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Electro Voice RE-20 Cardioid Microphone
- 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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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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All you need is the powerful Shure X2U XLR-to-USB Signal Adapter and you're ready to roll.
Took a few days to get it --don't expect immediate delivery of the RE20. I ordered the Mic on 11NOV and had it in my hands 6PM on 15NOV.
This is so powerfully awesome, the hook up is simple. I don't want anything making my RE20 look rough, cheap or odd, so I purchased a 6' ft XLR patch cable and plugged the patch cord into the Shure adapter, then plugged the sure cord into my USB port, that's all you need folks. I went into properties and set this Mic for FM-Radio Station Quality, disabled the cheap Cam-mic. Folks you can not even comprehend the excitement I enjoyed when I did a sound-check recording today and played it back, its Clean, 100% clear and sharp no buzz nothing but pure rich clarity.
Note one detail no one talks about on the RE20. On the mic at the bottom you'll see a tiny switch that shows two lines. A horizontal line and slant line. If you like a little richer sound slightly more bass flip the switch to the slanted line. This is the best Mic money can buy and I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine. The RE20 is worth every penny!!!!
Also you need not worry about rebuilding the RE20 for 50 years!!! NO one can say that about any other mic on the market. You'd have to use the RE20 80 hrs a week for 50 years before you'd need to send it back for an overhaul. Remember one important detail about the RE20. FM radio stations use them 24/7, Music recording studios use the RE20, Nashville Music studio's use the RE20. Now tell me there is a better mic that is built to last. Spend your Hard earned money on something that's worth your sweat and hard work. The RE20 Nothing beats it.
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
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
1) solid design and built
2) good and special for voice
3) works well when you have a good pre mic,
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