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Electro Voice RE20 Cardioid Dynamic Vocal Broadcast Microphone

Dynamic cardioid broadcast microphone featuring voice tailored frequency response and studio condenser-like performance
MFR# F.01U.117.389

Product Description

The Electro Voice RE20 dynamic cardioid microphone is truly an industry standard, a firm favorite among broadcasters and sound engineers 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.


  • True cardioid with no coloration at 180-degrees off-axis
  • Voice tailored frequency response
  • Studio condenser-like performance
  • Large diaphragm
  • Humbucking coil
  • Bass roll-off switch
  • Fawn beige finish
  • Steel construction
  • Microphone applications: accordion, acoustic strings, brass, guitar amp, kick drum, snare, speech, tom, woodwinds

Product Specifications

Condition New
Package Contents RE20 microphone, stand adapter, and vinyl pouch
Length 8.54 in
Diameter 2.13 in
Unit Weight 1.63 lb
Tube or Solid State Solid State
Transducer Type Dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Number of Microphones Single Microphone
Phantom Required No
Impedance 150 Ohms
Frequency Range 45 Hz - 18 kHz
Sensitivity -56.5 dBV/Pa (1.5 mV)
Analog or Digital Analog

Product Reviews

5 out of 5 stars.
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Love it!

By Juan on February 26, 2021

Fast shipping, great price!!

By Francisco T on February 7, 2021

Recorded bass, sax and vocals with the RE 20: great mic!

By Mo A on February 16, 2020

Such a keeper mic. It sounds *almost* flat and is usable even when your room isn't the best. Unflattering, in that it doesn't hype anything. It can get slightly sibilant with certain voices, but nothing you can't EQ out. Best dynamic i've ever used, period.

By Martin C on August 8, 2019

Works great, killer for Saxophone.

By Daniel C on March 17, 2019

Very versatile and a great cost benefit

By Andre A on February 9, 2019

been trying to find that perfect 70's kick thump with nice low end, but with out too much click. If I want click I'll eq it in. Been experimenting with an AKG D20 I picked up and and RE20 I just grabbed. Both are killer for the vibe I'm looking for. takes EQ nice! Add a bit of 60htz, cut some 350 and sounds great in front of my double head kicks. yeah!

By robert b on May 25, 2017

Industry standard broadcast mic that just happens to kick ass on bass cab, kick drum, anywhere the sound is low and loud. Pretty much a must-have for any commercial studio's mic locker. Famously the preferred vocal mic of Stevie Wonder - so, try it on vocals too! It has never worked for me in that application, but that's because I go for big, super hi-fi sounding vocal tones with generally tube condensers.

By J. Douglas on May 4, 2017

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