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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 Specs

Product name

Milab VIP-60



Article number


Frequency response

20 to 20,000 Hz

Polar pattern

Cardioid, Wide Cardioid, Hypercardioid, Omni, Bidirectional


- 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

- 4mA

Output impedance

<200 Ω

Minimum load impedance

1 kΩ


3-pin XLR


- 170 mm


- 47 mm


50 mm

Net weight

400 g

Milab VIP-60 Multi-Pattern Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

  • Milab VIP-60 Multi-Pattern 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.
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