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Electro Voice RE-20 Cardioid Microphone

4.7 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews
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  • Professional-quality dynamic cardioid microphone^Heavy-duty internal pop filter reduces proximity effects^Internal element shock mount reduces vibration-induced noise^Blast and wind filters cover each acoustic opening^Frequency response: 45Hz-18kHz
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  • Electro Voice RE-20 Cardioid Microphone
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  • Electro-Voice 309A Suspension Shockmount (for RE20 or RE27ND)
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Product Description

There are some mics that claim to be studio workhorses, and then there are some mics that are studio workhorses. The Electro Voice RE20 is one of those mics that can really do it all! A long-time secret weapon of engineers in the know, the RE20 easily moves from kick drums to bass cabs, from vocals to guitar cabinets. It's been seen recently handling vocal duties for Radiohead's Thom Yorke among others, and it's been a long-time favorite of broadcasters. And unlike most directional mics the RE20 is virtually immune to proximity effect, letting you close mic a sound source while still capturing a natural sound. Fancy yourself a "real" engineer? You'd better have an RE20 in your mic locker!

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Item Weight 5 pounds
Product Dimensions 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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ASIN B000Z7LLQ0
Item model number F.01U.117.389
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4.7 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #31,766 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#349 in Musical Instruments > Recording Equipment > Microphones > Condenser Microphones > Multipurpose
Date first available at Amazon.com October 2, 2001

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Review by Michael W. Dean, Freedom Feens radio show, syndicated on Genesis Communications Network.

The RE-20 is the venerated holy grail of broadcasting. Creamy radio audio, retro 60s charm.

This mic gives a lot of freedom of movement. With my old Shure Beta 57a mic, I had to be right up on it to sound great. The sweet spot was the size of a plumb. That ended up making my back and neck tense doing a long live show. With the RE-20, the sweet spot is the size of a basketball. I can move all over and sound great. Will extend my life span! (Good for us cranky, creaky old guys. I turn 49 this week.) You can also talk more naturally with an RE-20, it doesn't require conscious or subconscious "mic technique" that other mics require to sound really good.

This mic is built like a tank. The RE-20 comes with a 3-year factory warranty. What else in the WORLD comes with a 3-year factory warranty these days??

Available in any color you like, as long as it's green. To be more specific: somewhere between Vietnam-era US military camouflage green and old-school hospital room green.

I skipped the fancy accessories, like the expensive RE-20 specific shock mount ($125) and the RE-20 specific pop filter. A standard condenser mic shock mount and boom arm works fine. And while this mic, more than most, will work fine without a windscreen, a standard cheap foam windscreen stretched over the end makes it sound even better. No need to get the dorky little RE-20 specific pop filter.

Used correctly and with a good pre-amp, the RE-20 is a sword of truth cutting through the murky swamp of media lies and statist COINTELPRO sheeple-bleeting horizontal enforcement of injustice.

If you want to hear some stellar two-minute audio tests I did with the RE-20 I bought on Amazon, Google:
Freedom Feens Two-Minute Audio Test of Electro-Voice RE-20 Microphone
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The reason these are so popular in radio, is that talk show hosts today (and their in studio guests) don't know how to talk into a microphone. But this mic doesn't care. You can have one person where the mic is pointed to the side, or pointing down at thier pants, and another person talking into it properly, and both will sound good and the same. No proximity effect on these mics, so they are idiot proof.

However, if you know how to talk into a microphone, and want one for voice-over work, the Shure SM-7 is THE best microphone on the market today. (So was the SM-5, but it is no longer manufactured) AND, the Shure is cheaper too.

However, this one does LOOK better, and it is just as widely used in radio as the SM-7, so if you really like the looks of this one, then go ahead and get it.

However, for just a few extra bucks, the RE-27 is the improved version with better frequency response, so might as well get the better one. It looks almost the same.
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The statement "Heavy-duty internal pop filter reduces proximity effects" under Product Features is categorically incorrect.

The heavy-duty internal pop filter reduces the effects of vocal plosives.

It is the Variable-D design of this microphone (a completely different design element) that reduces proximity effect.

Read the manufacturer's literature, which supports the above.
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The Electro-Voice RE-20 is the best mic I have ever owned. It uses "Variable D" to prevent positional sound issues such as gain differences. The quality of this microphone is second to none, and it's no wonder why this microphone is used in every professional recording studio, radio broadcasts, and anywhere else professional sounding audio is required. What an amazing sounding, fair-priced Cardioid microphone. I use the Electro-Voice RE-20 with the Shure X2U XLR-to-USB adapter, Electro-Voice 309A shock mount, and RODE PSA-1 Microphone arm.

Highly recommended, you won't regret buying one.
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though it is quite high-end priced I do believe this to be the best microphone out there for pod-casting currently!! I tried a few other microphones such as the blue Snowball, yeti, Shure SM7B and none of them performed as well as this one did especially if you would be turning your hands and not be directly in front of it. All of these other microphones as you would turn your head or not be within 6 to 8 inches tone would change. Quite a few people say that the Shure SM7B was much better I totally disagree is that I would have to be directly in front of the microphone to keep the same tone. And their rebuttal was that I did not know how to utilize the microphone properly simply put I don't want to have to stay within 6 to 8 inches of the microphone all the time. That's why this microphone works well for me.
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This is the gold standard amongst podcasters and anyone looking to get that authoritative rumble in their voice recordings. Also all-around great for general recording. You can also kill a soviet bear with it; this thing is heavy and robust.
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I have three microphones. They're not cheap—yet my voice never sounded quite good as I wanted. So when I was doing my podcast on "The Three Month Vacation", I'd spend over 6 hours in production and music, but the quality was always sub-par. A friend told me about this microphone, but remember, I had three expensive microphones already! Still, my dissatisfaction was high enough to make this purchase. I'd read enough about it to know that it was highly recommended.

But would it work for me?

The answer is yesssss! Right off the bat, it was outstanding. The difference is incredible. Do yourself a favour and get this microphone. You will not be disappointed. I'm back to enjoying the production of the podcast once again!
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