Electro-Voice RE20 Broadcast Announcer Microphone with Variable-D

Electro-Voice RE20 Broadcast Announcer Microphone with Variable-D

Electro-Voice RE20 Broadcast Announcer Microphone with Variable-D

B&H # ELRE20 MFR # F.01U.117.389
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Product Highlights

  • Variable-D for Minimal Proximity Effect
  • True Cardioid with No Coloration
  • Voice Tailored Frequency Response
  • Studio Condenser-Like Performance
  • Humbucking Coil
  • Bass Roll-Off Switch
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Electro-Voice RE20 overview

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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.

Tailored Response
Response tailored especially for vocals with high sound pressure handling capabilities
Construction
Rugged, steel construction with low handling noise
Supercardioid Pattern
The RE 20 features a supercardioid polar pattern which is extremely effective in isolating sound sources while reducing background noise
Internal Windscreen
An internal blast and wind filter eliminates "pop" and wind noise at the closest proximity
Bass Tilt Down Switch
The "bass tilt down" 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 proximities
UPC: 701001000098
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Electro-Voice RE20 Broadcast Announcer Microphone with Variable-D
  • 81715 Stand Adapter
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Electro-Voice RE20 specs

    Analog Performance
    Transducer Dynamic
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 45 Hz to 18 kHz
    Load Impedance 150 Ohms
    Sensitivity 1.5 mV/Pa
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    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Operating Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Length 8.54" / 216.92 mm
    Diameter 2.13" / 54.10 mm
    Weight 26 oz / 737 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.1 x 6.9 x 3.3"

    Electro-Voice RE20 reviews

    RE20 Broadcast Announcer Microphone with Variable-D is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 39.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is core studio gear I bought this mic knowing it is a broadcast standard piece of gear. What I didn't get was that is exactly what the RE20 is all about. Broadcasting in a word. If you are doing broadcast or podcast work and have a less than ideal environment to record in, this is a must have piece of gear. I cannot recommend this for voice over work where clarity through a production mix is required and subtle voice nuances are desired.
    Date published: 2015-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Voice Over Microphone I use this with an Apogee Duet and the sound quality is fantastic; it's quiet and handles all types of voices (female and male) incredibly well.
    Date published: 2009-11-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pro Quality Sound I use this mic to produce my christian radio show. I tried several other mics but this one really deals witht the POPS better than any other mic I have used. I use it with the Edirol UA-25EX 24Bit/96kHz USB Audio Interface - together they captures voice perfect - crisp and clear. Everything good you read about this mic is TRUE it makes my productions much easier.
    Date published: 2009-10-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this mic I am a boradcast voiceover professional and this is a nice mic to add to my collection. It's so important to have good microphones and this mic is smooth and rich yet very clean. Of course it's a standard in broadcast and it's reputation is well deserved. I have a condenser mic for my voice over work as well but opted for this dynamic for the durability, hoping the sound would come close to the condenser mics. I am totally satisfied and use this mic for much of the work I do. It also has a low noise level which is crucial for VO work. You won't be disappointed with this mic. The RE20 is a great mic.
    Date published: 2012-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easiest money I've ever spent! Being new to the hobby of podcasting, YouTube pre-recorded content and Skype calling, I started out with a condenser mic. It didn't take long for me to figure out that I wanted something different, so I started ordering dynamic mics. My first dynamic microphone was the PR40 from Heil and it is certainly a fantastic mic! Still, microphones are very different in their design and how they sound with your particular voice. I immediately discovered the benefits of both. Unlike the somewhat bright sound from the Heil, the RE20 soften the edges off my aging voice with a warmer and richer tone. Also, I was able to lean back in my chair and turn my head away from the microphone while still talking, without noticing any difference in how my recorded voice sounded. So, if you're new to this topic you will benefit from testing 2-3 options before committing to a final decision. Fortunately, B&H Photo is very understanding to this process.
    Date published: 2013-07-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from For live saxophone sound I use the RE20 on stage to amplify my different saxophones in concert. It's the best sounding mic that I have played in a live setting. It doesn't emphasize the shrill high end like many modern mics do. It has a large, full bodied sound that is true to your instrument.
    Date published: 2009-07-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This mic is worth every penny! I am an elementary school teacher and make reading CDs for my students to help them build fluency. Even I sound like a professional voice-over guy with this baby. I am looking for a decent preamp because my mixer's preamps don't get it done.
    Date published: 2010-01-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The venerable do-it-all microphone You can use this microphone confidently for almost any application, be it at the home studio, recording studio, project studio or on stage. The EV RE20 is very forgiving where most Large diaphragm condensers (LDC) aren't for lack of a proper studio environment. Use it for bass, horns, percussion and of course vocals, and you will be amazed at its performance. The sensitivity of this mic is phenomenal for a dynamic mic and its reproduction of sound in the entire frequency range is undoubtedly superlative. It does not undermine any of the venerable LDC's, but none can handle the range of frequencies as well as SPL's that this one can. No wonder this mic has stood the test of time. Pitfalls though are the following: You would need to have this one connected to a good outboard pre-amp for best results. With its output at 1.7 mV you will have to jack up the gain to reasonably high levels on any standard console and this would in most cases add noise to the signal chain. For talents who like to use the proximity effect for deep sounding vocals, this is not the mic of choice. However, for those who have a baritone voice, this one is silky smooth; and for screamers, you won't find a mic that is significantly better than the RE20 in overall performance and reliability. Frankly this mic is a solidly built all rounder to last you a lifetime of satisfaction.
    Date published: 2010-01-12
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