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Electro-Voice RE20 Dynamic Microphone Broadcaster Kit with dbx 286s Preamp (Fawn Beige)

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Electro-Voice RE20 Dynamic Microphone Broadcaster Kit with dbx 286s Preamp (Fawn Beige)
Key Features
  • Podcasters, Show Hosts, Broadcasters
  • RE20 Dynamic Broadcaster Microphone
  • dbx 286s Mic Preamp / Channel Strip
  • Cabled 2-Section Broadcast Arm
Offering podcasters, show hosts, and broadcasters the impactful sound of FM radio voices along with smooth, professional-looking mic positioning, this B&H Kit features the fawn beige Electro-Voice RE20 dynamic broadcast announcer microphone, the dbx 286s preamp/channel strip, a suspension shockmount, a foam windscreen, and a two-section broadcast arm with internal springs and an integrated XLR cable.
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Electro-Voice RE20 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Electro-Voice RE20 Broadcast Announcer Microphone with Variable-D (Fawn Beige)
  • 3dbx 286s - Microphone Preamp/Channel Strip
  • 4Auray SSM-BC10 Microphone Suspension Shockmount (Black Matte)
  • 5Auray WBF-BDM Foam Windscreen for Broadcast Dynamic Mics (Black)
  • 6Auray BAI-2X Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs and Integrated XLR Cable
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Electro-Voice RE20 Broadcast Announcer Microphone with Variable-D (Fawn Beige)
A broadcast industry standard, the RE20 Broadcast Announcer Microphone with Variable-D from Electro-Voice is a cardioid dynamic microphone that delivers reliable, low-noise performance with exceptional clarity and definition. This model is styled in the classic fawn beige finish.
This microphone is part of the B&H Virtual Mic Locker, an online tool to help our valued customers determine the sonic differences between popular microphones for podcasting and voice over work. Each microphone was recorded using a Grace Design M103 preamp into a Presonus Quantum 2626 interface.
Tailored Response
Response tailored especially for vocals with high sound pressure handling capabilities.
Construction
Rugged, steel construction with low handling noise.
True Cardioid Pattern
The RE20 features a cardioid polar pattern with no coloration at 180-degrees off-axis—the frequency response is nearly independent of angular location of the sound source, creating virtually no off-axis coloration, yet providing the greatest possible rejection of unwanted sounds.
Internal Windscreen
An internal blast and wind filter eliminates pop and wind noise at the closest proximity. In recording sessions or on stage, singers can "close talk" the microphone, singing with their lips almost touching the grille screen with no worry of "P-pops" or excessive sibilance.
Bass Tilt-Down Switch
The bass tilt switch corrects spectrum balance for use in long-reach situations and eliminates low frequency noise and rumble.
Flat Frequency Respone
The RE20's flat frequency response remains flat even at extremely close proximity.
dbx 286s - Microphone Preamp/Channel Strip

The 286s from dbx is a full featured channel strip that includes a studio quality microphone/instrument preamplifier, and four processors that can be used independently or in any combination. The hassle of patching together multiple processors for use on one track can be frustrating. The unit delivers the entire microphone processing chain needed in a single box, with the shortest, cleanest signal path.

Features include wide-ranging input gain control, switchable +48V phantom power, and an 80Hz high-pass filter to remove low frequency hum, rumble or wind. The dbx OverEasy compressor can transparently smooth out uneven acoustic tracks, or deliver the classic "in your face" vocal performance. Vocal sibilance can be tamed or even eliminated and high frequency distortion removed from instruments such as cymbals with the frequency tunable De-Esser.

The Enhancer provides both HF Detail and LF Detail controls that can add sparkle and crispness to vocals, while making adjustments to the low frequencies for adding fullness and depth to vocals and bass instruments. Muddy low midrange frequencies can be cleaned and the separate threshold and ratio controls on the Expander/Gate allow for subtly reducing headphone leakage, or radically gate noisy guitar amplifiers.

