RØDE aims for sonic brilliance with TF-5 small-diaphragm condenser mics

Designed with Grammy Award-winning sound engineer Tony Faulkner.


RØDE has debuted the TF-5, a pair of pencil condenser microphones geared towards high-end recording.

Conceived in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning classical music recording engineer Tony Faulkner, the mics boast some premium features. One of these is a brand new capsule that has been engineered to sub-micron tolerances, serving up “breathtaking sonic transparency”, according to RØDE. The mics are also touted to have more warmth than fellow pencil-sized competitors.

The TF-5 may be deployed as a main stereo pair or as individual spot mics. When used as a matched stereo set, the precision sonic pairing should make for a stable stereo sound stage. And their low noise floor of only 14dbA should make them suitable for ambient mic techniques. Additionally, the TF-5 can be deployed individually as spot mics to capture details of solo performances.

Learn more about TF-5 below:

Price TBA. More info at rode.com.


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