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Electro-Voice RE16 - Super-Cardioid Variable-D Dynamic Podium or Handheld Microphone with Internal Blast Filter

B&H # ELRE16 Mfr # F.01U.118.095
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The Electro Voice Model RE16 is a Variable-D dynamic supercardioid microphone designed for the most exacting professional use. It is like the RE15, except that it uses a unique blast filter. The blast filter, an integral part of the RE16, permits hand-held and outdoor use without "P-popping" or excessive wtnd noise. Utilizing the Variable-D design the RE16 features a directional characteristic independent of frequency. The result is a microphone that generates little off axis coloration while providing the greatest rejection of unwanted sounds. A supercardiold, the RE16 provides its greatest rejection at 150° off axis. An easily operated "bass tilt" switch corrects spectrum balance for boom use and other longer reach situations.

Variable-D® dynamic podium or handheld microphone
Tight, supercardioid pattern is usually uniform over a wide frequency range -- for uniform sound quality at all pickup angles
Variable-D® design virtually eliminated the up-close bass boost (proximity effect) that can make vocals sound "muddy"
Excellent for podium use where high intelligibility is important
Low Frequency Roll-Off: Bass Tilt Switch
Transducer Electra-Voice Acoustalloy Dynamic
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Response 80 Hz - 15 kHz
Maximum Input Sound Level not specified by manufacturer
Power Requirements None Dynamic, Requires No Phantom or Battery Power
Output Impedance 150 Ohms
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Dimensions 7.38 x 1.78 (187.3 x 42.5mm) LXDiameter
Weight 8 oz. (227 g)
Electro-Voice RE16 - Super-Cardioid Variable-D Dynamic Podium or Handheld Microphone with Internal Blast Filter
  • (310A) Stand Adapter
  • Zippered Vinyl Pouch
  • 2 Year Warranty
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    Electro-VoiceRE16 - Vari-D Supercardioid Mic w/Filter
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    • Versatile (3)

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      • Amateur recording (3)
      • Home studio (3)
      • Performances (3)
      • Professional recording (3)
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      5.0

      Best Concert Handheld(w/gentle handling)

      By Twenty20

      from Univ. City

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • No Proximity
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Handling noise

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Electro-Voice RE16 - Vari-D Supercardioid Mic w/Filter:

      The artist will be pleasantly surprised when they hear how their voice was rendered. This mic has some handling noise and artists must be counseled on gentle handling. This inconvenience aside, the presence and timbre of the RE-16 is unequaled. YOU WANNA HEAR IT? Just type... xVHrMNjO0Uo ... in the Utube searchbox.

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      5.0

      Best Concert Mic...natural sound

      By Twenty20

      from BUR

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Natural Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Handling noise

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Electro-Voice RE16 - Vari-D Supercardioid Mic w/Filter:

      Just listen.....type> ... xVHrMNjO0Uo ....in the Utube searchbox

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Classic Beauty

      By Ball Machine

      from Plano, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile
      • Very natural smooth

      Cons

      • Must use EV stand mount

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Great starter mic
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Electro-Voice RE16 - Vari-D Supercardioid Mic w/Filter:

      This mic outclasses almost everything in this price range. It is the legendary RE20 diaphragm in a smaller body with more blast filtering for stage use, with only slight sound compromise.Like the RE20, the RE16 is an "everything" mic. It sounds great on vocals, acoustic guitars and other instruments, including piano or even drums - for both sound reinforcement and recording. Very natural, uncolored sound, more accurate and extended high frequency response than competitors. More detailed tonal response produces richer overtones for vocals or instruments. Sounds like a good condenser, but much more dynamic headroom, and often smoother highs. (Doesn't have that metallic, nasal sound typical of many condenser mics priced below[$].) Absense of proximity effect means the tone does not get more "bass" sounding up close, but doesn't thin out further away either. Also, the RE16 has better response when addressed somewhat from the side, that is, "off-axis". These two features make it so your vocal doesn't disappear when you turn your head to look at guitar, or effects, or another band member. The mix is more consistent because EQ remains more constant. (If you're hooked on prox. effect, you may not like this mic, but your voice will sound better than with virtually any mic under [$].) Accurate, flat high frequency response means higher gain before feedback. Bullet-proof construction. Check [...] used section for used RE16's. They've been around for a long time for a reason. Sound techs: This mic is almost completely free of off-axis coloration. Consequently leakage is clean and solid sounding, instead of boxy and muddy like a lot of mics that appear to have tighter patterns. To match with SM58 - boost EQ 3dB @ 80 Hz, and cut 3dB above 10 kHz, (relative to EQ settings for SM58). To match Beta87a - boost EQ 3 dB @ 80 Hz, and cut 3dB above 16 kHz, (relative to settings for Beta87a).

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