The channel strip provides a full complement of metering and status LEDs. The XLR microphone input accepts balanced or unbalanced inputs, allowing for easily connecting professional or home studio microphones. The 1/4" TRS line input can accept balanced/unbalanced signals to process live electronic instruments or pre-recorded tracks at mix-down, while an insert jack provides access to the signal flow between the preamp and the processing sections for connection to external processors.

Studio quality microphone preamp/channel strip processor
Classic dbx compression puts great sound within easy reach
Frequency tunable de-esser reduces sibilance and high frequency distortion
Enhancer increases the detail and definition of the high and low frequencies
Program adaptive expander/gate
Insert jack allows you to add an external processor
Full complement of meters and status LEDs
+48V phantom power
Precision detented controls
UPC: 691991401237
Auray SSM-BC10 Microphone Suspension Shockmount (Black Matte)

The black matte SSM-BC10 Microphone Suspension Shockmount from Auray is designed to keep your front-address microphone free from vibrations and noise that can often affect broadcast and voiceover applications. The heavy-duty bands isolate your microphone, eliminating the vibrations that can travel through your mic stand or broadcast arm.

The shockmount is equipped with a standard 5/8"-27 threaded socket and fits most mic stands and broadcast arms. Its locking knob and protective inner ring secure your mic in place while protecting its finish. The swiveling basket allows for precise microphone placement.

Eliminates Noise
The SSM-BC10 prevents unwanted vibrations that can radiate through a mic stand or broadcast arm from disrupting your broadcast or recording.
Swiveling Basket with Tension Knobs
The swiveling basket provides precise microphone positioning. Dual tension knobs maintain the angle of the microphone while still allowing smooth repositioning.
5/8"-27 Thread
The SSM-BC10 features a mic stand adapter with a standard 5/8"-27 thread that is compatible with most mic stands and broadcast arms.
Locking Knob with Inner Ring
The locking knob holds the microphone firmly in place. The inner ring applies uniform pressure to the outside of the microphone and prevents damage to the microphone finish
All-Metal Construction
The SSM-BC10 is a durable studio accessory that is built to last. The all-metal construction assures security and protection for the microphone.
Heavy-Duty Elastic Bands
The heavy-duty elastic bands suspend the microphone in the center of the basket, and prevent shocks and vibrations that can radiate through the mic stand or broadcast arm from reaching the microphone.
Black Matte Finish
Using the SSM-BC10 for on-air broadcast, the black matte finish will not reflect lights into the cameras.
For Front-Address Microphones
The SSM-BC10 fits front-address microphones such as the Electro-Voice RE20 and RE320 and the Heil Sound PR 40.
UPC: 847628585188
Auray WBF-BDM Foam Windscreen for Broadcast Dynamic Mics (Black)

The black Auray WBF-BDM foam windscreen is tailored to fit most broadcast dynamic microphones with a 2" diameter such as the Rode PodMic and the Shure SM7B. It's a practical and simple solution that minimizes vocal plosive sounds of announcers and singers who work up close to the microphone.

In recording or podcast studios, it will also reduce noise from moving air produced by air conditioning, fans, or ventilation systems, up to 8 dB with only minimal high-frequency loss. The hypoallergenic and washable foam also shields your microphone from dust, debris, and moisture that can damage your microphone's capsule.

Acoustic Foam
The windscreen simplifies recording podcasts or vocals with a broadcast dynamic microphone. When recording at home or in the office, you'll need to reduce the noise from moving air caused by ventilation systems, fans, or air conditioners without muffling the sound. Rather than turning off the AC or fan while you record, simply slip the windscreen over your microphone to minimize noise due to moving air.
Minimizes Vocal Plosives
If you prefer to work close to the microphone for those great low frequencies from the proximity effect, you're bound to incur the drastic P and B sounds that seem like miniature explosions. As an alternative to moving further away from the microphone, the windscreen minimizes those disruptive vocal plosives while allowing you to stay close to the mic.
Protects against Damage
Dirt, dust, and even the moisture from your breath can damage a mic capsule. This simple foam windscreen shields against harmful debris and moisture, and it prolongs the life of your microphone.
Compatible Microphones
  • Rode PodMic
  • Electro-Voice RE20
  • MXL BCD-1
  • Shure SM7B
  • Broadcast dynamic microphones with a 2" diameter
UPC: 847628027435
Auray BAI-2X Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs and Integrated XLR Cable

