5th Generation RØDE NT1 Studio Microphone unveiled

5th Generation RØDE NT1 Studio Microphone
5th Generation RØDE NT1 Studio Microphone

When choosing a microphone, we usually prefer either USB devices that we plugged into a computer port and started working, or condenser or dynamic XLR microphones that plug into an audio interface, mixing console, recorder, or other similar devices. And often we need both. Just such a versatile solution is the 5th generation RØDE NT1 microphone , which features a Dual Connect output for both XLR and USB connection. The price is $249.

So, the 5th generation RØDE NT1, or Mark V, as one could call it, following the naming of cameras, is connected via both XLR and USB. Inside the microphone is a built-in professional-grade audio interface, a low-noise Revolution PreampTM, A/D conversion up to 192kHz, and an on-board DSP for digital signal processing. A real recording studio, nothing else.

The microphone is equipped with a 32-bit floating-point digital output, which allows you to record both ASMR-style whispers and Doom Metal-style drum parts, without the need to control the gain level. RØDE promises a “ warm silky sound character ” and extremely low self-noise, positioning its new microphone as a versatile studio solution for any application.

RØDE NT1 5th generation

Key Features

  • 1″ gold-plated condenser capsule
  • Extended frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Exceptionally low self-noise (4 dBA)
  • High sensitivity and high sound pressure level
  • Dual Connect output – XLR and USB connection
  • High Gain Revolution PreampTM
  • Digital output 32 bit floating point
  • Analog-to-digital conversion with 192 kHz resolution
  • Built-in DSP for sound processing including compressor, noise gate, high pass filter and various effects
  • Includes spider, pop filter, XLR and USB cables
  • Black and silver body color

Scope of supply RØDE NT1 5th generation

What’s included?

  • “Spider” and pop filter
  • USB-C cable 3 m
  • XLR cable 6 m

Specifications RØDE NT1 5th generation


  • Acoustic principle: pressure gradient
  • 1″ capsule
  • Cardioid polar pattern
  • Frequency range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Output impedance: 100 ohm
  • Maximum sound pressure level: 142 dB SPL
  • Equivalent noise 4 dBA (A-weighted) 4 dBA
  • Sensitivity -32 dB re 1 V/Pa (25 mV at 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB at 1 kHz
  • Phantom power via XLR: P48
  • Analog output connection 3-pin XLR
  • Digital output: USB-C
  • USB Digital Power Requirements: 5V
  • Bit depth: 24 bit / 32 bit floating point
  • Sampling frequency: 48/96/192 kHz
  • APHEX DSP is only available at 48kHz sampling rate
  • Minimum OS Requirements: Windows 10, Mac OS 10.15
  • Weight: 308g
  • Dimensions: 52x52x189 mm

What about the prices?

The 5th generation RØDE NT1 microphone costs $249. It is strange that this time RØDE decided to forego the video presentation and any audio demonstration.