Rode NTG-2 Dual Powered Lightweight Directional Condenser Shotgun Microphone

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About Rode Microphones NTG-2

NTG-2 Dual Powered Directional Condenser ...

The new RODE NTG-2 is a lightweight condenser shotgun microphone, designed for professional applications within the film, video, television and production industries.

The NTG-2 provides a balanced low impedance output stage and operates either from an internal 1.5 V battery (AA) or 48 V to the P48 standard. A wide bandwidth and controlled polar response coupled with low noise SMT electronics, makes the NTG-2 the perfect choice for film, video engineering and voice-over work.

The NTG-2 is extremely lightweight making it ideal for mounting directly to video cameras or on boom poles.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Lightweight (3)

Rode Microphones NTG-2 Features

  • Broadcast sound quality
  • Low noise circuitry
  • Condenser transducer
  • P48 phantom power or 1.5V AA battery
  • Two step High-Pass Filter - Flat or 80Hz
  • Rugged metal construction
  • Low weight - 105g (3 oz.)
  • Low handling noise

Rode Microphones NTG-2 Specifications

Acoustic Principle
Line gradient
Directional Pattern
Super Cardioid
Frequency response:
20Hz-20kHz, selectable HPF @ 80Hz/12dB/octave
-36 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (15 mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
76 dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
Phantom Power Requirements
P48 (48V) phantom supply or 1.5V AA battery
131dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KO load)
Output impedance (@ 1 kHz):
250O (phantom), 350O (battery)
Equivalent noise
18 dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
278mmH x 22mmW x 22mmD
Maximum output voltage
-15.4dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KO load)

Rode Microphones NTG-2 Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers


It's ok, but was hoping for better sound


from New York  -  Experienced

I shot a video, used this shotgun mic right over our heads, didn't really pick up that much sound.


Great product.


from Ocala Florida  -  Experienced

Though this device captures sound great, it is very fragile. If you drop it, you can probably damage it. So just be careful in handling the microphone. The good thing about this microphone is it can record very loud sounds with little or no reverb. That in itself is worth the buy.




from Columbia, SC  -  Professional Musician

This mic works great for voice over tracks. And I was very surprised at how well it records violin. If you have ever tried to record on violin, then you know how difficult it is to get a good sound on violin. This mic (surprisingly) works great for that.

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