The Auray BAI-2X is a two-section broadcast arm with internal springs and an integrated XLR cable. This versatile and sturdy broadcast arm is great for studio as well as home use. It's ideal for broadcast, voiceover, and podcasts.

The BAI-2X broadcast arm is designed with internal springs that provide a clean and sleek look. The internal balance springs are precision engineered to support and hold in place microphones of up to 5 lb / 2.27kg. The design also minimizes handling noise when re-positioning the arm. The broadcast arm features a standard 5/8"-27 microphone stud mount that is compatible with most shockmounts and microphone clips. The angle of the microphone stud mount can be adjusted and secured with the locking knob, and the angle is maintained when re-positioning the arm. This eliminates the need to readjust it every time the arm is moved. With an extension of up to 40 inches, and the ability to rotate the arm 360°, the BAI-2X allows for precise microphone placement.

The BAI-2X also features a heavy-duty combo mount that consists of a sturdy C-clamp and a heavy-metal desktop mount. The C-clamp is capable of fastening onto desktops up to 2.3" thick. The C-clamp's slim design minimizes the clearance needed to mount it between a desk and wall. The desktop mount detaches from the C-clamp and provides the option of permanent installation to a desktop with the mounting screws (included). A 14" riser is included for adding height to the broadcast arm in order to extend over computer or studio monitors.

Versatile
Ideal for studios as well as home use
Internal Springs
Internal springs provide smooth, noise-free positioning and clean and sleek profile
Sturdy
Supports microphones up to 5 lb / 2.27kg
Compatibility
The 5/8"-27 standard microphone thread is compatible with most shockmounts and microphone clips
Precision
Extends up to 40" / 101.6cm and rotates 360° allowing for precise microphone placement
XLR Cable
The integrated 15-foot XLR cable provides a secure, locking connection and excellent signal transfer
Extra Height
A 14" / 13.6cm riser is included. It provides extra height to the broadcast arm for extending over computer or studio monitors
Combo Mount
The heavy-duty combo mount is comprised of a C-clamp for clamping to a desktop up to 2.3" / 5.8cm thick, and a detachable desktop mount for permanent attachment to a desktop with the included screws
14" Riser
The included riser adds 14" / 13.6cm of height to the broadcast arm so that it can easily extend over computer or studio monitors
UPC: 847628578272

Electro-Voice RE20 Broadcast Announcer Microphone with Variable-D (Fawn Beige) Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
On-Board Controls
High-Pass Filter
Frequency Range
45 Hz to 18 kHz
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin (on Mic)
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Studio Recording, Broadcast
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Speech/Voice-Over
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Orientation
End Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Gain Adjustment
No
On-Board Controls
High-Pass Filter
Performance
Frequency Range
45 Hz to 18 kHz
Impedance
150 Ohms
Sensitivity
1.5 mV/Pa
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin (on Mic)
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Physical
Color
Beige
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female
Construction Material
Steel
Dimensions
ø: 2.13 x L: 8.54" / ø: 54 x L: 216.92 mm
Weight
26 oz / 737.1 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.52 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.05 x 7 x 3.45"

