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Audio-Technica Pro 88W Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier System

B&H # AUPRO88WR35 Mfr # PRO88W-R35
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Product Highlights
  • T24 / 169.505 & 170.305 MHz
  • Includes Transmitter
  • Camera-Mountable Receiver
  • ATR35 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 ATR35 omnidirectional 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.

Provides freedom of movement for video production, computer applications and business presentations
Two switchable frequencies for interference-free operation
High-band VHF operation for superior sound
Normal operating range 100'; up to 300' under optimum conditions
Durable, flexible antenna can be positioned for best reception
Real-time monitoring capability with included earphone
Rugged design and construction with handsome non-reflective finish
Quick and reliable mounting system for camcorder use
Receiver and transmitter are each powered by a single 9V battery
System
Type of System VHF Single Frequency Portable
RF Carrier Frequency Range T24 (169.505 MHz & 170.305 MHz)
Approx. Working Range 100' normal, 300' Optimum
# Of Channels 2 Switchable Frequencies
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 0.94 (104 x 62 x 24mm) (HxWxD)
Transmitter
Type of Transmitter BodyPack - Frequency Modulation
Type of Input Connector 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini unbalanced
Type of Microphone ATR35
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
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 No
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 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier System
  • VHF Receiver
  • VHF Bodypack Transmitter
  • 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 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier System
     
    3.6

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (6)

    72%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (18)
    • Lightweight (15)
    • Durable (12)
    • Great sound quality (10)
    • Long lasting (5)

    Cons

    • Noisy (5)
    • Unreliable (4)

    Best Uses

    • Presentations (9)
    • Professional (8)
    • Productivity (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (16), Gearhead (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (20), Personal (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great mic if used properly

    It gets the job done and is very reasonably (cheap) for a lavalier mic and wireless transmitter and receiver for less then the cost of most microphones alone. We have used it for...Read complete review

    It gets the job done and is very reasonably (cheap) for a lavalier mic and wireless transmitter and receiver for less then the cost of most microphones alone. We have used it for demonstration videos with the demonstrator talking into the mic and then transmitting the audio signal to the video camera. It works great for this type of use where you want to capture someone speaking but you have to understand its limitations as with any piece of equipment.

    There is an omni-directional mic offered as well but it is going to pick up a lot of ambient sounds and make for a poor recording at most locations. Usually when people complain about a particular situation it is from having used an omni directional mic where a directional cardiod one would have been a wiser choice.

    It is a cardiod microphone so it is somewhat directional which is a good thing but you will not pick up multiple people using it and in general no single mic is good for that purpose. It is a lot easier to manage than a shotgun mic and no stand and boom and wind muffler are needed.

    It has two channel options set with a slide switch. Power on and off is also done with a slide switch which is great. Too often equipment gets turned on when packing it away and then the batteries are quickly drained.

    The channel option is in part to avoid the frequency used by local TV transmitters which can interfere with the wireless signal from the Pro 88W transmitter. This is not unusual and the only way to get around this is to use a powered mic and run FLA cables to it (otherwise the mic cable becomes a very good antenna and picks up signals from everywhere in the vicinity).

    Most electronic equipment in home and office environments are very dirty in terms of the noise emmissions and FCC regs are for the most part a joke. Add in the use of plastic enclosures and RF emmissions are everywhere in the industrialized world. Turning any unnecessary equipment (especially computers) in the area.

    For the price it is an excellent value and in all situations in which we have used the kit it has performed perfectly and we have gotten excellent results.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Unusable

    I was really excited after reading the reviews for this mic. The day it arrived and I tested it out for the first time, it worked wonderfully- no interference or problems of any...Read complete review

    I was really excited after reading the reviews for this mic. The day it arrived and I tested it out for the first time, it worked wonderfully- no interference or problems of any kind. I thought, "Wow, this is so great for the price!" The next time I tried it out a few days later (when it was down to the wire and I had a shoot the very next day), it was nothing but VERY LOUD static. It was horrible on both channels. I even got into my car and drove miles away to see if I just happened to be picking up some weird interference, but it was still horrible and filled with deafening static. I returned this for a refund, and although it might have just been a faulty or defective product, I don't want to take the risk again on this mic.

