The RØDE NT1 1" Cardioid Condenser Microphone does resemble the NT1-A, however the NT1 is an entirely new design. The only identical component that remains from the NT1-A is the mesh grille. The new capsule - HF6, captures mid frequencies with extreme accuracy whilst maintaining a smooth high-frequency response without further processing. Another impressive feature of the NT1 is has very low noise. Only 4.5dBA! The NT1 includes a classy shock mount designed by Rycote, that includes a detachable pop filter. The NT1 sounds fantastic when recording via a quality audio-interface pre-amp, such as Apogee, MOTU or Focusrite. Ideal for project and home recording.