NT-4 stereo mic??

Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by rorysound, Sep 2, 2004.

  1. rorysound

    rorysound Active Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    Hello again! Same question again!
    Anyone used one of these NT-4's yet? or am i to assume from the lack of response that no one has and therefore there will not be a response? Moderator?? :wink:
    Ciao and thanks...
  2. rorysound

    rorysound Active Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    Pilot Error! Pilot Error!!

    Sorry ya'll i was away and neglected to check for any past responses! :oops:
    Since i'm here again sooo soon.... 1) are the akg 414's as good as everyone reckons for recording? (i've used 'em live but thats a different kettle of ball game!!)

    2) any recommendations for a good pair of OH's that won't cost the earth ( or ones that do and a cheap source?)

    Cheers me dears :wink:
  3. rvdsm

    rvdsm Guest

    The NT-4 is a good mic and Rode are an excellent company. I've used the NT-4 for nearly 2 years now and have been happy with it the entire time. The mic unfortunately went on the disabled list about a month ago. I contacted Rode and took the mic back to be repaired. Instead of repairing the mic they gave me a new one, but the new mic was a noisy. I thought maybe Rode wasn't the company I once thought they were.

    After speaking with them on the phone they were kind enough to send me another new NT-4, EVEN BEFORE I SENT THE OLD ONE BACK! That to me is just good business no matter how you look at it. They turned my bad situation into a good one and renewed my faith in their company.

    I plan to buy a K2 in the coming months because I've heard pretty good things about it and with a strong and supportive company like that backing them I know they will go far.

    On a side note; I had an AKG mic go on the fritz and found AKG to be far less cooperative. AKG, from what I've heard through the grapevine, have a bad little complex of switching out parts on vintage mics with newer parts when shipped back for servicing. Sorry, but I don't want my vintage C12 turned into a C12VR without my knowledge.
  4. pmolsonmus

    pmolsonmus Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2003
    I'm not going to doubt the above service experience w/ Rode - it is a great company and they make quality equipment at a fair price. I own the matched pair NT 5s and they get used regularly.

    That said, the 414s are an industry standard for a reason. They are rugged, sound great, hold their value, versatile and rarely need service. I own a pair of them as well and they are used on almost every project in some capacity.


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