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Rode M5 Cardioid Microphone

Rode M5 Cardioid Microphone

the M5 is a compact ½” cardioid condenser microphone with low noise and a full frequency response. A result of many years’ experience building the award-winning NT5 microphone, RØDE has succeeded in making a high-quality ‘pencil’ style permanently polarized condenser that will impress even the most demanding of artists and engineers.


Ideal for studio recording and live on stage, the M5 is equally at home on a range of acoustic instruments, choirs, or anywhere you would employ a small diaphragm condenser microphone, either individually or as a stereo array. This matched pair has been carefully selected to ensure a variation of no more than 1dB sensitivity between the microphones. A premium foiled certificate is supplied to verify the authenticity of the pair. The M5 is finished with RØDE’s proprietary ceramic coating which offers a sleek matt black finish, and is supplied with WS5 windshields and RM5 stand mounts.

  • Acoustic Principle

    Pressure Gradient

    Active Electronics

    JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer

    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range

    20Hz ~ 20kHz

    Output Impedance


    Equivalent Noise

    19 dBA SPL (as per IEC651)

    Maximum Output Level

    +13.5 dBu


    -34 dB re 1V/Pa (20mV @ 94 dB SPL) ± 2dB @ 1kHz

    Dynamic Range

    121 dB SPL

    Maximum SPL

    140 dB SPL

    Signal to noise Ratio

    75 dBA SPL (as per IEC651)

    Power Requirements

    24V phantom power


    48V phantom power

    Output Connection

    3 Pin XLR


    Balanced output between pin 2 (+), pin 3 (-) and pin 1 (ground)

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