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Polsen VMS-1080 Stereo DSLR/Video Condenser Microphone

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Polsen VMS-1080 Stereo DSLR/Video Condenser Microphone


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Product Highlights

  • Great for Video & DSLR Cameras
  • Stereo X/Y Condenser Microphone
  • Switchable High-Pass Filter
  • Switchable -10 dB Pad
  • Includes Fur Wind-Cover
  • Includes Foam Windscreen
  • Includes Shockmount
  • 3.5mm Mini-Plug Output Connector
  • Power LED
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You Pay: $99.95

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The VMS-1080 from Polsen is a stereo X/Y condenser microphone that delivers professional quality stereo sound to your DSLR camera, video camera, or audio recorder.

The microphone, which can be used indoors or outdoors, provides excellent sound quality and an accurate stereo image, far superior to the internal mics commonly found on DSLR cameras, video cams, and digital recorders. Featuring a matched pair of cardioid condenser capsules arranged in an X-Y pattern, it is ideal for location recording, broadcast applications, and live performances. Compact and lightweight, the VMS-1080 attaches to your camera's shoe mount and plugs directly into your camera or portable recorder's microphone input for crisp, clear stereo audio capture.

Additionally, the VMS-1080 comes with a removable shockmount that isolates the microphone from handling noise and vibrations, and features a mounting foot and locking collar for attaching to a camera's shoe mount. The mounting foot also has a threaded 1/4"-20 socket for attaching to a boompole.

The microphone is also equipped with an adjustable attenuation switch (-10 dB, 0 dB) to prevent distortion from audio overload, and a switchable high-pass filter at 80 Hz to roll off unwanted low-frequency noise. Furthermore, it includes both a foam windscreen and a fur wind-cover for added protection from wind noise and vocal plosives.

Professional quality recording for DSLR or camcorder
Matched pair of condenser capsules in XY stereo configuration
Compact, lightweight design
Switchable 80Hz high-pass filter
Adjustable pad (-10 dB, 0 dB)
On/off switch with power LED
Runs on two AAA batteries (not included)
Shock mount and attached shoe mount with threaded ¼"-20 socket
Includes two layers of protection from wind and vocal plosives: foam windscreen and fur wind-cover
3.5 mm stereo connector is compatible with many makes and brands of DSLR cameras, video cameras and audio recorders
Microphone Stereo X/Y condenser mic
Frequency Range 30 Hz - 20 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 76 dB
Sensitivity -33 dB ± 3 dB / 0 dB=1V/Pa, 1 kHz
Output Impedance 200 ohm or less
Pad -10 dB, 0 dB
High-Pass Filter Flat/80 Hz
Output Connector 3.5 mm mini-jack
Case ABS Construction
Batteries Two AAA alkalines (not included)
Battery Life Approximately 100 hrs.
Dimensions 2.5 × 6˝ (65 × 151 mm)
Weight 5.1 oz (146 g); with batteries
Polsen VMS-1080 Stereo DSLR/Video Condenser Microphone
  • Shockmount
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Fur Wind-Cover
  • Drawstring Pouch
  • 8 x Spare Suspension Rings
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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    surprisingly good sound during checkout

    By Pixbydg

    from Great Southwest


    • Good sensitivity
    • Natural Quality Sound
    • Sound quality


    • Windscreen Is Not Secure

    Best Uses

      Comments about Polsen VMS-1080 Stereo DSLR/Video Condenser Microphone:

      I purchased this microphone for some "garage band" recording sessions to replace spaced omni condenser mikes. I selected it for its features and the good specifications (S/N, frequency response), having never heard much about Polsen products. I use it on a microphone stand with a digital field recorder.

      My initial tests produced very clean and natural sounding files when auditioned over high-quality speakers -- better than I had expected. I didn't detect any evidence of distortion or excessive sibilance with the foam windscreen in place. Sensitivity seems above average.

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      Works good

      By florida cracker

      from lochloosa Florida

      Verified Buyer


      • Quality sound
      • Solid build
      • Solid Build Quality Soun


        Best Uses

        • Bird Recording
        • General purpose
        • Wildlife videos

        Comments about Polsen VMS-1080 Stereo DSLR/Video Condenser Microphone:

        This Microphone is a huge step up in Audio quality from the In camera Microphone. As it should be right? It is a solid built and rugged addition to my Tools and should last for years. Course we all want Better so until I hit the Lottery or have some unknown Rich relative leave me a fortune, This Stereo Microphone will be just Fine.

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        Required item: Batteries (not included) are required to power this device.

        Watson - 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (1000mAh)
        • You Pay: $16.95
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        • You Pay: $10.95


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        Add more interconnectivity options for your equipment.

        Pearstone - Stereo Mini Male to Stereo Mini Female Extension Cable (Black) - 3'
        • You Pay: $3.99
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        Additional brackets and rigs allow more convenient piggy-backing of devices.

        Vello - V-Rig 4.1" Triple Shoe Bracket
        • You Pay: $24.90


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        Get your mic closer to the sound source with a boompole.

        Polsen - SBP-10 5-Section 10' Telescoping Aluminum Boompole
        • You Pay: $139.95
        Auray - ABP-35N Aluminum Telescoping Boom Pole (5')
        • You Pay: $109.95

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        Get your mic closer to the sound source with a Pistol Grip.

        Auray - Universal Microphone Pistol Grip
        • You Pay: $29.95

        Cases & Protection

        Carry, store and protect all your equipment in a bag or case.

        Pelican - 1200 Case with Foam (Black)
        • You Pay: $39.15
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