The NT1000 1" Studio Condenser Microphone from Rode features transformerless circuitry, giving the mic an ultra-low self-noise stage of 6 dBA. It can be used to seize audio for both vocal and instrument applications and is perfect for grand piano and drum overheads. It is built with a 3-pin XLR connector and requires 24 or 48V phantom power to operate. There is a RM2 ring-mount microphone stand and a ZP1 padded zip pouch along it. The cardioid pick-up pattern is powerful in minimizing noise from off-axis sections of the microphone together with monitors, instruments, room ambiance, etc. The gold-plated diaphragm provides transparent signal remake and frequency response. The diaphragm is internally shockmounted, providing protection against potential damage. The NT1000's 20Hz-20kHz frequency response lets in the microphone to be used in a lot of programs.