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PRO 88W

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

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  • 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.



    Conditions
  • Downloads

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

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

    3

    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?

    Toronto, Ontario

    Mic does not work

    2

    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.

    Dover, DE, USA

    great product

    5

    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

    Atlanta, GA, USA

    THIS MIC SERVES ME WELL

    5

    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.

    Indiana, USA

    PRO 88W VHF Wireless Systems with battery-powered receiver and transmitter for camcorder use

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  • Q & A

    I need to buy the coiled wire that connects the receiver to the video camera, and I need to buy the back cover to cover the battery. Can I buy just those two parts?

    Marguerite

    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Parts Department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5002. They would be happy to help you.

    Rick

    Hello. I have this system but lost the receivers shor mount bracket. Where can I find a new one. Can you tell me part number?

    Arda Yalkin

    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Parts Department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5002. They would be happy to help you.

    AudioSolutionsManager

    If I want to connect to iPhone 6s (TRRS), do I use a TRS to TRRS adapter? Is a dynamic adapter needed? Thx!

    Hugh

    Thank you for your inquiry. Going from the receiver to the iPhone you need a TRS to TRRS connector.

    AudioSolutionsManager

    I'm trying to find the part number for the power supply for the receiver or a link to where I can purchase it.

    Gene

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

    ATUS_Specialist3

    Can 2 receivers get audio from 1 mic/transmitter using same frequency?

    Hongmai

    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.

    ATUS_Specialist3

    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

    Diego

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

    ATUS_Specialist3

    When was this released?

    SigmaTech

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

    AudioSolutionsManager

    Can i Use it in a Canon 5D Marc II ? Tks

    Carlos

    You may plug the microphone into a MIC level input.

    ATUS_Specialist3

    does this work with an iphone? i tried and doesn't seem to be working.

    MELIEZZA

    It may work with the proper adapter. http://blog.audio-technica.com/audio-solutions-question-week-can-use-microphone-ios-android-device/ Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for additional assistance with this.

    ATUS_Specialist3

    Is there a handheld mic or plug-in transmitter that is compatible with the above unit?

    Dalingo

    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.

    ATUS_Specialist4