RØDE launches TF-5 condenser cardioid mic pair

RØDE Microphones has introduced the TF-5, matched pair small diaphragm condenser cardioid microphones designed in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning sound engineer Tony Faulkner.

The precision sonic matching and tone of the TF-5 makes it ideal for recording detailed and natural-sounding performances when used as a stereo pair, or for capturing the nuances of a soloist when used as a spot mic.

Tony Faulkner is arguably one of the most respected sound engineers in the classical music field. With thousands of classical music recordings under his belt, he has been nominated for numerous Grammy Awards, winning Best Instrumental Soloist Performance in 2005.

“The TF-5 is designed to be no-compromise,” said Faulkner, “very very low noise, very broad bandwidth, very clean. Something which can be modified if you choose, but if you leave it, it sounds natural and clean and musical.

“The new capsule,” he continued, “is so beautifully engineered. I’ve been to the factory and seen how they make them – the precision of engineering is remarkable. These are special microphones, very high quality, and I’m proud to be a part of them. Take two of them out of the box, rig them on a stand with the stereo bar, and enjoy how natural they sound.”

RØDE TF-5 key features:

– Brand new capsule, precision-engineered to sub-micron tolerances, designed to deliver high sonic transparency

– ‘Exceptionally low’ noise floor (14dbA), making the TF-5 suitable for the most critical recordings

– Includes high-quality RØDE stereo bar for easy rigging as a stereo pair