Higher Level Irrespective of some sonic similarities, there is a considerable disparity in output due to the NTR’s active electronics. RIBBON MIC REVIEW: Rode NTR, Nude Stereo Ribbon & sE X1R. Rated 5.0 / 5 by 10 customers! The NTR… Enter the Røde NTR microphone: An active ribbon built by a company known for delivering quality microphones on a very kind budget. November 10th, 2015 by Rich Bennett. Rode NTR Active Ribbon Microphone Review. The output level is wholly un-ribbon … ... A view of the adjustable custom clip for the Rode NTR. Read Sweetwater customer reviews for Rode NTR Active Ribbon Microphone Reviews. ... Where the NTR really shines is the combination of its active circuitry with that whopping transformer to provide oodles of gain with very little noise. By Mark Davie. I purchased what was supposed to be an open box but the vender ran out of B-stock and sent what was a brand new one direct from Rode. Royer’s R-122 (£1,293) is an active ribbon with extended treble response. After reading about and listening to every clip I could find on the new Rode NTR active ribbon mic, I took the plunge and got one. April 13, 2015. Here is a ribbon mic updated for the modern era.