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Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System

B&H # AUP88W83013 Mfr # W88-13-830
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You Pay: $169.99
Product Highlights
  • T13 / 169.445 & 170.245MHz
  • Pro88W Transmitter and Receiver
  • MT830mW Miniature Omni Microphone

The Audio-Technica Pro 88W is a cost effective VHF wireless microphone system intended for video application. The system includes a belt-pack transmitter, camera mountable receiver and MT830mW omni-directional lavalier microphone. The receiver features 2 user selectable VHF frequencies for added flexibility when experiencing RF interference.

Provisions for headphone monitoring are provided, ear-phones are included. The belt-pack transmitter features a 1/8" mini microphone input, the optional CP8306 cable will adapt balanced XLR terminated microphones to the transmitter. Both transmitter and receiver feature a durable metal housing and will operate up to 8 hours on 9 Volt alkaline batteries.

Selectable Frequencies
The Pro 88 receiver features 2 user selectable VHF frequencies, providing the flexibility needed when experiencing RF interference.
Monitoring Capability
The receiver features real-time audio monitoring and the monitor ear-phone is included.
Durable Construction
Both transmitter and receiver feature durable plastic construction, able to withstand the rigors of use on location or on the road.
MT830mW Microphone
The MT830mW lavalier microphone features an omni-directional polar pattern. The omni-directional pattern provides a generous pick up with even signal response at the direct and off-axis sections of the capsule.
System
Type of System VHF Single Frequency Portable
RF Carrier Frequency Range 169.445 - 180.600 MHz
Approx. Working Range 100' normal, 300' Optimum
Overall Frequency Response not specified by manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio not specified by manufacturer
# Of Channels 2 Switchable Frequencies - T13 / 169.445 & 170.245MHz
# Of Simultaneous Systems not specified by manufacturer
Receiver
Type of Receiver Camera Mountable VHF - FM Super-heterodyne
Type of Outputs 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini unbalanced
Headphone Monitoring Yes, Headphone included
Power Requirements DC Input: 9 Volt DC (center - positive)
Battery: 9 Volt alkaline (not included)
Battery Type/Approx. Life 8 hours nominal
Mounting Options Touch Fastener
Antenna Type External
Dimensions 4.09 x 2.44 x .94 (104 x 62 x 24mm) (HxWxD)
Transmitter
Type of Transmitter Body-Pack - Frequency Modulation
Type of Input Connector 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini unbalanced
Type of Microphone MT830mW
Polar Pattern Omni-directional
Interchangeable Mic Heads AT829mW cardioid lavalier & PRO 8HEmW hyper-cardioid head-worn available, CP8306 cable allows integration with balanced XLR microphones.
Battery Type/Approx. Life Battery: 9 Volt alkaline
Mute Switch No
Level Control No
Antenna Type External
Display not specified by manufacturer
Dimensions 4.09 x 2.44 x 0.94" (104.0 x 62.0 x 24.0mm) (HxWxD)
Weight 2.8 oz (80 grams)
Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System
  • Clothing Clip
  • Windscreen
  • Monitor Earphone
  • Audio Cable
  • Mini to Mini Cable
  • Camera Shoe Adapter
  • Belt Clip
  • Touch Fastener
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Audio-TechnicaPRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System
     
    3.7

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (19)
    • Simple use (14)
    • Great sound quality (9)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Durable (5)

    Cons

    • Noisy (3)
    • Unstable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Presentations (10)
    • Professional (7)
    • Productivity (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (15), Gearhead (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (15), Personal (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Product!

    I use it with a SONY HDR AX2000, which a bunch of friends and relatives gave me for my birthday last week. The sound on this system is clean, even when I was...Read complete review

    I use it with a SONY HDR AX2000, which a bunch of friends and relatives gave me for my birthday last week. The sound on this system is clean, even when I was almost 100 ft away, it sounded like I was standing next to the subject. The price is very reasonable. In short, it exceeded my expectaions.

    My one complaint is that I wish it could seat more securely on the camera. The mount that's included in the package does not lock the radio in place, it can move, it can fall off

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not bad

    Very Lightweight. Plastic cases scare me somewhat. The range is perfect for our studio, outside is even better. Good starter system and I don't have to worry about my losing too much if...Read complete review

    Very Lightweight. Plastic cases scare me somewhat. The range is perfect for our studio, outside is even better. Good starter system and I don't have to worry about my losing too much if my students break them

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    4.0

    Afforable and reliable

    By Ola

    from New York

    About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Presentations
      • Professional

      Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

      I've used this mic with my D7000 and produces better sound quality. the range is good too.

