The VP88 is a Stereo Condenser Microphone. Single-point, stereo mic for use in field production, electronic news gathering, and studio broadcasting.
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 imagingBuilt-in stereo matrix for direct control of the stereo spread; direct M-S outputs availableMono compatibility ideal for broadcast applicationsLow noise and distortionWide dynamic rangeSwitch-selectable, low-frequency rolloff (12 dB/octave below 80 Hz) for reduced pickup of ambient noise & stand vibrationOperates on phantom power or a 6V camera batteryLED power indicatorInternal shock mount for reduced stand vibration and handling noiseBuilt-in "pop" screenIncludes windscreen, swivel adapter, and Y-cable
Type: Single-point stereo (MS configuration) condenserFrequency Response: 40 to 20,000 HzPolar Pattern: Mid Cartridge: Cardioid (unidirectional); Side Cartridge: Bidirectionallmpedance: 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