dbx 286s - Microphone Preamp/Channel Strip Specs

Physical
Number of Channels
Single
Inputs
1 x XLR Microphone (p2 hot)
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Line
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Insert
Outputs
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Insert
Frequency Response
20Hz to 20kHz, +0.5/-0.5dB
Noise
<-80dBu unweighted (20Hz-20kHz); both gain controls set for 0dB, all processing controls OFF
Preamp
Gain Range
0dB to +60dB
Maximum Output
0.25Vrms, Gain = 30dB
Input Impedance
~4.2kΩ
EIN
-125dBu, 22Hz to 22kHz, 150Ω source impedance
CMRR
>40dB, typically 55dB
Phantom Power
+48VDC, applied to XLR pins 2 and 3 through 6.81kΩ resistors
Line Input
Impedance
10kΩ unbalanced, 20kΩ balanced
Maximum Level
>+21dBu, balanced or unbalanced
Gain Range
-15dB to +45 dB
CMRR
>40dB, typically 55dB
Insert
Impedance
Ring: >5kΩ
Tip: 100Ω
Maximum Level
>+21dBu, >+20dBm (600Ω load)
Noise
<-89dBu, unweighted (20Hz to 20kHz); Line Gain control set to 0dB
Distortion
<0.01% THD, 20Hz to 20kHz, +10dBu
Line Output
Impedance
100Ω unbalanced, 200Ω balanced
Maximum Level
>+21dBu, >+20dBm (600Ω load)
Gain Range
-30dB to +10dB
Noise
<-80dBu unweighted (20Hz-20kHz); both Gain Controls set for 0dB, all processing controls OFF
Frequency Response
20Hz to 20kHz, +0.5/-0.5dB
Distortion
<0.08%THD, 20Hz to 20kHz, +10dBu, all processing controls OFF
Compressor
Threshold Range
-40dBu to +20dBu
Ratio
>4:1 for input levels beyond 20dB above threshold
Attack Time
Program dependent: >1S for small level increases, down to 10mS for large increases
Release Time
Program dependent: adjustable between approximately 1dB/sec and 75dB/sec
Slope
OverEasy
Sidechain
No
Distortion
Typically <0.05%THD, 20Hz to 20kHz, 15dB gain reduction, +10dBu Output, Density @ 0
SMPTE
Intermodulation Distortion: <0.05%; 60Hz/7kHz 4:1, 15dB gain reduction, +10dBu Output Level, Density @ 0
Equalizer
Filter Type
Not applicable
Frequency Bands
Not applicable
Bandwidth
Not applicable
Range (Boost/Cut)
Not applicable
Light Indication
N/A
Threshold Range
Not applicable
Ratio
Not applicable
Attack Time
Not applicable
De-Esser
Characteristics
Wideband Gain Reduction
Frequency Range
800Hz to 10kHz High Pass, 12dB/octave
Release Time
Program dependent approximately 1mS/dB
Enhancer
HF Detail
Program-controlled shelving equalizer, approximately 15dB maximum HF boost
LF Detail
Bell-shaped boost @ 80Hz, bell-shaped cut @250Hz, ratio is approximately 2:1
Gate
Gate Threshold
OFF to +15dBu
Expansion Ratio
Adjustable 1.5:1 to 10:1
Maximum Depth
>50dB
Attack Time
Program dependent, approximately 2mS (at maximum attenuation)
Release Time
Program dependent, approxiamtely 10mS/dB
Dynamic Range
Typically 105dB
Physical
Power Requirements
120VAC 60Hz, 100VAC 50/60Hz
15W consumption
Operating Temperature
32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C)
Dimensions
19 x 5.75 x 1.75" (485 x 146 x 45mm)
Weight
4.5 lb (2.04kg)
Specialties
Full compliment of meters and status LEDs
Packaging Info
Package Weight
6.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
21.8 x 11.3 x 2.5"

Auray SSM-BC10 Microphone Suspension Shockmount (Black Matte) Specs

Compatible Microphone Models
Electro-Voice: RE20, RE320
Heil Sound: PR 40
Mounting
1 x 5/8"-27
Material of Construction
Metal
Dimensions
10 x 6.5 x 5" / 25.4 x 16.5 x 12.7 cm
Weight
1.1 lb / 499 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.05 x 6.7 x 6.55"

