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Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone

You Pay: $269.00
Product Highlights
  • Battery or Phantom Powered
  • Supercardioid Polar Pattern
  • Excellent Off-Axis Signal Rejection
  • Selectable HPF: 80Hz

The Rode NTG-2 is a condenser shotgun microphone designed for professional audio capturing in the field or indoors. With a history of manufacturing quality studio microphones, Rode has implemented low noise output electronics and wide bandwidth, both of which attribute to the NTG-2's broadcast sound quality.

The super-cardioid polar pattern and line plus gradient acoustic principle effectively minimize audio and noise at the off-axis (sides) of the microphone, while the front of the capsule accurately reproduces incoming audio signal. The result is greater intelligibility and signal-to-noise ratio when using the NTG-2 in noisy environments.

The NTG-2 is powered with an internal 1.5V AA size battery or an external +48 Volt phantom power source. The output is a standard 3-pin XLR male connector.

The microphone features a rugged, all metal, lightweight enclosure that is ideal for camera mounting yet durable enough to withstand the rigors of heavy road use. The Rode NTG-2 is packaged with a microphone stand mount and windscreen.

Battery Or Phantom Powered
The Rode NTG-2 can be powered with an internal 1.5V AA battery or external +48V phantom power source.
Super-Cardioid Polar Pattern
The super-cardioid polar pattern and line gradient acoustic principle allow for a narrow pick up pattern at the front of the capsule while minimizing noise at the off-axis sections.
Lightweight Durable Construction
The NTG-2 features a lightweight metal housing that is ideal for camera mounting.
Low Handling Noise
Low noise output electronics provide high signal-to-noise ratio. The NTG-2 is designed to also reduce noise caused by handling, rigid mounting hardware, loose cabling etc.
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
Sensitivity -36.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (15.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 76dB (1kHz rel, 1Pa; per IEC651, IEC268-15)
Maximum Input Sound Level 131dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Power Requirements +48V phantom, 44V to 52V
Output Impedance 250Ω
Output Connectors 3-pin XLR balanced
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off Selectable HPF @ 80Hz/12dB octave
Dimensions 10.94 x .87" (278 x 22mm) (Length x Diameter)
Weight 5 oz (161g)
Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Microphone Stand Mount
  • Windscreen
  • Zippered Pouch
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    RodeNTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone
     
    4.5

    (based on 346 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (209)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (121)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (279)
    • Easy to use (252)
    • Lightweight (237)
    • Versatile (160)
    • Compact (149)

    Cons

    • Limited functions (19)
    • Pricey / poor value (8)
    • Poor sound quality (6)
    • Bulky/heavy (4)
    • Not durable (4)

    Best Uses

    • Professional recording (183)
    • Amateur recording (148)
    • Outdoor events / games (148)
    • Performances (85)
    • Home studio (83)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (222), Novice (55), Professional musician (19), Tech savvy (11), Gearhead (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (14), Personal (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    One Of The Best Shotgun Mics

    When I dove head first into the world of filmming with DSLR's I was told I would need to get my sound in an external manner since the audio off the DSLR isn't that...Read complete review

    When I dove head first into the world of filmming with DSLR's I was told I would need to get my sound in an external manner since the audio off the DSLR isn't that great. I knew the RODE products were known for quality so I got the B&H RODE NTG 2 Kit.

    The choice I made was definatly the right one. The sound out of the external mic is fantastic. My film projects finally looked like films and now sounded like them as well. I use this as my main source to capture sound on all my shoots now. The price for the kit is more then resonable especially once you hear the kind of quality you get out of it.

    There is honestly only one real problem though. It comes in the form of low audio gain when used with the Zoom H4n. Seperatly the devices are amazing but together the problem arises. I was definatly worried when I saw the audio levels were not breaking -6 (it should be around -12) when I was recording at mic volume of 100! I read around and found I would need a preamp but being the director, director of photography, co-sound guy, and art director I didn't want to carry around a pre-amp that needed to be plugged in (I was filming by a river).

    Luckily RODE has made something to help this situation in the form of the RODE D-Powerplug. It adds 20db gain which is way more then enough to get the right audio levels. So with the Zoom H4n, the RODE NTG-2 and the RODE D-Powerplug I saved easily over $300-$500.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    It works!

    Although it's not the best sounding mic I have ever heard, all other shotguns that I've worked with cost at least three times this one, so I don't think it's fair to compare...Read complete review

    Although it's not the best sounding mic I have ever heard, all other shotguns that I've worked with cost at least three times this one, so I don't think it's fair to compare them.

    In today's urban cities, noise is always a problem, but I was able to get great, focused sound outdoors, which is where this mic shines. It doesn't deal too well with reflections, so indoors the sound can get muddy. This is a problem inherent to shotgun mics, but I find it's more pronounced in this one. The solution? Acoustic treatment or consider investing also on a hypercardioid.

    I like the NTG-2's output with phantom power better than with batteries. I thought it would be just the opposite, but I found that with P48 it needs less gain, which is the way to go if you're using a Zoom H4n. So, if you do not really need the battery feature, consider the even lighter NTG-1 — your boom arm will thank you.

