Rode NT1-A-MP Matched Stereo Pair Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphones

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The Rode NT1-A-MP is not a separate model from the NT1-A (The MP stands for “Matched Pair”). On its own, the NT1-A has earned a reputation for one of the most quiet mics in the industry. This makes it perfect for capturing intimate nuanced performances.

As a pair of overheads or room mics, recorded tracks get a better noise floor, thus not adding to the collective noise when using multiple mics.

Their high SPL handling can keep up with even the loudest of drummers without internally distorting.


  • Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 20 to 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: -32 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (25 mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
  • Impedance: 100 ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 137 dB
  • Dynamic Range: Not specified
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 5dBA (A-weighted)
  • Power Requirements: 24V or 48V Phantom Power
  • Connection Material: Not specified
  • Weight: 11.5oz (326g)
  • Extras: Shock Mounts, Pop Filters
If you’d like to see which stereo pairs of condenser mics we currently recommend, then take a look at our guide to Overhead Mics for Drums, Vocals and More.

Polar Pattern

Rode NT1-A-MP Polar Pattern

Frequency Response

Rode NT1-A-MP Frequency Response