Rode NTSF1 SoundField Ambisonic Microphone

  • Ideal for VR, Film, and Game Audio
  • Cardioid Capsules in Tetrahedral Array
  • Four 1/2" TF45C Condenser Capsules
  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • Ultra-Low Noise, Phantom Powered
  • 4-Channel, A-Format Output
  • Supports Flexible B-Format Manipulation
  • Includes Spherical Windscreen & Cover
  • Includes Custom Shockmount
  • Includes XLR Breakout Cable

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The Rode NT-SF1 SoundField Ambisonic Microphone an ambisonic microphone designed to provide clear and accurate reproduction of 360° sound for recordists in VR, film production, and audio for video games. It features four 1/2" TF45C cardioid condenser capsules arranged in a tetrahedral array, wired to an XLR 10-pin connector for four-channel, A-format output. Each capsule is powered via 48 VDC phantom power and delivers a frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz. Flexible B-format manipulation of polar patterns and output format is supported through the downloadable SoundField by Rode ambisonic processor plug-in. The NT-SF1 includes a custom shockmount, a spherical windscreen, a furry wind cover, and a breakout cable that converts the XLR 10-pin output to four standard XLR 3-pin connectors.

Microphone Features

  • Tetrahedral array with four externally biased cardioid condenser capsules
  • Created in-house at Rode's Sydney headquarters, each TF-45C capsule is machined to tolerances of less than one micron
  • JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
  • Low noise of 15 dBA
  • Handles SPLs up to 129 dB
  • Sturdy brass body


Analog Performance
Sound FieldTetrahedral
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Polar PatternCardioid
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level15 dB A-Weighted
Maximum SPL129 dB SPL
Impedance63 Ohms
Sensitivity-30.4 dBV/Pa
Low-Cut FilterNone
Output Connectors1 x 10-Pin XLR
Operating Voltage48 V 
Length7.57" / 192.3 mm
Diameter1.80" / 45.7 mm
Weight10.09 oz / 286 g

What's In The Box

Rode SoundField NT-SF1 Ambisonic Microphone
  • Custom Suspension Shockmount
  • Blimp-Style Spherical Windshield
  • Furry Wind Cover
  • XLR Breakout Cable

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