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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 338 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (203)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (119)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (271)
    • Easy to use (245)
    • Lightweight (229)
    • Versatile (156)
    • Compact (145)

    Cons

    • Limited functions (19)
    • Pricey / poor value (7)
    • Poor sound quality (6)
    • Bulky/heavy (4)
    • Not durable (4)

    Best Uses

    • Professional recording (176)
    • Outdoor events / games (144)
    • Amateur recording (143)
    • Performances (83)
    • Home studio (80)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (216), Novice (54), Professional musician (18), 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.

    Reviewed by 338 customers

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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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                  5.0

                  Works like it should

                  By ThomasL

                  from Winnipeg, MB

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I bought this for a short film i was shooting and i needed to upgrade my audio. This was a prefect choice. I bought it in the Rode NTG2 DSLR Kit. Everything i needed to increase my audio. Works great and will last me a long time as long as i keep taking care of it.

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                      5.0

                      very nice product

                      By media prof 55

                      from Pineville, Louisiana

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional Recording

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

                        WE used this mic in a film shoot. It proformed very well inside and is very directional. Dialogue was picked up and background noise was reduced. Very nice product

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                        5.0

                        exelent for the price

                        By Stoi

                        from NJ

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer
                        Staff Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events

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

                          gtrate product

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                          4.0

                          Low Cost, High Performance

                          By Film Maker

                          from Greater Los Angeles Area

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording

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

                            You can't complaint about the price.
                            It is a good deal

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                            5.0

                            GREAT mic for a lot of applications

                            By Jim Bentley

                            from Elk Grove, CA

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Durable
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                I've got two NTG-2 mics now. We've mounted them on our XF-100 and XA-20. We've put them on the Rode boom pole. We've even used them for voiceover work, mounting them on a stand and having a speaker face them at an oblique angle in our portable sound booth. One AA battery provides the power you need. I've yet to use the low pass filter. The foam windscreen cuts down on typical room noise, but we use a zeppelin in the field and on breezy days the deadbeat over the zeppelin. This mic is easy to use. Reliable. And it's all metal construction feels solid. It's been dropped while in the pouch a couple times, yet it keeps working. I'd definitely recommend this mic to a friend.

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                                5.0

                                Great mic, great price!

                                By FL Sound Guy

                                from Longwood, FL

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Durable
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Home Studio
                                  • Professional Recording

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

                                  Great sounding mic, after all it's a Rode that is what you woudl expect. Staring using it and could hear immediate improvements in my recordings.

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                                  5.0

                                  And then there were two...

                                  By Mister Berneker

                                  from Hamilton, ON

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • 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 already had one of these mics and have been very happy with it, so when it came up on sale with NAB pricing, I just had to NAB another one.

                                    Great, easy to use, and versatile. It will take device phantom power or use a battery, which makes it usable with any recording device. I used it the first time for audio production on a short film that included foley, dialogue, environment SFX and each time it has provided beautiful clean sound.

                                    Rolloff switch for noisy rooms is also a big plus and it has just the right amount of directional focus to be forgiving where needed but precise enough to isolate a source.

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                                    5.0

                                    Awesome Mics for Videographers

                                    By FXtras

                                    from Cranston, RI

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Events
                                      • Performances
                                      • Professional Recording

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

                                      This is my 4th Rode they are great mics for video work.

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                                      • You Pay: $59.00
                                       
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                                      • You Pay: $29.00
                                       

                                      Cases & Protection

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                                      Carry, store and protect all your equipment in a bag or case.

                                      Alfa Case -  12.5" MicTube Shotgun Microphone Case, Small 12.5"
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                                      • You Pay: $49.00
                                       
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