The VP89 is a professional shotgun microphone for use in critical A/V media production applications. Designed with interchangeable long, medium and short capsules, the VP89 models provide scalable, superior off-axis rejection for focus and flexibility in a wide variety of on-site locations.
The VP89 is available with long, medium, and short capsules in three model variations: VP89L, VP89M, and VP89S.
The VP89 microphone has a tighter acceptance angle (is more directional) when used with longer capsules, as shown in the graphic below.
A two-position switch on the preamplifier adjusts the low-frequency response. Use the low-frequency filter to reduce room noise or proximity effect.
Normal response: Provides the most natural sound in most applications.
Low-frequency rolloff: Provides a 12 dB-per-octave rolloff below the specified frequency for each model (see product specifications). Reduces floor rumble and low-frequency room noise from heating and air conditioning systems.
Note: Before each use, ensure the capsule is tightly secured to the preamp to prevent signal loss during operation.
The VP89 is designed for forward and backward compatibility with Shure SM89 shotgun microphones. Capsules and preamplifiers can interchange seamlessly between the two models.
Shure offers custom Rycote® suspension mounting and wind-protection solutions designed for Shure VP shotgun microphones.
Use the supplied windscreen to reduce wind-noise. For increased protection, Shure offers two premium Rycote® wind protection accessories:
Shure offers four Rycote® Softie Lyre Mounts to reduce handling noise and low-frequency vibrations 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.
The A89U adapter routes the VP89 preamp and cable connection beneath the capsule, shortening the length of the microphone by up to 6” (150 mm). Use the adapter to make a highly directional microphone in a compact form-factor.
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.
Note: Information in this guide is subject to change without notice. For additional information about this product, please visit www.shure.com.
|40 to 20,000 Hz||50 to 20,000 Hz||65 to 20,000 Hz|
open circuit voltage, @ 1 kHz, typical
-33.5 dBV/Pa (21.1 mV)
1 kHz at 1% THD
|2500 Ω load||132.0 dB SPL|
|1000 Ω load||128.5 dB SPL|
@ 1 kHz
|2500 Ω load||117.0 dB|
|1000 Ω load||113.5 dB|
@ 1 kHz, 1% THD
|2500 Ω load||4.0 dBV|
|1000 Ω load||0.0 dBV|
equivalent SPL, A-weighted, typical
20 to 20,000 Hz
-12 dB/oct below specified frequency
|Flat Response||100 Hz|
|Low Frequency Rolloff||200 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
Charcoal-grey metallic painted aluminum alloy handle and grille with stainless steel screen
11–52 V DC phantom power (IEC-61938) , <2.0 mA
|174 g ( 6.1 oz.)||138 g ( 4.9 oz.)||117 g ( 4.1 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.
This product meets the Essential Requirements of all relevant European directives and is eligible for CE marking.
The CE Declaration of Conformity can be obtained from Shure Incorporated or any of its European representatives. For contact information please visit www.shure.com
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