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

B&H # AUP88W83024 Mfr # W88-24-830
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Product Highlights
  • T24 / 169.505 & 170.305MHz
  • 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 - T24 / 169.505 & 170.305MHz
# 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
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    Audio-TechnicaPRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System
     
    3.6

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    70%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (13)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Great sound quality (9)
    • Simple use (6)

    Cons

    • Noisy (5)
    • Unreliable (5)

    Best Uses

    • Presentations (8)
    • Productivity (4)
    • Professional (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (15), Gearhead (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (17), Personal (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    IT WORKED FOR ME!!

    I bought this unit out of desperately needing wireless mic. After checking too many reviews for any one person to read, I chose this one. It was right in my budget and even...Read complete review

    I bought this unit out of desperately needing wireless mic. After checking too many reviews for any one person to read, I chose this one. It was right in my budget and even thought there were a lot of neg. stuff posted, I came to the conclusion that a lot of people want to be served champagne on a beer budget. It worked for me as good as I expected the signal was clear even with it being tucked behind the grooms vest, only a few brushing sounds were recorded as he moved quickly (I'll insist that the mic be unblocked from now on) I really don't know what other people expect, but I only need sound for as far as my zoom will go. If I happen to be fortunate enough to film someone at a football field then I should be making enough $$$ to get one of the better wireless setups. So ok, con; yea the sound is a bit tinny *fix; a better mic= more $$$ or just EQ it in post. The foam wind screen that sticks on is a bit cheap* fix; a better mic= more $$$ I just did with out it indoors and it stuck pretty well outdoors. And yea it's only mono* fix; a better 2 channel TX-RX= more $$$, or just do like I did and get a Y-cable (that will be another review) and hook up your wireless and your wired external mic and even though the wireless seemed to have a lot more volume, maybe cause I didn't have the right mic in the right socket, (I will be testing to see if there is a difference) a little post work will make it sound pretty darn good. I use my theater system, 5.1 w/400w per channel driving 4-12" woofers, 5-8", 3-5" mids. 2 of those electro peize not cheesy only the dog seems to hear speakers! And 2-4" horns. To test all my work! But does there seem to be a message in this review? This wireless system worked well for me. Maybe I'm lucky, got a raise day made unit or I just didn't push the limit of it! It did very well at 50' even a little farther thru some walls before it started to crack. I used it for two weddings so far, even on the same batteries. (they will be changed before the next use) bottom line if you want all the bells and whistles that the big boys have, then save your beans and get the big boy unit. But if you're a small start up with a low 2 no budget like me then you have crawl before you can walk. I'm Done!

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    Not Impressed

    I've used this Mic system for weddings and a few interviews and it has failed me too often to where I can no longer trust it. I shot a wedding with it and I...Read complete review

    I've used this Mic system for weddings and a few interviews and it has failed me too often to where I can no longer trust it. I shot a wedding with it and I got interference from the wireless hand held the officiant was using. Anytime the subject was more than 1 foot away I would get static, even during a basic sit down interview. Out of the 5 or 6 times I've used this mike it's gotten clean sound once.

    The sound quality is pretty good, I'll give it that but it's constantly giving me static. I shot a wedding and thankfully I instructed the groom on how to shut the mike off because the instant the priest turned on his mike I had feedback coming though church speakers to where it disrupted the ceremony. It should be a crime to sell this product as a wireless mike system.

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    2.0

    Functional But not clean

    By AP the DP

    from New York

    About Me Gearhead

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cost
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Bad Hiss
    • No Volume Control

    Best Uses

    • Presentations

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

    Not good if your looking to record clean audio. Has a bad hiss that is tough to remove in post. Also no volume control for monitor. This is a good example of you get what you pay for. That being said it works fine for PA type systems or if clean audio is not needed such as typical instructional youtube type videos. I returned mine as I needed to have to have clean audio for interviews and such.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    Worth The Price!

    By G the Man

    from Slidell, Louisiana

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Sound Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Presentations

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

      I use my mics for video interviews. The only issue was hair and clothing causing rough static, but that was easily adjustable. I love the sound quality. It drowns out ambient noise efficiently.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Great pro-sumer mic

      By sardoonsa

      from Encinitas, CA

      About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Interviews
        • Presentations

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

        I get excellent sound quality, and very little background noise with this Mic. I have used this mic with various clients before and it has always worked out great. I recommend this Mic for anyone who is a freelance videographer on a budget.

        *Heads UP: When you have it plugged in with the earpiece you will notice it's very loud and you hear a lot of static. But don't worry! Once you import it into your computer, the audio is crystal clear. It's just that the volume on the earpiece is turned way up.