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      4.0

      Works Well

      By Kristy

      from Bethesda, MD

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Presentations
        • Productivity

        Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

        I'm using the mic to film two actors stepping out of a car, paying a parking meter, and then walking up to and talking directly into the camera positioned on the sidewalk. The sound works well - but not the best ever -- enough for the video piece, and I like how the mics are light weight and easy to use. With sounds of people along the sidewalk, the actors can be heard clearly above it all, making it work perfect for this project. One thing that isn't so great is it's hard to open the battery cover, I always feel like I might break it.

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        • Personal

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        5.0

        Works Great

        By camcorder guy

        from Illinois

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

            For the money you cant beat it. This is my first wireless mic so I don't have alot of experience but I feel it was money well spent especially since I'm only using it to video tape my sons school chorus and things of that nature. I hope it holds up and so far so good. I don't seem to have any static but then again havent used them much

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            1.0

            Unreliable

            By Jonathan M

            from Louisville, KY

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Noisy
            • Unreliable
            • Unstable

            Best Uses

            • None

            Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

            The audio sitting under the noise, dropouts, and strange interference phases is ok. Higher frequency often goes in and out even with good signal (this affects voices). This mic will cost you - you're either going to invest in wired or buy a $500+ kit minimum after it fudges your program. Spare yourself this 100-150 bucks.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Great Product!

            By chaimke613

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional

              Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

              I use it with a SONY HDR AX2000, which a bunch of friends and relatives gave me for my birthday last week. The sound on this system is clean, even when I was almost 100 ft away, it sounded like I was standing next to the subject. The price is very reasonable. In short, it exceeded my expectaions.

              My one complaint is that I wish it could seat more securely on the camera. The mount that's included in the package does not lock the radio in place, it can move, it can fall off

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              4.0

              good enough for interviews

              By Giuseppe

              from new york, NY

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Presentations
                • Productivity

                Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

                I used it to record an interview. I had the Ac in the background that I couldn't turn off and I still got a pretty good sound recorded.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                4.0

                pretty good

                By Frank

                from Baltimore, MD

                Verified Buyer

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                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

                      took a bit of tweaking, including switching to manual volume and reducing volume to a level that tuned out background, but still enough foreground. Still not perfected, but we are very close. Sometimes picks up electronic interference, but we've worked around that, also.
                      all-in-all a pretty good system for the price range.

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                      • Business

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                      3.0

                      Mixed Bag

                      By Ralph Jonsington

                      from Altanta, GA

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Simple Use

                      Cons

                      • Noisy
                      • Unreliable
                      • Unstable

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

                        Very inexpensive wireless lav. Only used it once so far, but had some inconsistent interference in which I couldn't identify the source. I was able to make it work though. If I was doing live sound and it was very important to get it perfect on the first/only go round, I'd go with something else.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        3.0

                        Good system for a low price

                        By Semipro

                        from New York, NY

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Simple Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Den
                          • Presentations
                          • Professional

                          Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

                          System is well worth its small price tag. Works well for me until its roughly 30-40 meters away, then it starts to pick up a little noise. Switchable channels are also a must if you plan on shooting in some sort of urban environment where interference is a possibility.

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                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Works Great

                          By johncrow

                          from atlanta, ga

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great Sound Quality
                          • Lightweight
                          • Simple Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

                              Used this on a simple video I shot this weekend and the clarity and reception were great. I did not try the other frequency but I imagine it sounds just as great.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              2.0

                              Will Work - But am sending back

                              By shinton365

                              from Yakima, WA

                              About Me Audio-Video Buff, Gearhead, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Great Sound Quality
                              • Lightweight
                              • Simple Use

                              Cons

                              • Noisy
                              • Unstable

                              Best Uses

                              • Presentations

                              Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

                              I use it for recording church sermons with camcorder.
                              It worked OK but had dropouts/interference as the speaker walked around. I hoped a VHF unit would work because of the cost savings. Wishful thinking.
                              Sent it back for a UHF Unit. May work for some people OK just depends where your at and surrounding radio interference.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              4.0

