The RØDE NTG2 is a lightweight condenser shotgun microphone, designed for professional applications within the film, video, television and production industries.Its full frequency response, low noise and audio transparency make it an ideal film, video, and voice over microphone, while its low weight (161gm/5.7oz without battery) makes it an ideal boom microphone.In addition to the native 20Hz-20kHz frequency response a selectable high-pass filter at 80Hz is available, which will prevent low end noise such as air conditioners and traffic from being recorded.The NTG2 operates either from a AA (1.5V) battery or P48 phantom power which can be supplied by professional cameras, audio recorders and power supplies. The battery power option makes the NTG2 ideal for scenarios where the camera does not supply phantom power such as DSLR video.The WSVM windshield is supplied to minimise light wind noise and plosives during recording. The optional 'DeadCat' furry is recommended for outdoor applications.The RØDE NTG2 shotgun microphone is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RØDE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.
Capture Only the Sound You Need with the Supercardioid Pattern
Rode microphones have become proven contenders in the pro film world, and the Rode NTG-2 shotgun condenser is no exception. With a narrow supercardioid pickup pattern, excellent off-axis rejection, impressively light weight, and an internal AA battery for self-powering, it's perfect for location audio.
Broadcast-Quality Sound Capture
Humans have been doing this film thing for a while now, and today's audiences are simply conditioned to expect a certain quality in their soundtracks. The Rode NTG-2 has a frequency response tailored specifically for broadcast and film performance, with a nearly perfectly flat response up to 1.4 kHz, an airy boost at 10 kHz and a switchable bass roll-off at sub 80 Hz. In short, the NTG-2 sounds like professionally produced audio should. So where will you use your NTG-2?
Three key features make the Rode NTG-2 the perfect location audio mic -- aside from its great sound, of course. Firstly the mic weighs only 5.17 ounces. Whether it's mounted atop a handheld camera or affixed to the end of a boom, that's a spec you're bound to love.
Secondly, the Rode NTG-2 boasts a supercardioid pickup pattern, meaning the mic picks up in a very narrow pattern that focuses directly on your source while rejecting off-axis bleed, and exhibits a very flat on-axis frequency response regardless of distance from the subject. With the NTG-2 on the end of a boom, you'll have precise control over your audio -- hugely important for documentarians and field journalists where ADR isn't an option.
Finally, the NTG-2 has the option to run on a single AA battery, so even if your camera audio equipment doesn't supply 48-volt phantom power you can still capture pro-quality audio on location.
Foley and Voice Over
Integrating sound effects and voiceovers into film and television work is all about consistency. The biggest sound post houses in the industry use shotgun mics to produce effects and narration, and now you can, too. The NTG-2 not only provides frequency consistency from location to sound stage, but it also has the low self-noise and dynamic range of a high-quality, dedicated studio microphone.
Rugged Build For Years Of Use
Even if the Rode NTG-2 is affordable by professional standards, you still want to know that your money is being well invested. The NTG-2 -- like all Rode microphones -- is built to rigorous standards and housed in a rugged metal chassis that will withstand years of field work.
Operation power: The NTG-2 is designed to operate from standard P48 phantom power or a 1.5 V Alkaline Battery. The NTG-2 will operate between 44 V to 52 V applied with positive polarity to pin 2 and pin 3 via the output XLR connector.
Operation output impedance: The NTG-1 will operate satisfactorily into a load impedance as low as 1 kilohm. If a load below this is used, the output signal level will be reduced. The NTG-2s output is balanced between pin 2 (hot), pin 3 (cold) and pin 1 is ground.
RØDE NTG-2 Supercardioid Shotgun Microphone Features at a Glance:
Frequency Range: 20Hz-20kHz selectable HPF @ 80Hz/12dB octave
Broadcast sound quality
Maximum SPL: 131dB
Low noise circuitry
Rugged metal construction
Two step High Pass Filter (Flat/80Hz)
P48 phantom power or AA battery option
Low handling noise
Low weight - 161g (5.17 oz.)
Supplied with stand mount and zip pouch
Designed and manufactured in Australia
10 year extended warranty when you register online at www.rodemic.com/warranty
JFET impedance convertor with balanced transformer output
20Hz - 20kHz
131dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Maximum Output Level
-36.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (15.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz