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Shure VP88 - Cardioid Stereo Condenser Microphone

B&H # SHVP88 Mfr # VP88
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You Pay: $697.99

The Shure VP-88 is a professional single-point reference, stereo condenser microphone. Ideal for location, broadcast and live performance recordings, the VP-88 features a unique selectable stereo imaging matrix output and filter adjustments that provide recording and broadcast engineers with the flexibility necessary to faithfully capture the realism of live events.

Time-coherent, Mid-Side (M-S) design for optimal stereo imaging
Built-in stereo matrix for direct control of the stereo spread; direct M-S outputs available
Mono compatibility ideal for broadcast applications
Switch-selectable, low-frequency rolloff (12 dB/octave below 80 Hz) for reduced pickup of ambient noise and stand vibration
Operates on phantom power or a 6V camera battery
LED power indicator Internal shock mount for reduced stand vibration and handling noise
Built-in "pop" screen
Transducer Electret Bias Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 40Hz-20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 105dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 70dB
Maximum Input Sound Level 800 Ohm Load: 129dB
150 Ohm Load: 119dB
Power Requirements Phantom Power, (9-52v DC)
Output Impedance 150 Ohms (100 Ohms Actual)
Output Connectors XLR-5M
Included 'Y' Cable then Terminates to Two XLR-3M Connectors
Pad None
Low Frequency Roll-Off Yes, (12dB/Octave Below 80Hz)
Applications Field Recording, ENG, Stereo Studio Miking, Broadcast
Dimensions 11.44 x 1.56" (290 x 39.7mm) LxDiameter
Weight 14.7 oz. (417 g)
Shure VP88 - Cardioid Stereo Condenser Microphone
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Swivel Stand Adapter
  • Multi-Connector Y-Cable
  • 6v Battery
  • Zippered Carrying/Storage Bag
  • 2 Year Warranty
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    ShureVP88 - Mic with Matrix and Battery
     
    5.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Versatile (4)
    • Durable (3)
    • Easy to use (3)
    • Good audio (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
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      5.0

      Great, great, great all around mic.

      By Shureman

      from New Orleans

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Shure VP88 - Mic with Matrix and Battery:

        I have three. I have a several other mics with "better specs". Forget the specs and trust your ears. The VP88 sound is uncolored - which bothers a lot of people. The sound field is perfect, which bothers a lot of people. Only problem is a bit of built in noise, I can't deny that. I do a lot of "drive-by" live recordings with built in ambient noise, so this is no problem for me. If you need to have a mic that sets up in seconds and has almost no coloration, try it, you'll like it.

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        5.0

        "Too much whiz and not enough bang"

        By Luis Aranosky

        from Argentina

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Shure VP88 - Mic with Matrix and Battery:

        A useful microphone and point to cover live recordings

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        5.0

        A stereo mic for everything

        By DTO

        from Woodstock NY

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Shure VP88 - Mic with Matrix and Battery:

          While it may have been designed as a Video Production mic, the VP88 is a great all around stereo mic for concert productions. I have used it on acoustic guitar, marimba, vibes, bottle organs and 40 piece orchestra with CD quality results. The patterns all work and make a difference and it's easy to place and use. A great tool to have in your mic locker.

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          5.0

          This is my 2nd one, Great Microphones

          By Ted

          from Binghamton, NY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Shure VP88 - Mic with Matrix and Battery:

          After many years of haveing one VP88, I needed another stereo mic for my 2nd camera. Giving me the best audio in the field, it was a no brainer to get a 2nd one. I am so happy they still had this mic for sale. I own about eight different mic's and by far the VP88 is the best.

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