Premium matched pair condenser cardioid microphones

The TF-5 represents a new standard in small diaphragm condensers. The all-new capsule is engineered to sub-micron tolerances, giving unprecedented consistency of tone and response.

Breathtaking clarity. Unique warmth 

The TF-5 features the hallmark clarity and airiness of other RØDE small diaphragm mics, and adds to this a warmth of tone which is often lacking in smaller ‘pencil mics’ of this type, making the TF-5 uniquely versatile.

A perfect main pair. A brilliant spot mic 

The precision sonic pairing and beautiful tone of the TF-5 makes it perfect for use as a stereo pair in critical recordings, as well as ideal for capturing the nuances of an individual performance when used as a spot mic.

Australian design. Australian manufactured 

Imagined, designed and manufactured at RØDE’s state-of-the-art facility in Sydney, Australia, and featuring RØDE’s industry-leading 10-year warranty.

The ultimate microphone 

Crafted to perform magnificently in the most critical musical recordings, the TF-5 represents the ultimate expression of RØDE manufacturing expertise, acoustic design and sonic purity. Designed in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning sound engineer Tony Faulkner, the TF-5 sets a new benchmark in high-end microphone performance.


Tony Faulkner 

Pioneer. Legend. Maverick. Many words have been used to describe Tony Faulkner, the prolific and award-winning classical music recording engineer. But few of those words adequately capture his contribution to the field of music recording; his prolific career, his technical innovations and the body of wonderful recordings that feature his name. RØDE is proud to work with Tony Faulkner in crafting this exceptional microphone.



Acoustic Principle
Externally biased condenser
Active Electronics
JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer
Polar Pattern
Frequency Range
20Hz - 20kHz
Frequency Response
30 Hz - 20 kHz ±3dB // 20 Hz - 20 kHz ±4dB
Output Impedance
Signal to noise Ratio
80 dB
Equivalent Noise
14 dB SPL
(A-weighted, as per IEC651)
Input SPL @ 1% THD
120 dB SPL (1kHz @ 1% THD, 600Ω load)
-29 dB re.1 Volt/Pascal or better (35 mV @ 94dB SPL @ 1kHz)
Dynamic Range
112.6 dB (1kHz @ Max SPL)
Power Requirements
7mA @ 48V phantom power
Weight (g)
114g (single microphone)
Length: 98.7mm Diameter: 20mm