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RØDE reveals NTG5 broadcast shotgun microphone

The NTG5 comes in a complete location recording kit, featuring the new WS10 windshield, redesigned pistol grip and other accessories – it’s ready to be taken into the field right out of the box.


RØDE Microphone NTG5, is a brand-new addition to their best-selling range of shotgun microphones. The NTG5 sets a new standard for the range. Featuring a ground-breaking acoustic port design providing superior progressive wave interference, ultra-lightweight construction, and crystal clear and broadcast-grade sound.


Key Features

Revolutionary acoustic design, delivering a natural, uncoloured sound.

Extremely lightweight (just 76g), short shotgun microphone (just 203mm), making it far easier to handle on set than other shotgun mics, especially when used on a boom pole.

Tailored frequency response and very low self-noise of just 10dbA, making it ideal for location recording, professional filmmaking, and other critical recording situations.

Highly directional super cardioid polar pattern and smooth off-axis response.

RF-bias technology and conformal coating ensure superior performance in adverse weather conditions.





Revolutionary acoustic design 

The first thing you will notice about the NTG5 is the striking new body. The design has been completely overhauled, with circular acoustic ports replacing the linear slots found in other shotgun mics. The revolutionary design is the result of many months of specialised acoustic testing that began during the development of the TF5 – our new premium small-diaphragm condenser mic designed in collaboration with legendary engineer Tony Faulker. The TF5’s capsule features a unique perforated acoustic vent design and this breakthrough lead us to completely reimagine the NTG5’s design, with acoustic perforations employed along the length of the microphone. The result is a shotgun mic with unmatched acoustic transparency, and a natural, uncoloured sound that will sound superb in a wide variety of applications. The annular line tube technology intrinsic to the NTG5’s design sets it apart from all other microphones in its category, and will see this microphone take its place as a future industry standard.

A Boom Operator’s dream

The NTG5 features a short, super lightweight aluminium body (just 76g), making it one of the most compact professional shotgun mics on the market – a dream for boom operators who find themselves on long, demanding shoots, or filmmakers and sound recordists looking for a more portable and lightweight rig that delivers broadcast-grade audio.


Boasting a tightly controlled frequency response and very low self-noise, the NTG5 sounds spectacular in a wide variety of applications, particularly location recording and demanding filmmaking scenarios where superlative audio is imperative. No excuses. RF-bias technology and conformal coating ensure the NTG5 is reliable in adverse environments. It is designed to be taken everywhere, with excellent resistance to wet conditions, high humidity, severe cold and dust. The NTG5 comes in a complete location recording kit, featuring the new WS10 windshield, redesigned pistol grip and other accessories – it’s ready to be taken into the field right out of the box. The NTG5’s highly directional super cardioid polar pattern and smooth off axis response deliver superb audio whether used on a boom pole, pistol grip, or on-camera. It is ideal for capturing dialogue and other detailed sound sources in any environment and will outperform high-end shotgun microphones that cost several times more. The perfect location recording mic.

Acoustics and Electrical Specifications:

Acoustic Principle: RF-bias condenser

Active Electronics: RF-bias demodulation

Polar Pattern: Super cardioid shotgun

Frequency Range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz

Frequency Response: 100 Hz – 20 kHz ±3 dB // 50Hz – 20 kHz ±6 dB

Output Impedance: 25 Ω

Signal to Noise Ratio: 84 dB

Equivalent Noise: 10 dB SPL (A-weighted, as per IEC651)

Input SPL @ 1%THD: 130 dB SPL (1kHz @ 1% THD, 600 Ω load)

Power Requirements: 2 mA @ 48V phantom power

Sensitivity: -23.5 dB re. 1 Volt/Pascal or Better (66 mV @ 94 dB SPL @ 1 kHz)

Dimensions (LxWxH):

NTG5 – 203 x 19

PG2-R – 117 x 60 x 24



NTG5 – 76g

PG2-R – 224g


Available around December 2019 and priced at £449 (Inc VAT)



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