- Time-coherent, Mid-Side (M-S) design for optimal stereo imaging.
- Mono compatibility ideal for broadcast applications.
- 40 to 20,000 Hz frequency response.
- 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.
The Shure VP88 is a Stereo Condenser Microphone with Internal Matrix, Battery Included. Condenser stereo microphone combines 2 condenser cartridges to create a stereo audio image of the sound source. It includes a windscreen, swivel adapter, and Y-cable, switch-selectable, low-frequency roll-off, internal shock mount, and a pop screen.
The Shure Model VP88 is a single-point, stereo condenser microphone for use in professional studio recording, field production, electronic newsgathering (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.
The VP88 uses a mid-side (M-S) configuration. One microphone cartridge (Mid) faces forward to capture on-axis sound using a cardioid pickup pattern. The other microphone 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. Switches on the top of the microphone control output mode, stereo imaging, low-frequency rolloff settings, and battery on/off.
The VP88 can operate on phantom power or an internal 6 V battery. The VP88 is supplied with a multi-connector "Y-splitter" cable, foam windscreen, swivel stand adapter, 6-volt battery, and zippered carrying/storage bag.
Optional accessories include an isolation mount, a 7.6 m (25 ft) microphone extension cable, a phantom power supply, and a 4.3 m (14 ft) microphone stand.
Transducer: Single-point stereo (M-S configuration) condenser
Polar Pattern: Cardioid, bidirectional
Frequency Response: 40 Hz-20 kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical): 105 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 70 dB
Maximum Input Sound Level: 800 W Load: 129dB, 150 W Load: 119 dB
Power Requirements: Phantom Power, (9-52v DC)
Output Impedance: 150 ohms (100 ohms Actual)
Output Connectors: Included 'Y' cable with 5-pin female XLR connector on microphone end, 2x 3-pin male XLR connectors on equipment ends
Low Frequency Roll-Off: Yes, (12 dB/Octave Below 80 Hz)
Applications: Field Recording, ENG, Stereo Studio Miking, Broadcast
Dimensions: 11.44 x 1.56" (290 x 39.7mm) LxDiameter
Weight: 14.7 oz. (417 g)
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