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Shure VP88 Stereo Condenser Microphone
Shure VP88 Stereo Condenser Microphone

Shure VP88 Stereo Condenser Microphone

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MSRP: $999.00
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The Shure Model VP88 is a single-point, stereo condenser microphone for use in professional studio recording, field production, electronic news gathering (ENG), and studio broadcasting applications. It combines two condenser cartridges in a single housing to create a stereo audio image of the sound source. It is unique in its ability to capture the realism of a live event and yet withstand rigorous field production environments.

One cartridge (Mid) faces forward to capture on-axis sound using a cardioid pickup pattern. The other cartridge (Side) is bi-directional, capturing sound from either side. The VP88 contains an internal M-S matrix with three settings for different degrees of stereo image separation. The internal matrix can be bypassed if an external matrix is used or if stereo imaging is done in post-production.

Shure VP88 Features

  • Time-coherent, Mid-Side (M-S) design for optimal stereo imaging
  • Built-in stereo matrix for direct control of the stereo spread; direct M-S outputs available
  • Mono compatibility ideal for broadcast applications
  • Low noise and distortion
  • Wide dynamic range
  • Switch-selectable, low-frequency rolloff (12 dB/octave below 80 Hz) for reduced pickup of ambient noise and stand vibration
  • Operates on phantom power or a 6V camera battery
  • LED power indicator
  • Internal shock mount for reduced stand vibration and handling noise
  • Built-in "pop" screen
  • VP88 stereo condenser microphone1
  • Swivel adapter1
  • Windscreen1
  • Y splitter cable1
  • Batter1
  • Carrying bag1
  • Transducer Typesingle-point stereo (MS configuration) condenser
  • Polar PatternMid Cartridge - cardioid / Side Cartridge - bidirectional
  • Frequency Response40 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Rated Output Impedance150 ohms (100 ohms actual)
  • Sensitivity (open circuit voltage, @ 1 kHz, MS Mode)-66 dB (0.5 mV)
  • Max. SPL
    • 800 ohms Load: 129 dB
    • 150 ohms Load: 119 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio70 dB
  • Dynamic Range105 dB maximum SPL, A-weighted
  • Clipping Level (@1kHz, 1% THD)
    • 800 ohms Load
      • Mid Cartridge: -12 dBV (0.25 V)
      • Side Cartridge: -10 dBV (0.30 V)
    • 150 ohms Load
      • Mid Cartridge: -25 dBV (0.06 V)
      • Side Cartridge: -19 dBV (0.11 V)
  • Self Noise (equivalent SPL)24 dBA-weighted, 28 dBtypical
  • Hum Pickup-4 dB equivalent SPL in a 1millioersted field (60XXXXXXXXXXXX)
  • HousingBrass and nickel-plated aluminum construction with stainless steel grille; finished in satin black vinyl enamel
  • Power Requirements9–52 V DC[4] phantom power (IEC-61938), 1.3 mAoutput, 2.6 mAtotal
  • Battery
    • Type: 6 Vcylindrical
    • Lifetime: 70 hours
    • Current Drain: 2.4mA total
  • Overvoltage Protectionmax. external voltage applied to Pins 2 through 5 with respect to Pin 1: ± 75 Vdc
  • Weight14.7 oz

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