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

B&H # AUP88W83057 Mfr # W88-57-830
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You Pay: $168.99
Product Highlights
  • T57 / 171.045 & 171.845MHz
  • 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 - T57 / 171.045 & 171.845MHz
# 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
     
    4.2

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (23)
    • Easy to use (15)
    • Great sound quality (15)
    • Durable (13)
    • Simple use (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Presentations (14)
      • Professional (10)
      • Productivity (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (15), Gearhead (5), Technically challenged (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (23), Personal (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Does everything it's supposed to

      I got this to use with my Canon 5D Mark II when recording video interviews. It works really well. I've tried it with the transmitter and receiver separated by up to 45 feet away...Read complete review

      I got this to use with my Canon 5D Mark II when recording video interviews. It works really well. I've tried it with the transmitter and receiver separated by up to 45 feet away and gotten really good sound quality--little or no hiss, and no interference problems. Well worth the price. There are other models with different microphones; don't know how these compare. Thanks to B&H for recommending it--I'd buy it again for sure.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      It's okay

      I use the mic to do short range filming. The only problem is that when the talent has it on his back and the reciever is not in line of sight it makes a...Read complete review

      I use the mic to do short range filming. The only problem is that when the talent has it on his back and the reciever is not in line of sight it makes a static noise. Usually its good, but sometimes it gets static, and I have to reshoot. Not that fun.

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      4.0

      Nice mic

      By J

      from Florida

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Presentations

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

        I'm using this mic to record videos with a Cannon 3Ti DSLR camera and it has been seemless. Works great good audio.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        4.0

        Not bad. Some interference

        By Jim

        from Pa

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Noisy

        Best Uses

        • Presentations

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

        I used it about 3 feet from someone off camera and I got interference. The mic is an omni-driectional mic so it picks up everything. It does a good job but I think it would have come with something a little more focused to pick up only the subject that is wearing it.

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        • Business

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        5.0

        Very nice and durable

        By Angela

        from West Palm Beach, FL

        About Me Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Productivity
          • Professional

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

          I just used this lav system for the first time today, and was very pleased with how well it held up (despite a six-year-old dropping the receiver). It seems tough and sturdy, and the quality is excellent. I use it for interviewing subjects, like news sound-bites (but for YouTube purposes).

          I did have help from a professional photographer on how to get it first set up, since that is not my field. He had it set up and ready to go immediately, so I'm guessing it's user-friendly in setup.

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          • Business

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          4.0

          Perfect for DSLR Audition Submissions

          By Ed

          from Wilmington

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I bought this as an actor to use with my Canon 7D DSLR. I needed something that was clean and clear and simple to use. It was plug and play device. No set up required. Having a lav mic for auditioning gives the actor more range for vocal subtlety when doing "eco-cast" auditions and other on-line submissions. I highly recommend it.

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                • Business

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                5.0

                Perfect for this Price

                By Mike in DFW

                from DFW, Texas

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Bulky Tansmitter

                Best Uses

                • Presentations

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

                We needed a solution to video conference from a PC using Skype or other variables that would allow the speaker to walk around the room and still be heard. This fit that bill perfectly. You simply plug the mic out from the receiver into your PC's mic input, adjust mic settings in your PC and you're good to go. You might want to order optional microphones to find one that suits your needs, the included mic has to be really close to your mouth to be heard well.
                I'm not certain if any mic is compatible with the transmitter, this mic plug is the size of a normal headphone jack plug although it looks more like a mono type plug. This may not even matter, I only had Audio-Technica mics to try.
                The transmitter is fairly large for something you'd wear. When you think about what all your cell phone can do and the only thing this transmitter has to do you wonder why it has to be so large.

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                • Business

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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

                  A smart move

                  By Max

                  from Idaho

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Easy set up, clear audio, great price, and immediate shippiing from B&H. No complaints from this non-professional user.

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                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Great Product for the money

                      By cj

                      from Dallas Texas

                      About Me Student

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Proffessional On A Budget

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

                        Good audio for the money. Easy to set up and use. Recommend it to any amateur or professional on a budget.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        3.0

                        Generally good

                        By Robert Marcos

                        from La Quinta, CA

                        About Me professional videographer

                        Pros

                        • 35mm connections
                        • 9-volt batteries great
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Sound Quality
                        • Inexpensive

                        Cons

                        • Line-of-sight only
                        • Only 2 channels

                        Best Uses

                        • Presentations

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

                        I've owned the Audio Technica Pro 88W for five months and used it in a wide variety of professional videography applications. Here are a few important things I've noticed:

                        1. It works very well within twenty feet of your subject, provided that you have a clear view of that person. In other words it doesn't work well around corners, or even with other people standing between you and your subject.

                        2. It does not function well at all in a busy convention center atmosphere. I just returned from a convention in Orlando where there were as many as fifty other wireless systems being used, and the Pro 88W system was almost completely useless. I had to resort to running a 12' cable to my spokemodel's microphone. Having more than just two channels may have helped this situation.

