Røde has introduced a short, ultra-lightweight shotgun microphone said to be ideal for use in the most demanding recording applications.
Røde said the new NTG5’s acoustic design with circular ports replaces the linear slots found in earlier models. It offers improved transparency and a more natural, uncolored sound.
Combined with a tightly controlled frequency response, smooth off-axis response and a self-noise of 10dBA, the NTG5 works in a wide variety of applications, particularly location recording and demanding filmmaking scenarios.
Røde said the NTG5 also makes an excellent voice-over mic. It has a tightly controlled low end, and a very similar high frequency response to the earlier NTG3 model, also a widely used voice-over mic..
The NTG5 is a boom operator’s dream, weighing 2.6 ounces (74 grams) and measuring just over 7.8 inches (20cm) long. It also features RF-bias circuitry to ensure reliable performance in adverse environments, with excellent resistance to high humidity, severe cold, damp and dust.
The mic features a highly directional supercardioid polar pattern and smooth off-axis response. It comes in a complete location recording kit with WS10 windshield, PG2-R pistol grip and other accessories.
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