Rycote OM-08 Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone



Rycote OM-08 Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone.


  • Professional broadcast quality and individually fine-tuned back electret capsule
  • Excellent low frequency response


  • 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

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

The OM-08 microphones provide solid low frequency response with virtually no drop off at 20Hz. 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 OM-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 10 Hz - 20 kHz
Self Noise 11.0 dB-A (+/- 2 dB)
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
Capsule Type Back Electret Condenser
Output Sensitivity 23.0 mV/Pa (-32.7 dB)
Max. Output Voltage 4 Vp
Output Impedence 100 Ω
Min. Load Impedance 1 k Ω
Signal / Noise Ratio 81 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