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Rode TF-5 Matched Pair Cardioid Condenser Microphones


Rode TF-5 Matched Pair Cardioid Condenser Microphones

Highlights: • Precision-paired small diaphragm cardioid condenser microphones
• Ultra-low noise
• Flat frequency response
• Tight cardioid directivity
• Warm, accurate sound
• Suitable for the most critical recording applications
• Designed in collaboration with Grammy® award winning classical producer and engineer, Tony Faulkner
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Rode TF-5 Matched Pair Cardioid Condenser Microphones
Product Code: RODETF5MP
Barcode/EAN: 698813005345
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Premium matched pair condenser cardioid microphones

The TF-5 represents a new standard in small diaphragm condensers. The all-new capsule is engineered to sub-micron tolerances, giving unprecedented consistency of tone and response.

Breathtaking clarity. Unique warmth

The TF-5 features the hallmark clarity and airiness of other RØDE small diaphragm mics, and adds to this a warmth of tone which is often lacking in smaller ‘pencil mics’ of this type, making the TF-5 uniquely versatile.

A perfect main pair. A brilliant spot mic

The precision sonic pairing and beautiful tone of the TF-5 makes it perfect for use as a stereo pair in critical recordings, as well as ideal for capturing the nuances of an individual performance when used as a spot mic.

Australian design. Australian manufactured

Imagined, designed and manufactured at RØDE’s state-of-the-art facility in Sydney, Australia, and featuring RØDE’s industry-leading 10-year warranty.

The ultimate microphone

Crafted to perform magnificently in the most critical musical recordings, the TF-5 represents the ultimate expression of RØDE manufacturing expertise, acoustic design and sonic purity. Designed in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning sound engineer Tony Faulkner, the TF-5 sets a new benchmark in high-end microphone performance.


Acoustic Principle

Externally biased condenser

Active Electronics

JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer

Polar Pattern


Frequency Range

20Hz - 20kHz

Frequency Response

30 Hz - 20 kHz ±3dB // 20 Hz - 20 kHz ±4dB

Output Impedance


Signal to noise Ratio

80 dB

Equivalent Noise

14 dB SPL
(A-weighted, as per IEC651)

Input SPL @ 1% THD

120 dB SPL (1kHz @ 1% THD, 600Ω load)


-29 dB re.1 Volt/Pascal or better (35 mV @ 94dB SPL @ 1kHz)

Dynamic Range

112.6 dB (1kHz @ Max SPL)

Power Requirements

7mA @ 48V phantom power

Weight (g)

114g (single microphone)


Length: 98.7mm Diameter: 20mm