The NT2A replaces the original NT2, which was the very last mic Rode had built in China. Rode NT1A and Rode NT2A are both 'Anniversary' microphones released by Rode, some sort of special edition mics that are launched by the company to mark their anniversary. Features: The Rode NT1000 has 6dBA self noise and comes with transformer less circuitry, similar to that the Rode NT1A which is even quieter at 5dBA of self-noise. I've been looking at adding another LD condensor to my home studio, and was considering a RODE NT2 or NT 1000. The only significant difference between these two microphones is the weight – the NT1000 weighs 682 grams while the NT1A weighs 326 grams. Both mics are quite popular on the market. Apparently this was a difficult decision, as the NT2 was still selling very well. The RØDE NT1000 and NTK break the mold, with world-class specs and a smoothness that stands alongside microphones three times the price. Rode NT2 Vs NT1000 Sign in to disable this ad Hey there guys. Both are ultra-quiet mics with very low self-noise levels. On top of that, they're stunningly good-looking, with an over-the-top sturdiness that would serve as well in hand-to-hand combat as in the studio. However, Rode NT2A is quite more expensive than Rode … On top of that, they're stunningly good-looking, with an over-the-top sturdiness that would serve as well in hand-to-hand combat as in the studio. The RØDE NT1000 and NTK break the mold, with world-class specs and a smoothness that stands alongside microphones three times the price. The two boast each own's high-class specifications and features.