Shure VP89M Modular Medium Shotgun Microphone

BH #SHVP89M • MFR #VP89M
Shure VP89M Modular Medium Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • For Indie Films, TV & Documentaries
  • Narrow 50° Acceptance Angle
  • Phantom-Powered Preamp & Medium Capsule
  • Switchable Low-Cut Filter
Designed as a modular system that supports interchangeable capsules to accommodate a range of indoor and outdoor recording scenarios, the Shure VP89M medium shotgun microphone delivers a narrow 50° acceptance angle for moderate directionality with more off-axis pickup than the long VP89L.
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Shure VP89M Overview

Designed as a modular system that supports interchangeable capsules to accommodate a range of indoor and outdoor recording scenarios, the Shure VP89M medium shotgun microphone delivers a narrow 50° acceptance angle for moderate directionality with more off-axis pickup than the long VP89L.

Lightweight and rugged, the VP89M provides reliable operation and low susceptibility to hum, GSM, and radio-frequency interference. The phantom-powered preamp features a switchable low-cut filter to attenuate problematic bass frequencies such as rumble and a standard XLR 3-pin output for straightforward connectivity.

Outfitted with a Class-A, discrete, transformerless preamplifier, the VP89M delivers a clean and quick transient response with minimal harmonic/intermodulation distortion and no crossover distortion. Long and short capsule barrels are available separately to suit various recording needs, rejection angles, and frequency responses.

Features a narrow 50° acceptance angle and wide target aperture for greater degree of ambience—ideal for audience response, talk shows, live concerts, indie films, and documentaries
Modular design allows optimal performance in a wide variety of production settings
Class-A, discrete, transformerless preamplifier provides transparent, extremely fast transient response with no crossover distortion and minimal harmonic and intermodulation distortion
Premier production microphone crafted with Shure quality, ruggedness, and reliability
Designed for extremely low susceptibility to radiated and conducted hum, GSM, and radio-frequency interference (RFI)
Excellent common mode rejection
Low self-noise and high output level
50 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response
Switchable low-cut filter (12 dB/octave at 200 Hz) for controlling rumble and overwhelming bass frequencies
Lightweight, compact design accommodates prolonged operation, minimizing operator fatigue attributed to many shotgun microphones
Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy construction resists wear and abuse
Operates over a wide range of temperatures and humidity
Requires 11 to 52 VDC phantom power
Balanced XLR 3-pin output connector
Supplied windscreen reduces light wind noise
Compatible with an array of Rycote Softie windshields, windshield kits, and suspension mounts
UPC: 042406205702

Shure VP89M Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Capsule1 x Electret Condenser
Polar PatternHypercardioid, Lobar
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass Filter200 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsHigh-Pass Filter
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range50 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL132 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 2.5-Kilohms Load)
128.5 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Off-Axis Rejection4 dB at 60°
>15 dB at 120°
>20 dB at 180°
Impedance115 Ohms
Load Impedance1000 Ohms
Sensitivity-33.5 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz (Open Circuit Voltage, 1 kHz)
Output Level4 dBV (Max)
Dynamic Range117 dB (1 kHz, 2.5-Kilohms Load)
113.5 dB (1 kHz, 1-Kilohm Load)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio79 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level15 dB A-Weighted
CMRR70 dB
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male
Headphone ConnectorNone
Power
Operating Voltage11 to 52 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption2 mA
Physical
ColorGray
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter, Shockmount (with Optional Hardware)
Included CaseSoft Case
Construction MaterialAluminum, Stainless Steel
Operating Temperature0 to 135°F / -17.78 to 57.22°C
Operating Humidity0 to 95%
Storage Temperature-20 to 165°F / -28 to 73°C
Dimensionsø: 0.88 x L: 4.02" / ø: 22.35 x L: 102.11 mm (Preamp)
ø: 0.81 x L: 9.41" / ø: 20.7 x L: 239.01 mm (Capsule)
Weight4.9 oz / 138.92 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16 x 3.6 x 3.4"
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