The VT500WATER is a certified Waterproof miniature Omni
lavalier microphone. The extremely smooth sound of the VT500 is well maintained
while successfully achieving an IPX-7 protection rating against the “harmful
ingress of water". IPX-7 Certification is the second highest rank in accordance
with the International Standard IEC 60529 for water resistance. It allows for
temporary submergence (up to 1 meter) of the microphone without compromise,
enabling very flexible applications in the broadcast, film and performance
areas. Equally at home at sporting events - it will provide assurance despite
the adverse conditions, for example, throughout a yacht race or kayaking event.
Each VT500WATER includes (5) mounting accessories and Otter box.
Aimed at theatre, location and studio broadcast work, the
mics have passed the IPX7 test, which requires full emersion to a depth of 1m
for 30 minutes. Because of their construction, the VT range features
highly-water-resistant capsules sealed in single piece stamped mouldings. This
technique of manufacture also ensures the cable to the capsules is exceptionally
Many of the mics in the VT range have been tested in extreme
conditions such as white water rafting, yachting and waterskiing but the VT500
Water is the first of the range to receive full IPX7 ratification. Other
microphones in their range are expected to follow soon.