NTG8

RF-bias Long Shotgun Microphone
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  • Superior broadcast sound quality
  • High Sensitivity
  • Supercardioid polar pattern
  • Highly directional polar response
  • Natural sounding audio both on and off-axis
  • Designed to withstand adverse environmental conditions
  • Extremely low handling noise
  • High level of immunity to radio frequency interference
  • True Condenser (external RF biased)
  • Includes weatherproof aluminum cylinder for transport, SM8 shock mount and wind shield
  • 10 year extended warranty when you register online at www.rodemic.com/warranty

Based on RØDE's award winning NTG3 shotgun microphone, the NTG8 is a broadcast quality RF-bias shotgun microphone that exhibits increased directionality across a wide frequency response range. This makes the NTG8 the perfect microphone for film, television, sports and outdoor broadcasting, live performance, and any professional distance miking application.

Like the NTG3, the NTG8 features low self-noise, natural sound without colouration both on and off-axis, and RF bias technology to ensure that it is almost completely resistant to high humidity environments which could cause other condenser microphones to fail.

The NTG8 is finished in matte black and supplied with a specially designed shock mount (SM8) that is engineered to provide excellent handling noise isolation, cable management and versatile mounting options for the microphone. A rugged weatherproof aluminium cylinder is also included, providing ultimate protection for the microphone when in transport or storage. The WSNTG8 windshield completes the package, providing light environmental protection.

The RØDE NTG8 long shotgun microphone is designed in Australia and covered by RØDE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.

NTG8 Specifications
NTG8 Specifications
Acoustic PrincipleLine Gradient
Active ElectronicsRF Bias
Capsule0.50"
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Address TypeEnd
Frequency Range40Hz - 20kHz
Output Impedance25Ω
Maximum SPL124dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Maximum Output Level8.2dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load
Sensitivity-20.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (97.50mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted)8dB-A
Power Options +48V phantom power
Weight 345.00gm
Dimensions559.00mmH x 19.00mmW x 19.00mmD
Output XLR Output
Warranty 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here
NTG8 Reviews
NTG8 Reviews

If we start with build, then the RØDE scores very highly. It's beautifully designed and put together... just turning it over in your hands the thing oozes quality.

Wow. This is an impressive mic. Good build quality, great to use and excellent audio quality. Oh, what a beauty.

GEAR OF THE YEAR 2013

Jerry Ibotson
Audio Media

I have been of the opinion for a while now that the MKH416P48 and the NTG3 are the best shotgun microphones available in the under £1,000 price bracket but now I must add the NTG8 to that collection. So impressed am I that while I already own the MKH416P48 and the NTG3 that I am now seriously tempted to buy the NTG8 as well!

In my opinion, for its price and quality the new RØDE NTG8 is the best shotgun microphone around! I believe that when it comes to buying professional audio equipment the rule should be, "Buy once and buy well!" and in the past I have had niggles about the quality of some of the so called professional microphones I have tested but have none about the RØDE NTG8, it is simply the best shotgun microphone I have ever handled.

Phil Janvier
Focus Magazine
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