Designed to withstand adverse environmental conditions 50% less self-noise than the majority of shotgun microphones True condenser (externally RF biased) Extremely low handling noise High level of immunity to radio frequency broadcast Rode NTG3 Condenser Shotgun Microphone with Storage Cylinder The RØDE NTG3 super-cardioid shotgun microphone is designed for professional use on film, television, electronic news gathering and wherever high-resolution broadcast audio is required. As RØDE's premier directional microphone the NTG3 exhibits superlative audio quality with a rich, warm quality and a full frequency response. Its RF bias technology makes it almost completely resistant to moisture, making it the only option when recording in demanding environments where condensation is an issue. Machined from solid brass and available in either anti-glare, nickel-plated finish or matte black (NTG3B), the NTG3 is incredibly robust while remaining light weight. Its precise yet forgiving polar pattern ensures that whether used on-camera or on a boom pole, the NTG3 will capture audio clearly every time. A durable aluminum storage cylinder is supplied to provide the ultimate protection for the NTG3 while in storage and transport. Tightly sealed at both ends the cylinder is highly weatherproof, adding to the microphone's rugged performance credentials. COMPARISON CHARTView larger Features Designed to withstand adverse environmental conditions50% less self-noise than the majority of shotgun microphonesTrue condenser (externally RF biased)Extremely low handling noiseHigh level of immunity to radio frequency broadcastSuperior broadcast sound qualityWeather resistant aluminium storage cylinder included
My friend owns the NTG 3 and raves about it. However, I was not in a position to spend $700 on a microphone, so encouraged by the positive reviews, I purchased the NTG 2 "used in like new condition" for $215. Overall I am satisfied with the performance of the NTG 2 and used it successfully for an indoor interview in a noisy environment.I decided to run a test comparison of the NTG 2 and my friend's NTG 3 under identical conditions. The 2 microphones were mo..
I initally purchased the NTG-2 and did an audio test with a friend who owns the NTG-3. We set up both mics on a boom and recorded to Tascams. Did everything as close as possible including having the same length of cables. The gain was so much better on the NTG-3 that I decided to return the NTG-2 and pay almost 3 times as much for the NTG-3. The aluminum case is way cool, too. The back rejection of this mic is pretty amazing. It almost totally eliminated the ice cr..