Rycote CA-08 Cardioid Condenser Microphone



Rycote CA-08 Cardioid Condenser Microphone.


  • Professional broadcast quality and individually fine-tuned back electret capsule
  • Virtually flat frequency response from 70Hz to 20KHz


  • Compact design
  • Ultra low noise circuitry
  • Sophisticated RF shielding
  • Low power consumption


  • Gold-plated Neutrik XLR connector


  • Active in-line filtering
  • Fine-tuned mechanical RF shielding
  • Thoroughly tested against digital wireless systems and walkie talkies


  • Preamp made from non-corrosive machined brass - low impedence to ensure best possible and longest lasting RF shielding
  • Capsule made from lightweight machined aluminium

Please note:  This item is specially ordered and is excluded from our returns policy.  See T&C's

The Rycote CA-08 is a cardioid pencil condenser microphone designed for a range of applications in studio and field recording.

The CA-08 microphones provide slight directionality with a virtually flat frequency response from 70Hz-20KHz, gradually dropping off below 60Hz. The mics are built on Rycote’s low self-noise preamp design and capsules which offer a consistent sonic signature that mixes well when cut together with other Rycote microphones in the range. The CA-08 mics can be used individually or in matched stereo pairs.


  • 5cm SGM Foam
  • 5cm Classic Softie
  • 5cm Short Fur Softie
  • 5cm Super Softie
  • Nano Shield Kit NS1-BA
  • Cyclone Windshield, Small
  • Modular Windsheild WS 10 Kit
  • Baseball 19/20mm
Frequency Range 45 Hz - 20 kHz
Self Noise 13.0 dB-A (+/- 2 dB)
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Capsule Type Back Electret Condenser
Output Sensitivity 24.3 mV/Pa (-26.9 dB)
Max. Output Voltage 4 Vp
Output Impedence 100 Ω
Min. Load Impedance 1 k Ω
Signal / Noise Ratio 80 dB typical (@ 1 kHz/Pa A-weighted)
CMRR (@ 1 kHz) > 60 dB
Max. Cable Length 100 m
Powering P-48
Powering Valid Range 48-24V
(Max SPL reduced at 24V)
Current Consumption 3.0 mA
Max. SPL 133 dB SPL (at 1 kHz 1.0% THD Typical)
127 dB SPL (at 1 kHz 0.5% THD Typical)
RFI Shield Yes
Connector XLR-3M
Weight 69g
Colour Matte Black