Electro-Voice RE20 Variable Dynamic Cardioid Microphone - Beige

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RE20

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The RE20 dynamic cardioid microphone is truly an industry standard, a firm favorite for broadcasting, podcasting, and sound engineering worldwide. Its popularity also extends into music production as a premium grade instrument microphone. Its Variable-D design and heavy-duty internal pop filter excel for close-in voice work, while an internal element shock-mount reduces vibration-induced noise.

Features
• The classic sound of FM radio voices
• Smooth, natural and controlled sonic character
• Variable-D for minimal proximity effect
• True cardioid with no coloration at 180-degrees off-axis
• Voice tailored frequency response
• Studio condenser-like performance
• Large diaphragm dynamic element
• Humbucking coil guards against line hum
• Mid-bass tone-shaping switch
• Elegant, low-reflection dark charcoal finish

Specifications
Element Type: Dynamic
Frequency Response: 45 Hz - 18,000 Hz
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Impedance: 150 ohms balanced
Sensitivity, Open Circuit Voltage, 1 kHz: 1.5 mV/pascal
Hum Pickup Level, typical (60 Hz/1 millioersted field): -130 dBm
Polarity: Pin 2 will be positive referenced to Pin 3 with positive pressure on diaphragm
Case Material: Steel
Finish: Fawn Beige
Dimensions: Length = 8.53" (216.7 mm) Widest Diameter = 2.14" (54.4 mm) Body Diameter = 1.94" (49.2 mm)
Net Weight: 1 lb, 10 oz (737 g)
Shipping Weight: 3 lb, 4 oz (1474 g)
Accessories Included: 81715 stand clamp

it's dated and it shows2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreToronto (LM Pro) Eastern Ave, Ontario
I bought mine in 2006 for apx $600 from the Bloor Store. I used it professionally to record VO for tv series. It looks like a tank but it's not. be prepared for it to suddenly stop working - send it in for repair and be without for 6 weeks. IMO buy something with newer technology. People mostly buy this mic for the classic look and never do an A/B test with other similar mics. The high end is fairly dull so if you are looking for crispy clear high end this is not your mic. Newer condenser mics have better mid - high end response. Good news is that it holds it value, i sold mine for $450 15 years later.
Posted by Jay on Oct 5, 2021
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Amazing Dynamic Microphone with the clarity of a Condenser2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreScarborough, Ontario
The Electro-Voice RE20 is a classic microphone in the broadcast and voice over industry and there is a reason why; it's built like a tank and the clarity is amazing! To my ears it has some aspects of a condenser microphone in a dynamic package. With the EV 309A shock mount, which is a must, it is more expensive than it's current competitor. But for my voice, which sounds muddy-throaty on other dynamic mic's, it sounds natural and transparent on the RE20. I prefer the RE20 and recommend it highly.
Posted by Wil on Sep 16, 2020
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More than just for broadcast.1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLondon South, Ontario
I use it in the studio, sounds great on bass amp, even acoustic guitar.
Posted by Noah on Apr 23, 2018
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Broadcast Standard for Decades1 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreDartmouth, Nova Scotia
Commonly seen in radio studios for decades. it's a RE20 should be enough information. People want the RE20 sound and a very forgiving mic for bad mic technique.
Posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2017
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Testing 1, 2, 3.9 of 9 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary East, Alberta
Are you sitting comfortably? Then lets begin. The first thing you must understand when using the RE20 is that it requires a lot of power to get this mic cookin'. If your interface doesn't have enough power then you will have to implement a pre in your chain, I use a Golden Age pre73 along with a Focusrite Scarlett to get the metre's jumpin'. By design, the RE20 isn't loaded with features, but allow me to finish, what it does, it does very well. I call mine Ole Smoothy because it captures a smooth, rich and clean product on my vocals and also has the ability to deliver outstanding response from my kick drum and acoustic guitars. It's articulate but not bright. The beauty of this mic is that it captures 'your' voice, how you choose to tweak the knobs in production is up to you but this will give you a incredibly stable starting point.
Posted by Whyty McGee on Oct 2, 2016
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An excellent in studio mic with out the need for a pop screen!4 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I use this mic when I want to scream really loud. LOL. Nice bottom end, mid range and a bit of eq for the top-end. For bass.... fanawesome! I mean awesome! You could use it for a second mic for a kick drum. Adds a nice texture. And of course with it's flat response, a nice complimentary tone with a condenser mic for vocals. There is a reason broadcasters, radio dj's, tv show celebs, use this mic.
Posted by Mountain Dread on Feb 6, 2013
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