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

BH #ELRE20 • MFR #F.01U.413.981
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
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6Tailored Response
  • 7Construction
  • 8True Cardioid Pattern
  • 9Internal Windscreen
  • 10Bass Tilt-Down Switch
  • 11Flat 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.
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.

Electro-Voice RE20 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"

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&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 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&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 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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