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M5, Electret Microphone from RODE.

1 user review
Prices starting at $199 Average price: $199

RODE M5 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: RODE
  • Model: M5
  • Category: Electret Microphones
  • Added in our database on: 11/08/2013

M5 Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphone - Certified Matched Pair

  • Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
  • Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
  • Capsule: 0.50"
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Address Type: End
  • Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz (selected HPF @ 0)
  • Output Impedance: 200Ω
  • Maximum SPL: 140dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
  • Maximum Output Level: 13.5dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
  • Sensitivity: -34.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (20.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
  • Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 19dB-A
  • Power Options: +24V phantom power+48V phantom power
  • Weight: 80.00gm
  • Dimensions: 100.00mmH x 20.00mmW x 20.00mmD
  • Dimensions: 100.00mmH x 20.00mmW x 20.00mmD
  • Output: XLR Output
  • Warranty: 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here

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RODE M5 user reviews

Average Score:5.0(5/5 based on 1 review)
 1 user review100 %

Prosssper's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Perfect"

Acoustic Principle Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics JFET impedance converter with bi-polar output buffer
Capsule Diameter 0.50 "(12.7 mm)
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Address Type End
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Output Impedance 200 Ω
Maximum SPL 140dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1 k load)
Maximum Output Level 13.5 dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1 k load)
Sensitivity -34.0 dB re 1 V / Pa (10.46 mV @ 94 dB SPL) + / - 2 dB @ 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level 19 dB-A (A-weighted)
Phantom Power 24 V 48
Output 3-pin XLR
Dimensions (HxWxD) 4 x 1 x 1 "(100 x 20 x 20 mm) per microphone
Weight 2.8 oz (80 g) per microphone

This is a pair of electret microphones in the same line as the "line audio cm3" made in Sweden but with a sensitivity of 10.46 against mv mv for 6 cm3.
Rather acoustic instrument made or choir.
For my part I bought for recording acoustic and classical guitars.
I pass by a zoom H4N and c is gone.


So I already tried CM3, but their low sensitivity is avoided for recording sources like guitar (well poor preamps zoom that requires a lot of gain, so we know a lot of breath, with a low sensitivity microphones )
I have a Zoom H4n and I was looking for something better internal microphones of this recorder.

I hesitated on the other hand with Oktavas mk o12 and rode NT5 but the price is doubled.
I truly do not think I would have heard the difference.
I'm pretty impressed with the sound I dating.

Here's a quick excerpt made in 1 minute, mic placement 15 20 cm of my guitar Breedlove in ORTF mode, all in my living room and without retouching software.

The pros:
sound, fairly flat response curve, TOP!
robust construction (ceramic finish and not plastic)
pliers delivered quality.
black finish .... Class!
why pay more?
10 year warranty!
made in Australia.

the -:
packaging uses microphones storage box (no beautiful wooden box as in oktava)
clamps supplied with microphones are so narrow that it is difficult dy accommodate m5 rode Finally, conversely, once inserted it does not move: p

In short, you understand ...
I won and did not regret my purchase.
I recommend it.

RODE M5 news

Rode introduces the M5 pencil microphones

Rode introduces the M5 pencil microphones

Published on 11/08/13
Rode launches the M5 condenser electret small diaphragm microphone inspired by the NT5, that will be sold in matched pairs.

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