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RE520

Condenser supercardioid vocal microphone

  • Premium condenser element delivers a highlydetailed, full, and vivid sound
  • Supercardioid polar pattern provides excellent acoustic isolation and feedback control
  • Multi-stage pop filter minimizes breath blasts and plosives
  • Selectable high-pass filter reduces undesirable low frequency content when engaged
  • Vibration-absorbing internal shock mount minimizes handling noise

The RE520 is a premium-grade, high-performance, condenser supercardioid vocal microphone. Designed to reveal the exceptional detail and vivid clarity synonymous with condenser elements, it elegantly delivers the lyrical finesse required for expressive vocal performances, while controlling off-axis sound from near-by sources.

The sonic signature is detailed, full and vivid, with a warm and clear low end, natural and present midrange, and an open, crisp and detailed high end.

The supercardioid pattern provides excellent acoustic isolation. Maximum feedback rejection occurs when a stage monitor position is at either 225° or 125° offaxis to the element. This pattern also allows for a cleaner mix due to its rejection of off-axis sound. The multi-stage pop filter consists of two layers of dense foam separated by air, which attenuates wind velocity caused by breath and windblasts.

The high-pass filter has two positions (see drawing). The flat position delivers the full frequency band pass of the capsule. The high-pass position attenuates frequencies below 150 Hz.

The internal shock mount isolates the microphone element from vibration and guards against handling noise.

Specifications

Element type Self-biased condenser
Frequency response 40 Hz-20 kHz
Polar pattern Supercardioid

Sensitivity, open circuitvoltage @ 1 kHz 5.6 mV/Pascal (-45 dBV/Pa)
Clipping (max SPL) 150 dB SPL (1% THD)
Self noise 17 dB SPL "A" weighed (0 dB=20 μPa)
Dynamic range 133 dB
Signal-to-Noise ratio 77 dB
Output impedance 200 ohms
Power requirements 48 VDC phantom power
Polarity Positive pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 relative to pin 3
Electrical contact 3-pin, XLR-type
Finish Black polyurethane paint
Materials Zinc die cast, steel wire cloth grille
Dimensions, length
diameter
shank
7.6 in. (192 mm)
1.95 in. (49.5 mm)
0.96 in. (24.3 mm)
Net weight 11.7 oz (332 g)
Shipping weight 1 lb 5.1 oz (598 g)

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Name Size Date
Electro-Voice RE420 & RE520 Road Test 164KB 11.19.2019
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ProSound Loudspeakers and Electronics Catalog EN 15.43MB 04.02.2019
Microphone Catalog 2020 EN 10.97MB 07.03.2020
Microphone Catalog 2020 EMEA EN 10.67MB 07.03.2020
Retail catalog EMEA EN 59.07MB 11.10.2020
Retail catalog EMEA DE 29.85MB 11.10.2020
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Environmental Compliance Document 148KB 10.03.2017
RE Series Music Performance Wired Mics EC Declaration of Conformity 523KB 03.29.2019
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RE520 Engineering Data Sheet EN 2.62MB 06.19.2018
RE520 Engineering Data Sheet DE 2MB 12.17.2018
RE520 Engineering Data Sheet ES 2.01MB 12.17.2018
RE520 Engineering Data Sheet FR 2.07MB 12.17.2018
RE520 Engineering Data Sheet KO 2.12MB 12.17.2018
RE520 Engineering Data Sheet TH 2.06MB 12.17.2018
RE520 Engineering Data Sheet ZH 2.05MB 12.17.2018
RE520 Engineering Data Sheet JA 2.05MB 01.14.2019
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RE420 AND RE520 Flyer EN 621KB 01.08.2019

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RE520 FullRes Trim

Name Language Size Date
General Terms & Conditions of Deliver for Export Business EN 57KB 11.26.2014
Warranty conditions for Electro-Voice products in Europe, the Middle East, & Africa EN 496KB 09.29.2020
Allgemeine Lieferbedingungen DE 184KB 11.30.2016
Warranty conditions for Electro-Voice products in Europe, the Middle East, & Africa DE 492KB 06.19.2019
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Audio 101 - Basic Audio Terminology EN 2.74MB 12.13.2012
Audio 101 - Loudspeaker Basics EN 3.02MB 12.13.2012
Audio 101 - Microphone Basics EN 4.25MB 12.13.2012
Microphone Facts- Axial Response EN 1.36MB 05.03.2012
PA Bible 03: Microphone Types EN 462KB 12.26.2007
PA Bible 08: Microphone Techniques EN 604KB 12.26.2007
PA Bible 15: Barrier Miking EN 254KB 12.26.2007
The EV PA Bible EN 1.14MB 12.26.2007
The PA Bible Chapter Zero EN 1.14MB 06.11.2018

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