The Rode NT1A raises the bar for value-priced mics! Review Rode NT1-A • If the mixer or preamp does not contain this phantom power requirement, then an external phantom power supply is needed. For some people, this is a bad thing… But personally, I would rather get a neutral recording and make tweaks during the mixing and mastering stage depending on where I want to take the mix. Page 5: Supplying Power • Connect all cables before applying power to the microphone and never remove the microphone cable while the power is connected. The NT1A anniversary model is a complete redesign of the now legendary NT1 classic studio microphone. The Rode NT1A has a very natural response and stays true to the performance — in essence, what you hear is what you get. Additional Media. Requires +48-volt phantom power. • The NT1-A requires P48 volts or P24 volts phantom power. Studio Microphone Buying Guide Want to hear this mic in action? † If the mixer or preamp does not contain this phantom power requirement, then an external phantom power supply is needed. RODE NT1-A gives you premium mic performance plus everything you need for pro-quality results! Buy Rode NT1-A Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (Single) featuring Cardioid Polar Pattern, 1" Diaphragm, Transformerless Output Stage, 48V Phantom Power, Included Shielded XLR Cable, Included Shockmount & Pop Filter, Included Dust Cover, Included Instructional DVD. Listen to high quality samples in our vocal mic shootout! Supplying Power † Connect all cables before applying power to the microphone and never remove the microphone cable while the power is connected. † The NT1-A requires P48 volts or P24 volts phantom power.