Auray WBF-BDM Foam Windscreen for Broadcast Dynamic Mics (Black) Specs

Compatible Mic Diameter
2" / 5.08 cm
Maximum Noise Attenuation
8 dB
Material
Foam
Length
4.75" / 12.06 cm
Weight
0.25 oz / 7.1 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.045 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7 x 3.75 x 3.75"

Auray BAI-2X Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs and Integrated XLR Cable Specs

Key Specs
Mic Mount Thread Size
5/8"-27 Male
Cable Connector to Mic
XLR 3-Pin Female
Total Reach
40" / 101.6 cm
Included Cable
Integrated
Color
Black
Microphone Mounting
Mic Mount Thread Size
5/8"-27 Male
Cable Connector to Mic
XLR 3-Pin Female
Boom
Total Reach
40" / 101.6 cm
Riser & Base
Maximum Height
14.00" / 35.56 cm
Base Clamp Range
2.3" / 5.8 cm
Cable
Included Cable
Integrated
Cable Length
15' / 457.2 cm
Audio Connector to Host Device
XLR 3-Pin Male
Physical
Color
Black
Load Capacity
5 lb / 2.27 kg
Weight
4.47 lb / 2.02 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
6.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
23.5 x 7.4 x 3.5"

Electro-Voice RE20 Reviews

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Where is the RE20 manufactured?

Where is the RE20 manufactured?
Asked by: TPG
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Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2021-05-01

What is a good small stand, shock mount, etc. for ...

What is a good small stand, shock mount, etc. for travel podcasting on the go on desks?
Asked by: Allen
For a compatible shock mount to use with the Electro-Voice RE20 Broadcast Announcer Microphone, you can use the Electro-Voice 309A Suspension Microphone Shock Mount (B&amp;H # EL309A) or the Auray SSM-BC10 Microphone Suspension Shockmount (B&amp;H # AUSSMBC10). For a desktop stand, you can use the Auray TT-6220 Telescoping Tabletop Microphone Stand (B&amp;H # AUTT6220B), the Gator Frameworks Round-Base Desktop Mic Stand (B&amp;H # GAMIC0501), or the On-Stage DS7200B Adjustable Height Desktop Mic Stand (B&amp;H # ONDS7200B). If you prefer a studio arm, you could use the O.C. White Podcast Pro by Accu-Lite Mic Boom Package (B&amp;H # OCALMBP1), the RODE PSA1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones (B&amp;H # ROPSA1), the Auray BA-XE4 Broadcast Arm with Integrated XLR Cable (B&amp;H # AUBAXE4), the 512 AUDIO 512-BBA Microphone Boom Arm (B&amp;H # 51512BBA), or any other model that you prefer. For a pop filter, you can use the Auray PFNY-6 Nylon Pop Filter with Gooseneck and C-Style Clamp for Mic Stands and Booms (B&amp;H # AUPFNY6) or the On-Stage Pop Blocker for Electro-Voice RE20 and RE320 Microphones - Version 2 (B&amp;H # ONPBRE20JBH2).
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2022-12-30

The photos show it with a shock mount, does it ...

The photos show it with a shock mount, does it actually come with it?
Asked by: zach
No, the shock mount is not included. The RE20 comes with a mic stand adapter which you can see in the photo of the RE20 in fawn beige finish (B&amp;H # ELRE20). The shock mount shown with the RE20 in black finish is the Electro-Voice 309A (B&amp;H # EL309A) which is available separately.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-12-11

question

Does it need a cloudlifter preamp to boost gain for better quality?
Asked by: Anonymous
The microphone sensitivity is listed as 1.5 mV/Pa. You can find a concersion calculator through google that puts that at -56.5dB. Check the gain specs on your interface or preamp. if you have about 56dB of gain, you won't need a preamp.
Answered by: Jacquelyn
Date published: 2021-06-16
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