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        • Business

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        5.0

        Great Value

        By JoeBigBuck

        from Edmond, OK

        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:

            I purchased this wireless system to shoot some videos for our church and am very impressed at the quality for the low price. Works well in all of the situations that I have used it, both indoors and outdoors.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            Very nice!

            By BILL

            from Pittsburgh

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Presentations
              • Professional

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

              Decent entry level system.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              4.0

              work great for the price

              By Professor Leo

              from Pittsburg, KS

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Great Sound Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Presentations
                • Professional

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

                Bottom line: you can spend $2000 on your "high-quality" UHF radio mics and when you give them to 85 undergraduates, they will get broken just as easily as my $200 VHF mics. There is hardly any difference in sound quality and interference in minimal, especially if you are fairly close to the camera/receiver, like you would be in a typical interview situation. I've used them for years and have had no problems (except, of course, when they get broken!). But then, they're reasonably priced, so I could get another one (or two).

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                4.0

                Not a $600 wireless mic, but...

                By Steelbar

                from Vancouver, Canada

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good audio
                • Good price value

                Cons

                • Flimsy

                Best Uses

                • Home video
                • Simple production
                • Web

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

                I used the mic with my consumer camera to record a dialog and procedure between a client and a patient. I normally us a $600 mic system but did not have access to the more expensive unit at the time. The Pro88W worked perfectly for what I needed. The sound was good and it picked up both people even over a lot of background noise. The quality of the mic and cord construction is poor and I expect to need to replace it in the near future but it will serve for now. I was only about 12ft. away and the pick up was good with no interference from the electronic equipment in the room.

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                • Business

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                4.0

                A very good result for an unusual use!

                By Holistic Electronics Research Lab

                from Nicosia, Cyprus

                About Me Gearhead, Technically Challenged

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Receiver battery life

                Best Uses

                • Presentations
                • Productivity
                • Professional

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

                We use 2 pairs of the VHF Lavalier system in an experiment where people where walking around with a speaker on an helmet, the aim was to train an neuromorphic system to track people using sound/image and compare its performance with human subject.
                THe receivers were connected to a computer playing the source sounds et the receivers were connected to the helmets.
                It works great!

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                5.0

                IT WORKED FOR ME!!

                By BUBSKI

                from CT. USA

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • PRICED RIGHT

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Presentations
                  • Weddings

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

                  I bought this unit out of desperately needing wireless mic. After checking too many reviews for any one person to read, I chose this one. It was right in my budget and even thought there were a lot of neg. stuff posted, I came to the conclusion that a lot of people want to be served champagne on a beer budget. It worked for me as good as I expected the signal was clear even with it being tucked behind the grooms vest, only a few brushing sounds were recorded as he moved quickly (I'll insist that the mic be unblocked from now on) I really don't know what other people expect, but I only need sound for as far as my zoom will go. If I happen to be fortunate enough to film someone at a football field then I should be making enough $$$ to get one of the better wireless setups. So ok, con; yea the sound is a bit tinny *fix; a better mic= more $$$ or just EQ it in post. The foam wind screen that sticks on is a bit cheap* fix; a better mic= more $$$ I just did with out it indoors and it stuck pretty well outdoors. And yea it's only mono* fix; a better 2 channel TX-RX= more $$$, or just do like I did and get a Y-cable (that will be another review) and hook up your wireless and your wired external mic and even though the wireless seemed to have a lot more volume, maybe cause I didn't have the right mic in the right socket, (I will be testing to see if there is a difference) a little post work will make it sound pretty darn good. I use my theater system, 5.1 w/400w per channel driving 4-12" woofers, 5-8", 3-5" mids. 2 of those electro peize not cheesy only the dog seems to hear speakers! And 2-4" horns. To test all my work! But does there seem to be a message in this review? This wireless system worked well for me. Maybe I'm lucky, got a raise day made unit or I just didn't push the limit of it! It did very well at 50' even a little farther thru some walls before it started to crack. I used it for two weddings so far, even on the same batteries. (they will be changed before the next use) bottom line if you want all the bells and whistles that the big boys have, then save your beans and get the big boy unit. But if you're a small start up with a low 2 no budget like me then you have crawl before you can walk. I'm Done!

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                  • Business

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                  4.0

                  Great for the Price

                  By Rams Fan

                  from Richmond, Virginia

                  About Me Professional Amateur, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Sound Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors

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

                    I use the Pro 88W Lavs for general corporate "talking head" shoots. For the money they provide "big bang" for little buck. The range and quality are on par with the manufacturers specs. They even work great in pairs with no blead or squelch when in close proximity.

