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.
The VP88 uses a mid-side (M-S) configuration. One microphone cartridge (Mid) faces forward to capture on-axis sound using a cardioid pickup pattern. The other microphone 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 seperation. The internal matrix can be bypassed if an external matrix is used or if stereo imaging is done in post-production. Switches on the top of the microphone control output mode, stereo imaging, low-frequency rolloff settings, and battery on/off.
The VP88 can operate on phantom power or an internal 6 V battery. The VP88 is supplied with a multi-connector "Y-splitter" cable, foam windscreen, swivel stand adapter, 6-volt battery, and zippered carrying/storage bag.
Optional accessories include an isolation mount, a 7.6 m (25 ft) microphone extension cable, a phantom power supply, and a 4.3 m (14 ft) microphone stand.
The optional A88SM Shock Mount provides optimum isolation from stand-transmitted shock and vibration. The A88SM is ideal for critical studio applications contains a standard mounting foot for use with most electronic news gathering (ENG) video cameras.
Frequency Range: 40 Hz to 20 kHz
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 and 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
|800 load||129 dB|
|150 load||119 dB|
|800 load||Mid Cartridge||-12 dBV (0.25 V)|
|Side Cartridge||-10 dBV (0.30 V)|
|150 load||Mid Cartridge||-25 dBV (0.06 V)|
|Side Cartridge||-19 dBV (0.11 V)|
|Current Drain||2.4 mAtotal|