Samson VR88 Velocity Ribbon Microphone

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4.7

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With a sharp new look and superior sound reproduction, the VR88 Velocity Ribbon Microphone represents Samson’s commitment to bringing you the very best microphones.

Samson’s VR88 Velocity Ribbon Microphone combines traditional ribbon technology with the precision and versatility of advanced condenser microphone head-amplifier electronics. It’s a pro-level mic option for a variety of live and studio situations, including miking soft, delicate sounds or warming up digital recordings.

The VR88 features a low mass, 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon suspended within an intense neodymium field, producing a warm and natural response that is silky smooth from top to bottom. The microphone is equipped with a bidirectional (figure-8) pickup pattern with excellent off-axis rejection. The VR88’s FET amplifier and transformer provide the high output and stabilized source impedance necessary for compatibility with any mic pre amplifier.

In addition, The VR88 produces a smooth, extended frequency response and is capable of handling high SPLs of up to 137dB, making it an excellent choice for miking vocals, acoustic instruments and even electric guitars.

The quality of the VR88 compares to the most highly regarded classic ribbon microphones found in top recording studios. For this reason, its rugged die cast constructed body, as well as a shockmount, comes in a protective carry case.

Features:
  • Low mass, 2.5-micron aluminum ribbon microphone
  • Ideal for miking soft, delicate sounds or warming up digital recordings
  • Strong neodymium magnets, precision electronics provide increased sensitivity, low self-noise
  • Bidirectional (figure-8) pickup pattern with excellent off-axis rejection
  • Smooth, extended frequency response of 20Hz-20kHz
  • Handles high SPLs of up to 135dB
  • FET amplifier and transformer provide increased output, stabilized source impedance for compatibility with any mic preamp
  • Rugged die-cast construction
  • Includes shockmount and carry case

Things You Will Get:

    VR88 Mic
    Shockmount
    Carry Case
Series .
Model VR88

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SamsonVR88 Velocity Ribbon Microphone
 
4.7

(based on 30 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (10)
  • Durable (4)
  • Sound quality (4)
  • Clean (3)
  • Good price / value (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording (12)
    • Home studio (7)
    • Studio (4)
    • Professional recording (3)
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    5.0

    Great Mic for Recording

    By 

    from Bradenton, FL.

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy to use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Istrument
      • Recording
      • Vocal

      Comments about Samson VR88 Velocity Ribbon Microphone:

      This is a Great mic for all recording purposes

      I am a Sam Ash Music Associate

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      sound quality

      By 

      from ontario, ca

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Guitar Cab

          Comments about Samson VR88 Velocity Ribbon Microphone:

          I'm a sales associate at Sam Ash Ontario

           
          5.0

          Great Reviews!

          By 

          from ontario, ca

          Pros

          • Sound quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Guitar Cab

            Comments about Samson VR88 Velocity Ribbon Microphone:

            Don't place it too close. I'm a sales associate at Sam Ash Ontario

             
            5.0

            WOULD BUY FOUR IF NEEDED

            By 

            from CLEARWATER, FL

            Pros

            • Great sound
            • Not Touchy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Recording

              Comments about Samson VR88 Velocity Ribbon Microphone:

              ALWAYS WAS LOOKING FOR A GREAT RIBBON MIC IN MY BUDGET RANGE AND FINALLY FOUND THE WARM SOUND I WAS LOOKING FOR. NOT AS TOUCHY AS I THOUGHT AND CREATES CRYSTAL CLEAR RECORDINGS WITHOUT BEING TOO STERILE.

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              5.0

              The Ultimate Ribbon for under $1k

              By 

              from Richmond, VA

              Pros

              • Affordable
              • Great sound
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Recording
                • Studio

                Comments about Samson VR88 Velocity Ribbon Microphone:

                Youll be hard pressed nowadays to find a really great ribbon mic for under $1000...but SAMSON has DONE IT AGAIN!!! The Velocity series is killer and at $399 theyre almost paying you to use it! Superb tone and warmth with exceptional frequency response. The tough exterior casing also adds to the value as you dont have to worry about an overzealous singer damaging your mic. Quality at an affordable price is what Samson stands behind!

                I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

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                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great Ribbon Mic!

                By 

                from Sarasota, FL

                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Great Value
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Samson VR88 Velocity Ribbon Microphone:

                  This microphone is great for someone looking for a vintage sounding ribbon microphone with all of the components and quality of a condenser microphone. The range of this microphone makes it stand out from the rest of Samson's line of microphones. these Microphones are great for a serious producer looking for a great microphone at a great price.

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                  5.0

                  Great,Warm Sound

                  By 

                  from New Haven, CT

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Sound quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Samson VR88 Velocity Ribbon Microphone:

                    When I saw a ribbon mic in this price range, I was a little skeptical, but Samson seems to have hit a home run with this one. If you are looking for a recording mic with more detail than a dynamic and a warmer, smoother sound than most condensers, definitely check out the VR88. This is an active ribbon, which minimizes the need for an ultra-quiet, high gain preamp like you need with many ribbon mics. This mic sounds great on vocals and guitar amps.

                    I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    Great warm ribbon sound!

                    By 

                    from Buffalo Grove, Il

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • clean
                    • Solid
                    • Warm

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Live
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Samson VR88 Velocity Ribbon Microphone:

                      Nice low end and warm characteristics.
                      Clean sound.
                      Great for lead vocals in the studio.
                      Also for good for a sophisticated live sound.
                      I am a reviewer for Sam Ash from Buffalo Grove, Il

                       
                      5.0

                      Hign End Ribbon Mic At A Low Price

                      By 

                      from Clearwater, FL

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • clean
                      • Dynamic
                      • Pretty

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Recording

                        Comments about Samson VR88 Velocity Ribbon Microphone:

                        An awersome ribbon mic, that sounds good Mic has a very smooth top end and very well rounded. Pefect fot guitar tones, or capturing deep bass. Works great on an upright bass. You could use it for live sound and recording.

                        I am a sales associate at Sam Ash Clearwater

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                        5.0

                        Great Ribbon Mic by Samson

                        By 

                        from King of Prussia Pa

                        Comments about Samson VR88 Velocity Ribbon Microphone:

                        This microphone will bring you that vintage warm sound that everyone looks for in a ribbon microphone.

                        I am a Sam Ash reviewer.

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                        The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for One year and labor for One year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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