Electro-Voice RE50B Omnidirectional Microphone and Tascam DR-10X Recorder Kit

Electro-Voice RE50B Omnidirectional Microphone and Tascam DR-10X Recorder Kit
Key Features
  • RE50B Omnidirectional Dynamic Microphone
  • DR-10X Plug-On PCM Recorder
  • 24-bit/48 kHz Recording Resolution
  • Records to SD & microSD Cards
The Electro-Voice RE50B Omnidirectional Microphone and Tascam DR-10X Recorder Kit from B&H features an RE50B handheld dynamic microphone and a Tascam 24-bit/48 kHz recording solution for ENG (Electronic News Gathering) applications. It can be used to capture audio during interviews, press conferences, and meetings with any dynamic or battery-powered condenser microphone with an XLR output.
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Electro-Voice RE50B Overview

The Electro-Voice RE50B Omnidirectional Microphone and Tascam DR-10X Recorder Kit from B&H features an RE50B handheld dynamic microphone and a Tascam 24-bit/48 kHz recording solution for ENG (Electronic News Gathering) applications. It can be used to capture audio during interviews, press conferences, and meetings with any dynamic or battery-powered condenser microphone with an XLR output.

The Tascam DR-10X recorder features both manual and automatic gain settings, and has a low-cut filter and limiter to prevent overloads. The dual recording mode captures a copy of the audio at a lower level, so if there is distortion, you have a backup safety copy. It records to microSD/SDHC cards. Recording can begin instantly by holding the record side switch while turning the unit on.

In addition, The Electro-Voice RE50B microphone is considered the industry standard for handheld interview mics in broadcast television production. It is heard and seen in the reporting of news correspondents around the globe.

Electro-Voice RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (Black)

Every day, for local, national and international news reports, the Electro-Voice RE50B gathers the audio for news interviews. Designed specifically as an ENG/EFP interview microphone, the RE50B's custom Dyna-Damp "mic-within-a-mic" shockmount provides extremely low handling noise for clear sound. A large, built-in Acoustifoam filter keeps wind and P-pop noise to an absolute minimum, indoors or out. Frequency response is 80 Hz to 13 kHz.

Industry standard news interview microphone
Features EV Dyna-Damp shockmount
Extremely low handling noise for clear sound
"Mic-within-a-mic" concept reduces wind and vocal plosive sounds
UPC: 701001010905

Tascam DR-10X Micro Plug-On Audio Recorder

With the Tascam DR-10X Micro Plug-On Audio Recorder attached directly to your preferred microphone, you can record full-resolution dialog and speech while skipping the trouble of long cable runs and avoiding the confusion of configuring a wireless microphone system. Whether you use a handheld dynamic mic or a battery-powered condenser (both available separately), the lightweight DR-10X can be discreetly affixed to the mic without weighing it down. Thanks to its small, low-profile design, the DR-10X is ideal for news gathering, interviews, weddings, and vlogs where the audio equipment needs to stay out of sight.

Run-and-gun videographers will appreciate its ultra-compact form factor and power-up-and-record workflow for time-sensitive shoots. There's no need to select inputs, arm tracks, or choose channel modes. Connect the DR-10X to your microphone, start recording, and let it roll for the rest of the day. A single AAA battery will keep it running for up to 10 hours, so all-day gigs won't be a problem. Power the DR-10X via USB if you need indefinite operating time for sessions that continue on into the night. Worried about clipping? Don't be. The DR-10X's limiter and auto-level functions work to prevent overloading, while the dual-recording feature makes a safety track at a lower level, just in case.

Inconspicuous and Capable

The lightweight DR-10X easily attaches to a handheld microphone for the ideal compact news gathering recording system. A captive XLR connector keeps the DR-10X firmly connected to your microphone, capturing interviews at up to 24-bit / 48 kHz Broadcast WAV resolution. Offload recordings through the micro-USB connection or by removing the microSD card.

Works with Dynamic Mics or Battery-Powered Condensers

Designed for plug-on connection to an XLR-equipped microphone, the DR-10X requires no cables for operation and features a locking mechanism that ensures a secure, stable fit. Since no phantom power is supplied by the DR-10X, it is perfect for use with handheld dynamic mics or battery-powered shotgun condenser mics mounted on a camera or boompole.

Volume-Adjustable 3.5mm Headphone Output

Connect headphones to the 3.5mm mini-jack output for simple monitoring of file playback or input while recording. The volume is adjustable via side-panel buttons.

Dual Recording Creates a Safety Track at a Lower Level

Knowing that filmmakers and videographers often experience sudden audio volume jumps during filming, the DR-10X has several features to prevent distorted audio, and the most secure is dual recording. This feature captures a copy of your signal at a lower level (-6 dB or -12 dB), as a safety track in case of distortion.

Automatic File Closing Saves File Data upon Power Loss

You can always monitor the battery level on the easy-to-read OLED display. If the battery runs out in the middle of a recording, the unit will automatically save the file before turning off so your take isn't lost. The case is designed so that the batteries can be changed quickly without detaching the recorder from your microphone.

Automatic Gain and Limiter Inhibit Distortion

If the input sound level is too low or too high, an automatic gain control function can increase or decrease the recording volume to an appropriate level. Additionally, the limiter prevents distortion caused by sudden input overloads. These functions save you from worrying about input levels in situations when there is no second chance.

