The Rode NT5 are gaining quite a reputation of quality that far exceeds what you'd expect from mics at this price point. As sonically pleasing as their NT4 cousin, the NT5 matched pair uses the same cardioid pattern condenser as the NT4, but without the dual head design. The NT5 are excellent mics for recording practically any instrument - guitar, flute, violin, saxophone, drums, etc. The NT5s have become a staple of many project and pro studios for overhead drum miking.
Rode NT5 At-a-Glance:
Versatile The NT5 come as a matched pair to handle a variety of stereo miking needs. The NT5s have been seen parked over drumkits in countless studios of all calibers. The extremely flat frequency response has just a little dip in the low frequencies with small bumps in the presence range, making it a good all-around mic choice for anything from acoustic guitars to violin.
The NT5 come as a matched stereo pair. And since you get two of these beauties for what a single condenser normally retails for, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better deal for a matched pair. Rode has built their reputation on cost-effective, but great sounding mics, and the NT5 is no exception.
Rode NT5 Features:
True condenser transducer
Gold sputtered 1/2" Capsules
Heavy duty satin-nickel-plated body
Full Frequency Response
Custom WS5 Wind Shield
Custom RM5 Stand Mount
Surface-mount transformerless circuitry
Supplied as a MATCHED PAIR in a Custom Carry Case
Custom Carry Case
WS5 Wind Shield x 2
RM5 Stand Mount x 2 plus 3/8" - 5/8" Thread Adapter