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The NTG5 is a short, ultra-lightweight shotgun microphone ideal for use in the most demanding recording applications. Featuring a revolutionary acoustic design with circular ports replacing the linear slots found in other shotgun mics, it offers unmatched transparency and a more natural, uncoloured sound. Combined with a tightly controlled frequency response, smooth off-axis response, and very low self-noise (just 10dBA), the NTG5 sounds spectacular in a wide variety of applications, particularly location recording and demanding filmmaking scenarios where superlative audio is the imperative. No excuses.
The NTG5 is a boom operator’s dream, weighing a mere 76g and measuring just over 20cm, making it ideal for use on long, demanding shoots. It features RF-bias circuitry to ensure reliable performance in adverse environments, with excellent resistance to high humidity, severe cold, damp, and dust. And it comes with a WS10 deluxe windshield, PG2-R pistol grip, and other accessories – the perfect location recording kit.
20 Hz – 20 kHz
80 Hz - 20 kHz ±3 dB
|Signal to noise Ratio|
10 dB SPL (A-weighted, as per IEC651)
|Input SPL @ 1% THD|
130 dB SPL (1kHz @ 1% THD, 600 Ω load)
2 mA @ 48V phantom power
-23.5 dB re. 1 Volt/Pascal or Better (66 mV @ 94 dB SPL @ 1 kHz)
|Dimensions (L x W x H, mm)|
NTG5: 203 x 19
PG2-R:117 x 60 x 240
Absolutely! The NTG3 is a legendary voiceover mic, which is largely due to the extended low end but also its natural high frequencies. The NTG5 has a flatter low end, but a very similar high frequency response to the NTG3 and will sound fantastic as a voiceover mic.
The active part of the line tube of the NTG5 is the same length as the NTG3, maintaining the directional characteristics of shotgun-style mics.
The NTG5’s conformal coating is a thin layer of protective material that shields the active electronics from any moisture or particles, and the RF-biased circuitry is very resistant to moisture. This makes the NTG5 perfect for use in harsh weather conditions.
The NTG5 builds on the ground-breaking technology of the NTG3 (namely the RF-bias technology, which ensures better immunity to moisture and other environmental factors that can affect performance) with a focus on making it the ideal location recording microphone. First of all, it is much shorter and lighter than the NTG3, which makes it easier to handle on a boom pole. It also features a revolutionary new acoustic design, which delivers a beautifully natural and uncoloured sound; and it has a less pronounced low end response than the NTG3, which is preferable when recording on-location. Lastly, the electronics have been redesigned, resulting in lower self-noise than the NTG3 (10dBA vs 13dBA). They are both great microphones that can be used interchangeably in many scenarios, however, the NTG5 excels as a location recording mic, whereas the NTG3’s pronounced low end is ideal for recording indoors (also great outdoors), and for voiceovers and other applications where rich bottom end is desired.
The NTG5 is incredibly light at just 76 grams, making it a dream for boom operators or filmmakers looking for a compact shotgun that delivers broadcast-grade audio. It has a flatter low end, making it ideal for recording outdoors and on-location. This also effectively provides the preamp with more headroom. Finally, the RF-bias circuitry and conformal coating improve the resilience of all electronic components.
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