    Self-noise sounds very acceptable to me, but I didn't use it in a really quiet environment yet. There's a weird phasing sound when moving the mic that I attribute to off-axis coloration.

    An alternative to this mic would be the Audio-Technica AT897, check that one out too.

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    5.0

    Excellent mic

    By Zow

    from San Antonio, Tx

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

      I use this product for indoor audio for indie short-films. Very clean recording mic and does a great job diminishing side noise. Can't find anything I don't like about it.

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      5.0

      Great Shotgun Mic

      By Snorklin' Dingo

      from Missoula, MT

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

        I am very satisfied with the quality and performance of this mic. It is exactly as advertised: good performance, durable, easy-to-handle.

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        5.0

        Great for video work

        By Mike

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

          Solid mic, great sound.

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          4.0

          Clear sound

          By Bill the Teacher

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

            We use this mic for recording videos at a high school. It has great sound, but it can distort if sound levels are too high. Be prepared to use ATT for singing or loud talking.

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            5.0

            Great mic for a decent price

            By Adam, writer

            from Providence, RI

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

              Gets a great sound and does a fine job of rejecting ambient sources.

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              4.0

              Great sound and versatility

              By Wgeorgecook

              from Chicago

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dialog Recording

                Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                Picks up amazing voice incredibly well in a way that sounds very organic. It does a great job cutting out off-axis noise but does grab things that are directly behind it well also. I love having the option to either supply phantom power or pop in a battery depending on the situation I'm in and it's light enough that you can bring it anywhere without much issue.

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                5.0

                Awesome shotgun

                By Kiril

                from Flagstaff, AZ

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                  I am a full time student of Visual Anthropology, and a good shotgun is a must. I tried my NTG-2 attached to Canon XA20 during club music session, night city scenes, interviews, and field archaeology project. The results are awesome in every single scenario.

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                  5.0

                  Great Sound Quality

                  By EP

                  from NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Pricey / Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                  Great Product

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                  4.0

                  Shotgun Microphose Success

                  By MikeB

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Audio Feedback Risk

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                  The product is used in a Church to capture communion and programs. It is very good at picking up sounds that other microphones have difficulty with. It is very good but you have to be careful not to have it turned up too high as you get feedback. Be careful how you mount it. If you mount at the connection it can damage the unit over time.

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                  5.0

                  Nice

                  By Mega

                  from Secaucus, NJ

                  About Me Child

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Bulky/Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording

                  Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                  I use it outdoors in the woods. Very good product a for short distances. It was a bit heavy, but good to have

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                  5.0

                  nice

                  By Mega

                  from Secaucus, NJ

                  About Me Child

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Bulky/Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording

                  Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                  It was a please to have this microphone. It was a nice setup. Very clear. and a great price. Thank you Kevin

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                  5.0

                  Great Mic for the Money

                  By Professor J

                  from Biddeford Maine

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                    Good pickup on the Mic and it doesn't add all that much weight to the boom pole. We have a couple of these for student projects and they can stand the wear and tear.

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                    4.0

                    Good everyday microphone

                    By bobinphilly

                    from philadelphia

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                      not the most sensitive microphone, but it gets the job done, and for the price it's a very good option if you don't want to invest in one of the more expensive models.

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                      4.0

                      Great mic for the price

                      By Jared H

                      from Minneapolis, MN

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                        I mainly use this in studio for voice over and video work and so far it's been great. I've used much more expensive shotgun mics but at this price level it'll definitely get the job done. There is a little noise with this but it's not horrible. If you need a mic and you're on a budget, this is a solid choice.

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                        5.0

                        great mic

                        By frank

                        from new jersey

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                              awesome sound quality

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                              5.0

                              Exactly what I expected

                              By ALC

                              from Buffalo, NY

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                              I hook up the microphone to a Juicelink, which provides audio for videos I create on my Canon 70D DSLR.

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                              4.0

                              Decent for the price

                              By uberaudio

                              from Utah

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                              Great little microphone. I use it both in the studio for Foley and ADR as well as in the field. Works great for both.

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                              5.0

                              The Best, the Ideal!

                              By filmfaro

                              from Chicago, IL

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                Nothing to say really other than that this mic is amazing. It gets the job done and if you have a good mixer can have close to no noise floor. Picks up sound very well.

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                                5.0

                                Works Great For Me!

                                By Alex F.

                                from Greenville, NC

                                Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                I'll start off by saying I'm certainly no audiophile and can't tell you the subtle nuances between this shotgun mic and another but I can say it's been great for me. I shoot weddings and, though this is not my main source of audio, having it on my Canon XF100 is a great addition. During a recent shoot, it provided clear professional audio that'll be great for b-roll sound. Rode is a respected brand and the NTG-1 is widely respected so, this being my first shogun mic purchase, I'm happy with the end result.

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                                3.0

                                ok

                                By gula

                                from NYC

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Difficult To Use Well
                                • Pricey / Poor Value

                                Best Uses

                                • Professional Recording
                                • Short films

                                Comments about Rode NTG-2 Battery or Phantom Powered Condenser Shotgun Microphone:

                                for film. the signal is ok but would like stronger and clearer. possibly need to learn how to use it better. not enough help to understand best use of NTG2. does not come with a tube for carrying protection.

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