New Equipment in my Kit: Rode NTG-3 Shotgun Microphone

To better serve my clients I have added a 2nd high quality shotgun microphone to my kit the Rode NTG-3.  This microphone was chosen due to its robust construction, high resistance to RF interference and ability to operate in high humidity conditions. It also  In addition to the Rode NTG-3 microphone Pro Location Sound LLC also has the Industry Standard Sennheiser MKH-416 as well as Rode NTG-1 and Rode NTG-2. As always having the best and most up to date gear is our number one prioirty. I will post a review of the RODE NTG-3 after using it. Below is what RODE Says about the NTG-3:

The NTG-3 is the result of years of research and development by RODE engineers, providing broadcast and film professionals with an affordable yet uncompromising microphone.

RODE uses a technology known as RF-bias to create an almost completely moisture resistant microphone. In addition to capturing flawless audio in normal environments, the NTG-3 is ideal for those projects involving humid climates where condensation is an issue.

At 5.75 ounces, the NTG-3 is very lightweight and also boasts extremely low handling and self-noise (13dBA). Included with the microphone is a weather resistant aluminum storage cylinder for protection when traveling.

Rode offers a 10 year warranty on this microphone when registered on the Rode website.


  • Designed to withstand adverse environmental conditions
  • 50% less self-noise than the majority of shotgun microphone
  • True condenser (externally RF biased)
  • Extremely low handling noise
  • High level of immunity to radio frequency broadcast
  • Superior broadcast sound quality
  • Weather resistant aluminum storage cylinder included


Power: P48 (48V) phantom supply
Acoustic Principle: Line Gradient
Directional Pattern: Super Cardioid
Frequency range: 40 Hz – 20 kHz
Output impedance: 25Ω
Signal noise ratio: 81 dB SPL (A – weighted per IEC651)
Equivalent noise: 13 dB SPL (A – weighted per IEC651)
Maximum SPL: 130dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Maximum output voltage: 8.2dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Sensitivity: -30 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (31.6 mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Weight: 163gm
Dimensions: 255mmH x 19mmW x 19mmD

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