Milab VIP-60

Milab VIP-60 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

37 years after the introduction of its predecessor, the brand new VIP-60 boasts an updated capsule and optimized circuitry to bring the sound of the classic VIP-50 into the 21st century.

Milab VIP-60 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

37 years after the introduction of its predecessor, the brand new VIP-60 boasts an updated capsule and optimized circuitry to bring the sound of the classic VIP-50 into the 21st century.

How do you reinvigorate an iconic microphone without losing the “magic” in the process?

The Milab R&D team used a careful and meticulous approach which included an 18-month testing period with feedback from a number of highly skilled engineers in Sweden, Germany, the UK and the US. The result is a microphone with a superior performance when compared to its predecessor – most notably a significant reduction in self-noise – but fans of the VIP-50 will still recognize the unique sound with its ribbon-like warmth and sparkly highs – and, of course, the extremely smooth off-axis response. 

This is a microphone that has been designed to be the crown jewel of any studio, and it has the sparkly Nextel metallic finish to prove it. The VIP-60 will not only be the champion of the vocal booth, but will also do a beautiful job on many other sources. The unusual 500 and 200 Hz roll-off filters are useful for dealing with the proximity effect when close-miking sources like a guitar amp or a double bass. 

The VIP-60 offers five different polar patterns and a selection of filters and pre-attenuation pads. It is delivered in an SKB 3i waterproof case with a Rycote InVision USM shockmount. Factory matched pairs are available.

“The descriptive word I keep flashing on is intimate — especially on vocals, where it sounds like there is nothing between the singer and the mic, or when in a good room, nothing around the singer and the mic. All this to say, the VIP-60 is a gorgeously silky smooth and present vocal mic.Recording Magazine

Package includes: Rycote USM shockmount and an individual frequency graph.

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Specifications

  • Product name

    Milab VIP-60
  • Type

    Condenser
  • Article number

    1160
  • Frequency response

    20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Polar pattern

    Cardioid, Wide Cardioid, Hypercardioid, Omni, Bidirectional
  • Filters

    200 Hz & 500 Hz (switchable)
  • Pre-attenuation pad

    -10 dB & -20 dB (switchable)
  • Max. SPL (1 % THD at 1 kHz)

    118 dB
  • Max SPL with 10 dB pad

    128 dB
  • Max SPL with 20 dB pad

    138 dB
  • Sensitivity at 1 kHz

    14 mV/Pa (± 1 dB)
  • A-weighted noise level (IEC 179-A)

    14 dB
  • Power supply

    48 ± 4 V Phantom (DIN/IEC)
  • Current consumption

    4 mA
  • Output impedance

    <200 Ω
  • Minimum load impedance

    1 kΩ
  • Connection

    3-pin XLR
  • Length

    170 mm
  • Width

    47 mm
  • Depth

    50 mm
  • Net weight

    400 g

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