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

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

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Product Highlights

  • T57 / 171.045 & 171.845MHz
  • Pro88W Transmitter and Receiver
  • MT830mW Miniature Omni Microphone

You Pay: $132.95

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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.
UPC: 042005402151
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)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 5.7 x 2.3"
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
     
    4.1

    (based on 33 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 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

    No 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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    3.0

    Decent

    By MR

    from Brooklyn, NY

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

    No frills. Straight to the point. Decent audio recorded

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    3.0

    Nice...

    By TDot

    from SC

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

    Nice mics for the price... tested them and I'm pleased. For use with my dslr and zoom recorder. Thumbs up on this one.

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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.

      • Primary use:
      • 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.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        4.0

        Perfect for DSLR Audition Submissions

        By Ed

        from Wilmington

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

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              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.

              • Primary use:
              • 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.

              • Primary use:
              • 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.

                • Primary use:
                • 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.

                    • Primary use:
                    • 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.

                      • Primary use:
                      • 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.

                      • Primary use:
                      • 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. [...]

                        • Primary use:
                        • 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.

                          • Primary use:
                          • 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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                                Batteries & Power

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

                                Duracell - 9V Alkaline Battery (Coppertop)
                                • You Pay: $3.69
                                 
                                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
                                 

                                Adapters

                                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
                                 

                                Wind Protection

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                                Windscreens are often lost or worn out over time. Make sure to get extra Windscreens.

                                Audio-Technica - Miniature Foam Windscreen
                                • You Pay: $4.95
                                 

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                                Auray WLF-014-3 Foam Windscreens for 1/4" Diameter Microphones (3 Pack)
                                Auray - WLF-014-3 Foam Windscreens for 1/4" Diameter Microphones (3 Pack)
                                • You Pay: $8.95
                                 

                                Microphone Clips

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                                Microphone Clips are often lost or broken over time. Make sure to get extra Microphone Clips.

                                Audio-Technica - AT8420 - Lavalier Tie / Clothing Clip
                                • You Pay: $6.45
                                 

                                Headphones

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                                Headphones are essential for real-time monitoring and mixing.

                                Tascam - TH-02 Studio Headphones (Black)
                                • You Pay: $15.86
                                 
                                Senal - SMH-500 Professional Studio Headphones
                                • You Pay: $49.99
                                 

                                Cases & Protection

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

                                Pelican - 1200 Case with Foam (Black)
                                • You Pay: $42.29
                                 

                                Mounting

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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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