RØDE Microphones introduces the NTG5, a new addition to its shotgun microphones. Featuring an innovative acoustic port design providing a superior progressive wave interference, ultra-lightweight construction, and crystal clear, broadcast-grade sound, the NTG5 is a new standard in shotgun microphone design aimed at the professional user.

Key Features Of The RØDE NTG5:

  • Innovative acoustic design, delivering a natural, uncoloured sound.
  • ​Lightweight (76g), short shotgun microphone (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 supercardioid polar pattern and smooth off-axis response.
  • RF-bias technology and conformal coating ensure consistent performance in adverse weather conditions.
  • Comes in a complete location recording kit with windshield, pistol grip and other accessories – the NTG5 is ready to take into the field right out of the box.

Ports Not Slits

Most striking about the NTG5 is the new body. The design has been completely overhauled, with circular acoustic ports replacing the linear slots found in other shotgun mics. This 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 led 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 a new level of 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, sure to see it through to industry success.

A Boon For Boom

The NTG5 features a short, lightweight aluminium body, 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.

On Location

Boasting an ideal, 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.

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 supercardioid 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 intends to out-perform high-end shotgun microphones that cost several times more. 

The NTG5 will be revealed to the public for the first time at the Photo Plus Expo in New York City this week, Thursday to Saturday, at the B&H Booth, Hall 3B, Stall #451. If you’d like to book in time to check it out, please contact Nick Stillman:

The NTG5 is USD$499 and is shipping now. Check with your local dealer for availabilities.  


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