 is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RØDE's industry leading 10 year warranty.



NT55 Specifications
NT55 Specifications
Acoustic PrinciplePressure Gradient
Active ElectronicsJFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
Capsule0.50"
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Address TypeEnd
Frequency Range20Hz - 20kHz
Output Impedance100Ω
Maximum SPL136dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Maximum Output Level8.0mV
Sensitivity-38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.60mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted)15dB-A
Power Options +48V phantom power
Weight 110.00gm
Dimensions145.00mmH x 20.00mmW x 20.00mmD
Output XLR Output
Warranty 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here
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NT55 Reviews
NT55 Reviews

I really liked the fact that by changing the capsules and moving the microphones around, I was able to get noticeably different tones with just two NT55s. All the while, the midrange stayed constant and clear... RØDE has another winner in its stable.

Rob Shrock
Electronic Musician

I was very impressed with the NT55. With its additional pad and filtering options I can see this microphone being a popular choice for both studio and stage applications as well as doing the hard yards on location recordings and foley sessions. Altogether, a sweet package from the RØDE crew.

Greg Walker
Audio Technology
NT55 Support
FAQs
  • I have what is supposed to be a matched pair, but the serial numbers aren't sequential. Is this correct?+
    • Matched pairs from RØDE aren't necessarily (and in almost every case aren't) sequentially serialised.

      The serial numbers are engraved at the end of the machining process, prior to assembly of the electronics, acoustics and quality assurance. Following these processes, a certain percentage of microphones (depending on model) are matched together to make the matched pair kits. Each matched pair is supplied with a signed and dated certificate listing the two matched serial numbers.

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