There are very few items in today's machine manufactured world that can claim to be 'Hand Made', and yet this is true of every RODE microphone.
RODE have a state of the art manufacturing plant in Sydney, Australia that is specially built for their needs using incredible cutting edge equipment, but that ultimately allows their engineers to hand-craft each mic.
RODE are the only microphone manufacturer to offer a 5 to 10 year warranty across their entire range of products. They know they can offer a 10 year warranty because they are confident that their microphones will last a lifetime, thanks to the meticulous manufacturing process that only RØDE employs. You won't find any bad solders caused by an overworked, underpaid plant worker on their products!
So when you buy a RØDE microphone you are also buying their product service guarantee - their customer support teams are available around the clock to provide insight on pre-sales questions, technical support on product issues, and even general recording advice.*** 3XS Approved *** Tom Says :
"Incredible value vocal mic package. The shock mount with built in pop shield is a work of genius, you even get the xlr lead in the box with it, just add a soundcard with 48v phantom power and you're ready to record. The NT1A is the dance producer's mic of choice (and has been for many years), many a massive club hit has been recorded with it.
Check out how well it holds up to the Neumann U87ai & CAD E100s in our mic comparison engine on the pro-audio landing page. It's also perfect for solo instrument recording, especially acoustic guitar.
This is an excellent choice for a first condenser mic that serve you well for years. Think about using a Vicoustic vocal screen like LN41432 or LN41431 to get the best results."
The RØDE NT1-A 1" cardioid condenser microphone has become an industry standard; delivering the warmth, extended dynamic range, clarity and high SPL capability typically only featured on some of the most expensive microphones.
With a self noise level of only 5dBA it is widely recognised as the world's quietest studio microphone. This low noise makes it ideal for vocal recording as well as voice overs and environmental recording.
Packaged in the 'Complete Vocal Recording Solution', the NT1-A includes everything you need to get a truly professional vocal recording and is ideal for home studio recording.
A studio grade pop shield and shock mount is included, along with a premium 20' microphone cable, dust cover, and an instructional DVD with recording tips.
The RØDE NT1-A large diaphragm 1" cardioid condenser microphone is covered by RØDE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.(1 year warranty as standard extended on registry at http://www.rodemic.com/warranty) Frequency Response / Polar pattern