Rode NTG2 Condenser Shotgun Microphone
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- Broadcast sound quality; Low noise circuitry
- 48V phantom power or 1.5V AA battery
- Two step high-pass filter - flat or 80 Hz
- Rugged metal construction
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- Acoustic Principle: Line Gradient
- Active Electronics: JFET impedance convertor with balanced transformer output
- Capsule: 0.50"
- Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
- Address Type: End
- Frequency Range: 20Hz - 20kHz
- Output Impedance: 250Ω
- Maximum SPL: 131dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
- Maximum Output Level: 6.9mV
- Sensitivity: -36.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (15.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
- Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 18dB-A
- Power Req.: 48V Phantom Power or 1.5 AA battery
- Output: 3-pin XLR
- Warranty: 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration
Multi-Powered Shotgun Microphone
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.
- Broadcast sound quality
- Low noise circuitry
- Condenser transducer
- Rugged metal construction
- Two step High Pass Filter (Flat/80Hz)
- Low handling noise
- Low weight - 161g (5.17 oz.)
- Includes mic clip, wind shield and zip case
|Rode NTG1||Rode NTG2||Rode NTG3||Rode NTG4||Rode NTG4+|
|Power||48V Phantom||48V Phantom or AA Battery||48V Phantom||48V Phantom||48V Phantom or Internal Lithium Battery|
|Frequency Response||20hz - 20khz||20hz - 20khz||40hz - 20khz||20hz - 20khz||20hz - 20khz|
|High Pass Filter||80hz||80hz||None||75hz||75hz|
|High Freq. Boost||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions||22 x 219mm||22 x 280mm||19 x 255mm||22 x 225mm||22 x 278mm|
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Well I was double checking something on the rode site when they had this announcement plastered over the top. From Rode website
"Important information about purchasing from Amazon in the US. RØDE Microphones does not authorize Fulfilled By Amazon. We have purchased counterfeit RØDE products using Fulfilled by Amazon and highly recommend that you only purchase RØDE products from authorised dealers. If you purchase any RØDE microphone from an unauthorized dealer via Fulfilled By Amazon you will not receive any US warranty or technical support."
Amazon gave me a refund even though I didn't have the original box and it was over 90 days after my purchase. They were great about it, but still was leery of the fact I may have spent so much money for a fake.
Today I got my mic in (ordered from B&H) and the change was noticeable. I got good levels at a much lower input level on my Zoom H4N, hiss was much less and the audio sounded fuller. I had a fake mic for sure.
Amazon did right by me, but still felt like I need to give a warning!
However, worse than the sound quality was the fact that the mic has broken on me in less than 3 months!
I purchased a NTG2 microphone from Amazon (not fulfilled by, it was sold by Amazon itself). I ordered the microphone on June 10th. I used the microphone a few times and then took out the battery and stored it in an air-conditioned room with all my other camera/audio gear around the end of June or beginning of July. When taking the battery out, I noticed that when unscrewing and re-screwing the mic back together, it seemed a very tight fit. I was very careful to thread it perfectly, but it still seemed like a rough connection. Anyway, this morning, I went to get the mic out since I need it for an upcoming production. I attempted to unscrew the bottom in order to place a battery inside the mic, and was met with resistance. It seemed to be stuck a little bit, but after trying a few times, the mic did finally unscrew (with considerable effort). I placed a battery inside the chamber, and attempted to close the mic, but as I pushed the pieces together, something sort of popped and the handle slid completely off the mic, leaving me with two pieces. There is a white washer around the bottom of the mic that is stopping me from getting the 2nd piece back on. Further, there is a small crack in the battery compartment. If I take the white washer thing off, I can easily screw the pieces together, however, this item is barely 2 months old. I expect a mic that cost me almost $300 to work perfectly. Instead, I have parts falling off of it, and cracks in the plastic. I am attaching a few pictures so that you can see what I mean
Why is one pin of the XLR connector longer than the other two? is this normal?
Yes, this is perfectly normal and is a design feature of the RØDE microphone.
The ground XLR pin (pin 1) is designed to be slightly longer than the other two pins. This is to ensure that when an XLR is plugged into the mic XLR socket the first pin that comes into contact is the ground pin. This feature is implemented in all RØDE microphones to protect the microphone circuitry from a static electricity short that could potentially damage the microphone circuitry.
My first project with the setup was recording a marching band competition. Previous years I just used the built-in X-Y mics on my Zoom H4n. This year I was able to mix in a track from this mic, recorded on the DSLR's audio track (using a dual-mono-wired cable).
Excellent off-axis rejection allowed me to reduce loud persons that lack the courtesy to be quiet during a performance, and also one guy who decided to come up and ask me questions as I was shooting/recording a performance (during editing, I faded the mix to the Rode at those points).
Second project was a middle-school play in a cafeteria with a stage. Same setup. This time the audio from the Zoom just wasn't usable (small room with glass on two sides, hard ceiling and floor, humming from kitchen appliances nearby) but the NTG2's off-axis rejection made the audio as good as it could possibly be recorded from the back of the room in such a venue.
I also chose the Rode shockmount and WS6 sock over the dead-cat based on reviews and comparison recordings on YouTube.
I use this to make self-taped auditions as an actor. No I'm not famous. Not yet! But feel free to check me out, Google search, socialize.