Gear Reviews

Samson VR88 reviewed in TopGuitar magazine

TopGuitar is proud to inform, that the December issue of the magazine features a review of the VR88 ribbon microphone from Samson. Below are some excerpts from a review by gear department editor Grzegorz Ufnal:

“Built-in FET amplifier and a transformer ensure high output signal and stable impedance of the VR88, which is essential for proper cooperation with all kinds of microphone preamps.”

“Samson VR88 offers quality similar to that of renowned classic ribbon microphones which can be found in world’s top recording studios. In practice it sounds dark, warm and intriguing. Everyone who faces this type of sound for the first time will instantly get what the magic of a ribbon microphone is all about.”

“The tested Samson VR88 is a very good representative of its category and a serious competition for many other microphones, including condenser microphones, coming from a totally different price range.”

Samson VR88


Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.