                              Works Well

                              By Jim

                              from Idaho

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Simple Use

                              Cons

                              • Needs tripod mount device

                              Best Uses

                              • Presentations
                              • Professional

                              Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

                              Used it with the Canon FS200. The sound quality is good.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              4.0

                              Good begining unit

                              By BIO Productions

                              from murrieta, ca

                              About Me Gearhead

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Lightweight
                              • Simple Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Presentations

                                Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

                                I am an action sport cinematographer and I bought this unit to use on our latest documentary about motocross. The unit has seemed to hold up to the conditions of a motocross track and the traveling to and from locations. It is an amateur unit, but for the price it can't be beat. There is a little noise, but depending on your surroundings, it still sounds good. I would recommend this unit to anyone looking for an inexpensive unit with decent sound.

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                                • Business

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                                1.0

                                Garbage

                                By Timothy

                                from Breckenridge, CO

                                Pros

                                • Cheap

                                Cons

                                • Poor quality sound

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

                                  These things are total garbage. If there is more than 10 feet between the transmitter and receiver, all you get is static. Hardly the 100-300' range in the specs.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great first wireless setup.

                                  By Jonathan C.

                                  from Arizona

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Simple Use

                                  Cons

                                  • Flimsy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Presentations

                                  Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

                                  I use this system with my Sony SR-11. The item is simple to use and picks up decent sound. Although the construction of the units seem a little flimsy, the transmitter was dropped by one of my subjects and suffered no damage.

                                  It would be nice if the transmitter was a bit smaller, but for the price you can't go wrong.

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                                  • Business

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                                  4.0

                                  Great Value

                                  By ino

                                  from NYC

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Great Sound Quality
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Simple Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Professional

                                    Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

                                    For a first step into wireless mics, this is a great unit. No problems at close to mid range, and good quality sound.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    4.0

                                    Simple - Works Great

                                    By BartB

                                    from Corvallis, OR

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Great Sound Quality
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Simple Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Presentations

                                      Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

                                      I ordered the system to video tape a guest speaker. The system was very easy to set up the first time and worked great. The sound quality was better than I expected--near perfect--and I had no interference from another wireless mic system, lighting or other potential sources in the room. A great buy, IMHO.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      4.0

                                      Cheap Audio Solution for camcorders

                                      By ChickenBus

                                      from NY, NY

                                      About Me Technically Challenged

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Simple Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

                                          Using this to shoot a low-budget documentary. Range is not quite what they say - starts to get "clicks" about 50-75 ft. away, but anything nearer is pretty clear. My sony hand-held mic works on it fine as well, for interview situations. Definitely seems worth the money invested, and BH has a very good price on this system.

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                                          • Business

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                                          4.0

                                          Great setup - does the trick!

                                          By Bob

                                          from Portland, OR

                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Great Sound Quality
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Simple Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

                                              I purchased this system to do interviews ... use it with my Canon HV30. It's a piece of cake to use and I haven't had any problems with it. The audio is great and I've been really pleased with it.
                                              I was a little worried, because the price was so reasonable compared to other systems I looked at, but the reviews I read were all good ... and that's been my experience with it so far. No complaints here! A great system for a great price!

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                                              • Business

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                                              3.0

                                              Not bad

                                              By Chris

                                              from Montgomery, AL

                                              About Me Gearhead

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Great Sound Quality
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Simple Use

                                              Cons

                                              • Flimsy

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Presentations
                                              • Productivity

                                              Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System:

                                              Very Lightweight. Plastic cases scare me somewhat. The range is perfect for our studio, outside is even better. Good starter system and I don't have to worry about my losing too much if my students break them

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Business

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                                              Batteries & Power

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

                                              Duracell -  9V Alkaline Battery (Coppertop)
                                              • You Pay: $1.95
                                               
                                              Watson -  9V Rechargeable NiMH Battery (250mAh)
                                              • You Pay: $7.95
                                               

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                                              B&H Photo Video -  Lavalier Accessory Backup Kit - Medium (1/4") (6mm)
                                              • You Pay: $11.95
                                               

                                              Cables

                                              Additional output cable is necessary for use with an XLR input.

                                              Audio-Technica -  CP8306 Adapter Cable for Pro 88 W Wireless System
                                              • You Pay: $15.49
                                               

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                                              Pelican -  1200 Case with Foam (Black)
                                              • You Pay: $38.95
                                               
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