Shotgun Condenser Microphone
The VP89L is a professional full-length shotgun microphone. It is part of the VP89 series of modular shotguns, and consists of the VP89 preamplifier (p/n RPM89/PRE) plus the longest available capsule head (p/n RPM89L), measuring 386mm (or 488 including the head amp).
Two shorter capsule heads are available, with progressively wider acceptance angles (due to their shorter interference tubes):
|RPM89/PRE head amp||102mm||–|
|RPM89S Short Capsule||137mm||70°|
|RPM89M Med. Capsule||239mm||50°|
|RPM89L Long Capsule||386mm||30°|
The VP89L has a narrow acceptance angle of only 30 degrees. Its requency response has a natural taper below 200 Hz, which is steeper with the high-pass filter engaged, and increased HF response approximately +5dB from 6kHz - 20kHz.
The capsule assembly is made from aircraft-grade aluminum, within which is the aluminum interference tube and half-inch electret capsule.
The VP89M includes the VP89 head amplifier, the long capsule head, a foam windscreen (p/n A89LW), and a cylindrical storage case (p/n A89LC).
Optional accessories include Shure’s unique U-shaped “double-barrel adapter,” (p/n A89U) which allows the long capsule head to be mounted parallel to the head amplifier, reducing the overall length of the assembly.
Industry-standard “softie” windscreen accessories are made for the VP89 by Rycote. The company also offers numerous shockmounts based on its Lyre suspension technology; the selection includes a pistol grip (Shure p/n A89M-PG), a camera clamp adapter (p/n A89M-CC), a hotshoe mount (p/n A89M-SH), and a boom adapter (p/n A89LM-BA).
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The mic was released in 2011.
|Pickup Patterns||Pads & Filters|
(21.1 mV/Pa; 60 - 20,000 Hz)
| Capsule diameter: 12.5mm
||115 Ohms (Low)||Max SPL: 132 dB
Self-noise: 15.0 dB(A)
|174g (6.14oz)||386mm (15.20'')||21mm (0.83'')||
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