Shure VP88 Shure VP88


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Overview 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
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  • Time-coherent, ] cssheader=[boxoverheader] cssbody=[boxoverbody]">Mid-Side (] cssheader=[boxoverheader] cssbody=[boxoverbody]">M-S) design for optimal stereo imaging
  • Built-in stereo matrix for direct control of the stereo spread; direct ] cssheader=[boxoverheader] cssbody=[boxoverbody]">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
Specifications
  • Type: Single-point stereo (] cssheader=[boxoverheader] cssbody=[boxoverbody]">MS configuration) condenser
  • Frequency Response: 40 to 20,000 Hz
  • Polar Pattern: Mid Cartridge: Cardioid (unidirectional); Side Cartridge: Bidirectional
  • Impedance: Rated at 150 (100 ohms actual). Recommended minimum load impedance: 800 ohms (may be used with loads as low as 150 ohms with reduced clipping level)
  • Output Level: Open Circuit Voltage: -66 dB* (0.5 mV) Mid. (Side level 1.6 dB higher than Mid level) *0 dB=1 V/Pa*
  • Phantom power required™: Yes
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Brand Shure
Model VP88
Part Number VP88
UPC 042406051118
Product Category Stereo Microphones
Unit of Measure EACH
Weight 2.50 lbs.
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With a history of audio innovation spanning over 80 years, Shure has turned a passion for making great microphones and audio electronics into an obsession. No wonder Shure continues to set the worldwide industry standard for superior microphones and audio electronics. Shure Incorporated is an American corporation originally founded by Sidney N. Shure in Chicago, Illinois in 1925 as a supplier of radio parts kits. The company became a consumer and professional audio-electronics manufacturer of microphones, wireless microphone systems, phonograph cartridges, discussion systems, mixers, and digital signal processing. The company also produces listening products, including headphones, high-end earbuds and personal monitor systems.
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