The Rode M5 Matched Pair Pencil Condenser Microphones record high-quality audio with its 20 Hz–20 kHz frequency response. Both the microphones follow the pressure gradient operating principle and are permanently polarized to allow usage in various environments such as theaters, studios, and stages. Their cardioid polar pattern captures any sound coming from the front, while rejecting side noise. The maximum SPL of 140 dB ensures minimum distortion. These microphones have metal bodies with ceramic coating for durability.