RODE NT-SF1 SoundField Ambisonic Microphone


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The Rode's NT-SF1 is an ambisonic condenser microphone that provides clear and accurate 360° sound reproduction for recordists in virtual reality, film production, and video game audio. Four 1/2" TF45C cardioid condenser capsules are placed in a tetrahedral array and connected to an XLR 10-pin connector for four-channel, A-format output. Each capsule has a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz and is powered by 48 VDC phantom power. Even better, the free SoundField by this microphone ambisonic processor plug-in allows for flexible B-format polar pattern and output format adjustment. A unique shock mount, spherical windscreen, fuzzy wind cover, and a breakout cable that converts the XLR 10-pin output to four conventional XLR 3-pin connectors are further included in this NT-SF1.

  • Tetrahedral array with four externally biased cardioid condenser capsules
  • Created in-house at Rode's Sydney headquarters, each TF-45C capsule is machined to tolerances of less than one micron
  • JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
  • Low noise of 15 dBA
  • Handles SPLs up to 129 dB
  • Sturdy brass body

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