PRO 88W

VHF Wireless Systems with battery-powered receiver and transmitter for camcorder use

MSRP* US$169.00 - US$189.00   |  One-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



  • Overview
  • Features
  • Configurations
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview


    Audio-Technica’s PRO 88W VHF wireless microphone systems are designed for camcorder and other applications requiring a small, easily portable wireless. Equipped with a flexible detachable antenna and a choice of two transmitter and receiver frequencies on each system, the small and inconspicuous VHF wireless system will mount on the light shoe of camcorders or on the back of a camera itself with a Velcro attachment. For fixed installations, a 9V DC input is available on the receiver. Eight VHF channels are available for interference-free operation in virtually any location.
  • Features


    • Provides freedom of movement for video production, computer applications and business presentations

    • Two switchable frequencies for interference-free operation

    • High-band VHF operation for superior sound

    • Normal operating range 100'; up to 300' under optimum conditions

    • Durable, flexible antenna can be positioned for best reception

    • Real-time monitoring capability with included earphone

    • Rugged design and construction with handsome non-reflective finish

    • Quick and reliable mounting system for camcorder use

    • Receiver and transmitter are each powered by a single 9V battery

  • Configurations

    PRO 88W-829
    PRO 88W-829
    Includes AT829mW miniature cardioid clip-on microphone.
    PRO 88W-830
    PRO 88W-830
    Includes MT830mW subminiature omnidirectional clip-on microphone.
    PRO 88W-R35
    Includes ATR35 miniature omnidirectional clip-on microphone.
  • Specifications

    OVERALL SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
    Operating Frequencies

    • PRO 88W-829, PRO 88W-830
      T13 (169.445 MHz & 170.245 MHz)
      T24 (169.505 MHz & 170.305 MHz)
      T57 (171.045 MHz & 171.845 MHz)
      T68 (171.105 MHz & 171.905 MHz)
      TVHF (179.400 MHz & 180.600 MHz)

    • PRO 88W-R35
      T24 (169.505 MHz & 170.305 MHz)

    Number of Channels 2
    Modulation Mode FM
    Frequency Response n/a
    RECEIVER SPECIFICATIONS
    Reception System FM Superheterodyne
    Reception Sensitivity 2 µV for 30 dB S/N
    Output Connector 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS
    DC Input 9V DC (center-positive)
    Battery 9V alkaline (not included)
    Current Consumption 50 mA
    Battery Life 8 hours nominal
    Dimensions 4.09" (104.0 mm) H x 2.44" (62.0 mm) W x 0.94" (24.0 mm) D
    Net Weight 3.5 oz (100 grams)
    BODY-PACK TRANSMITTER SPECIFICATIONS
    ModulationFrequency Modulation
    Modulation Sensitivity6 mV input for full deviation
    Battery9V alkaline (not included)
    Current Consumption50 mA
    Battery Life8 hours nominal
    Dimensions4.09" (104.0 mm) H x 2.44" (62.0 mm) W x 0.94" (24.0 mm) D
    Net Weight2.8 oz (80 grams)



    MICROPHONES
    AT829mW
    Miniature cardioid condenser microphone only, terminated for use with PRO 88W transmitter. Includes clothing clip and windscreen.
    MT830mW
    Subminiature omnidirectional condenser microphone only, terminated for use with PRO 88W transmitter. Includes clothing clip and windscreens.
    PRO 8HEmW
    Headworn Hi-ENERGY® hypercardioid dynamic microphone, terminated for use with PRO 88W transmitter. Includes two windscreens.

    ACCESSORIES
    CP8306
    Transformer balanced adapter cable to use PRO 88W receiver with XLR-type balanced microphone inputs.


    CONSUMER ALERT
    Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCC’s wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones.



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  • Downloads

    PRO 88W Manual (pdf 703.35 KB)
    Wireless Mics & Cables Wireless System Accessories Using Wireless
  • Reviews

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Audio-TechnicaPRO 88W VHF Wireless Systems with battery-powered receiver and transmitter for camcorder use
     
    3.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    3.0

    I really like it but mic stopped working - i want to give 5

    By 

    from Toronto, Ontario

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Great Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W VHF Wireless Systems with battery-powered receiver and transmitter for camcorder use:

        I really like the mic and the system.
        It was working great but then it suddenly stopped working.
        I have been able to determine that it was the mic that came with it that is the culprit. I went to the local Henry's and they suggested i purchase the ATR3350iS as a replacement. However, it is clunky and there is so much wire to it since it is intended to be used as a stand alone mic rather than wireless that it is defeating the wireless purpose to the mic. One has to carry around a pouch to hold all the wire or make sure that they have a pocket to put it in. I'm pretty disappointed that what was a simple clean wireless system is not so clean any more. I'm not sure how long the mic is supposed to last but i didn't use it very often, maybe a handful of times and in a very gentle environment. Maybe I got a dud?