Supports microSD/microSDHC Cards

The DR-10X is compatible with microSD cards (up to 2GB capacity) and microSDHC cards (up to 32GB capacity). Record in WAV format for uncompressed audio quality, or use MP3 format for extended recording time on your media card. A 2GB card will yield over four hours of mono recording time at 24-bit / 48 kHz resolution.

Operates up to 10 Hours Continuously

A single alkaline AAA battery (available separately) will provide up to 10 hours of recording time at 24-bit / 28 kHz resolution. The DR-10X can be operated on disposable lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries, or via USB bus power.

Compact and Lightweight Body

The DR-10X has been designed to be small, light, and unobtrusive. Perfect for news correspondents, documentary subjects, or wedding hosts, the DR-10X won't come between you and the perfect shot. Plus, since it weighs just 2.4 ounces with a battery (available separately), your subject will forget it's even there.

Record Switch Design Prevents Accidental Use

The recording switch uses a sliding mechanism to prevent accidental use. In addition, the hold function can prevent recording from being stopped by unintentional contact with a button.

WAV and MP3 Formats

The DR-10X has a built-in clock and supports recording to BWF format, which has time information for improved searching, editing, and software compatibility. In addition to WAV and BWF format files, recording and playback of MP3 files is supported.

Additional Features

  • Creates mono or poly WAV files
  • Adjustable recording level
  • Low-cut filter reduces rumble
  • Time track incrementing function can create new files at regular intervals (about every 15 minutes) during recording
  • Easy-to-read OLED display
  • Micro-USB port enables easy data exchange with computers
UPC: 043774031283

Electro-Voice RE50B - Omnidirectional Dynamic Shockmounted ENG Microphone (Black) Specs

Form FactorHandheld
Sound FieldMono
Polar PatternOmnidirectional
OrientationEnd Address
High-Pass FilterNone
Frequency Range80 Hz to 13 kHz
Impedance150 Ohms
Sensitivity1.6 mV/Pa (Open Circuit Voltage, 1 kHz)
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Construction MaterialAluminum, Zinc
Dimensionsø: 1.9 x L: 7.8" / ø: 48.3 x L: 198.1 mm
Weight9.5 oz / 269 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10 x 5.15 x 2.7"

Tascam DR-10X Micro Plug-On Audio Recorder Specs

Portable Recorder
Number of Tracks1
Max Sample Rate/Resolution48 kHz / 24-Bit
Built-In SpeakerNo
Memory Card SupportmicroSD (64 MB to 2 GB)
microSDHC (4 to 32 GB)
Internal StorageNone
Audio File FormatsBWF, MP3, WAV
Sample RatesWAV:
44.1 / 48 kHz
Bit Depth16 / 24-Bit
Bit Rates128 to 192 kb/s (Record)
32 to 320 kb/s (Playback)
Signal ProcessingAuto Gain, Limiter, Low-Cut Filter
Timecode SupportNo
Recording TimeWAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
2 Hrs 4 Mins per GB (Mono)
Analog I/O1 x XLR 3-Pin Female Balanced Mic Input (Lockable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output
Digital I/ONone
Phantom PowerNone
Plug-In PowerNo
Host Connection1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0)
Frequency Response20 Hz to 22 kHz +1/-2 dB
Gain Range+29 dB to +45 dB
Max Input LevelMic Inputs:
-31 dBu
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
≥10 Kilohms
SNRMic Inputs:
≥80 dB
Power OptionsBatteries or USB Bus Power
Battery Type1 x AAA (Not Included)
Approximate Battery LifeWAV 48 kHz/24-Bit:
10 Hours (Alkaline, Mono, without Headphones)
8 Hours (NiMH, Mono, without Headphones)
15.5 Hours (Lithium, Mono, without Headphones)
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Dimensions2 x 3.7 x 1.1" / 52 x 94.4 x 28 mm
Weight2.4 oz / 68.3 g (With Batteries)
2 oz / 56.3 g (Without Batteries)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.8 x 4.6 x 2.2"
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Where is the serial number located? thanks, blake

Where is the serial number located? thanks, blake
Asked by: Blake
On the box.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-02-03


Unsure about which cable to purchase as microphone will be plugged into Azden FMX-DSLR mixer. Do I need the Kopul or the Hosa?
Asked by: Steve C.
Look like the FMX-DSLR mix has normal XRL connectors so any normal mic cable (XLR male on one end and female on the other) will work (not brand specific). I use the Hosa cables as my house cable brand but any brand should work as long as it is a high-quality cable (life is too short for cheap cables ;-). I use both the RE50/B mic as well as a Heil PR-40 with my DSLR but use another mixer brand.Bill
Answered by: Bill A.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Is this ideal for a podcast? Or is there a better ...

Is this ideal for a podcast? Or is there a better handheld option?
Asked by: Kelly
This microphone is great to be used for interviews, however in a podcast scenario you might want to look into dynamic recording microphones. see links bellow for options. For the Podmic in the first link you will need a interface to connect it to a computer, the second mic can be used both with a interface or via usb straight into the computer. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1449997-REG/rode_podmic_dynamic_podcasting_microphone.html?sts=pi&pim=Y https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1593379-REG/shure_mv7_k_mv7_mic.html?sts=pi&pim=Y
Answered by: leticia
Date published: 2021-03-04
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