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.
I really wanted to criticise this mic, to try to find fault. I couldn't, which is really frustrating when you consider that it costs a fifth of what my regular boom mic costs.
You get a lot of mic for your money here.. the RØDE NTG-1 and 2 are very respectable microphones and sound incredibly quiet and professional given the reasonable prices
At well under half the price of the K6/ME66 combination and with superb build quality, this is an excellent and highly recommended choice.
Man, I don't know what it is about that RØDE sound. Even Australians can't believe there is a country that produces some of the finest sounding and cost saving microphones on the planet.
I work at the Fox News Channel in NY... We recently purchased two of your NTG-2 mics for use in our studios. They are fantastic! The sound quality, the durability, and the overall price, have convinced me to continue using your microphones in the future.(Customer Review)
|Acoustic Principle||Line Gradient|
|Active Electronics||JFET impedance convertor with balanced transformer output|
|Frequency Range||20Hz - 20kHz (selected HPF @ 0)|
|Maximum SPL||131dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)|
|Maximum Output Level||6.9dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)|
|Sensitivity||-36.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (15.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz|
|Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted)||18dB-A|
|Warranty||1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here|
There can be power issues when trying to run the NTG-2 from 1.2V batteries, this usually sounds like popping in the audio signal. Our specifications state that the NTG-2 requires 1.5V batteries to correctly power the microphone.
To connect the XLR microphone output to a TRS stereo input (3.5mm socket) you will need to buy or make a XLR to stereo TRS cable, to make the cable please follow the instructions in the picture below. This cable will allow connection between the microphone and a camcorder or DSLR camera.
This cable will allow you to connect your microphone output to a stereo TRS input and receive the audio signal on both the input channels.
Please Note: Should the microphone require phantom power to operate, this will not be available from a TRS socket.
There are more FAQs and product help in the Support section.