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Rode NT-SF1 Ambisonic Microphone

Rode NT-SF1 Ambisonic Microphone



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The Rode NT-SF1 is the first product for the SoundField By Rode family - a marriage of SoundField’s pristine ambisonic recording technology, and Rode's commitment to audio excellence accessible by all creators.

A revolution in audio capture and recording

Based on a completely new capsule designed by RODE, the NT-SF1 offers extremely low noise and unprecedented smoothness and extension of frequency response. The ambisonic arrangement and tuning is drawn directly from high-end SoundField technology, ensuring the most accurate spacialisation possible for the ultimate in 3D audio positioning.

The Rode NT-SF1 is the perfect mic for a range of applications, from music recording through to capturing 3D soundscapes for VR applications. As productions increasingly require the use of surround or multi-channel special reproduction, the NT-SF1 should be part of every sound recordist’s arsenal.

A triumph of innovation

Completely designed and made in Australia at RØDE’s Sydney campus, the NT-SF1 is a triumph of innovation and manufacturing quality. Featuring four of RØDE’s all-new, ultra-quiet 1/2-inch TF45C capsules in tetrahedral array, the Rode NT-SF1 produces natural, transparent four channel A-format recordings which can be transformed and manipulated in B-Format, courtesy of the SoundZone 2 plugin.

And the sound? The NT-SF1 offers startling spatial accuracy, coupled with a natural transparency.

The SoundField story

The SoundField legend starts in 1978 in the UK, with the first commercial SoundField microphone launched based on the pioneering work of Michael Gerzon. SoundField is now a global leader in high-end ambisonic microphones, installed in many of the worlds most iconic venues. SoundField became part of the Freedman Group in 2015, paving the way for joint developments with RØDE.

When The Freedman Group acquired SoundField in late-2016, the aim was to continue producing the premier 360-degree audio capture loved by the professionals who bring us cinema sound and 7.1 broadcast,” says Freedman Group CEO Damien Wilson.

“And we are. But, as is the RØDE way, we have brought our manufacturing and design expertise to bear on this new family of microphones. SoundField By RØDE NT-SF1 is for creators for whom the ultra-high-end SoundField products are out of reach, and delivers results unmatched by all but the most expensive ambisonic microphones.


Rode NT-SF1 Ambisonic Microphone Specification:

  • Acoustic Principle Externally Biased Condenser
  • Active Electronics JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
  • Polar Pattern Cardioid
  • Frequency Range 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Output Impedance 63
  • Equivalent Noise (A-weighted) 17 dB SPL (as per IEC651)
  • Maximum SPL 129 dB SPL
  • Sensitivity -30.4 dB re. 1 Volt/Pascal (30mV @ 94dB SPL, 1kHz)
  • Power Requirements 6.2mA @ 48V (Per Channel) Phantom Power
  • Frequency Response 30 Hz - 20 kHz ±3dB // 20 Hz - 20 kHz ±4dB (Plot In folder)
  • Signal to noise Ratio 77 dB
  • Input SPL @ 1% THD 129 dB SPL (1kHz @ 1% THD, 600 load)
  • Warranty 10 year extended warranty when you register your microphone


  • Material Brass
  • Colour Black
  • Weight (g) 286
  • Dimensions (L x W x H, mm) 45.7 w 192.3 x 45.7, diameter of body: 25.1
  • Packed Weight (g) 2960
  • Package Dimensions (L x W x H, mm) 161 x 270 x 386

More Information
Manufacturer Rode
SKU 181974
Shipping Weight (kg) 2.000000
Warranty 10 year


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