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What mic did I just buy?
Old 3rd July 2009
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What mic did I just buy?

Hi! This is my first post so I apologize if it's in the wrong area.
Anyway, I just bought this microphone on eBay for a total of $60 (including shipping). The only thing is that I have no clue what kind it is and neither did the seller (he didn't buy it and wasn't an audio guy). I figured for the price, I might as well take the risk.
Does anybody have a good guess at what this microphone might be?
It kind of looks like the Rode NT1-A (which I own) but I'm not sure.
I'll post what it is when I get it, but for now I'm just looking for possible guesses.
Thanks in advance!
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Old 3rd July 2009
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like you, i'd say a rode condenser.
good score.
Old 3rd July 2009
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like you, i'd say a rode condenser.
good score.
Thanks! I'm really hoping it's a Rode. I love mine.
Old 3rd July 2009
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True. Looks like a NT1A.

NT1A at rodemic.com
Old 3rd July 2009
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True. Looks like a NT1A.

NT1A at rodemic.com
Yeah, if it has the gold dot, it's a rode. Doesn't it say on that thin stripe sticker that goes around the mic near the bottom?
Old 3rd July 2009
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If it is a rodemic, one pin is longer than the others (I guess it was the first...? I guess it's the only mic-company that does that...?)
Old 3rd July 2009
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Yeah, if it has the gold dot, it's a rode. Doesn't it say on that thin stripe sticker that goes around the mic near the bottom?
Yeah, it does. The thing is that stripe can come off. Which might account for why the guy couldn't tell me more.
So far I'm feeling pretty good about this.
Old 3rd July 2009
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UPDATE!:
Apparently after I bought it, the seller took a second look. It is indeed a RODE NT1-A. Not bad for $60. Not bad at all.
Old 5th July 2009
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Old 5th July 2009
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Good score!
Old 6th July 2009
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Almost puts a smile on my face when a slut gets happy for cheap!
Old 6th July 2009
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Old 6th July 2009
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If it is a rodemic, one pin is longer than the others (I guess it was the first...? I guess it's the only mic-company that does that...?)
Not true. The XLR spec is for the ground pin (pin 1) to be longer so it makes contact first. All regulation XLRs are made that way.
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