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 also features RF-bias circuitry to ensure reliable performance in adverse environments, with excellent resistance to high humidity, severe cold, damp, and dust. The perfect location recording mic.
- Revolutionary acoustic design, delivering a natural, uncoloured sound.
- Extremely lightweight (just 76g), and short in length (just 203mm)
- Tailored frequency response and very low self-noise of just 10dBA
- Highly directional supercardioid polar pattern and smooth off-axis response
- RF-bias technology and conformal coating ensure superior performance in adverse environmental conditions
- Comes in a complete location recording kit with WS10 windshield, PG2-R pistol grip and other accessories
Revolutionary Acoustic Design
The NTG5’s body design has been completely overhauled, with circular acoustic ports replacing the linear slots found in other shotgun mics. The revolutionary design – the result of many months of specialised testing – delivers unmatched acoustic transparency, and a natural, uncoloured sound that will sound superb in a wide variety of applications.
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 out there – a dream for boom operators who find themselves on long shoots, or filmmakers and sound recordists looking for a more portable and lightweight rig that delivers broadcast-grade audio.
The Perfect Location Recording Mic
With a tightly controlled frequency response, low self-noise, highly directional supercardioid polar pattern, and smooth off-axis response, the NTG5 sounds spectacular in a wide variety of applications, while RF-bias technology and conformal coating ensure superior performance in harsh environmental conditions. It’s the perfect mic for location recording and demanding filmmaking scenarios where superlative audio is imperative. No excuses.
ACOUSTICS & ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Acoustic Principle: RF-bias condenser
Active Electronics: RF-bias demodulation
Polar Pattern: Supercardioid shotgun
Frequency Range: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Frequency Response: 80 Hz - 20 kHz ±3 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 240
Weight: NTG5 76g PG2-R 224g
Can the NTG5 be used as a Voice Over microphone like the NTG3?
Absolutely! The NTG3 is a legendary voice over mic, which is largely due to the extended low end but also very natural high frequencies. The NTG5 has a tightly controlled low end, and a very similar high frequency response to the NTG3 and will sound fantastic as a voice over mic.
Does a shorter shotgun microphone make it less directional?
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.
How robust is the NTG5 in extreme weather?
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.
What is the difference between the NTG3 and the NTG5?
The NTG5 is shorter, lighter, has a slightly different frequency response with a flatter low end, and is more robust in adverse weather and harsh environments, making the NTG5 ideal for shooting on location.
Why would I use the NGT5 on location instead of another shotgun mic?
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 pre-amp with more headroom. Finally, the RF-bias circuitry and conformal coating improve the resilience of all electronic components.