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Shure MVL

Small-diaphragm omnidirectional condenser lavalier microphone

Item # 183MVL

Download any one of a number of apps, and you can turn your smartphone or tablet into a powerful recording tool.

Download any one of a number of apps, and you can turn your smartphone or tablet into a powerful recording tool.

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About the Shure MVL

Tap into your smartphone's potential

Download any one of a number of apps, and you can turn your smartphone or tablet into a powerful recording tool. So make the most of it by using Shure's MVL lavalier microphone to capture the audio. The MVL's condenser design will yield high-quality capture of interviews, speeches, or other videography, and it's compatible with iOS, Android™, PC, or Mac devices.

Tap into your smartphone's potential

Shure MVL

Capture high-quality audio capture for your phone (phone not included)

Download any one of a number of apps, and you can turn your smartphone or tablet into a powerful recording tool. So make the most of it by using Shure's MVL lavalier microphone to capture the audio. The MVL's condenser design will yield high-quality capture of interviews, speeches, or other videography, and it's compatible with iOS, Android™, PC, or Mac devices.

Just plug it in

The MVL's mini-jack plugs into the headphone jack of your compatible phone or tablet. The package comes with a clothing clip, windscreen, and carrying pouch, so you're ready to roll right out of the box.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • condenser microphone
    • designed for spoken word and videography
    • 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRRS connector for connection to smartphones or tablets with recording capabilities
    • omnidirectional pattern
    Specifications:
    • frequency response: 45 Hz to 20,000 Hz
    • sensitivity: -44.0 dBFS/Pa at 1 kHz
    • output impedance: 350 ohms
    • weight: .28 oz
    • 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRRS connector
    Included Accessories:
    • carrying pouch
    • clothing clip
    • windscreen
    Other Info:

    What's in the box:

    • MVL Condenser lavalier microphone with attached 50" cable (3.5mm plug)
    • Foam windscreen
    • Clothing clip
    • Drawstring pouch
    • User Guide
    • Limited Warranty sheet
    • Warnings and Safety Instructions

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    Features & specs

    General
    Application For studio use
    Type Condenser
    Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
    Phantom Power Y
    On/Off Switch No
    Connector 3.5mm
    Specs
    Frequency response 45-20k
    Sensitivity -44dBFS/Pa
    Max SPL 124
    Diameter 0.218
    Length 0.6
    Weight 0.28 oz.
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years

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    Features

    Overview: The Shure MOTIV digital microphones and devices are designed to be used with many of today's smartphones and tablets for high quality, portable recording anywhere. The MVL is a tiny lavalier condenser microphone that is compatible with iOS, Android, Mac and PC devices. It comes with a foam windscreen, a clothing clip, and a drawstring storage pouch.

    Design: The MVL is less than 1/4" in diameter and under 5/8" in length, and features a matte black finish, making it very inconspicuous. It has a 50" cable which is terminated into a 3.5mm plug. The plug has a TRRS (tip-ring-ring-sleeve) configuration, making it compatible with the headphone jack of many smartphones and tablets. The MVL is a condenser microphone, and receives power from the recording device.

    ShurePlus MOTIV App: With the ShurePlus MOTIV recording app, you can easily make recordings on your iOS mobile device. The app enables you to make 24-bit / 48 kHz uncompressed recordings on your device. You can also make adjustments to the recording levels, monitor, and play back recordings. The app also offers advanced audio settings for the MOTIV MV88 microphone (sold separately). The MOTIV app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 8.0 or later, and is available for download from the App Store.

    Note: If you have an Android device, you can use other recording apps, such as USB Audio Recorder Pro or Audio Evolution Mobile.

    Specifications: The MVL has the following specifications:

    • Frequency Response: 40-20kHz
    • Microphone Capsule: MEMS
    • Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
    • Output Impedance: 350 ohms
    • Recording Resolution: 24-bit or 16-bit; 48 kHz or 44.1 kHz
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 65dB
    • Maximum SPL: 124dB SPL
    • Dynamic Range: 95dB typical
    • Sensitivity: -44.0 dBV at 1 kHz (Pa=94 dB SPL)
    • Dimensions: Diameter 0.218", Length 0.6", Cable Length 50"
    • Weight: 0.282 ounces

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    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    Knowledgeable advisor Hunter helped me [ Karen  Jan 10, 2017 ]
    A
    YouTube Video Recording, Will go nicely with my Cannon EOS T5 [ Michael  Sep 04, 2016 ]

    1 question already asked

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    Would this work in a car well?
    [ Joseph  Jun 28, 2019 ]
    1 answer
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    IT would 'work", but is not recommended. The sensitivity, and impedance of this microphone is geared towards professional audio applications. That paired with it being omnidirectional would make it not a very good solution for a car microphone.
    [ Calvin  Jul 04, 2019 ]  Staff

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