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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 15 reviews )
 10 reviews67 %
 3 reviews20 %
 1 user review7 %
Audience: Beginners Value For Money : Excellent
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moosers's review

The Rode NT2000 is a large diaphragm condenser microphone designed for use in the recording studio.  I wouldn't use this mic outside the studio at all and I imagine that most would be smart enough not to do so anyway.  It has three knobs on it that each control a different aspect of the mic.  It has one to choose your pick up pattern (between figure eight, cardioid, and omni) and it also has a high pass filter and a pad.  Beyond this there isn't much to learn about the characteristics of the mic...


I've only used the Rode NT2000 a few times, but in the few times that I have used it I have really liked what I have heard.  I have used it in a home studio to record vocals and it definitely did the job quite well.  It paints a pretty accurate portrait of the sound that you are recording as I found that it will pick up a good amount of detail.  It is more of a clean mic than a warm one as is the case with most solid state microphones, but this is a good thing as far as I'm concerned as I can get warmer sounds from a tube mic and I usually look for a cleaner sound from mics like this.  It is definitely cool to have all of the options in the same spot on the mic so you can easily access them and mess around with the different pick up patterns.  While I've only used this mic for vocals and one time as a room mic for recording electric guitar, I believe that because of the detail that it has it will be a good fit for just about any application that you would want to use a large diaphragm condenser mic for.  The price of the Rode NT2000 isn't all that expensive when compared to most microphones of this caliber, making it a great choice for home studio owners.  Rode makes some great sounding mics that are very reasonably priced so I would definitely recommend checking out the NT2000 and the other mics that they have to offer if you are looking for a great mic or two on a budget.

azertyvince's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Moderately satisfied"

Song taken amp electric guitar.


I do not like too much bump in the treble.
I do not like about my voice.
I thought he would bring out my voice for rock, but this is not the case.
So I use it to record a guitar amp (not bad).

mistashab's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

large diaphragm condenser microphone
Low cut and variable directivity
I use it exclusively for voice sang grated (zouk reggae dance hall)
song recorded with


I use it for a year I bought it to replace my at20/20 (a surtt do not buy because of excessive wheezing) rookie mistakes ... Suddenly he's my happy ... then you realize its fluffy appearance on medium-low, the mix is ​​bang for the direct attack of low cut ac ... attention despite this defect it is placed in a mix without much difficulty .. he cash the pressure (when you have gueulard that spits in his face, he takes no Chigné tt)
I tested an ac Portico 5012 it takes a little more .. but the magnitude is low medium also enhances lol
to start the sound is correct and a microphone with its default you can go to exercise and you mix me it has improved because I was able to tame a perfect little mic

Wills01's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent micro"

I use it for voice catches in my home studio.


For two years but I use little (probably a dozen times). I have not tried other models but I use other microphones (scene, taken atmospheres) that have nothing to do of course.

What I can say is that my votes are taken very close to those that were made with a Neumann in studio (the same singers)! ... on the other hand, I take great care and is always in excellent box (and no one smokes!). Only flaw, it is heavy, so you have a sturdy and stable footing.

drifox83's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)



2 years, 4 models already tested the last of Neumann tlm 103, versatile, good cash flow, very good report quality price

rogercag's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good Matos"

Micro capacitor


I used to take his particular voice and acoustic guitar.

To take full advantage of this microphone, use a good preamp with otherwise you will not benefit from its full precision.

I did not test much of a condenser microphone only dynamic (sm57 -58 etc.)

Alex081's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Super versatile!
A large diaphragm microphone to comply with all conditions of registration of its tonal qualities and technical completeness of its matches.
Solid and strong, it seems indestructible ... but very heavy! This is the reverse of the medal and the only "fault" that I found. But it throws: It's really a beautiful object.
Guarantee 10 years: It's always good to take! And then we can always convert back pestle or hammer clipboard if one day ...


I've had a year and I'm delighted. This is my first "large diaphragm".
I like the sound, quality, scalability ... An investment for life!
Excellent value for money as it is a tool with unique qualities and super full.
I would do without hesitation that choice, I also buy a 2nd account for me make a stereo pair.

Viguier's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

I will not dwell on the technical aspects described below ...
It comes with a carrying case and molded plastic solid, the suspension also very strong ...
Attention to weight, provide a solid footing

The microphone is very well finished, heavy, massive, a bit like the sound coming out ...


It's been three years now that I use to record voice rock, outside a big caissse, the dry scrape, taking up their guitar amps, sax, in short the whole group spends
What I like most: price, sound, universality to use, look, look reassuring, ALL
I did not really big stick except it lacks the weight quite big but I am reassured that the microphones heavy
I have some friends who lent me other mics of this type (KSM Shure, AKG), but the sound of the Rode my favorite, the others are very good, but the choice is personal ...

I think with the recent price cut (I had the same price at launch), this microphone is to try and compare with others in the same range, try the microphone, it's really qquechose of Personal ...

I want to buy a second or more, but ...

mamattou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Condenser microphone condenser
Directional 3: cardio, omni and 8
Adjustable attenuator
Adjustable low-cut filter


2 years of use for different recording sessions. I use it for making his voice, acoustic and electric guitar and piano.

I find this mic great for all situations. Just out the set and the proper position.

I love the grain it has in the treble and presence he brings a voice. I think for the price it is hard to find a microphone as good a character as frank. only flaw a lack of clarity in my taste in serious but hey you can not ask for the moon for that price!

I like this mic has a really good character and I would do the same choice.

musico37's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Said ...
Everything you would expect from a microphone in my opinion ...
The variable is an undeniable dirictivité more!


I bought one a year ago for decision-voice (opera singer)
Quality Seeing me impressed, I bought a second to have a couple for recording large numbers choral and orchestral with the advantage of using all the different techniques of stereo miking (ORTF, AB of omni and many more ...)

In this context of use, this microphone couple wonders. Chosen according to the directivity and the distance to the source, the sound can be powerful in cardio, very deep and pervasive belief accurate and "open" setting in the heart between the position and figure 8.
- Build quality (it is beautiful!)
- His very detailed with a wide spectrum both in acute severe (more than the NT5 of the same brand already good). Now I think a good preamp (tube) would be ideal to realize its full potential!
- Directional and variable high pass allowing an infinite number of combinations
- The price still reasonable for what he brings to the decision in terms of quality

the (small) unless:
- His weight requires a solid footing (as a couple to 4m high with the public in a church must have a very good material!)
Its price has dropped a few months ago, I think it is a very good deal for a quality / price ratio almost unbeatable in this price range!