Broadcast yourself to the world with confidence with the Electro-Voice RE20. An industry standard on voiceover — and a secret-weapon mic on kick drum and bass amps — the RE20 is a classic cardioid dynamic microphone that’s well equipped to handle whatever comes your way when the red light is on. Its Variable-D design and heavy-duty, internal P-pop filter reduce proximity effect, while the internal element shockmount significantly reduces vibration-induced noise. A bass roll-off switch is conveniently placed, so it’s easy to adjust spectrum balance at a moment’s notice. Ideal for more than just speech, Electro-Voice’s RE20 will shine when used on everything from voice-overs to drums to winds. If you’re looking for a solidly built broadcast studio mic with a great reputation, get your hands on an RE20 and start recording.
Reliable Large-Diaphragm Dynamic Design
The RE20 features a large diaphragm and a low-mass aluminum voice coil — a tried-and-true diaphragm assembly that allows the microphone to reproduce high sound pressure levels (SPL) without being affected by distortion or overload. Combine that with a humbucking coil housed inside a robust steel enclosure, and you get a mic that also resists magnetically induced hum and noise, making it a high-performance microphone for broadcasting studios, vocal booths, and other recording environments that may be overrun with hum and buzz.
Built-in Pop Filter Keeps Plosives and Proximity Effect At Bay
Some broadcasters and VO talent tend to “eat” the microphone, but that’s no problem with the RE20. Go ahead and place this mic close to your mouth — the RE20 has an internal pop filter designed to reduce, and essentially eliminate, plosives. Electro-Voice’s Variable-D technology helps keep proximity effect in check, allowing the RE20 to capture the essence of vocals and instruments, even at a close range, without introducing unwanted bass or audio artifacts — making this mic ideal for recording tight vocals, defined drums, and more. So go ahead and get up close and personal with this mic. The RE20 can handle it.
A True Cardioid Mic
This microphone sports a cardioid polar pattern, so it’s perfect for picking up sounds in front of the mic and rejecting sounds from the sides and rear. Though cardioids are typically used on vocals, you can also use the RE20 on accordions, acoustic strings, brass, guitar amps, kick drums, snares, speech, toms, woodwinds, and other instruments too, if you’re creative.
– Large-diaphragm cardioid dynamic microphone
– Variable-D technology helps reduce proximity effect
– True cardioid pickup pattern with no coloration at 180-degrees off-axis
– Voice-tailored frequency response of 45 Hz to 18 kHz
– Large diaphragm assembly for high SPL handling
– Humbucking coil that resists magnetically induced hum and noise
– Bass roll-off switch for appropriate spectrum balance
– Impedance, Low-Z balanced: 150 Ohms
– 3-Pin XLR connector type
– Sensitivity: 1.5 mV/Pascal open circuit voltage
– Rugged steel housing
Seen in front of broadcasters, kick drums, bass amps, vocalists, and countless other sources, the RE20 is known for its minimal proximity effect and a clarity rivaling that of many condenser mics — but it’s a large-diaphragm, cardioid dynamic! And with its internal shock mount and pop filter and switchable bass roll-off, The RE20 makes it easy to capture more signal and less noise.