The VP82 is a professional shotgun microphone for use in sound capture and reinforcement. Compact and lightweight, with wide aperture and excellent off-axis rejection, the VP82 is the affordable and reliable choice for camera-mounted A/V media production applications.
Shure offers custom Rycote® suspension mounting and wind-protection solutions designed for Shure VP shotgun microphones.
Use the supplied foam windscreen to reduce wind-noise. For increased protection, Shure offers two premium Rycote® windshield accessories:
Shure offers four Rycote® Softie Lyre Mounts to reduce handling noise and low-frequency vibrations by up to 15 dB:
Note: All Softie Lyre Mounts (except InVision Video) are equipped with 3/8” and 5/8” female threaded adapters for additional mounting options.
This microphone is supplied with a small corrugated rubber ring in the XLR connector to absorb the mechanical slack between the microphone and cable. Many high-end cables are made with a rubber shoulder on the XLR-F for the same purpose. When connecting this microphone to a cable with a rubber shoulder XLR-F connector, remove the corrugated rubber ring from the microphone to ensure a proper fit.
Maximum SPL capability, output clipping level, and dynamic range vary with the input load impedance of the preamplifier to which the microphone is connected. Shure recommends a minimum input load impedance of 1000 Ohms. Most modern microphone preamplifiers meet this requirement. Higher impedance results in better performance for these specifications.
This microphone requires phantom power and performs best with a 48 V DC supply (IEC-61938), but it can operate with supplies as low as 11 V DC. Most modern mixers provide phantom power and require the use of a balanced microphone cable: XLR-to-XLR or XLR-to-TRS.
90 to 20,000 Hz
open circuit voltage, @ 1 kHz, typical
-36.0 dBV/Pa (15.8 mV)
1 kHz at 1% THD
|2500 Ω load||137.5 dB SPL|
|1000 Ω load||131.5 dB SPL|
@ 1 kHz
|2500 Ω load||122.5 dB|
|1000 Ω load||116.5 dB|
@ 1 kHz, 1% THD
|2500 Ω load||7.0 dBV|
|1000 Ω load||0.0 dBV|
equivalent SPL, A-weighted, typical
15.0 dB SPL-A
20 to 20,000 Hz
-18°C (0°F) to 57°C (135°F)
-29°C (-20°F) to 74°C (165°F)
0 to 95%
Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3
Satin-black vinyl painted aluminum alloy handle and grille with stainless steel screen
11–52 V DC phantom power (IEC-61938), <2.0 mA
76 g (2.7 oz.)
 1 Pa=94 dB SPL
THD of microphone preamplifier when applied input signal level is equivalent to cartridge output at specified SPL
S/N ratio is the difference between 94 dB SPL and equivalent SPL of self noise, A-weighted
All specifications measured with a 48 Vdc phantom power supply. The microphone operates at lower voltages, but with slightly decreased headroom and sensitivity.
Eligible to bear CE Marking. Conforms to European EMC Directive 2004/108/EC. Meets Harmonized Standards EN55103-1:1996 and EN55103-2:1996, for residential (E1) and light industrial (E2) environments.
The CE Declaration of Conformity can be obtained from: www.shure.com/europe/compliance
Authorized European representative:
Shure Europe GmbH
Headquarters Europe, Middle East & Africa
Department: EMEA Approval
75031 Eppingen, Germany
Phone: +49-7262-92 49 0
Fax: +49-7262-92 49 11 4
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