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RODE NTG8 Moisture-Resistant Long Shotgun Microphone

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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

Key Specs
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
On-Board Controls
No
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
124 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Condenser
Diaphragm
0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
Orientation
End Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Tone Adjustment
No
Gain Adjustment
No
On-Board Controls
No
Performance
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
124 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Off-Axis Rejection
16 dB at 60°
24 dB at 120°
>20 dB at 180°
Impedance
25 Ohms
Sensitivity
-20 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range
116 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
81 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level
8 dB A-Weighted
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Power
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
44 to 52 V (Phantom Power)
Physical
Color
Silver
Mounting
Shockmount (with Included Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Dimensions
ø: 0.75 x L: 22.01" / ø: 1.9 x L: 55.9 cm (Microphone)
Weight
12.17 oz / 345 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
28.5 x 6.1 x 3.2"

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