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

BH #ELRE20 • MFR #F.01U.117.389
Electro-Voice RE20 Broadcast Announcer Microphone with Variable-D (Fawn Beige)
Key Features
  • Variable-D for Minimal Proximity Effect
  • True Cardioid with No Coloration
  • Voice-Tailored Frequency Response
  • Studio Condenser-Like Performance
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.
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Electro-Voice RE20 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Tailored Response
  • 3Construction
  • 4True Cardioid Pattern
  • 5Internal Windscreen
  • 6Bass Tilt-Down Switch
  • 7Flat Frequency Respone

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.

Tailored Response
Response tailored especially for vocals with high sound pressure handling capabilities.
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.
UPC: 701001000098

Electro-Voice RE20 Specs

Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Speech/Voice Over
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Operated
Polar PatternCardioid
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
WindscreenFoam (Available Separately)
Frequency Range45 Hz to 18 kHz
Impedance150 Ohms
Sensitivity1.5 mV/Pa
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (with Included Hardware)
Included CaseNone
Included FiltersNone
Construction MaterialSteel
Dimensionsø: 2.13 x L: 8.54" / ø: 54 x L: 216.92 mm
Weight26 oz / 737.1 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.52 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.05 x 7 x 3.45"

Electro-Voice RE20 Reviews

Beautiful microphone.

By Dora
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-20

Just perfect. Love it.

Excelente producto y calidad

By Emilio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-10

Excelente producto y calidad

Great Microphone

By Jermain
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-25

This is a great mic. If you have already done your homework, you will not be dissatisfied with this purchase.


By Tyrone
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-16

This Is The 2nd Most Powerful Piece Of Machinery I've Ever Seen Only My RodeCaster Is More Sound, My Colleagues All Say I Sound So Professional On My Platform With The Re20 Microphone Thank-You B&H !!

Great Sound

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-05

Got this for podcasts and voice over recording. Love it.

RE20 Sounds GREAT!

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-27

This kit comes with everything you need except the interface. I paired this kit with the MOTU M2 which I also got here on B&H. Using the Motu with the Cloudlifter you only need 50% gain on the interface, it works out great with super low noise floor. (almost not even there) The other accessories in the kit are decent. Taking into account how great the mic and cloudlifter combo is I'd feel bad taking stars off for the accessories but they do sort of miss the mark at this price point. The O.C White pro boom is nice and very sturdy, but I had to grease the base with silicone grease because it's very squeaky when you turn the boom right or left. It does a good job holding the RE20 with the auray shock mount though which is over 2.5 lbs. The auray shock mount is as other have mentioned in their reviews, decent for the price in this kit, would not spend $80+ on one separately unless you bump your mic a lot. The RE20 honestly doesn't need a shock mount if you keep your movement of the mic minimal. The Roland Cables are spot on for what I needed on a desktop setup, the 5ft gold cable is the exact length needed to fit into the snap in enclosures the Pro Boom has, then into your cloudlifter. The 10ft is great for running from the cloudlifter to your interface, but if you have a really large desk or special cable routing it might be a bit short, 10ft was fine for me though. The pop filter, well it's a pop filter. A bit muffled vs just using the RE20 no filter. I've been using it as a dust cover more than anything. lol

Electro Re20

By Callum
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-27

Mine is over two weeks late for arrival so I could tell you.

Perfect for Podcasting

By Walter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-14

I had been using an Audio Technica AT2020 condenser microphone for recording my podcast, and it worked reasonably well. However, it picks up too much of the ambient noise around me, and I don't have a treated, dedicated studio in which to record. Therefore, I researched better microphone options for my scenario. The Electro-Voice RE20 seemed like the best choice after all my research, and I am convinced it is ideal for my situation and my voice. In fact, even recording in my house with no sonic treatment on the walls, I don't even have to use my iZotope RX8 Vocal Noise Reduction as I used to do on every recording. Because I use a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 as my interface to my computer for recording in Sound Forge Pro, I also got a CloudLifter, because I would have had to crank the gain on the 2i2 beyond where it introduces audible distortion/noise. That obviously raised the overall expense of this upgrade, but it is truly a significant upgrade. For male voice, spoken word (and possibly other applications), the Electro-Voice RE20 Broadcast Announcer Microphone receives my very highest possible recommendation.

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Where is the RE20 manufactured?

Where is the RE20 manufactured?
Asked by: Harry J
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&H # EL309A) or the Auray SSM-BC10 Microphone Suspension Shockmount (B&H # AUSSMBC10). For a desktop stand, you can use the Auray TT-6220 Telescoping Tabletop Microphone Stand (B&H # AUTT6220B), the Gator Frameworks Round-Base Desktop Mic Stand (B&H # GAMIC0501), or the On-Stage DS7200B Adjustable Height Desktop Mic Stand (B&H # ONDS7200B). If you prefer a studio arm, you could use the O.C. White Podcast Pro by Accu-Lite Mic Boom Package (B&H # OCALMBP1), the RODE PSA1 Studio Boom Arm for Broadcast Microphones (B&H # ROPSA1), the Auray BA-XE4 Broadcast Arm with Integrated XLR Cable (B&H # AUBAXE4), the 512 AUDIO 512-BBA Microphone Boom Arm (B&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&H # AUPFNY6) or the On-Stage Pop Blocker for Electro-Voice RE20 and RE320 Microphones - Version 2 (B&H # ONPBRE20JBH2).
Answered by: Lisa
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&H # ELRE20). The shock mount shown with the RE20 in black finish is the Electro-Voice 309A (B&H # EL309A) which is available separately.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-08-19


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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