RØDE Microphones has announced the release of its brand new M5 compact condenser microphone. Inspired by the company's flagship small diaphragm NT5, the M5 features a ½" cardioid electret condenser capsule and is available in acoustically matched pairs.
RØDE's Global Marketing & Sales Director, Damien Wilson, told us, "The NT5 has consistently been one of our most praised and best-selling microphones since its release almost ten years ago. As pencil condensers go it is in my opinion one of the very best in the world, however we recognised that a lot of artists want to use a RØDE small diaphragm condenser microphone but doesn't require the superlative dynamics and versatile capsule interchange found on the NT5. The new M5 offers them an incredible sounding microphone that represents great value."
RØDE says that, designed and made in Australia, the M5 exhibits low noise and has a full frequency response that makes it ideal for studio recording and live performance. They believe that 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.
A result of many years' experience building the award-winning NT5 microphone, RØDE says that they have succeeded in making a high-quality 'pencil' style permanently polarized condenser that will impress even the most demanding of artists and engineers. 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.