At first glance of the NTR you’re aware that it’s very special and unique – an intricate blend of art and science.
Designed to hang in the world’s finest recording studios and performance halls equally as well as home studio spaces, its existence is a labour of love for RØDE. Every element of the NTR, from the transformer to the ribbon element itself, has been designed and created in-house at RØDE’s headquarters in Sydney, Australia. All with the aim of crafting the finest ribbon microphone available.
Sonically, the NTR is capable of reproducing unprecedented high frequency detail and accuracy, addressing common criticisms of other ribbon microphones, while opening up the possible usage scenarios considerably. This allows it to record sound sources that usually require a more sensitive microphone element.
Measuring only 1.8 microns, the NTR ribbon was designed to provide the highest level of sensitivity across the useable frequency response range.
Most ribbon microphone manufacturers manually cut the element, resulting in microscopic frays along the edges that decay over time. RØDE uses a proprietary laser technique to cut the NTR ribbon, giving a far more precise cut with smooth edges, increasing its longevity.
The NTR’s integrated shock mounting is so effective an external shock mount is not required.
Highly sensitive 1.8 micron ribbon element
Bi-Directional Polar Pattern
Internal Shock Mounting System
Custom designed and manufactured transformer
Heavy-duty matte black finish
Ribbon-securing travel screw supplied
Designed and manufactured in Australia
One free ribbon replacement during warranty period
Ten year extended warranty with online registration
Acoustic Principle: Velocity Transducer
Active Electronics: Step-up Transformer and signal balanced preamp stage
Polar Pattern: Figure 8
Address Type: Side
Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
Output Impedance: 200Ω
Maximum SPL: 130dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Sensitivity: -30.5dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (30.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 15dB-A
Power Options: +48V phantom power required from mixer or interface
Dimensions: 216mmH x 65mmW x 65mmD
Output: 3-pin XLR output