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    1.0

    Failed to work on first use

    By Mustang

    from Dover, Delaware

    About Me Gearhead

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      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Finally got a chance to use this mic last week and I could not get it to work. Lucky I brought my old mic. Finally got a chance to troubleshoot it and discovered the microphone was the culprit. When I hooked the system up to another mic it worked fine. I even tried adjusting up the gain all of the way I could to no avail.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          I purchased a second mic for my church!

          By Doug

          from Houston

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Presentations
            • Professional

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

            I use the microphone to do video interviews. I was so impressed I purchased a second one to give to my church for their media team. Simple to use and the sound is a must for professional sounding video content.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            3.0

            Average sound quality at a Good price

            By SOV

            from Santa Cruz, CA

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Noisy

            Best Uses

            • Presentations

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

            A great way to record on the cheap. The line noise/ hissing is typical of this type of PA system. For an extra $[$]I could have a more Pro level quality, but I'm good with Noise removal, so for Youtube delivery this was a good buy, I have two of these with same Frequency.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Great Service

            By mpartyrent

            from Toledo, Ohio

            About Me Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Presentations

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

              We received our items in a timely fashion and everything worked great!

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Best Transmitter and reciever for the $

              By Wedding videographer Ernest Smith

              from Hampton VA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Professional

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

                This is a great product. I was using this to record sound to my video camera. The guy that was wearing the microphone drop it like five times. I was sure it was broken because I couldn't get any sound out the line jack. come to find out the whole time it was the cable. Make sure you keep extra cable around and you should be fine.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                1.0

                Terrible wireless system!

                By Da' Firestarter!

                from Berkley, MI

                About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Bad Audio Quality
                  • Noisy
                  • Unreliable
                  • Unstable

                  Best Uses

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

                    I bought two of these to use together on a shoot and they were terrible. Whenever you moved near the other wireless receiver or the studio lights i got a terrible buzzing.Needless to say my audio on this shoot was garbage and I had to reshoot. This cost me money... Should have just spent more money I guess or got a batter brand.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    1.0

                    buy a wired mic instead

                    By audio engineer

                    from Monterey, Ca

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        I was going to write a long story of the problems I had with this mic, but I'm going to keep it simple, bought 2 used them, have to re-shoot interview because audio is unusable because of hiss, pops, drop outs, & interference yiiiikes!!!!!!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        4.0

                        Good Stuff!

                        By satoritek

                        from Quebec, quebec

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great Sound Quality
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Professional

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

                          That is the most affordable quality microphone i could find. It is better sound and quality than my other wireless.
                          I am thinking of buying a second one

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          4.0

                          Great system for remote camera work

                          By PreachingGear

                          from Nashville, TN

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Great Sound Quality
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Productivity

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

                            Use this mic with remote video production on the streets. Very little of no interference. Good quality as well. Does not sound like you are speaking for outer space like many Bluetooth mics do!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            4.0

                            Been Using them for Years

                            By jrodvegas

                            from Minooka, IL

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                For the price you simply can't beat it! It does a great job for interviews. The range on it is not great, and sometimes you'll pick up some interference, but 9/10 I have no problems and the sound is 100 times better than using a shotgun mic for documentary type videos.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                5.0

                                Excellent

                                By la Joy

                                from Santiago, Chile

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    Needed to record voice with my DSLR on a windy site and the sound was perfect. Have done it recently only with the camera mic and the person needed to shout to be heard, so huge difference. The price excelent for what I could afford and for the purpose of the recordings.
                                    Don´t know about the battery use for there were short takes, but didn´t need the use of backup.

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                                    3.0

                                    Good for Cheap

                                    By Harding

                                    from Boonville, IN

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                          Overall the sound quality is pretty good for the price range. The bodies of the transmitter and receiver feel cheap, especially the battery cover. But it hasn't broken yet, so it's probably fine. The audio was doing some weird things. Jumping back and forth between stereo and mono, but that was easy enough to fix in post. Buying a mic like this, you'd have to split the right channel to stereo anyway.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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                                          4.0

                                          Great sound

                                          By Woodworker

                                          from Montgomery Alabama

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Presentations

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

                                            Works extremely well if mic is stationary, but when it is clipped on a lapel or somewhere on clothing there is static when the person moves around.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal

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                                            3.0

                                            Good entry level for entry price.

