RODE NTR Active Studio Ribbon Microphone

RODE NTR Active Studio Ribbon Microphone

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RODE NTR Active Ribbon Microphone

The Rode NTR couples the legacy and history of microphone technology with the latest in precision manufacturing innovations to deliver one of the world’s finest ribbon microphones. Features world-class active electronics and a revolutionary ribbon design delivering extended high-frequency response and sensitivity, the NTR is not your average ribbon microphone.

Hearing is Believing

Traditionally, ribbon microphones have a particular sonic character that excels in certain applications – for example, recording strings or electric guitar amps. The NTR shares this sonic heritage but offers a unique character that yields spectacular results in almost any application. Thanks to its revolutionary design, the NTR offers an extended high-frequency response and sensitivity that sets it apart, making it ideal for applications far beyond that of a ‘traditional’ ribbon microphone, from vocals and guitar to orchestral recording and even drums. Hearing is believing.

The Ribbon

At 1.8 microns, the NTR’s ribbon is one of the thinnest in existence, delivering high sensitivity and an extended frequency response that is unique to the microphone. Using proprietary laser technology, the ribbon is cut with unprecedented precision, eliminating the micro-tears associated with mechanical cutting. This results in smoother edges and increased longevity. It is also shaped with acoustically optimized corrugations for enhanced performance and the ribbon is mounted with an ultra-high-quality internal shock mount that renders external shock mounting obsolete.

The Design

The NTR is precision-engineered to minimize acoustic interactions between the body of the microphone and the ribbon. The solid frame around the ribbon element is positioned entirely within the rejection zone of the capsule’s bi-directional polar pattern to reduce acoustic shadowing and the ribbon is isolated from the microphone body to minimise any resonance. Finally, the chemically-etched all-metal mesh is extremely rigid while exhibiting super-low density, resulting in greater acoustic transparency.

The Electronics

The NTR’s ribbon element is married to a custom-designed and manufactured, ultra-low-noise, low-impedance transformer. This powerful transformer ensures maximum fidelity between the motor and the electronics. The NTR is an active ribbon microphone and utilizes audiophile-grade components to deliver a high-output signal, meaning the NTR can be used with a wide range of preamps without the additional gain requirements of many ribbon microphones.

Additional information

Weight 3.0 kg


  • 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
  • Headphone Output Power: -30.5dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (30.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
  • Equivalent Noise Level (A-Weighted): 15dBA
  • Power Requirements: P48
  • Connection Type: XLR
  • Dimensions (mm): 216 (H) x 65 (W) x 65 (D)
  • Weight (g): 1047

In the Box

  • NTR Active Ribbon Microphone
  • RM2 Microphone Stand Ring Mount


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