Rode NTG8 Moisture-Resistant Long Shotgun Microphonev

Rode NTG8 Moisture-Resistant Long Shotgun Microphonev
Regular price 4,320.00

Description

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.

Details

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.

Technical Specs

Microphone

Form Factor

Stand/Boom-Mount

Sound Field

Mono

Operating Principle

Line Gradient

Capsule

Condenser

Diaphragm

0.5" / 12.70 mm

Polar Pattern

Supercardioid

Orientation

End Address

Circuitry

Solid-State

Pad

None

High-Pass Filter

None

Tone Adjustment

None

Indicators

None

On-Board Controls

None

Windscreen

Foam (Included)

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

Output Level

8.2 dBu (Max)

Dynamic Range

116 dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

81 dB A-Weighted

Equivalent Noise Level

8 dB A-Weighted

Connectivity

Output Connectors

1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)

Wireless Connectivity

None

Digital Audio

Digital Signal Processing

None

Power

Operating Voltage

44 to 52 V (Phantom Power)

Operating Current Consumption

2.5 mA

Physical

Color

Silver

Mounting

3/8"-16 Female, 5/8"-27 Female, Shockmount (with Included Hardware)

Dimensions

ø: 0.75 x L: 22.01" / ø: 1.9 x L: 55.9 cm (Microphone)

Weight

12.17 oz / 345 g (Microphone)

 

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