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RODE NTG2 Shotgun Microphone

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RODE NTG2 Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • For Indie Films, TV & Documentaries
  • AA Battery or Phantom Powered
  • Selectable 80 Hz Low-Cut Filter
  • Low Handling Noise
Capture quality sound indoors or outside for your next indie film, TV shoot, or documentary project with the Rode NTG2 shotgun microphone. With low handling noise, the ability to endure loud sound sources before distortion, and support for battery or phantom power, the NTG2 offers a versatile, cost-effective solution for recording clean dialogue and sound effects.

RODE NTG2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Quality Sound Capture
  • 3Battery or Phantom Powered
  • 4Ideal for Boompole Mounting
  • 5Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

Capture quality sound indoors or outside for your next indie film, TV shoot, or documentary project with the Rode NTG2 shotgun microphone. With low handling noise, the ability to endure loud sound sources before distortion, and support for battery or phantom power, the NTG2 offers a versatile, cost-effective solution for recording clean dialogue and sound effects.

The NTG2's elevated sensitivity allows it to produce strong output levels without having to apply extreme gain at your mic preamp. Sonically, the NTG2 delivers consistently clear sound due in part to its gentle rise in high frequencies and its rumble-reducing selectable low-cut filter. The durable and lightweight high-grade aluminum housing is finished in hard-wearing epoxy paint to withstand the stress of location recording.

Quality Sound Capture
The combination of the NTG2's 11" long body and supercardioid polar pattern yields focused front-facing directionality and enhanced attenuation of sound entering from the sides. Its low self-noise of 18 dBA and sensitive condenser element communicate detailed audio unburdened by the hiss that plagues many low-cost microphones. Plus, its balanced output allows longer cable runs than most camera-mount shotgun microphones.
Battery or Phantom Powered
Thanks to its 3-pin XLR output and operability with 48V phantom power or a single AA battery, the NTG2 is compatible with a variety of handheld audio recorders, field recorders, and mixer adapters as well as built-in preamps on cameras and camcorders.
Ideal for Boompole Mounting
The NTG2 includes a mic clip for easy placement on a mic stand or boompole. Alternatively, mount the NTG2 in the Rode SM4-R shockmount or Rode PG2-R pistol grip (both available separately) to impede the transfer of vibrations in boompole or handheld applications.
Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
The NTG2 has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of handling noise and wind noise in indoor or outdoor environments, consider the Rode Blimp furry windshield and shockmount suspension system (available separately).
UPC: 698813000470

RODE NTG2 Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
On-Board Controls
Polar Pattern
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
131 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin
Power Sources
Battery / Phantom Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Audio for Video, Location Sound, Field Recording
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Condenser
Diaphragm
0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
Orientation
End Address
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
80 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
Gain Adjustment
No
On-Board Controls
Polar Pattern
Performance
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
131 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Off-Axis Rejection
14 dB at 60°
16 dB at 120°
12 dB at 180°
Impedance
250 Ohms (Phantom Power)
350 Ohms (Battery Power)
Sensitivity
-36 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range
113 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
76 dB A-Weighted (1 kHz)
Equivalent Noise Level
18 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Power Sources
Battery / Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
0 to 48 V (Phantom Power)
0 to 1.5 V (Battery Power)
Battery Type
1x AA (Not Included)
Physical
Color
Black
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Construction Material
Aluminum
Dimensions
ø: 0.87 x L: 11.02" / ø: 22 x L: 280 mm
Weight
5.68 oz / 161 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.145 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.05 x 6.1 x 2.3"

RODE NTG2 Reviews

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question

Where is the XLR cable?
Asked by: Anonymous
XLR cables are a required but not included accessory for this microphone. We list several cabling options under the ACCESSORIES tab for this microphone.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Does the NTG-2 have a db pad? Like a -10db ...

Does the NTG-2 have a db pad? Like a -10db switch?
Asked by: Joe
No, the RODE NTG2 Shotgun Microphone does not have a -10 dB pad, but it does have a switchable high-pass filter set at 80 Hz which can be used to remove low frequency noise that is not part of your intended source.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-11-01

How long does a single AA battery last in the ...

How long does a single AA battery last in the mic?
Asked by: Gabriel
For me that I film for YouTube videos it can last 2 weeks and i use rechargeable batteries
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-02-27

question

Can I use this mic for recording birds, rain and other nature sounds?
Asked by: Rama Chandra Se
This is a directional condenser microphone. It is sensitive to picking up many different things if you are close enough to the sound source by a few feet.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Can the NTG2 be made wireless with a Rodelink ...

Can the NTG2 be made wireless with a Rodelink News Shooter wireless cube transmitter and reciever?
Asked by: Scott
Yes it can, the Rode TX-XLR transmitter is able to provide power ( 48v phantom power) to the NTG2 making the mic wireless. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1187383-REG/rode_news_shooter_newsshooter_kit_digital_wireless.html
Answered by: leticia
Date published: 2021-03-04

Can I leave the AA battery in or do I need to ...

Can I leave the AA battery in or do I need to remove it when I'm done recording?
Asked by: Chris
You can leave a AA battery inside of the RODE NTG2 Shotgun Microphone as long as you will be using the mic again within a few days. Otherwise, it is always best to remove the battery from an electronic device that will not be used for a while in order to prevent damage from problems caused by the battery leaking.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-02-19

Will this work well for picking up actors' lines ...

Will this work well for picking up actors' lines for a live theatre event?
Asked by: Jeffrey
I agree with the previous comment from Matt. Highly directional. Certainly better than an in-camera mic though.
Answered by: Paul
Date published: 2021-11-22

question

Does this come with a hotshoe mount?
Asked by: Vanessa B.
Yes it does.
Answered by: Benjamin L.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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