Saturday, April 2, 2011
Electro-Voice RE320 Microphone $299 street price
The RE320 is an updated version of the well known RE20 that's still used in many studios and broadcasting facilities.
"The RE320 is a professional quality dynamic microphone designed specifically for recording and sound reinforcement applications requiring extremely low noise and the highest level of predictable tonal and transient response. Ideal for capturing voice and a wide variety of electric and acoustic instrument sources, the RE320 delivers unparalleled detail, dynamic content and natural tonal performance. RE320's unique "Dual Personality" switch creates two ideal microphones in one body. One switch position delivers voice, electric and acoustic instruments with a lively, yet natural tonal response, while the other switch position delivers an "insta-kick" curve designed specifically for kick drums. "
Here's a quote from an article by Pro Audio Review comparing the RE320 and RE20:
"Assuming you like the RE20, you can’t go wrong with the RE320 at $299 street. Its additional bottom end seems useful on both kick and VOs; its top end is just as smooth and broadcast-worthy as the RE20; its Variable D proximity effect control is tuned just right; and the RE320 can handle all the abuse of rock ’n’ roll. Throw in its eminently useful mid-scoop filter (that is equally at home on kick and voice) and it seems the RE320 is a black beauty of a RE20, with lots more versatility and nary a negative."