Designed and made in Australia, the M5 is a compact ½ cardioid condenser microphone with low noise and a full frequency response. A result of many years™ experience building the award-winning NT5 microphone, R˜DE has succeeded in making a high-quality ˜pencil™ style permanently polarized condenser that will impress even the most demanding of artists and engineers. Ideal for studio recording and live on stage, the M5 is equally at home on a range of acoustic instruments, choirs, or anywhere you would employ a small diaphragm condenser microphone, either individually or as a stereo array. This matched pair has been carefully selected to ensure a variation of no more than 1dB sensitivity between the microphones. A premium foiled certificate is supplied to verify the authenticity of the pair. The M5 is finished with R˜DE™s proprietary ceramic coating which offers a sleek matt black finish, and is supplied with WS5 windshields and RM5 stand mounts.