Rode S1 Live Condenser Vocal Microphone

Rode S1 Live Condenser Vocal Microphone
Regular price 1,420.00


The Rode S1 is a supercardioid handheld microphone designed to deliver studio level quality signal response, in live sound applications. The supercardioid element effectively minimizes noise and signal at the off-axis sections of the microphone element. The result provides high gain before feedback when near monitor speakers, while eliminating signal from adjacent instruments and singers. It's 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response is tailored for vocal capturing and an SPL rating of 151dB ensures accurate reproduction of transient signals without distortion. The S1 is powered with 44v to 52v phantom power.


Supercardioid Polar Pattern

The supercardioid polar pattern is effective in minimizing noise at the off-axis sections of the microphone, eliminating ambient noise and monitor feedback.

Condenser Transducer

The condenser element operates on 44v to 52v phantom power and delivers the signal response common with studio level microphones.

Wide Frequency Response

The 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response is contoured to accentuate vocal performance.

Integral Windscreen

An integral "plosive" windscreen protects the microphone for overload due to "plosives" and excessive wind.

Technical Specs


Externally polarized condenser, pressure gradient transducer

Polar Pattern


Frequency Response

20Hz to 20kHz

Dynamic Range (Typical)


Signal-to-Noise Ratio

75dB (1kHz rel 1 Pa; per IEC651, IEC268-15)

Maximum Input Sound Level

151dB (@0.7% THD into 1k ohms)

Power Requirements

44V to 52V Phantom Power (current consumption 4.4mA)

Output Impedance

50 ohms

Output Connectors

3-pin XLR male



Low Frequency Roll-Off



7.2 x 2.05" (183 x 51mm) (Length x Diameter)


10.58 oz (300g)