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Electro-Voice RE20

Large-diaphragm cardioid dynamic microphone

Item # 971RE20

It's no surprise that the Electro-Voice RE20 is a favorite among broadcasters and sound engineers.

It's no surprise that the Electro-Voice RE20 is a favorite among broadcasters and sound engineers.

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About the Electro-Voice RE20

A broadcast studio standard

It's no surprise that the Electro-Voice RE20 is a favorite among broadcasters and sound engineers. This rugged dynamic microphone was engineered for the human voice. It features a heavy-duty internal pop filter and built-in shock mount to minimize vibration noise. The RE20 is great for spoken word formats, such as radio and podcasting, as well as recording sung vocals.

A broadcast studio standard

It's no surprise that the Electro-Voice RE20 is a favorite among broadcasters and sound engineers. This rugged dynamic microphone was engineered for the human voice. It features a heavy-duty internal pop filter and built-in shock mount to minimize vibration noise. The RE20 is great for spoken word formats, such as radio and podcasting, as well as recording sung vocals.

Superior performance

The RE20's VariableD™ capsule minimizes the "proximity effect,” ensuring consistent tone even when recording off-axis. The mic's large diaphragm and low-mass aluminum voice coil accurately capture fine details. A built-in humbucking coil guards against hum and EMF interference, ensuring a clean recording. The steel case keeps the mic's electronics protected, ensuring years of use, even with constant setup and teardowns.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • designed for voices
    • dynamic microphone with large diaphragm
    • cardioid pattern for noise rejection and feedback resistance
    • bass roll-off switch
    • steel body
    • humbucking coil rejects EMF interference
    Specifications:
    • frequency response: 45-18,000 Hz
    • sensitivity: 1.5 mV/pascal
    • output impedance: 150 ohms
    • weight: 1.6 lbs.
    • male XLR connector
    • 8-9/16"L x 2-9/16"W x 2-9/16"D
    Included Accessories:
    • stand clamp
    Other Info:

    What's in the box:

    • RE20 cardioid dynamic microphone
    • Stand clamp (installed)
    • Thread adapter
    • Zippered storage case
    • Data sheet
    • Warranty
    • Bosch Packaging Checklist

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    Features & specs

    General
    Application For studio use
    Type Dynamic
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Phantom Power N
    On/Off Switch No
    Connector XLR
    Specs
    Frequency response 45-18k
    Sensitivity 1.5mV/Pa
    Max SPL Not given
    Diameter 2.144
    Length 8.594
    Weight 26 oz.
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years

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    Features

    Overview: The Electro-Voice RE-series is designed to deliver consistent, high quality performance. The original RE20 debuted in 1968, and quickly became a standard in the broadcast industry because of its smooth performance with the human voice. This cardioid dynamic microphone is also ideal for voice-overs and music production, particularly as an instrument or kick drum mic. The RE20 comes with a sturdy swiveling stand clamp, a 5/8"-to-3/8" thread adapter, and a padded, zippered storage case.

    Variable-D Technology: Typically, directional microphones with cardioid, super-cardioid, or hyper-cardioid pickup patterns generate increased low-frequency performance when used close-up. When the distance between the microphone and the source is extended, this "proximity effect" is lost, drastically changing the overall sound. Electro-Voice's exclusive Variable-D technology utilizes dual ports and precisely placed interference ducts at set distances to significantly reduce the "proximity effect", and ensure the same frequency response at up to 180° off-axis as if the source was nearly on-axis. This helps when the announcer, vocalist, or instrumentalist moves around while addressing the microphone.

    Cardioid Pickup Pattern: The RE20 has a true cardioid polar pattern for maximum gain before feedback, a voice-tailored frequency response, and no coloration at 180° off-axis.

    Bass Roll-off Switch: Near the rear of the RE20 microphone is a 2-way bass roll-off switch. You can set the microphone for a flat response, or to roll-off the lower frequencies between 100Hz and 400Hz at 4.5dB per octave.

    Construction: The RE20 is made with a sturdy steel housing, and features an internal element shock-mount to reduce the pickup of mechanical noise. It is internally shielded with a "hum-bucking" coil to prevent unwanted noise. The microphone delivers the response of a studio condenser microphone (without requiring external power) due to its large Acoustalloy diaphragm and low-mass aluminum voice coil. An integrated blast and wind filter covers all acoustic openings on the microphone, and the heavy-duty pop filter eliminate the worry of plosives ("P-pops") or excessive sibilance. This allows the singer or announcer to perform with their lips almost touching the grille screen. The filter also helps to reduce contact noise. The RE20 comes with a Fawn Beige finish.

    Specifications:

    • Frequency Response: 45Hz to 18kHz
    • Type: Dynamic
    • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
    • Output Impedance: 150Ω
    • Connector: Male XLR
    • Sensitivity: -1.5 mV/Pa
    • Dimensions: Diameter 2.144", Length 8.594"
    • Weight: 26 ounces

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