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

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

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

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

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  • T24 / 169.505 & 170.305MHz
  • Pro88W Transmitter and Receiver
  • MT830mW Miniature Omni Microphone
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Audio-Technica Pro 88W overview

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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: 042005402137
In the Box
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-Technica Pro 88W specs

    System
    Type of System VHF Single Frequency Portable
    RF Carrier Frequency Range 169.445 - 180.600 MHz
    Approx. Working Range 100' normal, 300' Optimum
    Overall Frequency Response not specified by manufacturer
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio not specified by manufacturer
    # Of Channels 2 Switchable Frequencies - T24 / 169.505 & 170.305MHz
    # Of Simultaneous Systems not specified by manufacturer
    Receiver
    Type of Receiver Camera Mountable VHF - FM Super-heterodyne
    Type of Outputs 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini unbalanced
    Headphone Monitoring Yes, Headphone included
    Power Requirements DC Input: 9 Volt DC (center - positive)
    Battery: 9 Volt alkaline (not included)
    Battery Type/Approx. Life 8 hours nominal
    Mounting Options Touch Fastener
    Antenna Type External
    Dimensions 4.09 x 2.44 x .94 (104 x 62 x 24mm) (HxWxD)
    Transmitter
    Type of Transmitter Body-Pack - Frequency Modulation
    Type of Input Connector 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini unbalanced
    Type of Microphone MT830mW
    Polar Pattern Omni-directional
    Interchangeable Mic Heads AT829mW cardioid lavalier & PRO 8HEmW hyper-cardioid head-worn available, CP8306 cable allows integration with balanced XLR microphones.
    Battery Type/Approx. Life Battery: 9 Volt alkaline
    Mute Switch No
    Level Control No
    Antenna Type External
    Display not specified by manufacturer
    Dimensions 4.09 x 2.44 x 0.94" (104.0 x 62.0 x 24.0mm) (HxWxD)
    Weight 2.8 oz (80 grams)
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    Package Weight 0.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.4 x 5.6 x 2.4"

    Audio-Technica Pro 88W reviews

    PRO 88W-830 Camera Mountable VHF Lavalier Pro 88W VHF Wireless System is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 20.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not a $600 wireless mic, but... I used the mic with my consumer camera to record a dialog and procedure between a client and a patient. I normally us a $600 mic system but did not have access to the more expensive unit at the time. The Pro88W worked perfectly for what I needed. The sound was good and it picked up both people even over a lot of background noise. The quality of the mic and cord construction is poor and I expect to need to replace it in the near future but it will serve for now. I was only about 12ft. away and the pick up was good with no interference from the electronic equipment in the room.
    Date published: 2011-12-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from work great for the price Bottom line: you can spend $2000 on your high-quality UHF radio mics and when you give them to 85 undergraduates, they will get broken just as easily as my $200 VHF mics. There is hardly any difference in sound quality and interference in minimal, especially if you are fairly close to the camera/receiver, like you would be in a typical interview situation. I've used them for years and have had no problems (except, of course, when they get broken!). But then, they're reasonably priced, so I could get another one (or two).
    Date published: 2012-02-14
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Impressed I've used this Mic system for weddings and a few interviews and it has failed me too often to where I can no longer trust it. I shot a wedding with it and I got interference from the wireless hand held the officiant was using. Anytime the subject was more than 1 foot away I would get static, even during a basic sit down interview. Out of the 5 or 6 times I've used this mike it's gotten clean sound once. The sound quality is pretty good, I'll give it that but it's constantly giving me static. I shot a wedding and thankfully I instructed the groom on how to shut the mike off because the instant the priest turned on his mike I had feedback coming though church speakers to where it disrupted the ceremony. It should be a crime to sell this product as a wireless mike system.
    Date published: 2010-09-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the Price I use the Pro 88W Lavs for general corporate talking head shoots. For the money they provide big bang for little buck. The range and quality are on par with the manufacturers specs. They even work great in pairs with no blead or squelch when in close proximity.
    Date published: 2011-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pro-sumer mic I get excellent sound quality, and very little background noise with this Mic. I have used this mic with various clients before and it has always worked out great. I recommend this Mic for anyone who is a freelance videographer on a budget. *Heads UP: When you have it plugged in with the earpiece you will notice it's very loud and you hear a lot of static. But don't worry! Once you import it into your computer, the audio is crystal clear. It's just that the volume on the earpiece is turned way up.
    Date published: 2012-09-19
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty good. . .for the price Overall, they work for what they say, but there are a few negatives. They do crackle a little bit. Also, there is no battery indicator which is really frustrating because you never know how much more juice that battery has. Also, there is no volume control for the input to the camera and no volume control for the headphone so be prepared for your ear to be blown out. But they are really simple to use and get the job done. I've actually got better sound quality on these than with a wired mircrophone.
    Date published: 2011-03-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Sound Purchased the Lavalier mic System for my child film maker. I have used the system several times for short auditions. Sufficent range for indoor work and the sound quality on the camcorder tape was excellant.
    Date published: 2010-08-12
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Seems Fine--as long as there is no noise You can only switch between two channels on these, so if there's noise on one, you only have the other. I also noticed it was picking up a lot of camera, zoom motor noise, but this may have to do with the 3.5mm to XLR output cable I got for it. My XLR inputs are fine for my shotgun mics, but this one cable generates a lot of noise--unless its some sort of frequency interference with the lav receiver I have mounted on my ag-dvx100b
    Date published: 2008-10-13
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