                                            By Hunter

                                            from Blacksburg, VA

                                            About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Long Lasting

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Presentations
                                              • Professional

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

                                              I wanted a less expensive wireless lav to use with my canon DSLR. This works well and is nice for interviews.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Business

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                                              5.0

                                              Sounds Excellent for Voice

                                              By GD Photo

                                              from NJ

                                              About Me Tech Savvy

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Great Sound Quality
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Presentations

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

                                                I use the Pro 88W to record video tutorials. I connect the receiever directly to the input on my Kodak Zi8 video recorder, and the audio is very clear. I had to attenuate the signal at the Zi8 as the level was too hot going in, but once I had the right levels dialed in everything sounded awesome. I have yet to push the range. I am usually no further than 15 feet from the receiver, but so far the Pro 88W rocks.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business

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                                                5.0

                                                Reliable and affordable.

                                                By Gladgirljenny

                                                from Philadelphia

                                                About Me Technically Challenged

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                    Easy to use, inexpensive, and good quality.

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Personal

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Sounds Great

                                                    By Cameron

                                                    from Ohio, USA

                                                    About Me Professional

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                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Great Sound Quality

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Slight Background Noise

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Professional

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

                                                    I'll be using this mic setup for interviews and other video work. I'm very impressed with the sound quality. The included mic is great, but will not eliminate all ambient noise. But subjects do stand out from the background even in very noisy environments like busy streets. The seem solidly built and the shoe mount for DSLR type cameras works perfectly.

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                                                    • Personal

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Great mic if used properly

                                                    By elkhornsun

                                                    from Monterey, CA

                                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Cardiod lavalier mic
                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Good sound quality
                                                    • Great battery life
                                                    • low price

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Audio for video recording
                                                      • Presentations
                                                      • YouTube

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

                                                      It gets the job done and is very reasonably (cheap) for a lavalier mic and wireless transmitter and receiver for less then the cost of most microphones alone. We have used it for demonstration videos with the demonstrator talking into the mic and then transmitting the audio signal to the video camera. It works great for this type of use where you want to capture someone speaking but you have to understand its limitations as with any piece of equipment.

                                                      There is an omni-directional mic offered as well but it is going to pick up a lot of ambient sounds and make for a poor recording at most locations. Usually when people complain about a particular situation it is from having used an omni directional mic where a directional cardiod one would have been a wiser choice.

                                                      It is a cardiod microphone so it is somewhat directional which is a good thing but you will not pick up multiple people using it and in general no single mic is good for that purpose. It is a lot easier to manage than a shotgun mic and no stand and boom and wind muffler are needed.

                                                      It has two channel options set with a slide switch. Power on and off is also done with a slide switch which is great. Too often equipment gets turned on when packing it away and then the batteries are quickly drained.

                                                      The channel option is in part to avoid the frequency used by local TV transmitters which can interfere with the wireless signal from the Pro 88W transmitter. This is not unusual and the only way to get around this is to use a powered mic and run FLA cables to it (otherwise the mic cable becomes a very good antenna and picks up signals from everywhere in the vicinity).

                                                      Most electronic equipment in home and office environments are very dirty in terms of the noise emmissions and FCC regs are for the most part a joke. Add in the use of plastic enclosures and RF emmissions are everywhere in the industrialized world. Turning any unnecessary equipment (especially computers) in the area.

                                                      For the price it is an excellent value and in all situations in which we have used the kit it has performed perfectly and we have gotten excellent results.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Business

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                                                      1.0

                                                      Terrible

                                                      By ChrisP

                                                      from Suffolk, VA

                                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Noisy
                                                        • Unreliable

                                                        Best Uses

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

                                                          Small office interview. DSLR, professional lights, Zoom H4N. Never got it to work without interference noise. Had to switch to wired lav. instead. May work outdoor - don't know.

                                                          • Primary use:
                                                          • Business

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Great sound and quality

                                                          By BrandPartners Design

                                                          from Mérida México

                                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

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

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Presentations
                                                            • Productivity

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

                                                            Great little equipment for productions. Sound quality os good and teh quality of the equipment is good eanought.

                                                            I am surporced that this unit cost this little because it sounds really good.

                                                            Just pay attention there is no walls in between of the transmitter and receiver.

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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: $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
                                                             

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                                                            • You Pay: $89.99
                                                             
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                                                            • You Pay: $29.99
                                                             

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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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