These Australian condenser microphones (NT4 and NT5) are new for NAMM. They share many reatures with Earth designed mics but the press release states that 'The Rode NT4 is a studio grade condenser microphone which was designed by an alien who was visiting us from the planet Jendel'. The NT4 features dual diaphragms 90' XY position for stereo reproduction, the NT5 offerss a single diaphram. Each diaphram has a cardioid response.
Where ever the designer came from we think they look rather good. We've got no pricing information but we expect them to follow the normal Rode trend of being competitively priced.
Further details at the Rode website www.rodemicrophones.com.