RØDE designs and manufactures high quality microphones for studio, live and location recording and performance. Signal to noise Ratio: 75 dBA SPL (as per IEC651) Power Requirements: 24V phantom power. This way, they can give a correct representation of the relevant sounds in both louder and quieter environments. Many people tend to gravitate towards the sexier large diaphragm condensers, or towards tried-and-true dynamic mike models, but a good pair of small diaphragm condensers is something nearly every recordist and studio should have, regardless of size. Unlike the NT5 and NT55 which use true externally polarized condenser capsules, it uses a 1/2" pre-polarized electret condenser capsule with a permanently-charged backplate. But let me be equally blunt - while there are nicer / quieter microphones out there (going for considerably more money I might add), the M5 is a serious contender in its price range - in fact, if you can't do professional-quality recordings with a pair of these microphones, then it's your chops that are the issue, not the quality of the gear. When I tried using one on a thinner-sounding tenor voice, it was fairly sibilant, and pulling off a little in the 10-12kHz range and adding a bit in the upper midrange region generally improved things on that particular vocal. Dynamic Range: 121 dB SPL. Equivalent Noise: 19 dBA SPL (as per IEC651) Maximum Output Level +13.5 dBu. Maximum SPL: 140 dB SPL. At about half the price of a pair of Rode's popular NT5 model, the M5 offers similar performance and sound - and that makes them a fantastic bargain. The subjective sound is fairly flat but very slightly forward in the upper mids and top, but without the heavy high frequency boost or large presence peak of some other microphones. sE Electronics sE7 A mic with a cardioid polar pattern captures sound signals from the front direction while rejecting signals from the sides and rear. https://www.iras.gov.sg/IRASHome/GST/Consumers/Tourist-Refund-Scheme. It can take lots of level (140dB SPL maximum) and in cases where a condenser-type sound is called for, the M5 is definitely able to deliver. Fax: (65) 6841 0455 However if you are a tourist visiting Singapore, this GST amount can be refunded at the Changi International Airport Departure Hall GST Refund Centre before departure with goods within 60 days from the date of purchase. A result of many years’ experience building the award-winning NT5 microphone, R?DE has succeeded in making a high-quality ‘pencil’ style permanently polarized condenser that will impress even the most demanding of artists and engineers. Delivery (Local, Singapore): Small items: Delivery will take approximately 3-5 working days (excluding weekends and public holidays) to be delivered upon confirmation of order. Designed and made in Australia, the RODE M5 is a compact ½” cardioid condenser microphone with low noise and a full frequency response. The M5 is currently available only as a matched pair. It's nice that Rode includes the foam windscreens with the microphones. The Rode M5 is an end-address mic and has a cardioid polar pattern, which picks up sound arriving from the front while being much less sensitive to sound arriving from the rear. Rode M5 Compact 1/2" Condenser Microphone, Matched Pair Designed and made in Australia, the M5 is a compact ½” cardioid condenser microphone with low noise and a full frequency response. Orders will be delivered by Singpost or local couriers. The 20Hz-20kHz frequency response leans towards flat - it ramps up from 20Hz and is essentially flat from about 60Hz until around 1kHz, and it dips a dB or so at 2kHz but ramps up from 3kHz or so with a broad peak of approximately 3dB that's centered at around 7-8kHz and that doesn't return to flat until about 15-16kHz, after which it starts to drop off to where it's 2-3dB down at 20kHz. Please note that only Tourists who have met the Tourist Refund Scheme’s conditions and eligibility criteria can claim for the GST refund. Rode M5 has a good maximum SPL handling of 140 dB. Sensitivity-34 dB re 1V/Pa (20mV @ 94 dB SPL) ± 2dB @ 1kHz. Like the NT5, the M5 is transformerless, and uses a JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer. How to read a polar pattern diagram Think of a 360° field surrounding the microphone. The ultralow-noise design helps minimize distortion. Polar Pattern: Frequency Range: 20Hz ~ 20kHz. Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review. Off-axis response is quite nice. Rode has long been known for their excellent high quality, yet low cost microphones, and the M5 is going to do nothing to jeopardize that reputation. What you get, while quite nice for the money, is what you get - the M5 is probably not a good candidate for modifications or third-party upgrades due to the non-detachable electret condenser capsule and the surface mount electronics. Delivery (Overseas); Shipment will be arranged with our courier partners to be delivered to your shipping address. RODE M5 Compact 1/2″ Cardioid Condenser polar pattern Microphone. The Rode M5 is an end-address mic and has a cardioid polar pattern, which picks up sound arriving from the front while being much less sensitive to sound arriving from the rear. 48V phantom power They are more resistant to environmental noise. There are no pad or high pass filter switches on the M5. Tel: (65) 6841 2889 They're also very useable as drum overhead microphones, and I thought they also performed decently on handheld percussion. The capsule is mounted into a beautifully machined all-metal mic body that measures 100mm x 20mm and weighs in at 80 grams. The capsules are fixed and non-removable. Being a matched pair, their sensitivity is within 1dB of each other, and I was pleased with how consistent the two M5 microphones were. There is lots of detail, and even with close-miking techniques, I had no issues with plosives - but then again, I was using the stock WS5 foam windscreen along with a metal mesh pop filter. The Rode M5 is a all-new design. For many years, Australian mic manufacturer Rode has offered their mid-priced NT5 small diaphragm condenser microphones, and that model has been generally very well received, with excellent sales and lots of positive reviews.