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.
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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.
VP88 - Includes "Y-splitter" cable, foam windscreen, stand adapter, 6V battery and zippered storage bag. Phantom power or included battery required.
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
40 to 20,000 Hz frequency response
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
Hum Pickup: -4 dB equivalent SPL in 1 millioersted field (60 Hz)
Self Noise (Mid, Side, Left and Right outputs; equivalent sound pressure levels)
24 dB typical, A-weighted 28 dB typical, weighted per DIN 45405
Dynamic Range: 105 dB (maximum SPL to A-weighted noise level)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio*: 70 dB (IEC 651) at 94 dB SPL
*S/N ratio: difference between microphone output at 94 dB SPL and microphone self-noise A-weighted.
Overvoltage Protection: Maximum External Voltage applied to Pins 2 through 5 with respect to Pin 1: +/- 75 Vdc
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).