Rode M3 Multi-Powered Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The M3 Versatile End-Address Condenser Microphone from Rode is designed to be completely at home in the studio, on stage, or on location. It features a heavy-duty metal body and an internally shockmounted 0.5″ condenser capsule. The mic can be powered with 24V or 48V phantom power or an internal 9V battery.

Key Features
  • Heavy-Duty Metal Body
  • Internal Capsule Shockmount
  • High Level of RF Rejection
  • On-Mic Selectable High-Pass Filter

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Rode M3 Multi-Powered Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The M3 Condenser Microphone from Rode is an end address microphone that is great for recording applications, sound reinforcement, and more. This low-noise, wide-response condenser microphone features a heavy-duty metal body, low self-noise, battery status LED, and a high pass filter. A three position Pad switch maximizes headroom up to -10 dB and -20 dB. The M3 is capable of either 24-48V phantom power or internal 9V alkaline battery. The compact, versatile M3 is designed for maximum flexibility and is great for general instrument or vocal capturing.

The RØDE M3 is a highly versatile end-address condenser microphone, designed to be completely at home in the studio, on stage or on location. It is equally suitable as an instrument microphone for guitars, drums and percussion or even vocals.

Featuring a heavy duty metal body and internally shock mounted 1/2″ condenser capsule mounted for end-address, the M3 can be powered either via P48 phantom power, or an internal 9V battery.

A -10dB and -20dB level attenuator (pad), selectable from inside the battery compartment, allows recording of loud sound sources, such as a guitar amplifier or snare drum. A high-pass filter selectable on the microphone power switch introduces a filter at 80Hz to reduce low frequency sounds and handling noise.

The RØDE M3 microphone is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RØDE Microphones’ industry leading 10 year warranty.

Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser
The M3 is capable of either 24-48V phantom power or internal 9V alkaline battery.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern reduces off-axis noise and maximizes gain.
-10 dB and -20 dB Pad Switch
A three position Pad switch maximizes headroom up to -10 dB and -20 dB.
High Pass Filter
A high pass filter switch eliminates noise and hum at the lower frequency range

Brand

Acoustic Principle

Pressure Gradient

Active Electronics

JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer

Capsule

0.50"

Address Type

End

Frequency Range

40Hz – 20kHz (selected HPF @80Hz)

Output Impedance

200Ω

Maximum SPL

142dBSPL

Maximum Output Level

9.2mV (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)

Sensitivity

-40.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (6.30mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz

Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted)

21dBA

Weight

390.00g

Warranty

1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here

Dimensions

225.00mmH x 33.00mmW x 33.00mmD

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