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VP88 | Stereo Microphone
Condenser stereo microphone combines 2 condenser cartridges to create a stereo audio image of the sound source. It includes a windscreen, swivel adapter, and Y-cable, switch-selectable, low-frequency roll off, internal shock mount, and a pop screen.
The Shure Model VP88 is a single-point, stereo condenser microphone for use in professional studio recording, field production, electronic news gathering (ENG), and studio broadcasting applications. It combines two condenser cartridges in a single housing to create a stereo audio image of the sound source. It is unique in its ability to capture the realism of a live event and yet withstand rigorous field production environments.
One cartridge (Mid) faces forward to capture on-axis sound using a cardioid pickup pattern. The other cartridge (Side) is bi-directional, capturing sound from either side. The VP88 contains an internal M-S matrix with three settings for different degrees of stereo image separation. The internal matrix can be bypassed if an external matrix is used or if stereo imaging is done in post-production.
- 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
- Low noise and distortion
- Wide dynamic range
- Switch-selectable, low-frequency rolloff (12 dB/octave below 80 Hz) for reduced pickup of ambient noise & 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
- Includes windscreen, swivel adapter, and Y-cable
What's IncludedVP88 Stereo Condenser Microphone
26A14 Carrying bag
49A91 Foam Windscreen
90B4046 Swivel Adapter
90A4148 0.76 m Y-Splitter Cable
|Type||Single-point stereo (MS configuration) condenser|
|Polar Pattern||Mid Cartridge: Cardioid
Side Cartridge: Bidirectional
|Frequency Response||40 to 20,000 Hz|
|Output Impedance||EIA rated at 150 Ω (100 Ωactual)|
|Sensitivity||Open circuit voltage, @ 1 kHz, MS Mode
-66 dB (0.5 mV)
|Maximum SPL||800 Ω load: 129 dB
150 Ω load: 119 dB
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||70 dB|
|Dynamic Range||105 dBMaximum SPL, A-weighted|
|Clipping Level||@ 1 kHz, 1% THD|
|800 Ω load||Mid Cartridge: -12 dBV (0.25 V)
Side Cartridge: -10 dBV (0.30 V)
|150 Ω load||Mid Cartridge: -25 dBV (0.06 V)
Side Cartridge: -19 dBV (0.11 V)
|Self Noise||Equivalent SPL
24 dBA-weighted, 28 dB typical
|Hum Pickup||-4 dB equivalent SPL in a 1 millioersted field (60XXXXXXXXXXXX)|
|Polarity||Positive pressure applied from any direction to the Mid cartridge or from the left to the Side cartridge in the MS mode, or applied from the front in the Stereo mode produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3 (Mid/Left) and pin 4 relative to pin 5 (Side/Right).|
|Housing||Brass and nickel-plated aluminum construction with stainless steel grille. Finished in satin black vinyl enamel|
|Power Requirements||9–52 V DC phantom power (IEC-61938), 1.3 mA output, 2.6 mA total|
|Battery||Type: 6 V cylindrical
Life: 70 hours
Current Drain: 2.4 mA total
|Overvoltage Protection||Maximum External Voltage applied to Pins 2 through 5 with respect to Pin 1: ± 75 Vdc|
|Operating Temperature Range||-18°C (0°F) to 57°C (135°F)|
|Storage Temperature Range||-29°C (-20°F) to 74°C (165°F)|
|Operating Relative Humidity||0 to 90%|
|Net Weight||417 g (14.7 oz.)|
|Additional Notes||* 1 Pa=94 dB SPL
** S/N ratio is the difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self noise, A-weighted
*** All specifications measured with a 48 Vdc phantom power supply. The microphone operates at lower voltages, but with slightly decreased headroom and sensitivity.
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Shure VP88 Stereo Microphone
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