Rode NTG1 Shotgun Condenser Microphone

- Operation power: The NTG-1 is designed to operate from standard P48 phantom power. The NTG-1 will operate between 44 V to 52 V applied with positive polarity to pin 2 and pin 3 via the output XLR connector.
- Operation output impedance: The NTG-1 will operate satisfactorily into a load impedance as low as 1 kilohm. If a load below this is used, the output signal level will be reduced. The NTG-1s output is balanced between pin 2 (hot), pin 3 (cold) and pin 1 is ground.
- Acoustic principle: Line plus Gradient.
- Directional pattern: Super-Cardioid.
- Frequency range: 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz selectable HPF @ 80 Hz/12 dB octave
- Output impedance: 50 ohms
- Signal noise ratio din iec 651: 76 dB (1 kHz rel. 1 Pa; per IEC651, IEC268-15)
- Equvalent noise: 18 dB SPL (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
- Maximum spl: 139 dB (@ 1% THD into 1 k ohms)
- Sensitivity: -36 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (15 mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB (at 1 kHz in free field into open circuit)
- Dynamic range din iec 651: 121 dB (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
- Power supply voltage: P48 Phantom, 44 V to 52 V
- Current consumption: 3.5 mA
- Output connection: 3 pin XLR, balanced output between pin 2 (+), pin 3 (-) and pin 1 (ground)
- Weight with battery: 105 g approx. (3.37 oz.)
- Dimensions width: 217mm
- Dimensions depth: 22mm
- Dimensions height: 22mm
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 5 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NTG1
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 562-364-7400
(17 ratings)
Submitted July 26, 2011 by a customer from
"This is a good microphone from a good company."
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If this were lost or stolen I might not replace it. I love having it and trying it for things, but I can't say that I really need it to do good recording or live sound. But no regrets...

This is a very honest, nuetral-sounding mic. I've used it as a live drummer's vocal mic in a rock band, as a distant stage mic for live theater recording, and as a mono drum overhead mic live. I expected it to be a special-purpose, odd sort of mic, but it sounds at least good on everything so far.

Lo-cut does what it should, windscreen is as-advertised (won't help much in a serious windstorm).

Ease of Use
Not very cranky at all. If you just think "shotgun", you won't try it on other things, but you should.

This is very sturdy for such a light mic. I have stopped treating it like a condensor.

I have no other shotgun mic experience (shotguns are VERY pricey). This mic is at or near the entry point for shotguns. I do not regret the purchase, and do not lust after more expensive shotguns.

Manufacturer Support
i have dealt with Rode about a different mic (NT1A) that failed myteriously just after the warranty period. The factory didn't just fix it, they replaced it with a new mic. that is support in capitals.

The Wow Factor
I had to get a ribbon(or three), I had read more to get a shotgun. It is a kind of exotic little thing to have. It really had no practical appeal, but I ocassionaly had wondered, "would a good shotgun work for this?" There was only one way to scratch that itch.

Musical Background:
recording and live engineer

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