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                    • Business

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                    3.0

                    Pretty good. . .for the price

                    By Jacob

                    from Santa Fe Springs, CA

                    About Me Above average

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great Sound Quality
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Noisy
                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

                    • Amature
                    • Presentations

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

                    Overall, they work for what they say, but there are a few negatives. They do crackle a little bit. Also, there is no battery indicator which is really frustrating because you never know how much more juice that battery has. Also, there is no volume control for the input to the camera and no volume control for the headphone so be prepared for your ear to be blown out. But they are really simple to use and get the job done. I've actually got better sound quality on these than with a wired mircrophone.

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                    • Business

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                    1.0

                    Not good

                    By Josh

                    from Portland, OR

                    About Me Video Professional

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Simple Use

                    Cons

                    • Noisy
                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

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

                      I tested it a bit before using it for a wedding I was shooting and it had lots of interference and it was so bad at some points I can't even use the audio. Of course it was right at the vows. I had high hopes for this but it failed me.

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                      2.0

                      Not Impressed

                      By Mike with Mike Problems

                      from San Jose, CA

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Pros

                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                      • Noisy
                      • Unreliable
                      • Unstable

                      Best Uses

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

                        I've used this Mic system for weddings and a few interviews and it has failed me too often to where I can no longer trust it. I shot a wedding with it and I got interference from the wireless hand held the officiant was using. Anytime the subject was more than 1 foot away I would get static, even during a basic sit down interview. Out of the 5 or 6 times I've used this mike it's gotten clean sound once.

                        The sound quality is pretty good, I'll give it that but it's constantly giving me static. I shot a wedding and thankfully I instructed the groom on how to shut the mike off because the instant the priest turned on his mike I had feedback coming though church speakers to where it disrupted the ceremony. It should be a crime to sell this product as a wireless mike system.

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                        • Business

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                        4.0

                        Awesome Sound

                        By Austin from Austin

                        from Texas

                        About Me Technically Challenged

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great Sound Quality
                        • Lightweight
                        • Simple Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Productivity
                          • Short Films

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

                          Purchased the Lavalier mic System for my child film maker.

                          I have used the system several times for short auditions. Sufficent range for indoor work and the sound quality on the camcorder tape was excellant.

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                          • Personal

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                          2.0

                          weak

                          By MJ

                          from Portland, OR

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Unreliable

                            Best Uses

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

                              I have had poor reception on this. Very weak sound quality.

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                              • Business

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                              3.0

                              It is nice. But not for long term use.

                              By NeledIthil

                              from Bogotá, Colombia

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Lightweight
                              • Simple Use

                              Cons

                              • Noisy
                              • Unreliable

                              Best Uses

                              • College video
                              • Web sites

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

                              I will star with the frequency problems: Yes you can change between two channels. But if you have noise in both channels, you're screwed.

                              It uses poor quality connections. Use it for a year, and it will stop working.

                              Not for professional use.

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                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              I would by this product again

                              By chuc do

                              from Dallas, TX

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Great Sound Quality
                              • Lightweight
                              • Long Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Productivity
                                • Professional

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

                                good product. I am quite happy with it.

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                                • Business

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                                2.0

                                MISLEADING its PLASTIC!

                                By Viz

                                from Europe

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Simple Use

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy

                                Best Uses

                                • Weddings

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

                                I have not tested this unit but am commenting on its build quality. The description is CLEARLY misleading and warrants it being returned. Although clearly marked as having a metal construction, which is the reason I purchased in the 1st place, this unit is plastic and I was very disappointed and angry for this to be so.

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                                • Business

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                                3.0

                                Seems Fine--as long as there is no noise

                                By Scott

                                from Birmingham, AL

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Simple Use

                                Cons

                                • Noisy

                                Best Uses

                                • Productivity

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

                                You can only switch between two channels on these, so if there's noise on one, you only have the other. I also noticed it was picking up a lot of camera, zoom motor noise, but this may have to do with the 3.5mm to XLR output cable I got for it. My XLR inputs are fine for my shotgun mics, but this one cable generates a lot of noise--unless its some sort of frequency interference with the lav receiver I have mounted on my ag-dvx100b

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                                4.0

                                Small package, big results

                                By Who's he?

                                from Alberta, Canada

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight
                                • Simple Use

                                Cons

                                • Time will tell about dura

                                Best Uses

                                • Ad hoc locations

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

                                Have been tethered to an extension cord until now, initial results have been excellent. No more cords, this is my audio gathering system of choice. Microphone is quite discerning.

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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
                                 

                                Accessory Packages

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                                An accessory kit is a great way to provide backup parts for your system.

                                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
                                 

                                Headphones

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                                Senal -  SMH-1000 Professional Field and Studio Monitor Headphones
                                • You Pay: $89.99
                                 
                                Polsen -  HPC-A30 Closed-Back Studio Monitor Headphones
                                • You Pay: $29.99
                                 

                                Cases & Protection

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

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