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                        • Business

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                        4.0

                        Affordable and works great

                        By Matt

                        from Round Rock, TX

                        Verified Buyer

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

                        Doing a video project for our church and it has worked great. Its receptive enough to pick up great sound from off camera or small enough to be disguised.

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                        4.0

                        Good system for the price

                        By Sephoragirl

                        from Oxford, OH

                        About Me Technically Challenged

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy

                        Best Uses

                        • Presentations

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

                        Easy to use for first-timer. Only thing not great was I had to velcro the square receiver onto the top of my camcorder which is rounded. Not ideal, but it worked. Sound quality is good for the price - so much better than without the mic system.

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                        • Business

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                        4.0

                        Working Fine

                        By Robert

                        from Berkeley, CA

                        About Me Semi-informed

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Interviews
                          • Professional

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

                          I bought two of these mics to run interviews. They work fine. The only comment I have is that a couple of times I've heard interference. It's not from running two mics at once, but it may be coming from other radio frequencies in the area. Otherwise, the sound quality is good.

                          One improvement could be using a rechargeable power source.

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                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Wonderful Product

                          By Rena Lee

                          from Huntington Beach, CA

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great Sound Quality
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Hard to fix

                          Best Uses

                          • Professional

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

                          Was what I needed. [...]

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                          • Business

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                          3.0

                          Good Lav System for the Budget Minded

                          By Pro Sound Guy

                          from New York

                          About Me Gearhead

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Flimsy

                          Best Uses

                          • Presentations
                          • Professional

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

                          I needed to get some lavs quickly without spending a fortune and after researching, settled on these. The sound quality is quite good and they work reliably up to about 50 ft. After that, they tend to be prone to dropout or static depending on where you have placed the transmitter on the actor. They are plastic so not the most rugged but in a pinch, these have worked out great.

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                          • Business

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                          3.0

                          Good for the price

                          By Coney Island Cowboy

                          from Brooklyn NY

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Den
                            • Presentations
                            • Productivity
                            • Professional

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

                            I bought this to use at a wedding and for some reason had trouble getting the volume up enough to hear. Tried it again and it worked fine.

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                            • Business

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                            4.0

                            Good wireless lav for the money!

                            By Joey

                            from Schererville, IN

                            About Me Gearhead, Video producer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • No receiver camera mount

                            Best Uses

                            • Presentations
                            • Productivity

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

                            I just bought this wireless mic and it worked great. I had a big project to do for a college and had no problems with the audio. I only give it 4 out of 5 stars because I'm sure there is one better out there...this isn't the absolute best mic on the market, but it was certainly good to do what I needed it to do.[...] Thanks B&H!

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                            • Business

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                            4.0

                            Good deal for the money

                            By Newton

                            from Michigan

                            About Me Gearhead

                            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:

                              Didn't seem to work past 50 feet, but under that was great.

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                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              Just as great the second time around

                              By Eddie

                              from Nashville, TN

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Great Sound Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  I had purchased this unit a year ago for on camera talkng head audio. It has been a reliable workhorse for the price. The audio quality is a good as any unit I have used. A few times I have wished to have two folks live or the interviewer and interviewer so I've purchased a second set with a different frequency. It's worth mentioning that I have been previously able to get good audio from the person wearing the unit and those standing nearby.

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                                  • Business

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent!

                                  By jill

                                  from Carlsbad

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Great Sound Quality
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Simple Use

                                  Cons

                                  • None so far

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Presentations
                                  • Professional

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

                                  This microphone is amazing. The sound quality is awesome and the price is so low - everyone should get one! It seems to be pretty sturdy too, since it already got dropped on a tile floor and didn't break.

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                                  • Business

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                                  5.0

                                  Does everything it's supposed to

                                  By Steve

                                  from Albuquerque, NM

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Great Sound Quality
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Simple Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Interviews and narration

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

                                    I got this to use with my Canon 5D Mark II when recording video interviews. It works really well. I've tried it with the transmitter and receiver separated by up to 45 feet away and gotten really good sound quality--little or no hiss, and no interference problems. Well worth the price. There are other models with different microphones; don't know how these compare. Thanks to B&H for recommending it--I'd buy it again for sure.

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                                    • Personal

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                                    Batteries & Power

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

                                    Watson -  9V Rechargeable NiMH Battery (250mAh)
                                    • You Pay: $7.95
                                     
                                    Duracell -  9V Alkaline Battery (Coppertop)
                                    • You Pay: $1.95
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                                    An accessory kit is a great way to provide backup parts for your system.

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

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

                                    System Components

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                                    Replacement components are great to have on hand in case they are lost or worn out over time.

                                    Polsen -  ULW-BLT Belt Clip For ULW-16 Wireless Receiver and Transmitter
                                    • You Pay: $7.50
                                     
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