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SupercardioidShure VP82

Supercardioid Condenser Microphone

VP82 is a compact shotgun microphone for camera-mounted A/V media production.

The VP82 has low self-noise (15dBA), and moderate sensitivity (15mV/Pa). The mic’s supercardioid/lobar pattern is uniformly wide from 250–2500Hz, then begins to narrow.

The published frequency response plot, measured at 2 ft, shows a low-frequency rolloff below 200Hz, and a gradual 5dB rise above 2kHz.

The mic body is made of aircraft-grade aluminum alloy for low weight and high durability. Within this aluminum shell, the mic’s interference tube is made of ABS plastic.

The mic’s class-A transformerless output circuitry is fast and transparent, with less distortion than alternative circuit designs.

The VP82 ships with a zippered storage pouch and a tapered foam windscreen. Shure stocks optional accessories such as a Lyre hotshoe shockmount and “softie” blimp windscreens (all designed exclusively for Shure by Rycote).

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The mic was released in 2011.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Supercardioid (15.8 mV/Pa; 150 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
144 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 131 dB
Self-noise: 15.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
76g (2.68oz) 195mm (7.68'') 22mm (0.87'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 11-52v

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