Rode NT3 Microphone


NT3 Microphone – Amazing clarity and detail to your live shows and in the studio.  

For the past few years, I’ve been doing a lot of stage and recording work. I bought Rode NT3 Microphone last year and can say it is the best microphone I have used to date. The Rode NT3 Microphone highlights a clarity to the voice and other instruments being used with it. The clean tones add amazing detail that helps melodies stand out in recording mixes and on stage. It’s well worth the money and you simply won’t find something better at its price range.

Stylish and Modern

This microphone is clear and smooth with amazing sensitivity. It is a ¾” capsule worth 2 to 3 times its price. It manages to produce a crisp bright vocal with both air and body. The microphone also helps acoustic instruments add a crispness to their solos while still sounding warm and captures that little extra snap you’re looking for when micing a snare drum.

The NT3’s cardioid pickup pattern effectively minimizes stage or crowd noise and minimizes unwanted external studio sounds.

Rode NT3 Condenser Microphone Features:

  • Capsule: Externally polarized 19mm (3/4″) condenser
  • Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
  • Pickup Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20 kHz
  • Output Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Sensitivity: -39dB re 1V/Pa (12mV @ 94dB SPL) +/-2dB
  • Equivalent Noise: <17 dBA (“A”-weighted per `IEC268-15)
  • Maximum Output: +9.5dBu (@ 1% THD into 1K)
  • Dynamic Range: > 123dB (per IEC268-15)
  • Maximum SPL: 140dB SPL (@ 1% THD into 1K)
  • Signal/Noise Ratio: > 77dB (per IEC268-15)
  • Power Requirements: P48, P24, P12 phantom 9V battery

Tech Specs

  • Microphone Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Diaphragm Size: 0.75″ (19mm)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Max SPL: 140dB
  • Output Impedance: 200 ohms
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 77dB (A weighted)
  • Self Noise: 16dB (A weighted)
  • Color: Silver
  • Connector: XLR
  • Weight: 0.82 lbs.
  • Manufacturer Part Number: NT3

Flexible Power Options

The NT3 is powered via 48V phantom or single 9V alkaline battery.

In case phantom power isn’t available, the microphone can use its own power option.

Sound reinforcement and user flexibility of the microphone is enhanced by its convenient on/off switch. Its rugged and durable all-metal body ensures it is protected on both sides in-studio and out in the field. Finally, I will say that it is one of the best microphones available in the market. You can use it for recordings, concerts, and webinars!


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