RØDE NT USB – unboxing + review & soundtest

Hello everyone,

Today i will review the RØDE NT USB microphone, this condenser microphone offers the recording of studio quality audio recording. Personally I use the microphone for voice overs for my video’s and the occasional audio recording.

In the video below I will do an unboxing and overall review and also a sound-test.

The greating thing about this microphone is that it is literally plug and play.
If you use windows 7 or 10 or a mac, most of the time you do not even need to download additional drivers, you plug it in the USB port of your computer and you are good to go.

It comes with everything you need straight out of the box including desk stand, stand mount, pop shield, zip case and extra-long 6m (20′) USB cable, the NT-USB is an complete solution for studio recording at home, in the office or out and about.

The NT-USB is a highly versatile side-address microphone that is ideal for recording singing and musical performances in addition to spoken applications such as podcasting and voice-over.

It is fully compatible with all mainstream recording applications on both Windows and Mac OS based computers, as well as the Apple iPad using RØDE Rec, GarageBand, or any other recording app that accepts an external microphone. Use on the Apple iPad requires a suitable USB connection adaptor, such as the Apple Camera Connection Kit.

The body of the NT-USB features a zero-latency stereo headphone monitoring (3.5mm) jack, which allows you to monitor the microphone input in realtime, along with dials to adjust the monitoring level and mix between the computer/iPad audio and the microphone input.

A premium pop-filter is included, which fits onto the base of the mic, positioning the filter the ideal distance from the capsule to minimise plosives (hard ‘B’, ‘T’ or ‘P’ sounds that produce a harsh sound) during singing or speech. Also provided is a high-quality stand mount with industry standard 3/8” thread, desktop tripod stand that allows the NT-USB to sit at a comfortable height on a tabletop, and a pouch for storage of the microphone when not in use.

NT-USB Specifications

Acoustic Principle Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer, A/D converter 16bit 48kHz
Capsule 0.50″
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Resolution 16-bit
Address Type Side
Frequency Range 20Hz – 20kHz
Maximum SPL 110dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Power Options USB bus powered
Weight 520gm
Dimensions 184mmH x 62mmW x 50mmD
Output USB Output
Warranty 1 year with free extension to 2 years following registration here

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