Product Highlights
  • On-Camera Microphone
  • Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • 2-Pin XLR & 3-Pin XLR Connection
  • 40 Hz - 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • 200 Ω Output Impedance
  • 48 V Operating Voltage
  • 386 g (12 oz) Weight
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The RØDE NT6 is specifically designed for difficult mounting applications. Although clearly relevant to instrument mic-ing, the new NT6 is extremely well suited to any situation where a small 'unobtrusive' but powerful microphone system is required.

The NT6 utilises the 1/2" (externally biased) gold sputtered true condenser transducer used in the internationally renowned RØDE NT5. The capsule is designed to attach to a custom made, multi-position swivel mount allowing it to be independently positioned with ease.

To further increase the versatility of the NT6, it is supplied with 2 thread adaptors - 1/4" to 5/8" and 1/4" to 3/8" that enable the capsule assembly to be securely attached to a wide variety of mic stands, tripods and boom poles.

The capsule is connected to the pre-amplifier (body) by a custom 3 m Kevlar® fibre reinforced cable. Housed within the heavy duty satin-nickel-plated body, is a state-of-the-art low noise balanced output preamplifier, exhibiting a wide dynamic range and full frequency response.

The surface-mount pre-amplifier circuit also incorporates a 2-position variable pad: 0 dB an -10 dB attenuation, and a 2-position variable high-pass filter that enables you to step from a flat response to 80 Hz high pass filter; both conveniently located away from the capsule, providing additional control without the need to move the capsule once in position.

The NT6 is intended for Film, Television, Broadcast, Live Performance, Theatre, Television, Surround and Environmental recording applications or wherever your imagination takes you.

The NT6 is produced in RØDE's design and manufacturing facility in Sydney, Australia. Utilising state of the art computer controlled machining and assembly technologies, RØDE is able to achieve levels of finish and repeatability of the most exacting standards and tolerances.

The NT6 comes supplied with Microphone Preamp (Body), Capsule, 3 m Kevlar® fibre reinforced cable, RM5 Stand Mount, 2-axis Swivel Mount, 2 thread adaptors, ZP1 Zip Pouch and WS5 Wind Shield.


Frequency range:

40 Hz ~ 20,000 Hz selectable HPF @ 80 Hz/12 dB/octave



Polar Pattern:









  • 1/2” (externally biased) gold sputtered true condenser capsule
  • Heavy duty satin-nickel-plated body 
  • 2-position variable pad: 0 dB and -10 dB 
  • 2-position variable high-pass filter: flat and 80 Hz 
  • Surface mount technology 
  • Low noise 
  • Wide dynamic range 
  • Full frequency response 
  • Supplied complete with 2-axis swivel mount, 2 thread adaptors, M5 clip, WS5 (Black) Wind Shield and Soft Pouch 
  • Designed & manufactured in Australia 
  • Full 2 year guarantee


Product Specifications

Detailed Specifications
Operation Power The NT6 is designed to operate from phantom power to the P48 standard. The NT6 will operate between 44V and 52V applied with positive polarity to pin 2 and pin 3 of the output XLR connector. 
Operation Output Impedance The NT6 will operate satisfactorily into a load impedance as low as 1 kΩ. If a load below this is used, the output signal level will be reduced. The NT6 output is balanced between pin 2 (hot) and pin 3 (cold). Pin 1 is ground.
Acoustic Principle Externally polarised 1/2" (13mm) pressure gradient condenser
Directional Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 40 Hz ~ 20,000 Hz selectable HPF @ 80 Hz/12 dB/octave
Output Impedance 200 Ω
Signal noise ratio DIN/IEC 651 75 dB (1 kHz rel 1 Pa; per IEC651, IEC268-15)
Equivalent Noise 19 dB SPL (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
Maximum SPL 138 dB (@ 1% THD into 1 kΩ)148 dB (@ 1% THD into 1 kΩ) - pad at maximum
Sensitivity  -38 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (16 mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB
Dynamic Range - DIN/IEC 651 119 dB (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
Power Supply Voltage  48 Volts (P48)
Weight 386 grm. (12.41 oz.)
Dimensions  Capsule Assembly:
Diameter = Ø 20 mm
Length = 118.4 mm

Main Body Assembly:
Diameter = Ø 20 mm
Length = 88.5 mm (Capsule face to cable connector)
Height = 64 mm (Capsule to mount) 
Maximum Output Voltage 6 dBu (@ 1% THD into 1 kΩ)
Pin Assignment 3 pin XLR, balanced output between pin 2(+), pin (-) & pin 1 (ground)

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