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        • Up to a year
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        2.0

        Mic does not work

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        from Dover, DE, USA

        Site Member

        Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W VHF Wireless Systems with battery-powered receiver and transmitter for camcorder use:

        If I hook another mic to the system it works fine but does not with the mic that came with it. I have tried boosting the levels on the camera, swapping channels, and switching from MIC to Line input to no avail. (Originally in MIC position and reverted back)

        I even tried hooking the mic up to my computer to see what I would get. If I put the level up to 100% and the Boost up full I barely get any level from the mic.

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Expert
        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
        • Videographer
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Less than a month

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great product

        By 

        from Atlanta, GA, USA

        Site Member

        Pros

        • Presentation/Spoken Word

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W VHF Wireless Systems with battery-powered receiver and transmitter for camcorder use:

            i have used this mic with my canon camcorder to record lectures and it does an excellent job. sound quality is great.
            i highly recommend it

            • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
            • Novice
            • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
            • House of Worship
            • How long have you used this product?:
            • Over a year
             
            5.0

            THIS MIC SERVES ME WELL

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            from Indiana, USA

            Site Member

            Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 88W VHF Wireless Systems with battery-powered receiver and transmitter for camcorder use:

            I HAVE USED THIS MIC TO DO STANDUPS FOR A SHOW I AIR ON OUR LOCAL NBC AND ABC STATIONS . I HAVE USED IT FOR YEARS AND HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS. IT DOES WHAT I NEED FOR THE MONEY IT COST.

            • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
            • Intermediate
            • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
            • Videographer
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            • Over a year
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            • Q:

              I'm trying to find the part number for the power supply for the receiver or a link to where I can purchase it.
              Asked on 9/3/2017 by Gene from undisclosed

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Although we do not manufacture a power supply for the PRO88w, there is one that will work with it: the Altex MW41-945A.

                Answered on 9/6/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              Can 2 receivers get audio from 1 mic/transmitter using same frequency?
              Asked on 7/19/2017 by Hongmai from Houston, TX

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                No. With any and all wireless systems, the rule is one transmitter per receiver at a time. This means that you will need the same number of receivers as you want to have microphones operating simultaneously. Some systems on the market that are sold as multiple microphone transmitters and a single case receiver are actually multiple receivers built into a single casing, similar to the 5000 Series.

                Answered on 7/24/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              Hello!
              I lost the flexible antenna for the VHF wireless lavalier microphone system (PRO 88W). ¿Where i can buy it again online?
              Thanks for your attention and response,
              Dr. Diego Díaz-Martin
              Asked on 7/11/2017 by Diego from Saitn Louis

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

                Answered on 7/13/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              When was this released?
              Asked on 2/28/2017 by SigmaTech from Los Angeles, CA

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. This was introduced sometime in the early 90's.

                Answered on 3/22/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
            • Q:

              Can i Use it in a Canon 5D Marc II ? Tks
              Asked on 12/26/2016 by Carlos from Brazil

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                You may plug the microphone into a MIC level input.

                Answered on 12/28/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              does this work with an iphone? i tried and doesn't seem to be working.
              Asked on 10/17/2016 by MELIEZZA from SUGAR LAND, TX

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Is there a handheld mic or plug-in transmitter that is compatible with the above unit?
              Asked on 9/26/2016 by Dalingo from Sacramento, CA

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. The handheld mic that goes with this system is the ATR1200. Now this mic is not technically "wireless" as it does have a cable attached to it that you plug into the body pack's mic input, essentially making the person wireless. If you have any further questions please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

                Answered on 9/28/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
            • Q:

              can I use multiple transmitters with one receiver?
              Asked on 9/24/2016 by BJ from Santa Rosa, Ca

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. No you cannot use multiple transmitters with one receiver. Each transmitter must have it's own receiver to send the signal to when using multiple at the same time.

                Answered on 9/26/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
            • Q:

              How many feet of distance it can be reach the transmitter and the microphone
              Asked on 8/1/2016 by Luis from United States

              2 answers

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Normal operating range 100'; up to 300' under optimum conditions

                Answered on 8/3/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
              • A:

                I believe your question has to do with the distance between the microphone and the transmitter. As always the shorter the better but remember the mics are wired to the transmitter.

                Answered on 10/1/2016 by Mulestick from Tucson, AZ
            • Q:

              What's the difference between the Operating Frequencies T57 (171.045 MHz & 171.845 MHz) and T68 (171.105 MHz & 171.905 MHz) ??

              Which one is better or to be recommended?
              Asked on 7/13/2016 by JENZEE from Los Angeles, CA

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. From a functionality and audio perspective, there is no difference. The two different frequencies just all for two units to operate at the same time.

                Answered on 7/25/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
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