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Rode NTG8 Moisture-Resistant Long Shotgun Microphone

Rode NTG8 Moisture-Resistant Long Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • For Broadcast, Film, and Sporting Events
  • Moisture-Resistant for Humid Conditions
  • No Switches, Buttons, or Dials
  • 40 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
Optimized for high-quality outdoor performance in broadcasting, film production, and sporting events, the Rode NTG8 moisture-resistant shotgun microphone offers the proven technology of the award-winning NTG3 in a longer body with more focused directionality throughout its frequency spectrum.
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Rode NTG8 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Designed to Withstand Adverse Environmental Conditions
  • 3Broadcast-Quality Sound
  • 4Phantom Powered
  • 5Ideal for Boompole or Stand Mounting
  • 6Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

Optimized for high-quality outdoor performance in broadcasting, film production, and sporting events, the Rode NTG8 moisture-resistant shotgun microphone offers the proven technology of the award-winning NTG3 in a longer body with more focused directionality throughout its frequency spectrum.

Professional-level features such as ultralow-noise circuitry, enhanced immunity to radio-frequency interference, and minimal handling noise reduce the need to repair and restore audio in postproduction. Its switch- and dial-free design lets you set up quickly and focus on the sound instead of fiddling with various mic settings.

The NTG8's ultrahigh sensitivity allows it to produce robust output levels without having to apply extreme gain at your mic preamp. Sonically, the NTG8 delivers natural on- and off-axis sound due in part to its long interference tube. Clarity is further maintained by the gentle rise in high frequencies and the rumble-reducing attenuation of low bass frequencies.

Designed to Withstand Adverse Environmental Conditions

When your work takes you outdoors, you're bound to encounter humidity and condensation, which can cause many mics to fail. The NTG8's RF bias technology makes it almost completely resistant to moisture, allowing you to reliably capture high-quality audio in normal and adverse environmental conditions. It also includes a weatherproof aluminum storage cylinder for maximum protection during travel.

Broadcast-Quality Sound

The NTG8 was engineered for broadcast-quality sound, enhanced immunity to RF (radio frequency) interference, and low handling noise. Plus, its balanced output allows longer cable runs than most camera-mount shotgun microphones.

The combination of the NTG8's 22" long body and supercardioid polar pattern yields focused on-axis directionality with minimal coloration at the on- and off-axis points. The NTG8's ultralow self-noise of 8 dBA and highly sensitive condenser element allow it to produce detailed audio released from the hiss found in many low-cost microphones.

Phantom Powered

Thanks to its 3-pin XLR output and compliance with 44 to 52 VDC phantom power, the NTG8 is compatible with a variety of handheld audio recorders, field recorders, and mixer adapters as well as built-in preamps on many camcorders and cinema cameras. The NTG8 utilizes a custom-designed XLR connector—specially designed to reduce susceptibility to RF interference from devices such as mobile phones and other transmitters.

Ideal for Boompole or Stand Mounting

The NTG8's included shockmount ensures easy placement on a mic stand or boompole while impeding the transfer of vibrations to the mic. Additionally, the shockmount features integrated clips for tidy cable management. The mic's housing is both durable and lightweight, and its matte black finish prevents reflections in the shot.

Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

The NTG8 has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from light breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of handling noise and wind noise in outdoor environments, consider the separately available Rycote Windshield Kit 11—a complete blimp, furry windshield, and shockmount suspension system.
UPC: 698813002283

Rode NTG8 Specs

Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
Diaphragm0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL124 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Off-Axis Rejection16 dB at 60°
24 dB at 120°
>20 dB at 180°
Impedance25 Ohms
Sensitivity-20 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Level8.2 dBu (Max)
Dynamic Range116 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio81 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level8 dB A-Weighted
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Operating Voltage44 to 52 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption2.5 mA
MountingShockmount (with Included Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Included CaseTransport Tube
Dimensionsø: 0.75 x L: 22.01" / ø: 1.9 x L: 55.9 cm (Microphone)
Weight12.17 oz / 345 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)28.5 x 6.1 x 3.2"

Rode NTG8 Reviews

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What's the difference between the NTG8 & the NTG3?
Asked by: Ryan
I have both microphones. My understanding is they have the same capsule. I use them outside with the Rycote Blimp system. The NTG8 picks up less wind sound( not distorted ) since it has a narrow pick up pattern as compared to the NTG3. There is more surface area with the NTG8 so the wind wants to move it physically. If you want to pick up a wider pickup pattern the NTG3 would do that. Both good microphones.
Answered by: Norman V.
Date published: 2021-06-17
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