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beyerdynamic Opus 88

Pricing & Availability

  • MSRP: $219
  • Discontinued


Opus 88 Documentation

Cardioidbeyerdynamic Opus 88

Cardioid Condenser Microphone

The Opus 88 is a miniature electret condenser mic with an integrated spring-loaded clamp, intended for mounting on drum rims. The electret capsule is mounted atop a 75mm gooseneck, facilitating positioning above the drum.

It is a variant of the Opus 87 and shares all the 87’s performance specifications. The only differences are physical:

  • The Opus 88 has a 20mm gooseneck, whereas the Opus 87 has a 75mm gooseneck.
  • The Opus 88 gooseneck has a swivel mount, allowing the gooseneck to be rotated clock-hand style across the drum head. The Opus 87 does not have this feature, as its gooseneck protrudes directly from the clip mount rather than being attached at 90°.
  • The rim clamps are different sizes; the Opus 88 clamp measures 85mm x 118mm, while the Opus 87 clamp measures 85mm x 102mm.

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The mic was released in 2005.


Frequency Response - CardioidClick Graph to Compare!
Opus 88 Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (5 mV/Pa; 30 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 136 dB
Self-noise: 22.0 dB(A)
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
145g (5.11oz) n/a n/a
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 11-52v

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