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SupercardioidRØDE NTG-3

Supercardioid Condenser Microphone

NTG-3 is a short shotgun microphone with a high sensitivity and supercardioid polar pattern.

The mic uses Rode’s RF Bias technology, making it resistant to temperature and humidity changes.

The NTG-3 has a wider, more forgiving polar pattern than other shotgun microphones, making it easier for booming.

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The mic has a slightly wider pick-up pattern than the [Sennheiser] 416 with a gentler transition to off-axis rejection. This design choice makes two-shots and moving characters easier to cover, but also means that in noisy locations you may pick up some unexpected and unwanted sound.

The NTG-3 ships with a protective aluminum tube case, RM5 hard mount, foam windscreen, and a leather storage pouch.

The RØDE NTG-3 is also known as: NTG3.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Supercardioid (31.60 mV/Pa; 40 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
25 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 130 dB
Self-noise: 13.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
163g (5.75oz) 255mm (10.04'') 19mm (0.75'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 44–52v

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